Just now I cooked a meal for the first time in almost two years. (Instant noodles not counted).
Cooking for someone else is always a treat. You take a little more care in preparing the stuff. If I were to cook for myself… actually, I wouldn’t. Unlike this chef and his one man three egg tuna omelette.
My timing was off, and I overcooked the pasta. The last time I made this dish was in 2000, in Sydney. Then, I was quick off the mark, juggling the chopping and cutting, sauteeing and boiling, so everything came together in a flourish in under 25 minutes.
Everything did come together in under 25 minutes this time round too, just that the sauce was a little underdone, not salty enough, bacon not crisp enough, and there wasn’t any fresh herbs in the kitchen.
Still, my Scrabble mate finished her portion, which was probably the biggest meal she’s had all month. I am flattered. But I need to practice cooking more to get up to scratch.