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Special Cooking On Special Occasions

Posted by terrepruitt on February 19, 2013

My husband claims he can only cook three meals.  The three things do not include him cooking meat and veggies on the grill.  The meals that he will cook are beef stroganoff, taco salad, and curry.  On special occasions I will request that he make dinner.  When I first met him I told him that I would not cook dinner every night.  And if I were still working a 40+ hour a week job OUTSIDE of the home, I probably would not.  But as my current 40+ hour a week job has me at home more often than not, I have been cooking almost every night.  But you know how I love leftovers so I do take advantage of that when I can.  For Valentine’s Day, Birthdays, and wedding anniversaries I usually request that he cook.  Most often I prefer that rather than going out.  The past couple of times that he has cooked I have asked for curry.  To me I only know curry the way he cooks it and serves it.  He buys beef and cooks it with curry seasonings.  He makes rice and we put the meat over that.  The best part is all the toppings.  And one of the reasons I like when HE makes it is I don’t have to chop up all the toppings.

For our curries we use raisins, peanuts, sunflower seeds, carrots, bell peppers, brocoli, mango chutney, cucumbers, onions, and coconut.  I don’t put peanuts or coconut on mine, but he puts it on his.  On the plate pictured I didn’t put onions, but on the next night’s plate I did. The meat was cooked with onions so you still might see some in the photo, but not the raw ones.

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia at the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, ZumbaThe rice and the meat are hot (temperature) while the vegetables are raw.  I love to add a ton of vegetables to my plate.  It is so interesting because every bite is different.  You never get the same thing.  I like the veggies chopped up really small so that I can get a bite with rice, meat, and a bunch of veggies in my mouth.  If the veggies are too big then you just end up with rice, meat, and ONE veggie and that makes it seem like a regular meal, not a curry dish.

I don’t know how other curry is served but that is how my husband does it.  Also, the poor guy . . . he LOVES hot stuff, especially curry, but — if you have read a couple of my posts about food, you know I cannot tolerate spicy heat at all.  So my hubby makes our curry meat totally mild.  There is NO HEAT AT ALL.  But the flavor is really good.  I feel bad that he does not get to experience the spicy heat.  Maybe we can make up a separate dish of HOT curry sauce and he can put that on his curries.

Another thing I love about curry is that there is usually enough for at least one more meal.  If you’ve read a couple of my posts about food, you know I love to have leftovers so I can alleviate at least one night of cooking a full meal.

I really like curry.  Maybe I should request it more often.  Not just on special occasions.  Then on a special occasion I can request of his other specialty meals.  🙂

Do you like curry?  Is this how you eat your curry with a lot of different toppings piled on it?  

4 Responses to “Special Cooking On Special Occasions”

  1. Michele said

    Looks and sounds delicious! We usually add the veggies at the end with the cooked meat, but raw sounds awesome too! I am going to have to try that. I just made a simple curry chicken soup today. My other favorite curry dish is more of a comfort food…chicken pieces, potato and carrot chunks in lots of spicy yellow curry sauce over rice, mmmmm. I always enjoy a meal that I did not cook, since I am also the default cook in my house too!! Although Dave is a great cook and enjoys weekend cooking, thank goodness 🙂


    • HI! See, I didn’t know that some people add the veggies in the cooking. I just verified that hubby didn’t do the raw veggies just for me. He had it that way a long time ago at a reastaurant and loved it, so that is how he does it. I prefer the raw veggies.

      Do I have your simple curry soup recipe? I bet others would like it. Umm . . . I’m thinking guest post? 🙂

      Thanks for being here! We still have to talk this week!


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