Thursday, January 06, 2011

Spice it up!.........The Kitchen


"I am bored with this..."
These were the words Hubby casually said one evening while I was cooking my butt off in the kitchen and it changed my world! Hubby is not a picky eater and since we've been together he has NEVER complained about my food nor desired any other person's meal above mine so his statement really caught my attention.


Bored ke?

Being the daughter of my mother, I had grown up learning the exotic arts of Naija (Nigerian) dishes. From the tender age of 11,I was up in there, house girl or no house girl learning how to measure with my eyes, taste with my fingers and cook with my heart. Now after perfecting it all I thought I was set to rock my future hubby's world in the kitchen.

Let's see, I made eba, rice, iyan, beans, rice, dodo then some iyan, some beans and a little eba and then....


Gen 1 vs 29-30(NLT): Then God said, "Look! I have given you every seed-bearing plant throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food. And I have given every green plant as food for all the wild animals, the birds in the sky, and the small animals that scurry along the ground—everything that has life.”

So, if God has given us every plant, fruit and animal, how come we Nigerians restrict ourselves to eba, iyan, rice etc. It seems our parents generation were satisfied with this but the more time we spend out of Nigeria and the more our horizons broaden, we develop taste for other things.

Hubby's words motivated me to break the mold and venture out and Boy did I venture out! With the help of the internet, I started experimenting and now I cook everything from Chinese to Italian to American. I am also currently learning some middle Eastern dishes while improving my Naija game by learning dishes from other tribes.

Bottom line, we ladies need to up the ante and improve our games. The world is our oyster!

To Follow: Spice it up...The bedroom! Stay Tuned.

...Musings from atop the potter's wheel


Jaycee said...

Definitely. We can't be having boring kitchen meals, esp as Proverbs 31 wives.

ps: I'm looking forward to Part the inner chambers. Lol.

Anonymous said...

Completely understand because I moved to a new place in September and to this day still do not know where to get plantains, yam etc so was living off rice and potatos for a while... not pretty - lucky husband though :)

In the midst of her said...

@Jaycee- We proverbs 31 wives have to keep it hot!!!

JTP:Thanks for reading! I live in suburbia and have to travel about 1 hr to get naija stuff. My solution- buying in bulk!

Try to ask around and see what you can get!

Ms. Yellow Sisi Unspoken said...

hehe i'm loving this because it is so true...sometimes we refuse to chage until we venture out. " how to measure with my eyes, taste with my fingers" I'm a victim of that. Lately I have also been learning American cooking from my aunt andI can't wait to take it back home. Wife to be (At God's time) in training.

Yewande said...

Loving this... looking forward to part 2... hehehe

Yankeenaijababe said...

OMG! I can imagine the shock on your face when he said that, but the lesson is worth the keep, now you making other dishes which he's enjoying and making your relationship stronger, I think we all get too comfortable in our relationships and things just get bored, thanks for sharing...Happy weekend to ya.

In the midst of her said...

@Yewwie: Stay tuned!

@Sisi: Keep on learning and by the time your man comes around; you'll be more than ready! Thanks for reading.

@YNB:Us newlyweds need to keep our men guessing.No boredom allowed! Thanks for reading.