So, as you probably know, Pinterest is all the rage these days. Beautiful pictures of arts and crafts and interesting recipes shared for all the crafty, hip people of today. I often joke that any time I get an idea off Pinterest and then try it for myself, it should end up on my own make-believe site of bobo.com. In other words, I should just stay off Pinterest.
I’m good at some things, like taking pictures, writing blogs, stalking people on Facebook, and hanging out with Finn or Whit. But when it comes to being domestic, most of the time I’d rather just pour myself a glass of wine, let out a big sigh, and admit I’d rather just pass.
Well, yesterday, I decided it was time for me to cook a decent meal for my family. For about a month now, the only groceries we’ve bought has been fruit, milk, and cereal. Everything else has been eaten out. We’ve been on a Korean food binge, stuffing our faces with kimchi, grilled pork, lettuce wraps, and every kind of scrumptious Korean side dish we could get our hands on after a year in the Korean food desert of the South.
Yesterday I was wanting something vegetarian, green, and hearty. So Finn and I brainstormed in the apartment before we headed down to our neighborhood store. We came up with two ideas–vegetarian stuffed bell peppers and a strawberry bread pudding for dessert. Well, Finn was still talking about the birthday cake he had at school, so he wasn’t much help. In fact, cooking at home with a two-year-old is a lot like trying to bathe a cat. But harder.
So, in the fashion of beautiful food blogs and Pinterest-worthy write-ups everywhere, I give to you my Bobo.com version of my own dinner, recipes and process yesterday. Miraculously, it turned out beautiful and delicious. And Whit might still be wondering where his real wife had gone if not a whole bottle of wine had also gone missing during the process. Yes, she’s still in there somewhere.
But, here, I give you my real-world-as-a-mother-who-can’t-cook account:
I started here: http://www.freshandeasy.com/news/post/2013/vegetarian-stuffed-peppers-meatless-monday-meal-idea/
And here: http://oneperfectbite.blogspot.kr/2010/07/strawberry-bread-pudding-pink-saturday.html
The peppers at our little grocery have been looking so good lately. Hence the idea. I started chopping.
Meanwhile, Finn would like a strawberry. “MOMMMMMMMMMY!!! MOMMMY! Strawberry?!??”
Strawberries are in season right now in Korea, hence the idea for my bread pudding dessert.
In Korea, there is no garbage disposal and you can’t throw away food waste. You must collect it, bring it outside and put it in the food waste bin!