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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

A Taste of my Filipino Cooking

One thing I learned when I got here is that it's never too late to learn how to cook. Back in the PI, you can hardly see me in the kitchen. Unlike most women who love to cook, I didn't find interest in cooking. It's probably because most of my life, I've lived with my parents. I didn't see the need of learning how to cook 'coz everytime I come home from work, dinner is always ready. Bottomline is, I am lazy when it comes to cooking and doing household chores. But I know that will have to change as soon as I get married and have a family of my own. Eventually, I developed an interest in learning how to do stuff in the kitchen. Recipes from my sister, friends and internet are the contributing factors. This is one of the biggest adjustments that I have to make since I chose to live here in the US.

Luckily, my husband has a filipino stomach. By that I mean, he doesn't have problems with eating rice and other filipino foods. As a matter of fact, he loves rice, lumpia, pork adobo, pansit canton, bihon, leche flan, buko juice, halo-halo among others. Basically, he doesn't have qualms in trying filipino foods. However, he made sure shrimps and bulad (dried fish) are out of the list though. Last night, I was in the mood of cooking lumpia and prawns. Hubby helped me wrap the lumpia while we talked about what had transpired during his day at work. It was fun doing simple things together and I enjoyed it. I am far from being a good cook but I'm really trying so hard to learn and I'm surprised 'coz I'm enjoying it.

8 replies:

Rose said...

When i got here Jhen i don't have a clue what am getting into. Like you i dont cook at all too, and don't even know lots of chores. Back in pinas it was my mom and little sister who cook all the time. My sister gets mad at times as am lazy and i dont have any interest in cooking at all. My mom would always encourage me to learn how to cook, but being a hard headed i tend to refused all the time. It was just when i get here that i feel the urge of learning how to cook, so i watched foodnetwork, read recipe books that Vic owned. At first, it was a bit hard, but as times goes by i was enjoying what am doing especially when Vic start gaving me praises. :) It was a joy in my ear to hear him say "thank you for a wonderful dinner baby". By that time, i developed the loved for cooking and i must say it feels good and i can't wait to prepare a good heartly feast for my family when we visit.

BTW, lucky you since Jeff have the stomach for pinoy food, for my part i only cooked american food:) very seldom that i cook pinoy food, so as u can imagine am craving for those food that u just mentioned. :)

see yha jhen!

Julie Ann said...

Hello Jen. Sorry wala akong mahanapan kung san ako magli-leave ng message kaya dito nalang. I added you already. Thanks for adding my site. Hope you're doing okay there. Ingats lagi!

jenn_US said...

we are alike rose. i really dont like to cook and do household chore back in PI. good thing i was working so i had an excuse, hehe. but here im learning how to cook. im enjoying it so far though i get disappointed sometimes each time my cooking dont taste great but anyway, its part of learning. im proud that at least im trying. and yeah imso lucky coz hubby likes pinoy foods too though i also wanna learn american foods. im taking it one step at a time.

PinaySmile said...

Hi Jenn, thanks for dropping by my blog. I just already added u in my list and thanks for adding my site too. Sorry dito nalang ako nag leave nang mgs kasi wala ako makita message board mo.

Take care!

ღ Joymhrdy ღ said...

wow! arap ng food, jen!! pahingi ng lumpia hehehe! na add na nga pala kita, thanks for adding my blogs too!!!

Ingat!! see ya!

Gamay said...

you make me hungry while reading your blog-:)
I;ve been thinking about making a lumpia for few days now, but i am so lazy to do it. So much work to do lol.
enjoy eating.
anyways, I added you na to my site.

tc,
Gamay

Dana and Debbie said...

WOW, sarap!!! Now im starving, hehe... My husband loves pinoy foods too!!!

-Debbie

lira said...

soooo yummyyyyy...i want some

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