I think EASY should be my second name… as much as I love cooking, I need things to be easy, because of my short attention span, I get distracted and/or annoyed fast if I don’t get visible results in a short amount of time. That …
Yesterday, as we were debating over who is cooking so much, Cookies said, he wishes we had a good asian restaurant in the neighbourhood, cos he feels for egg rolls and sweet & sour chix… Unfortunately we don’t have even one. There are 5 or 6 places offering asian cuisine but none of them is actually edible. I think we got spoiled by Green Dragon ;P awesome food. Our debate reminded me that I haven't post anything oriental for very long time. So I started browsing my archives and I found a picture of my variation on Beef Satay.
As usual the recipe was easy, but when I started cooking I found out that I didn’t have skewers 0_o, so couldn't make it the exact way. My first thought was: dang no dinner today 0_o he will be moaning again, OK I have to do something to SHUT HIM UP! Though after hitting my head on the ledge for about 5 minutes I decided I will “variate” the recipe so it will fit what I have, why that took 5 minutes you ask, well I was knocked silly from hitting my damn head on the ledge, DUH. 0_o When I cooked and, I tried it I was again in great distress, cos when I tried it… it was at least a bit weird 0_o. though telling you, I thought it will be another spectacular disaster… but in the end… read Cookies comment :D.
How was your Christmas? Did you traditionally over ate Mom’s prepared goodies? There is nothing better than my Mom’s pierogi with sour kraut and wild mushrooms… Though this year I can proudly state: I didn’t overeat… probably only cos I caught some nasty virus on …
Well, we are two different people, who got raised in two different traditions (and cultures) and we like different things. In the beginning I had to make a double effort to feed Cookies the way he got used to (thankfully his Mom liked a lot of polish dishes like bigos (hunter’s stew), pierogi, haluszki, which actually he makes much better than I do etc). For example, when I wanted my favourite sour pickle soup, I was cooking bouillon and dividing into 2 pots and in one making pickle soup for myself and in the other tomato soup for Cookies. Thankfully as the time passed he started eating more and more, of course it works both ways, though I will NEVER EVER NEVER EVER eat cooked peas and corn with ketchup!!!
Thanks to Cookies I started liking mexican food, even lately learned how to eat fajitas without tossing stuffing everywhere 0_o. (Cookies comment: And you have no clue how close to a miracle that, in itself REALLY is!)
So, with this long beginning just wanted to say, that sometimes I feel for something old school, which my Mom cooked when I was a kid. The other day it was little meatballs in dill sauce gravy.
I’m constantly harassed by Cookies for making rice, pots, or the infamous couscous (w/cucumbers) to accompany our dinners, that he is tired of it, dearly 0_o. The bitching about it, also annoyed me… dearly 0_o but made me also look deeper into food that accompanies …
When Cookies made this dish for me the first time I was like wtf? Stuffed peppers I understand but as a soup? How the hell is he doing it to make it a soup? Then he served it and I found my second, okay third favourite soup. For most of you it would be probably one pot meal not a soup cos it’s very thick and filling but oh well, it’s considered a soup 0_o.
I know it’s the middle of the summer and this kind of food is good more for cold fall/winter dinners but I thoroughly enjoy it and decided the weather doesn’t matter :-). And you can’t overplay the fact, that it’s the only meal that the brown rice in it, is actually edible 0_o