“You can actually cook, which is pretty rare (for women he’s met),” says a 29-year-old self-taught cook. Some helpful criticism on my cordon bleu, spinach salad with strawberries and my Chopped-like dessert. Before this dinner, which was payment of a debt of losing a geography bet, I can’t remember the last time I cooked. He is pretty good looking so I thought I’d do a bit more than my usual go to of a chicken in a lemon mint sauce and sauteed vegetables, I went with a 3-course meal. Go big or go home, right? I don’t do anything half ass.
I started making the poke. I did have to look at a YouTubevideo on how to cut up the ahi. When in to doubt, search YouTube! As i was making it and taste testing, I got more and more excited about how it was turning out that some dances moves were made in the kitchen. Kim, my roommate, was working from home that afternoon so she got to watch all of my excitement and giddiness.
Then, I moved onto making lumpia. “How has the Filipino (in the house) never made lumpia but the white girl has?” Kim asks another valid question. To be honest, this lumpia was also as repayment for me consuming the leftovers she brought home from her July 4th festivities. I couldn’t stop eating them! The chopping of the ingredients and mixing and folding took a labor of love. However, 50 shanghai lumpias were rolled and some were frozen for my best friend. They were tasty! I had them with soy sauce and vinegar and garlic, Kim had them with a mild red sweet and sour sauce.
I willing to make you 50 pieces for a $35 donation to my Team in Trainingfundraising goal (http://bit.ly/OrlandoBoundforLolo). Contact me! Must pick up in Hayward.
Maui Day 2