Actually, I don't really mind cooking. I just hate the preparing part. You know, mincing and chopping and slicing and grating and cutting and peeling and marinading. Don't like doing that much.
Oh, and I don't like the spurting oil either. I mentioned that the last time I was helping to make murukku didn't I? I'm absolutely terrified of it. I squeal every time I think I got some on my hands or arm >.<
(My mum's expression when that happens ------> =.=|||)
And I dislike the cleaning up part too. The washing and scrubbing and rinsing and drying and and.....you get the picture.
So you see? I don't have a problem with the actual cooking besides the spurting oil. I just hate the before and after.
Anyway, here's another attempt at making dinner !
Dish 1: Cabbage with carrots and garlic seasoning
I love the natural sweetness that comes from the carrots.
Simple, but one of my favourites! :D
Dish 2: Steamed Egg
Unfortunately it didn't turn out smooth. My mum says to get that you'd have
to steam it over a very slow fire. Is that right? Sorry, next time then >.<
Heyyyy. It didn't look too aesthetic but, trust me, it tasted fineeeeee :D
(And don't worry, those aren't scorch marks. It's just some soy sauce that I sprinkled
on the top. How bad of a cook would I be to botch up Steamed Egg???!!! @.@)
Dish 3 (Main Course): Tomato Chicken
This was what earned me 7.5 points. The gravy was sweet and sour enough with the right consistency. And my mum had taught me to put it in the thermos pot to sit in for a while before serving so the meat was tender and juicy. I was also glad we decided to add more tomatoes. It was just perfect! :DDDDD
Everything turned out fine :)
My dad gave me a 7.5/10 this time !! Which is really rather good, coming from my dad (since he's the biggest food critic in the world.) (Okay, fine. We all know I don't mean 'in the world', but he's tough on my mum's cooking all the time. So getting a 7.5 out of him as an amateur is superbly good !!!! :P)
Burning the house down with my cooking attempts is no longer a worry, it seems ! :D
I call that SUCCESS !!!!! :)
Let me end with a very random thought (but is somehow related cos it's cooking-related):
Dare to be different.
Dare to stand out.
(See how it's cooking-related cos I'm using chillies? :D)
(I noticed one red chilli amongst the green, and I thought it was
worth snapping a picture of. Cool right?)
(I already warned you this was gonna be random!)