This post is kind of funny…so if you know much me, you will know that I am not exactly chef le cordon bleu. I can cook but I am not even sure off the top of my head how to cook things like efo riro or efo ilasepo etc. I prefer to eat them when someone else cooks them…
I never learnt to cook from my mom- I kind of just learnt along the way – used my imagination etc. When I was in secondary school i used to sleep when my mom was cooking – outside of stew and maybe curry I don’t think I knew how to cook anything else till i got to college. Learnt to cook because it was cheaper than buying ready made food.
Anyways I don’t really cook to please anyone – more like I experiment with food and look for people to feed. Lol. Of course when I started dating my husband maybe about 2 months in, after calculating how much he had spent on eating out – my love for sushi has no bounds (imagine the gbese in naija), i pretty much decided to experiment my cooking skills on him.
I made Paella, carbonara, jerk chicken and pork, curry, lasagne all the mede medes as Nigerians would say…lol. thanks to delis in VI i found most of my ingredients. I make stuff like coconut fried plantain – dip sliced plantain in eggs, flour and grated coconut seasoned mixture and fry it….lol dont ask. Today my husband accused me of washing him 😅 since he has been cooking the last few days….he jokingly said i tricked him with food – and I am like dude I was bouyant – “dollar haf gone up” we gotta adjust…..lol.
I have been thinking of making stew in America and I just find it easier to order food. I need to stop eating pizza and food from my sister in laws house.😅 I always wonder about people who can cook everything and do it effortlessly – I am looking to eat from Joes crab shack for my birthday – Imagine unlimited crabs with good seasoning….
So my brother has been having mini sushi gatherings at his house…so I am trying to learn how to roll sushi and sashimi…yeah maybe we will have a sushi party soon if I can get it right….
Please if you are an olowo shibi (spoon hand) – i need simple and easy meal suggestions before my husband wakes me up in the middle of the night to lawyer this food matter😅.