Wednesday, October 15, 2008

He Can Cook

Bobby loves my cooking and I love cooking for him so I think that works out well, don't you? When we first started dating and I would drive to Morgantown to spend the weekend there, Bobby would try his hardest to impress with his culinary skills and foodie knowledge. It was sweet. Then he found out I could cook and that was the end of his cooking for me. He hasn't really cooked for me in quite a while. So he gave it another go by preparing two meals this weekend.

We stopped first at a Philippino grocery store to pick up some ingredients. Bobby served his mission in the Philippines and when he found out this little store existed in Columbus he was ecstatic. We've gone before and he loves talking to the people there and picking up some really interesting food. While we were there he asked for some advice on the dishes he was going to make.

The first was a Philippino dish that Bobby loves called Chicken in Adobo (I think that's right...) It's a combination of chicken, potatoes and rice with a soy/vinegar sauce that in theory sounds absolutely delicious. In theory. Something went terribly wrong however and while the meal was edible, and I might even go so far to say it was okay, let's just say I didn't want to lick my plate clean. But I thought my man looked pretty darned cute in the kitchen trying to impress me like he used to.

On Sunday he tried again:

And the results were much better! The tuna appetizer was quite delish...although he made it with some subpar frozen tuna steaks that I had on hand, so being the modest chef that he is, stated that it was only okay.

The turkey dish was delicious! We roasted some turkey thighs and he made a Thai style sauce with peanut butter and coconut milk that was quite tasty if I do say so myself.

I love it when he cooks for me and does sweet things like this...Let's just say it's romantic.


Annie said...

The food looks good. And I loved having the video on there to see you two interacting a bit. You guys are cute! Speaking of Thai peanut of the ladies I visit teach is from Thailand, and she makes the yummiest peanut/coconut sauce EVER. I keep meaning to get the recipe, and this reminded me to!

daveandabbyjohnsonfamily said...

Wow I am impressed! the meal looks yummy! Way to go Bob!