Are you married to a great cook? I am! He loves cooking and I love eating- isn’t that a great combination? It certainly sounds great to the ear but what you may not know is that it’s quite challenging and difficult to be in my position.
Don’t believe me? Here are a few examples of what you get to hear when you cook:
- “Was the oil hot enough when you put the mustard seeds?”
- “Did you tilt the oil bottle a little too much while pouring the oil?”
- “Did you simmer the gas or were you cooking on high flame?”
- “Seems like you forgot asafoetida”
- “Sliced onions would give the dish a better look”
These are just a few.. this list is never ending. Having said that, I am madly in love with my husband and his cooking. He is a brilliant cook and only seldom do I get a chance to give feedback on what he makes. Again, let me tell you – I have to tread (very) carefully there too.
So, yesterday’s menu in our kitchen was ‘Mexican Style Fajita Wraps’ and he made the first lot of chicken. I could almost instantly taste roasted cumin and spices. The Wrap was amazing but this is what I said to him- “Sometimes, Less is More”. So, he said – “why don’t you show me what you mean?”. I told you- I must tread carefully!
It felt as if I was on a sticky wicket. Nevertheless, me being me- had no option but to take the task at hand.
So, here I went:
- I took the Pan and put a little oil and threw in some sliced onions.
- Once the onions became a little brown, I added some sliced peppers.
- I then went on to add chicken and stirred it.
- Once the chicken was cooked, I added some boiled red kidney beans to add the Mexican twist.
- After a couple of minutes, I added some salsa dip (Yes, you heard me right- the dip that you use for Nachos or Doritos) and some salt.
- That’s it- for me my Mexican Style Chicken was ready.
He looked at me and laughed. I looked at him and smiled back and said, “Sometimes, less is more!”. I quietly took a spoonful of this Mexican Style Chicken and put it in the centre of a warm fajita wrap. I added some guacamole (Prepared by him Ofcourse) and folded the wrap. I served it to him and he instantly reacted – “Wow, that’s awesome” and then I laughed back and said, “I told you, less is more!”.
This fun moment of cooking together did spice up my day- Mexican Style! How about you? Do you cook together? Cooking together is a great way to strengthen your relationship and keep the spice alive! Happy Cooking together!
Do share your experiences..