OH-EM-GEE, somebody call the paramedics. I think I might possibly, maybe, kinda-sorta, actually enjoy cooking. No wait, you don’t understand…I don’t cook. Up until recently, I could only make rice, stir fry, and pasta stuff (lasagna, baked ziti, spaghetti). All super easy things that require very little skill. But I didn’t know how to cook anything puerto rican, which is sad…because I’m puerto rican. My boyfriend has been doing 90% of the cooking, which is great…for me. He’s not that thrilled about it. Now that I’m home all day, there’s really no excuse for me to be a lazy ass not to learn. Honestly, it’s all YOUR fault because this blogging thing is so addictive.
So yesterday, I said, “FUDGE IT! I’m gonna cook! And if it sucks, I’ll just throw it out and he’ll never know!” (Okay, so I didn’t just magically decide to be an adult, but rather, my boyfriend hinted that he wished he didn’t have to cook all the time.) I decided to start early, while I was alone, so that there would be no witness to my possible failure. I googled, I asked my mom a few questions, and then finally, I just went for it. As I was seasoning the meat, I thought to myself, “Hey, this is kind of fun. Kind of like art.” And while the meat was cooking, I looked at the sauce pan and was filled with pride. “I’m cooking…I’m actually cooking! Oh wait, it might taste like shit, so let’s not get too excited.”
In the end, it looked, smelled and tasted quite delicious. I know I still need lots of practice. I want to be like my parents and grandparents who can cook without measuring anything because they just know. I want to be able to cook without even tasting the food, confident in the fact that it will be awesome in the end. But either way, this was a big deal for me. I’m very proud of myself for trying something new. Cooking is kind of like art; it feels good to be able to “create” something. And my boyfriend was shocked and amazed! Of course, now he might expect me to cook every day. Oh no, what have I done? I need to start practicing immediately. I hope everyone has a great weekend!