Cooking During Holy Week

(X post from MomEx)

Nope, this is not about what to cook because of abstinence, it’s more like because the cook’s out.

Every year during Holy Week (or at least it feels like it), the cook goes on leave. Previous years, I got away with watching my in laws (mostly my father-in-law) cook our meals. Last year, I recall getting tense wondering what I could contribute, and for the first time, I made spinach mushroom cheese squares (which I can share next time).

I’m so proud to say that for the past two days, I’ve been cooking! On Monday, I made white adobo! (Forgot to take a picture of it, but I figure that I should have lessened the sugar in that one!) And on Tuesday, I made this…

What is it, you say? It’s PASTA. That’s it, JUST pasta. Hahahahaha! I sauteed garlic in some olive oil, threw in a can of crushed tomatoes, put in salt, crushed peppercorns, hot chili, rosemary. Made that boil and simmer and dunked in the (whole wheat) pasta.

Well, it looked better than it tasted but my FIL says I should never apologize for my cooking (hahahahahaha!). Tomorrow, I will do Hainanese Chicken. Let’s see if that turns out good!

PS — I did get lots of praise for this dish from one of the persons that matters the most to me—my son. He not only ate this that dinner, he ate it for lunch AND dinner the next day!


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