For the women…
Kk Bulunga of Pretoria writes As a young man, I’ve done two things this month that I never would have thought possible in order to give my mother a rest. It’s Women’s Month, after all, and this gives us an opportunity to put ourselves in their shoes and show them that we appreciate every little thing.
I’ve been cooking supper at home, every night. I run out of ideas at times and wonder how my mom does it every night with ease. She is a self-taught natural master of traditional South African food and never refers to a cookbook. I got so stressed at times and woke up in the middle of the night, thinking about what I was going to cook the next day and how I could make it so my family would want to come back for seconds, like when it’s my mom cooking.
I surprised everyone on Women’s Day when I made the curried lamb chops with coconut rice from the August issue of Home (page 118). It came out perfectly and, for the first time, my family asked for more.
I’ve now gained confidence and look forward to cooking every night. Even opening the freezer to decide what to cook is a thrilling experience. I’ve come to realise that maybe there is hope that I can actually be a good father one day. I even came up with names for my imaginary children!
Thank you Home team; we had a fabulous Women’s Day!