I have work on a Saturday, part of being a shop owner, but it's fine. I love hanging around my shop and watch the passers-by and be so delighted when they come in and buy something. Saturday is also payday for my saleslady, so I must be present at the shop to compute her payroll and pay her wages. Because it was gloomy out with high probability of rain in the early evening, I decided to wear a scarf to keep me warm.
Scarf: From a local Department Store on SALE
Denim Skirt: From BKK and pretty old ( 3 y.o)
Since I made up my mind about staying in, I volunteered to cook dinner for my family. I know, the horror!!! I am not a good cook, in fact, I can BARELY cook, but my sister has been patiently teaching me the ABC's of cooking and the basics in Filipino cooking. I left the shop earlier than usual to buy the ingredients for the gourmet feast (haha.... I can dream, can't I?) I was about to prepare for my beloved familia.
|My haul! I now <3 sesame oil...|
My menu consisted of Garlic Prawns from Shirley of Shirley's Luxury Haven and my own specialty, Tuna in Orange marmalade, Garlic, and Margarine marinade. Pretty nifty huh, noobie cook trying to tackle seafood, woots! When I got home, I quickly changed, and took charge of the kitchen. And ding ding, hair tied back, sleeves rolled up, and of course, hands washed clean, the cooking commences! I prepared the tuna first, because I had to marinade it. After I was done with my first dish, I started out with my second dish... the prawns. I had a little trouble de-veining the prawn at first because well, it's my first time to prepare and cook prawns, but after a while, I got the hang of it.
So here's the finished product:
|Left: Tuna in Orange Marmalade, Garlic and Margarine Marinade (my own recipe); |
Right Garlic Prawns (Recipe from Shirley's Luxury Haven)
I was a little nervous when I finally called everyone to the dinner table. I was afraid my family wouldn't like it, especially my dad since he's a bit of a picky eater. But to my surprise, and much to my relief, my cooking passed! Woots! Nyaahahahha! Hurray for the noob! Such a great feeling when the people you're cooking for actually liked the dish you prepared. It motivates me to work on my cooking abilities.
Another thing that occurred this weekend was that I crossed paths with two people who did me wrong in the past.When I bumped into them, I can tell they very shocked to see me, and I could sense the awkwardness they were feeling, but instead of slapping them in the face or publicly humiliate them, I smiled at them and politely chatted with them and then walked away to go about what I was set to do.
A few months ago, I would've killed them on sight because what they did to me was very deceitful and hurtful. Those two people were big contributors to my breakdown a year ago which nearly left me depressed and hopeless. But I dunno, I guess time has a way of taking away all the pain and anger. Plus, if I kept harbouring all these ill feelings and bad thoughts towards them, I could never move on and be happy and yeah, that would make me ugly and I don't ever want that to happen, no way man! hahaha It's so liberating to finally let go of your grudges, it's like a heavy load was lifted off my shoulders.
So there you have it, that was my uneventful weekend. If you want to try out my Tuna recipe, go check out my Facebook page. Since I had so much time in my hands last night, I created a page for my blog ;) And if it's not too much of an inconvenience, kindly press the like button as well, I would truly appreciate it. Click here to visit my Facebook Page.
So what about you, how was your weekend? Was it exciting or uneventful as mine was? Please do share, I'd love to hear about it.