Friday, March 19, 2010

On 5th March, I wanted to do something really special or something different for Ralph. Initially, I planned to give him a birthday surprise by cooking him his favorite meal instead of relying on the typical dinner (we do this every year). My thoughts ran wild (ahem! ahem! not that wild!). Now, my effort involves cooking! Cooking a special dinner for him, including wine and a special dessert can be just the ticket to spark romance. Whoever said that the way to a man's heart was through his stomach knew what they were talking about. Moreover, I've never cooked a proper meal for anyone. So this would surely be a big surprise for him.

Sadly, as many of you have probably surmised, I don't cook, can't cook. And I can't take failure on his special day. To cut a long story short, my siblings and I booked a table in a Japanese restaurant without his knowledge and celebrated his birthday. That was the surprise. Smiley

Well, I guess it is time for me to embark on an adventure of cooking and embrace it as a part of my new resolution. Perhaps it is not that hard to do so. Basic idea of cooking is the willingness of playing with fire and get ready to sweaty in a hot kitchen. Oh dear... Am I really into this? It is totally a new thing for me. Smiley Anyway, I still have a long year ahead of me to practice. Besides, people say "Practice makes perfect". I hope that his next year's birthday will be different and special. I would do my very best to learn and get used to the idea of cooking.

At Recipe Search I found some of the tastiest recipes and one of them is this Five-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake!!!

In 5 minutes?? Wow! How can I resist seeing what this "really quick chocolate" something is? Smiley


tekkaus said... @ 19/3/10 12:49 PM

The chocolate mug can be done in 5 minutes? That simple and fast? goodness. :p

tekkaus said... @ 19/3/10 12:50 PM

Sometimes I tend to find recipe online too with the hope that I can find something good to cook. Lo

elai said... @ 19/3/10 1:35 PM

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elai said... @ 19/3/10 1:37 PM

i can cook if i want to. LOL. i think it has to do with passion. :-D :-D :-D

Hitesh said... @ 19/3/10 2:30 PM

i'm a terrible won't believe i can't even boil an egg.......or make those easy to make noodles......i really suck at cooking...... :-D :-D :-D :-D

Hitesh said... @ 19/3/10 2:31 PM

ooooooooooooo ............

am i in the top five likey............... :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

elai said... @ 19/3/10 3:05 PM

i think im just too lazy to cook. hehe

Mariuca said... @ 19/3/10 4:17 PM

*DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* sure or noooooot Hitesh, boil egg only so easy la! Heheheheh :-P :-P :-P

Mariuca said... @ 19/3/10 4:17 PM

:'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Mariuca said... @ 19/3/10 4:18 PM

I just woke up Monica! Wah wah wah mug cake in da house today woo hoo!!! So did u make mug cake for R or not? I think this is the best time to finally try the mug cake recipe... seriously so simple cannot go wrong Monica! :* :* :* :*

Mariuca said... @ 19/3/10 4:19 PM

Anyway I think cooking comes naturally Mon, just go with ur instincts and sure u can prepare a simple dish or two for R.. HAPPY 25th BIRTHDAY R!!!!! :* :* :* :* :* :*

LadyJava said... @ 19/3/10 6:21 PM

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LadyJava said... @ 19/3/10 6:22 PM

Mon.. we all love MUG CAKE!!

LadyJava said... @ 19/3/10 6:22 PM

and I'm sure R knows that you only want the best for him and thus going to the restaurant was best..hehe

LadyJava said... @ 19/3/10 6:22 PM

Happy belated birthday R!!! May all your dreams and wishes come true!

Hitesh said... @ 19/3/10 8:10 PM

i'm sure i can't cook anything.......that's wat my family concerned about .....when i moved out... :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

[SK] said... @ 19/3/10 11:19 PM

i guess you can try cooking or baking secretly, and when u are satisfy with your products, give him a big surprise!! now, isn't that surprising enough?? :-D

foongpc said... @ 19/3/10 11:38 PM

I don't know how to cook too! Can only cook maggi mee and pasta lah, haha!!

foongpc said... @ 19/3/10 11:39 PM

So you are serious about learning how to cook? Good for you! Just make sure you don;t burn the whole house down! Hahah! Just kidding :-D

foongpc said... @ 19/3/10 11:40 PM

Wow! That choc mug cake looks delicious! Perhaps you should try to make a choc mug cake! : )

bingkee said... @ 20/3/10 4:00 AM

Just like u I didn't know how to cook....because I'm too lazy to cook. But when I came here to the US, I was forced to learn but then abandoned cooking because I married a man who loves to cook...hheheehehehe....So I don't cook anymore ....and I'm still lazy to cook :-D
Yea practice makes perfect Monica....go , ur man will love your willingness to learn to please him.

ayie said... @ 20/3/10 6:38 AM

oh belated bday greetings to your darling :-D :-D

ayie said... @ 20/3/10 6:38 AM

i love to cook, if we are neighbors i'd be happy to teach you if you want

ayie said... @ 20/3/10 6:38 AM

just keep trying and following recipe books, you'll get it too mon

happy weekend

ayie said... @ 20/3/10 6:38 AM

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