Domestic triumphs and tribulations

The miracle of the week is that a combination of grocery shopping with Ondine on Saturday night, eating almost every night at our coffeeshop downstairs and Agagooga's nagging impelled me to resume real grocery shopping (i.e. not chocolate or pre-packaged salads), so that we could cook again.

I should point out that prior to Sunday, we had not cooked anything --- not even instant noodles --- in our kitchen for something on the order of six months.

(There are no typos in the previous paragraph.)

I should also remind everyone that I'm not a very good cook. My contributions this week have included:
  • Monday: Slightly burning the spaghetti sauce (using phylsfrill's recipe, found via a Google Blog Search for "spaghetti recipe" --- yes, I am the kind of feeble cook that needs to Google something as basic as a spaghetti recipe).
  • Tuesday: Slightly undercooking the rice.
  • Thursday: Burning the rice. Behold what happens when you don't use enough water to cook rice in the microwave:

    Originally uploaded by Tym.
Fortunately for us, Terz is a fine, fine cook, not to mention a natural-born concocter of wizard, no-recipe-required, what's-in-the-fridge-that'll-do meals. His contributions this week:
  • Sunday: Fettucine tossed in olive oil with preserved olive leaves
  • Tuesday: Stir-fried chicken and fried bean sprouts
  • Wednesday: Chinese-style chicken macaroni
  • Thursday: Stir-fried pork and sauted dou miao

    Dinner for two
    Originally uploaded by Tym.
I am a lucky woman. Now if we get the house cleaned up, maybe we'll even graduate to having people over for dinner some time...


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At 9/29/2005 8:59 pm , Blogger bee said...

hmmm, tho i haven't burnt anything during my cooking days at uni but mak is definitely the MUCH better cook between us.


At 9/30/2005 1:35 am , Blogger Shelly said...

Well, no one was born a good cook, so don't give up! If you want really simple meals to prepare (just so that ppl will stop saying that want to buy 4D the moment you say you're gonna cook), I can help!! =)

** If at first you fail, try, try and try again! **


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