Hope you had a fabulous weekend? Mine was alright, i spent saturday at a retreat and sunday i tried to rest and cook.
So my favorite meal is beans and
dodo plantain, the softer the better...hehehe and trust me when i say i can make all kinds of beans, in fact, my beans has been nicknamed designer beans...LOL. Anyways, on to my story. I set out to make one of my special beans recipes with snails, fish, beef etc cut in tiny pieces and i had prepped everything when i realized the beans had weevils in it (Thats when i should have known that there was drama coming my way). I quickly sent someone to the market (Btw, I love cooking but dislike going to the market - I prefer organized spaces for shopping) to get some for me and she came back with the popular "honey beans" (supposed to be tastier than the normal one) and i started my wonderful meal. I put it on my cooker at about 4pm and at 7pm, the beans was still hard as rock; i kept adding warm water as usual and it kept getting harder. I began to wonder whether the beans was possessed. (Meanwhile, i do not own a pressure cooker because i have been procrastinating getting one). I was so hungry at this point, i put enough water and dozed off (after all, it wasn't my first time making beans).
To cut the long story short, i woke up at 9pm and guess what, this beans was still so hard. At this point i decided to throw away the
demonic beans...lol. As if things couldn't get any worse, i noticed the pressure of the flame from the cooker had reduced significantly and my worse nightmare happened. My gas finished... ahn ahn who did i offend? I angrily carried the pot downstairs because i had had enough and decided i was going to settle for cereal and just go to bed; perhaps God was saving me from something.
I got downstairs and met the new security guard Muktar and he said "
Aunty why you dey vex?" I told him nothing, that my gas had finished and i couldn't go on cooking. I couldn't tell him the whole story of cooking beans for 5 hours and beans still being hard. Anyways he said in broken english "Aunty don't throw it away, i'll give you my special electric cooker and the beans go don cook in 30 minutes if its not cooked, give me, i go chop am".
At that point, i had nothing to lose anyway so i thought to myself, 5 hours + an extra 30 minutes; oh well lets try it. And i took muktar's magic electric burner upstairs and put the pot of beans on it and indeed ladies and gentlemen, in 30 minutes, my the beans was very soft and ready to cook...LOL. I added all my
sen-ren-ren ingredients and allowed to cook a little more and my delicious beans and plantain was ready.
Moral of the story.... SF get a pressure cooker, SF,get an electric burner, SF cook the normal beans and not the honey one, SF never underestimate where help might come from, you just never know.
And oh, before i forget to blog about my outfit i wore to church and how amazing the weather was, here you go...
I wore my washed out denim top, dusty pink pleated skirt, black sash, cobalt T-Bar shoes and borrowed purse from my baby sister.
Have an amazing week lovies.