I had been trying to cook ever since I moved out. So that means that I had been a frustrated chef for the past three months or so.
First Dish – Sinigang na Baboy
So-so. Nothing special about the way I cooked it.
The first try turns out to be okay – so that inspired me.
Second Dish – Nilagang Baka
Burn it – and I think I am the ONLY person who can burn a dish like this.
Result: Frustrated, Crying Chezkie
Third Dish – Sinigang na Baboy (The Second Time Around)
The pork was cut in large sizes.
Result: Mark got scared.
Fourth Dish – Carbonnara
I had to throw the first batch of the sauce I made since I misread two cups of water from the recipe, and placed two cups of butter instead. Boy, am I stupid. Hahaha. I wondered if Carbonarra was supposed to be this buttery, then I decided to read the recipe again. And there you go, my buttery carbonarra went down the drain.
So there, I have to make another batch of carbonarra sauce. It’s better now. Right amount of butter, water, and ingridients as instructed in the recipe. The boo boo this time? Instead of bacon bits, I put the entire bacon strips without cutting it. Aaarrgh!
Fifth Dish – Monggo
It did not taste like Monggo AT ALL for one stupid reason.
I ran out of Pork Cubes so “someone” suggested that I put Beef Cubes instead.
I did not know that the black color (which I think was designed for people to believe that its non stick) in my cheap slash poorly made pan was fake – so there, my Monggo turned out to be black – which I think is not normal.
The chef in the making inside me is slowly losing its tiny ray of hope. But since Mark and I are going to Hong Kong this weekend, we have no choice but to save. I have to cook – and he has to eat it. If all else fails, we’d buy the cheap pizza that I blogged weeks ago.
So today, I cooked my sixth dish. The sixth try is a charm. I cooked my first Tinola today. I followed carefully my dad’s instruction – and it ended up tasting like Tinola. I am sooo happy. I deserved a round of applause or a little tap on the back for a job well done.
Something finally went right!
Tomorrow’s dish: Spaghetti! Wish me Luck! 🙂
Quotes for the day:
• Practice Makes Perfect
• As Mark once told me, Try and Try, and Try, and Try until you succeed.
• Good food becomes great only when shared with people you love.