September 8, 2010
What I had for dinner
I made it home an hour earlier than R. today, so I figured I would cook. I do that sometimes. I don't really know what I'm doing; I just look up whatever it is that I want to eat. Or some close approximation. A few weeks back I decided I wanted pasta with a white sauce. So I tried to make it. It was easier than I expected, and pretty good too. Made for a few more meals at lunch. I'll do it again some time.
Tonight, for some reason, I really wanted fried rice. So I tried to make a chicken fried rice of some kind. It was pretty random; just bought a few things I liked and threw them together in some way. The main non-chicken things in the chicken fried rice were mushrooms, red peppers, onions, and mirin + soy sauce. Also the egg. Turned out pretty good, and I bet I will get one or two more meals out of that too.
I'm not really a cook, but I love eating. I've enjoyed cooking recently, but cutting things up is so annoying. I want a machine that cuts things up for me. Or a better knife. It would be nice if I knew what I was doing, but I keep watching Top Chef and then thinking that I can make delicious food also.
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Mirin and soy sauce saved my life when I was in Japan. I had no idea how to cook when I got there and a guy I was training with told me to throw some sesame oil, soy sauce and mirin into a frying pan, then add anything else. Delicious every time.
I'll have to try the sesame oil. I've done a pretty good job with Mirin (good stuff!) and soy sauce. I also really like butter. You can saute up some mushrooms in butter alone and they are just great.
Probably not so great for your health though. ;-)
The soup looks really good and tasty with the chorizo. It
also is pretty healthy with beans and loads of green
Too cute article written by a kindred spirit. I also love to cook and very sashtotaka to eat. There should be more such items, so more people would cook at home and will not eat prepared foods!
I tried preparing pasta the first time and what to say any further, I just had a spoon of it and literally threw the entire stuff. It tasted so bad..(might be cause it was plain). That day onwards I never touched it. But now after going through this post, I think of trying it again.caviar
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