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Cooking from a Woman Who Only Knew How to Eat!!!

Updated on December 28, 2016

From Miss(carefree!!!) to Mrs(OMG!how will i do it?)

honeymoon pics!
honeymoon pics!
at our home in California
at our home in California
celebrating pre-anniversary at LA
celebrating pre-anniversary at LA


hey everyone!!!I am Smita and a big welcome to my virtual home..where i will be sharing my experiences(some silly,some great-at-least for me!) here are my marriage pic to begin with..got married on dec 2009 to the world's most adorable guy!!!:)This is my nth attempt at creating a new blog since i must own up i am absolutely technologically challenged.

we had an arrange intercaste marriage.In India arrange marriages are usually between the same caste but we had an unique marriage!so even we tell our indian friends that we have arrange marriage none of them believes!!!So now i sometimes make up stories about our marriage being a love marriage much to my husband's disapproval!!!he finds it stupid i say its a new way of gossiping,we are married after all i just altered the type from arrange to love!



.My husband works in US so it was understood that i too will leave with him and that's where the story begins!!! I was always a studious person and was more interested I studies than in kitchen and being a single and pampered child was never allowed in the kitchen very often. Even if I entered the kitchen, it was either to make tea or help my mother keep the prepared food in the dining area.
i was working in a bank before my marriage and somehow didnt know anything about one of the basic things or responsibiities about marriage-cooking!i am the only child of my parents and am very much pampered and spoiled by my parents(now my husband does that).we had servants in our place for cooking and i never showed any interest in cooking.it was shame for me to go to kitchen as i thought that it would affect my image of a tom boy.
thankfully my in laws never created any fuss on this.In India and specially from the place where i came it was compulsory for a bride to learn cooking.As per our rituals a newly wed has to cook something at her in laws place when she goes there for the 1st time.My brother in law helped me in making tea!!!


So when i came to US all i knew was to make tea and maggie.Here i would also like to mention about my Mom in law(Sasumaa in India)...she never complained that i didnt know cooking,when provoked by some relatives that the bride doesnt know how to cook she simply said the day she will see her husband going hungry to office,she will learn cooking,till then she wont enjoy cooking.how right she was!She earned lots of respect when i heard that.

the beginning

i came to US on march 2010(alone..thats another story which i will tell later cause it gave me a lot of confidence in me...a week was spent dealing with jet lags,a husband who missed me so much(he came before me as i had to serve my notice period),new place and a new phase of life where i had responsibilities,ownership of an area in which i never ventured before.

We spent a week eating cornflakes,oatmeals and usually were invited for dinner by my husband's nice friends but these things cant go on forever,i had to start over a venture soon...something i had just heard of but never ventured in..the KITCHEN! Though I must admit, my husband never pressurized me Orr even gave hints that I should start cooking, he was very co operative ( still is) .

PI decided on a date to start cooking and went through numerous websites and video tuto rials on how to cook. I had a list ready as what to cook and how to cook, though the list was edited many zillion times till I finally decided what to cook. Since it was my first dish, it had to be special. It should be out of this world, tasty and most important of all - liked by my love.

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      Rooskaya 5 years ago from Russia

      Welcome Smita. Thanks for sharing your experience. Keep up your good work.

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      dipsmi 5 years ago from Plymouth, Minnisota

      dear Tiara..dont worry..you will learn cooking...love can make you do anything!:)

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      tiara86 5 years ago

      Aaaawww, this couldn't be any cuter :)

      Now, even I am the lone child of my parents.

      Even we have a cook at our place.

      And bottom line even I dont know how to cook :)

      Thanks for this hub :)

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      dipsmi 5 years ago from Plymouth, Minnisota

      Rehana -your hub has given me so much inspiration..am now thinking of writing one on skin care!way to go girl!

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      dipsmi 5 years ago from Plymouth, Minnisota

      thanks Shipra bhabhi for the encouragement!!!

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      Shipra Ritesh 5 years ago

      Hi Smita!!!Ur sasumaa is superb..and also u have a very caring husband ,i knw sandip makes u feel good n comfortable even if u do nothing :), dont worry abt kitchen Now u become an expert in cooking (particularly in non veg)Ritesh had liked prawn that u have made in US...so keep enjoying n have fun

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      Rehana Stormme 5 years ago

      Welcome to hubpages! You have a lovely story here! And you're sasumaa is so cool. You're lucky to have a good saas! Wish you a wonderful married life!