Friday, March 28, 2014
My mom thinks I'm cool!
So I shared a few months ago that I relocated and a boat load of changes have occurred in my life. A super huge adjustment that I'm having in my new location is finding good food outside of my home. Apparently once you leave the south seasoning your food is optional rather than expected. Even chain restaurants taste different! Go figure.
Now, that I'm sure it's not just isolated incidents, I have decided that the cravings I have no place to satisfy will be satisfied in my own kitchen. If I play my cards right and experiment my butt off I should be able to establish rather impressive skills in various styles of food. I guess instead of spending the thousands upon thousands of dollars on formal culinary training I am going to learn the best way I know how.....through trial and error.
One of the biggest downsides to my creations is that I don't measure anything. I cook by my senses: taste, smell, sight, sound, touch. While eating this my mother asked me: "How do you come up with these dishes? How do you know the different flavors will all go together?" My response: "I don't know, I can sort of taste it in my head."
Ha! I know that sounds weird but it's true. I can literally almost smell the dish I'm imagining and the different flavors all seem to wrap up together for me mentally. But I digress.
The black beans simply needed to be warmed through, which only took about 2-3 additional minutes.
You will soon find out that I love eating from bowls and large mugs. I'm not sure why, maybe it's because I prefer to eat anywhere other than the dinner table when I'm at home so that I can sit with my legs curled undeneath me. (My mother calls me country, but if I'm home I want comfort Lol)
A big scoop into a large mug or bowl and then a pat of butter to stir into the grits.
I recommend a glass of your favorite juice just to allow a sweet and savory balance to the meal. If anyone decides to try this please let me know what you think. My mom thought it was good. Lol
Peace and Namste Ya'll