Going to substitute chicken for beef, though. I don't expect it to be remotely authentic or even tasty but if it's edible and easy to make, I'm down. The ingredients all look like things that should be readily available. I already have rosemary and thyme so this is a good excuse to use them. The fact that these are the only two spices worries me, though.
I'm not putting carrots in there. And potato in ramen? Can that possibly be even close to authentic? They don't have potatoes in Japan. The can of tomatoes also looks inauthentic.
Anyway, see how it goes. It doesn't look expensive.
In other news, went to the GP today. This was because "presecription review" was written on my latest prescription. I take eyedrops. It's the eye doctor who prescribes these, not the GP. I guess technically the GP prescribes them. Maybe. But it's the eye doctor whose opinion matters.
So I called up the GP and said that there was this note on my prescription but I was just at tht eye doctor a few weeks ago and he said to continue the medication so this appointment isn't necessary. The receptionist went to speak to the GP and she came back and said that he wants to have an appointment anyway. I said I'll come in but if I end up getting work that day I'm going to have to cancel because this is a needless appointment. She said okay.
I ended up not getting work for today so I went to the appointment. The GP says, "How can I help you?" I thought for a minute and said, "I didn't make the appointment" and then explained what went down.
It was apparently a different GP who insisted on this ridiculous appointment. So this GP who was actually doing the appointment frantically thought of things that he could ask.
"The eye drops are okay?"
"What about the cream?"
"Yeah, no problems with that either."
He asks what I use the cream for and I tell him about my swelling fingers. Then he asks about this blood test that was requested and I explain that it was in relation to a now discarded theory that my fingers were swelling due to allergies. I now believe that it's due to the cold.
He looks at my fingers, I tell him that they're okay now, he checks my pulse, no problems. The appointment lasted about five minutes.
Total waste of time, as I suggested on the phone. Imagine if I was a regular dude working five days a week, Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. I would be one angry fellow. It wasn't this GP who made the appointment and he seemed a bit embarassed that the appointment was made so I let everything pass but it's ridiculous.
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