Tuesday, August 28, 2012

An Onion That Was Extraordinary For My Palate

As habitual,I was in the kitchen  preparing food for lunch .I was all set  with the chopping board, knife, and the condiments  and was about to make a chicken curry, a dish, favourite among my children.With the chicken pieces washed ,cleaned and set aside,I grabbed an onion from the condiment shelf to start the cooking process,when  something out of the ordinary aroused my curiosity.I just couldnt believe my eyes when I saw what I saw.One  half of the onion  had a facial figure with a 'scary' expression .All the same, it looked like  a character from the Cartoon Network.For a while all I could do was keep looking at it from every angle.The more I kept staring at it,the more I felt  I was having a tete-a-tete with this unusual character which seemed to be saying, 'Please dont eat me'.I was so intrigued by this natural phenomenon that I  didnt want to  disfigure the onion by chopping it  up and cooking. Eventually another  onion for used for preparing  the chicken curry, whereas  I preserved this prized possession  in the freezer.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

What To Do With Leftover Food

Whenever I have guests at home ,I tend to cook extra meat,sea food or poultry ,so as to not be in an awkward position when 'Please can I have more', arises, especially from children.However  there are times when the guests feel satisfied  and full with  the first serving itself, that  there will be enough food remaining for a day or two.I always make it a point to use the leftovers in different dishes so as to tempt my children in eating them ( though they sometimes never know they were the previous meal's leftovers).I refrigerate the unused portion of the food and work out a new recipe.I usually  make fillings for  buns and toppings for pizzas using leftover  meat curries.I toss leftover shrimps and prawns in noodles and pastas or remove the remnants from the gravy, mix in with batter and fry.This way I know I can tantalize the taste buds of everyone at home ,and what more the food doesn't go to waste. 
Pizza topping  made with leftover meat