Thursday, January 11, 2007

Burnt out & Well cooked

It's only midweek and I feel totally burnt out already. Yesterday I worked over 14 hours, the day before that about 10 hours (will probably do a one time blog on my job in the future and why the hours are so........). And to think I practically flew through school just so that I'd start working. For those of you still in school, just enjoy it as much as you can.

That was how I felt a couple of hours ago........

..now I feel well rested, after having napped for a couple of hours. I felt great enough to do a little cooking. I made a little afang soup (see picture below) and ofcourse some garri to go with it.




I put up a small picture so you all would'nt start salivating. That's considerate of me right? ....LOL


I'm off to go blog rolling (or better still blog stalking) for a few hours....

Have a wonderful rest of the week people!

23 comments:

Belle said...

dang...that looks GOOD!

14 hr shift. Da hell?!!

Nilla said...

And it tasted even better...

Yeah it's crazy sometimes, but not every time. Will talk about my job in the future.

Donzman said...

Who's Igbo here, what do they call that soup?...I forget a lot!

Hmmm...I'm getting hungry.

Omodudu said...

Can my madam come for training please. Oops she is gonna kill me if she sees this o.

Nilla said...

@ Donzman
I think Igbo's call it okazi soup (not sure though)

@ Omodudu
Sure why not, as long as she doesn't kill me too.

Thanx for stopping by.

azuka said...

It is a crime to make me salivate!

I hereby sentence you to two months of cooking, freezing and sending food to me!

Blublood said...

What if I want to start salivating, I think it is therapeutic...

Looks good, get some more rest and I'll see you in a minute, or too....

Later...

Jaycee said...

lolll...enjoy school? Ok, we'll try. Nilla why did u do this to us naw? The small picture is not really helping!

Nilla said...

@ Azuka
LOL
But how can my punishment be bigger than my crime :-(

@ Blublood
Feel free to salivate then!

@ Jaycee
See me thinking I was being nice by putting up a small picture so you guys don't salivate too much......
How is it not helping dear?

Elle said...

Shame man.. that really sucks!

Gbeborun of Lagos said...

Oya! remove that picture now now! Otherwise you ill make a grown man cry o!

Anthony Arojojoye said...

Jesus H. Christ!
Ain't there no software that can convert the picture to hardware? Hmmmn...yummy.

See irony of life o. You are stressed up when I'm practically doing nothing at work. Diff strokes for diff. folks. Though I like my stroke though, I'm completely idle. I feel like Prince Charles.

Naija Vixen said...

damn! with that food u makin me miss home

NaijaBloke said...

Yeah it is called Okazi in igbo ..well that whatz it call when I was in PH cos that was my best soup then ...

Dang u got me salvating now and am abt to board a plane to all this oyinbo area for 2 days now ...Will have to look in Yellow pages to see if theirz an African restaurant there

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

whao.. you're talented oh!!! it looks just too good.. me I don't even know if i can still cook naija soup(haven't attempted it in 5 years!)

laspapi said...

reminds me of 'youth service' in akwa ibom. It was a great wonder that I didn't stay on after the programme.

Go easy on the job hours, nilla

Naijadude said...

U cooked after 14 hr shift? Wow! U rock,......The picture makes me hungry eh!

hungarin said...

that looks like cassava leaf soup I buy from the liberians... is that cassava or what kinda leaf that is? holla

Nilla said...

@ Elle
It did...

@ Gbeborun of Lagos
You'll cry for real...LOL

@ Anthony
I'm sure there are people working to market that software....ha ha ha....long wait for that to happen

@ Naijavixen and NaijaBloke
Make una enter kitchen cook oh!

@ ONB
Sweetie I'm sure you can steal cook naija soup...just try!

@ Laspapi
lol
Yeah I will. with time it won't be so hectic I hope

Nilla said...

@ Naija dude..
I didn't cook immediately after the 14 hours..
The 14 hours was the day before. The following day was the regular 8 hours..but ofcourse i came back home very tired (cos of all the long hours on monday and tuesday).

@ Hungarin
No it's not cassava leaf soup.
I used two types of leaves...the afang/okazi leaf and collard greens (you can also use spinach in place of the collard greens).
But really the soup ought to be made using afang/okazi and water leaf(which I'm yet to find in the US)

Biodun said...

Its not fair!!! (sobbing) n the sad part is I cant cook it :(

Nilla said...

@ Biodun
Pretty please don't cry...

@ Everyone
Ok if you guys want I can teach y'all.
It's really not that hard.

zero-2 said...

My My My Everyone is salivating,Me too i am eating rice right now but am imagining this afang(obviously that did not help)thats bad Nilla you are killin us, making me home sick.where is the nearest Africo store i gats to touch base somehow!!!!!!