Have you had one of those days when you super fervently prayed and prayed your wishes could come true and life could have a complete make-over? I bet you did. In fact, I know you did. I've had loads of them myself. Every day there was a new dream, a new wish. Some lasted for a day, like hoping 'somebody' would suddenly fall dead. And some lasted forever, like better grades, good looks and falling in love. Some of them came true. Many did not(that somebody didn't even fall sick, forget dying!)
Ah well, among some of the dreams that did come true was my husband. Meeting him, falling in love and getting married. That was wow! That said and done, let me tell you about actual marriage and what it entails. :)
No no, don't worry. It is not as bad as I made it sound. With the perfect partner, marriage is a lot of fun. And I know I've been married for just a few months now but that has been more than enough to teach me this very valuable fact - For a man, the highest priority in life is FOOD. You heard it right. It's food and not family or even video games! And here, I intend to concentrate on just that - food, a very very integral part of a successful marriage.
When I came here to Leeds to join my husband after the wedding, I was quite confident. I did know a bit of cooking. I honestly thought I was decent at it and I was sure I wouldn't have any trouble in that department. Boy, was I wrong! Turns out I had married an incarnation of Gordon Ramsay! Some of the world's top food critics I'm sure will be humbled in his presence. Jokes aside, even though I crib incessantly about the "constructive criticism" as he calls it, I'm secretly glad for it because it really helps me improve. (And I hope he never reads this!)
I love being married. Trust me. I love everything about it. Well, almost. There's one tiny thing I loathe. And that's deciding what to cook each day. Most days rather. And the last month, since the man's been working from home due to an unfortunate illness, I have had to make that decision twice a day. Sigh. But looking at the silver lining, this inspires me to be 'innovative' in the kitchen. I can hear mine and my husband's tummies shriek and scream in protest as I type this. Evil grin.
In the last few months, I have experimented loads. Many of them were spectacular failures! But surprisingly, some of them were satisfyingly good too. And those little successes goad me on each day. And tell you what. Cooking is fun! (Except for the cleaning up part of it.) But the end result is highly satisfying. That is my motivation. A well made dish that incites a sigh of contentment or a very minimal level of criticism from the man.
What I intend to do with this blog is 1. Show off and 2. Try and impart my worldly wisdom to other young girls who are as clueless as I was or worse. ;)
Do keep reading to know the stories behind the stuff in the picture above. Take care all! Eat well!
And oh yeah, before I forget, I need to give credit where it is due. All the pictures in this blog were taken by my husband and I'm deeply grateful to him for he, for at least that moment, did deem my food picture-worthy.