Monday, March 05, 2007

Be warned: this is not a blog about cooking per se!

I'm delighted. MrD has been adventurous in the kitchen. Last Thursday, he tried his hands on pizza. It was yummy but the kids didn't have enough. Naturally, on Friday we had MORE pizza. My princess took orders and we had different toppings. MrD even had stuffed crust!

While all this took place, I had to take a very supportive role - not too domineering, not too detached. I was there to lend a helping hand (ie: lay the ingredients on the table correctly measured) and played dumb at any other administrative role. The result was super-excellent! The last time I tried my hand at pizza-making was many years ago. Somehow, it was always much easier to call up Pizza Hut or Dominos whenever there was the temptation to have any!


The excitement of preparing fresh and wonderful pizza certainly gave quite an impact on MrD. At the carboot sale yesterday, he picked 3 recipe books: Thai, Sushi and Microwave Cooking. Thai food is definitely MrD's favourite! We have made numerous trips to Thailand (Haatyai, Phuket and the borders) and he made sure we explored all the recommended Halal restaurants around. The after effect was expected - I had to try fixing almost-similar dishes, if not identical!!


I think he picked the book on Sushi after the Japanese dinner mamasarah and mynn prepared. Hmm... I will have to think of some tactics to make sure he tries his hands on those!


According to MrD, he purchased the Microwave Cooking book simply because it was only 5p. I have no trust in microwave cooking because I don't think food can be transformed into anything traditional cooking does. My conventional-oven roast chicken is much more sexy-looking and mouth-watering than the microwave roast! However, the book boasts beautiful pictures of cakes, roasts, etc. So, maybe today I will try something just to convince myself that it can definitely be done.

At the end of each experiment MrD had in the kitchen, I made sure that we praised him to no end. We even sang out a jingle for him: Pizza Lie... (to the Pizza Hut tune). Okay, some call it tactical but I call it support. I know I can probably do an equally good job at it if I wanted to (perasan!) but it is great when he makes an effort at cooking and has some speciality for the table. For certain, wives and mommies out there will agree with me on this one.

To my darling MrD, we'll never purchase another pizza unless we have to!

ps: Last weekend, MrD bought 3 pizza trays - showing how serious he is with the pizza business!

17 comments:

MerapuMan said...

nampak sedap. btw, i tak dapat menahan gelak la, your MrD kan always remind me of ronald mcdonald of McD. mungkin M?D tu dekat2 kut. ha..ha.

Mama Sarah said...

hey, thanks for the invitation.

(perasan ada orang nak invite)

D said...

merapuman,
hehehe, it has occured me! MrD = McD. Fear not, he's nothing like Ronald McDonald.

mamasarah,
boleh... nanti kena tanya master chef! hahaha!

Zakiah said...

tak pernah try buat sebab kat sini bleh makan pizza. Hehehhe.

bagus ada suami yang rajin di dapur. Bleh la rasa order mengorder.

D said...

zakiah,
bila dah susah nak dapat, barula kami rajin di dapur!! hehehe...

Intan said...

i only hope that seeing and reading about bloggers cooking and baking will finally inspire me to bake myself!

so carry on!

MULAN said...

betul tu.. bila susah dapat baru lah kena rajin (opss..terpaksa, terpaksa dan terpaksa!!!) ke dapur...

D said...

intan,
you have to be in places like some of us to be inspired, where food can be a little bit pricey and nothing like good 'ol Malaysia!

mulan,
ish... 3x terpaksa!!

k.d said...

Did he lambung-lambung the dough to make it bigger and round and thin and crispy? And how was hte kitchen? Tunggang terbalik ka?

Well done!

D said...

kd,
yes, he made some attempts to flip the dough up in the air but then prefered using his knuckles! Our kitchen is minute so the 'assistant' had to be fast clearing the space... (if you know what i mean)

Idham said...

D...:)

i so admire hubby2 yang rajin dan berkebolehan di dapur....

i tried, tak pernah menjadi...hehehe

now LiL ckp - if abg nak tolong, abg gi la ber blogging....let me cook alone hehehe

idham

ruby ahmad said...

I can identify with your feelings. Tiada kata how hebat perasaan when we see our hubby whipped up anything lovingly in the kitchen for the family.

I realised this when I was pregnant and we were in UK esp during the no-food-seem-to-be-palatable period. He had to be super creative at that time to appease my angry-and-wild taste buds then..ha ha. Maklum I could not take any funny aroma then in the kitchen! Seksa...seksa..ha ha.

Hubbies are simply great creatures aren't they??!!

13may said...

wahahahahaha...hebat!

Kak Lady said...

D...bertuahnya dpt hubby yang suka berjinak2 dengan dunia masakan...heheheh...

Pizza yang dia buat tu nampak hebat...& Thai food memang kegemaran kak lady jugak...yummy

D said...

idham,
tak pe, dia dah redha and rela, ber blogging je la...

ruby,
great wild creatures indeed!

13may,
u punya speciality apa?

kaklady,
kalau ada resepi thai food yang best, pass la kat sini!

loveujordan said...

rajinnya your hubby....nampak sedap je pizza tu :)

Dulu I memang masak 100% guna microwave ....easy and cepat, sayur still had fresh taste dan dimakan panas-panas...cubalah.

Ungku Nor said...

how I wish mine would do the same!
huhuhu.