Saturday, June 18, 2011

Some Like It Hot


He helped himself with a mouthful and complained that it was cold and bland. Well, it's been sitting there a while, waiting for him. The lack of flavor surprised me though, as I prepared it the same way I always have. He's had it a number of times and was probably tired of it. I just decided to enhance its flavors a bit.

Cheddar has never failed me, so I grated one generous layer after another. But the extra cheesiness just could not mask what was missing. Perhaps some added bite would do the trick. I tossed in a bit of arugula and squeezed a slice of lemon, but the bitterness and sour aftertaste overpowered everything else.

I ground and sprinkled a dash of pepper to spice it up, but it wasn't enough. He wanted something hot on the side, but I wouldn't hear of it. Begrudgingly, he tried to finish what was served. I caught him staring longingly at the new diner across the street, as I quietly chopped onions by the kitchen sink.

photo from here

20 comments:

Spiral Prince said...

Grabe kuya Sean. Everything's so appropriate. Galing galing mo po!

*bugtong hininga*

Xall Percé said...

His efforts must be commended. At least the cook really wants to make something fresh despite the boredom of the other one. But if that one is really uninterested, I'm sad for the one cooking.

^travis said...

Begrudgingly, he tried to finish what was served. < this is so sad not only for the cook but also for the one eating the food.

cook for someone else who will be more appreciative of one's efforts, maybe it's time for that.

Sean said...

@spiral prince: aww, thanks spiral! glad to know you liked it :)

@xall perce: sometimes all the effort in the world will never be enough. to some, it's more about the variety. of cooks.

@^travis: yeah, it was a sad time. wasn't much about the food but for something else that was ending. and i did end up "cooking" for someone else eventually :)

^travis said...

Sean,

oh great! that's the happy part. after all "cooks" and "cooking" are so "in demand" these days. lols

Mr. G said...

Relationships, sometimes, takes its toll, but it will come alive again and just the right time when one realizes he misses something. Iba pa din ang hinahanap-hanap na lasa--yung nakasanayan na...yung iba ang pakiramdam habang nilalasap ang sarap, kahit na laging yun na lang ang putahe...wag mo lang lagyan ng lason ha...hugs!

Mugen said...

This were words said to me and I pass it down to you:

"ponyeta ang galing."

:D

Nimmy said...

dapat kasi naka-bikini ka kuya habang nagluluto. chos. hehe

ako na lang kakain nyan ading. :)

the green breaker said...

haha, bongga ang comment ni Nimmy. hot chef. lol.

buti na lang wala pa akong ipinagluluto.. kasi ayoko na mapintasan.

Désolé Boy said...

Sigh. This just frustrating for a moron in the kitchen [and in love] like me.
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Hey! Know that I always read your stuffs here though I seldom comment. Nice one Sean!

nyabach0i said...

clap clap clap sa tossing ng arugula. :)

Sean said...

@^travis: lol! thanks trav.

@mr. g: oo nga, para rin sa akin, iba pa din yung nakasanayan na. hahaha! di ko na lalagyan ng lason. bubog na lang hehehe.

@mugen: aww mugen, thank you! :)

@nimmy: wala na ring bikini. apron lang haha! :)

@the green breaker: oo nga bongga comment ni nims. naked chef! malay mo, dun pala yung iyong talent gb.

@desole boy: hey thanks desole boy. appreciate it.

@nyabach0i: hahaha!

V1nC3 said...

Oh boy. This is rather sad - for both the cook and the one eating. =(

orally said...

mapait...parang arugula lang. never a fan of arugula.

sean, at the moment i'm certain you got 3 Michelin stars

Kiks said...

astounding, sean. astounding.

Mr. Chan said...

galing naman! :D

naisip ko ang lasagna sa post na ito! yung makesong makesong lasagna! LOL

In relationships, one should never stick in always being the cook. :)

Jj Rodriguez said...

reading this... i think they just need to talk... sometimes, it's not just the food. it's the place, the situation, the chemistry...

but with the cook trying to spice the usual food and the one having it, who tried to finish it... i can see a compromise... and that's the best thing to start with..

i have been there. knew it...

JJRod'z

btw, thanks for visiting my blog and be listed as one of my followers.

Jj Rodriguez said...

reading this... i think they just need to talk... sometimes, it's not just the food. it's the place, the situation, the chemistry...

but with the cook trying to spice the usual food and the one having it, who tried to finish it... i can see a compromise... and that's the best thing to start with..

i have been there. knew it...

JJRod'z

btw, thanks for visiting my blog and be listed as one of my followers.

daniel said...

kapatid, mukhang masarap yan ah, patikim!

Sean said...

@v1nc3: yeah, that was a very sad time for both of us. i knew it was ending and i was struggling to keep that from happening.

@orally: dapat pala malunggay na lang nilagay ko. haha thanks bien!!!

@kiks: aww, thanks kiks. kailan ka na babalik sis?

@mr. chan: hahaha oo nga no? i love lasagna lalo na yung maraming kesong sumasabit. expert ka talaga sa relationships mr. chan!

@jj rodriguez: that's true, unless one party is hell bent on getting out. sad. i saw an entry in your blog about you letting him go. hope you're ok. thanks for visiting too.

@daniel: oo nga! kailangan kang patabain!

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