Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.

-Dale Turner-

Thursday, 24 September, 2009

Cooking is probably the easiest part of marriage

Sitting on Maggie's kitchen's slab,
peeling corn kernels and grating garlic,
eating until the pots were scraped clean,
riding in the drizzle,
riding back in the night with the hands held free,
and a good night hug was a pick-me-up like none other.

My fingers still smell of garlic, but I am ready to conquer the world all over again. :)

And the recipie for the meal that Maggie whipped up in less than an hour:

Corn-au-gratin, garlic bread, corn soup.
(serves three)

Take two corn stems, peel the kernels and put them in the pressure cooker for about seven to eight whistles.

White Sauce:
Melt a cube of butter on the kadai, then mix a spoon of maida with it and heat it a bit.
Add a big tumbler of milk and a little water.
Mix it well and add a table spoon of salt.

When it is solidifying a little, add three handfuls of corn.
Shortcut to thicken any gravy: Mix a katori of corn flour with water, and pour the mixture into the kadai.

Now sprinkle oregano and very little basil powder.
If the consistency is smooth, the sauce is done.
Now grate a cube of cheese all over it, cover the kadai, and remove it from the flame.

Corn Soup:
Run the remaining corn kernels in the mixer until watery.
Add a little water and run it again.

Strain the mixture with a large sieve.
Add salt and pepper to taste.

Garlic Bread:
Grate a bulb of garlic.
Mix it with butter and spread on bread.
Push it into the oven and lo! aromatic garlic bread.

As a little girl I thought that marriage was all about cooking. But now being around married friends, I realise that cooking is probably the easiest part of marriage. Maggie nods vigorously.


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