Tuesday, 4 September 2007

I Think He's Turning Japanese (I Really Think So)

OK, so I wanted to say that I think Terry is turning Chinese, but I couldn't think of a clever title. So Japanese will have to do.

I guess I should explain. You see... we've recently come to the conclusion that our eating habits, although fine for us, aren't really good for a growing child. Logan will be eating "real" food in a few months and we're not prepared!

We decided to take action and improve our culinary skills. So, on Sundays, Terry gets to make something new, and on Wednesdays, I make something new. It's been going well. Last Sunday, Terry made Apple/BBQ ribs. On Wednesday, I made a pretty decent Chicken Curry. But last night (I know it was Monday night, but because of the holiday, we mixed up our days a little), we had the best meal yet.

Continuing with our Eastern theme, Terry made Sweet and Sour Pork. It was soooooo delicious. My grandfather (an amazing chef) somehow blessed Terry with Asian cooking skills and infused him with a Chinese spirit. The pork was so tender it almost melted in my mouth and the sweet and sour sauce tasted just like I remembered it when I was a kid.


Of course, Terry had a little help. We went shopping for a cookbook awhile back and it contained the recipe. Do you remember this old stand-by?

The Joy of Cooking! It's our new bible. I'll keep you updated about how our culinary adventure is going. Hopefully, we'll increase our dinner ideas enough to keep a growing child interested. Anything is better than repeatedly making meatloaf and hamburger helper I guess.

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