When I first started dating Mr, he cooked me a wonderful meal using pesto that he had made himself. (Yes, he’s quite the catch). Not wanting to be left behind, I wanted to show my culinary skills (!!!) and cook him something too. So, I phoned my mum; “Help meeee! I want to impress this guy but he’s really good at cooking and I suck so what can I cook?!?!”
The recipe she gave me has become my go-to thing to cook, since it’s so very fool proof and can be adapted depending on what you fancy. Chicken, curry paste, ginger, garlic and curry powder make the base, then into that I’ve put mango, or apple and raisins (yeah I like fruit in my curries) or even some veg.
I decided to decorate our largely unused dining room and invite a few friends over for a curry. While slowly pickling ourselves with 2 euro Rewe wine, we chatted and played Apples to Apples (the best game ever) and fun was had by all.
And I felt quite grown up. Yay.