What’s Cooking, Doc?

I promise that I’ll be writing about our trip home to the Philippines soon. Meanwhile, Raquel and I decided to try something different. That is, instead of her doing the cooking and me doing the cleanup after meals, I’ll take a stab at doing the cooking chores. And I admit that I’m actually liking this new arrangement. I always wanted to do something constructive and creative which I sort of get when I cooked.

Being a complete beginner, I made mistakes, I found it difficult to estimate the amount of seasoning needed in the dish I’m preparing and I prepare the food real slowly (to Raquel’s consternation). However, I’m very confident that, in time, my proficiency at cooking would improve.

As the new resident cook, I took the opprotunity to cook dishes that I love. To date, I’ve done the following dishes: Picadillo (with additional shredded cabbage), Beef Stroganoff, Chicken and Sundried Tomato Pasta Bake (with the help of a prepackaged pasta sauce), Chicken Longganisa and a batch of fudge cookies (see photo).

Up next this week is Bistek Pilipino (Filipino-style Beef Steak) followed by another variant of the pasta bake. I’ll try something with more vegetables next week though. I didn’t realise that most of the dishes I’ve done (and will do) don’t have much in terms of veggies.

Published in: on January 28, 2007 at 11:17 pm  Comments (3)  

3 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. were you the one who posted a pic of beer tofu on vegweb.com? 😉

  2. Hey Alma! The cookies I baked here are the ones you recommended, actually. 😀 Thanks.

    And yeah, I like choco mousse. I’ll await the recipe on your blog. 😉

    If you can’t fix your problem with your domain name, let me know and I’ll see what I can do to help. No guarantees though. At para sa iyo, no charge syempre. 😀

  3. Hey, good to see you giving Raquel a bit of rest in cooking. That chokies looks yummy.

    Do you like chocolate mousse? I have tried a recipe and improved it a bit by combining adding some ingredients and reducing some.

    I’ve made it for about 5 times now and Shane just loves it. It doesnt last long in the fridge. 🙂

    I will be posting the recipe n my blog soon. Meantime, I’m trying to resolve a problem publishing my blog in my own domain, chocscorner.com I’m giving it another try and if I can’t solve it, I’ll probably seek the help of professionals like you.

    Wag mo lang akong singilin ng mahal ha… Hehehe

    Enjoy cooking.

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