Saturday, November 03, 2007
I browned ground beef and heated up tortillas in the microwave -- I've got real cooking skills now!
Believe it or not, the pico de gallo and guacamole was made from scratch.
Here's the "taste of Mexico" spread I had out on the table when Ian came home.
Yes, I actually made this food. I was shocked! The food wasn't just edible, it was actually enjoyable to eat! For those of you who don't already know that I've been trying to learn how to cook and turn my dorm room-like house into a real home. I blogged about it a little here. I'm usually pretty busy during the week, but since Friday is my night off, I decided to experiment. It went so well, that I think I'll try to learn how to cook one new meal a week, always with a focus on dishes from back home that we miss. Tonight I made the kind of food that we miss most of all -- Mexican food! Next week I'd like to make meatloaf (the really good kind with congealed ketchup on top), mashed potatoes, and some kind of vegetable. So if any of you have a recipe for this, please email it to me or give it to me as a comment. And please, nothing too difficult (I'm still cooking impaired) and nothing that includes ingredients that I probably couldn't find in a typical Asian grocery store. The only downside about tonight's meal is that the amount of money I spent making it is almost what we'd spend if we had gone out and eaten it at a restaurant! I had to go to the fancy imported foods grocery store in the basement of Sogo Department Store just to buy tortillas, tortilla chips, sour cream, ground beef, and good avocados! And the taco seasoning I used was mailed from the U.S. of course. Oh well. It was worth it just to see the look on my husband's face when he got home from work tonight! I told him he better not ruin his appetite or I'd be super angry that he ruined my great experiment. Praise God, the experiment was a success!