Weekdays are very hectic, especially when work and school are involved. Not to mention having to take three modes of transportation to work and back is an extremely fascinating outing on a day to day basis. Needless to say, with all that money spent on travelling, I need to save somewhere so the best place is cook and carry meals.
Yes, preparing meals to take to work for a couple of days is a must because the price of food is ridiculous and the you do not get value for your money. Most of the times the food lacks salt, ingredients are used sparingly or the portion of food given for the price leaves much to be desired. Therefore, preparation of meals to take to work is very important.
Now, because time is very limited when I get home from work, and even less after class, I have to come up with a menu that is fast and can last Evil Senpai and myself a couple of days. On this occasion, I decided that I would make curry since that is one of the easiest things to whip up. But the problem was that I only had a couple of potatoes left and that was only going to be enough for one eat for one person and that didn’t make any sense. Then, Evil Senpai had the brilliant idea that I should CURRY the leftover sweet potatoes that we had purchased to make the sweet potato salad (which, by the way, tasted real best!) so that is what I did.
The thought was unusual and quite unnatural to me as I had never in my life curried sweet potatoes or even eaten curried sweet potatoes. But, there’s a first time for everything as the saying goes. So, I cut up the usual ingredients of onions and garlic and sautéed them in oil, then adding my curry mixture, letting it patch before dumping in both the sweet potatoes and the remainder of the regular potatoes into the pot to dance in the sea of curry.
Needless to say, I was still a bit concerned on how this would turn out but given that the sweet potato salad came out really well, it gave me hope that this would also taste delicious. And so said, so done. That was one of the best curries I have ever tasted and ever made! The sweet potatoes gave the curry a delectable flavour, so rich and savory that you would want more. I curried the fish separately and that too went well with this sweet potato goodness.
All in all, it was a fabulous experiment and it was all thanks to Evil Senpai, who really likes sweet potatoes, which is more than I can say for myself. I usually tolerate sweet potatoes but on this occasion, wow. That curry totally blew me away.