Cooking: Part 2

Yesterday I cooked shrimp pad thai from scratch for Tressa. And it actually turned out quite well! This was encouraging for very future attempts. It was spicy to me (but tolerable) and a good spice level for Tressa (who has a higher tolerance).

Shrimp pad thai with cucumber salad
Tressa and I After Pad Thai


Cooking

I am not a good cook. Actually, that is an unfair statement. I might be, I just haven't ever done it. Never felt the ambition to. Recently however, I have bought two cookbooks. I am trying to eat healthier, more from scratch, learn a new skill.

Cooking Montage

My friend Jon does cook a lot. He says he enjoys it, finds it calming. I can sorta buy that - as long as it is small scale - personal, friends, family - and not a restaurant for example.

Personally I like the measuring of ingredients and looking at wikipedia for culinary terms between steps. I am hoping I stick with this new hobby.

Update - 2012 I did stick with it and while I am not a superb chef, I am good, my timing has improved drastically and I can cook many dishes now : )


Halloween

This Halloween was fun (I usually do not dress up as Halloween and I have a long, troubled past). Tressa and I dressed up as garden gnomes. We paraded around town - to my work on Friday the 30th, and to local businesses, including Walmart, Future Shop and Chili's restaurant. We enjoyed being oddballs ; )

gnomes

fact: tressa gettin cuter each day ; )

tressa gettin cuter each day ; )

update: upon hearing this tress says, and i quote:


'that's what i do!
i grow on you like mold.
and then you like "don't leave me mold"'


great childrens learning shows

i suddenly remembered the show square one tv on PBS, from when i was really young (apparently 1987-1991). this show played a big factor in me becoming enthralled in mathematics.

there were other great shows besides the popular sesame street - the edison twins, reading rainbow.

even as i was in my early teens, shows like bill nye and wishbone were entertaining and informative at the same time.

i hope todays children's shows are as cool - i have not watched blue's clues, dora the explorer or baby einsteins but have heard mixed review


Words of Wisdom
Tell me and I will forget;
Show me and I may remember;
Involve me and I will understand.
Chinese Proverb

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