For the first time in 15 solid years, I’m being made to eat Pumpkin and Yam meal… again. Unbelievable but True! Hahaha… Well, the story goes this way…
As a child I’ve always avoided eating pumpkin meal because I personally do not like the food. I literally focus on separating the yam from the pumpkin and then eating the yam alone, while totally and unapologetically ignoring, or should I say, leaving the pumpkin itself behind.
One fascinating thing about this food is that it’s similar and looks exactly like yam porridge but it’s actually not. The pumpkin is actually the porridge or should I say, it replaces the porridge. Although a lot of people keep saying that the meal is delicious and highly nutritious, some others think otherwise. I mean, we all have meals we like and meals we don’t like after all… Nutritious, I agree… but delicious? Nah…I doubt. So I thought though.. Hehe.
…Well, Fast Forward to September 19, 2022…
So today, I was doing the laundry outside when I perceived this sweet aroma of a delicious meal cooking on fire. I went in to see what’s really going on in there… Lo and Behold! My dad was the one behind this aroma and guess what was cooking? Pumpkin and Yam Meal… The very meal I’ve always ran away from. Hilarious I must say.
I went back to doing the laundry and started contemplating whether to eat the food or not. But dammmm… the aroma was tempting and enticing. After the meal was ready, I opened the pot and gosh! Appetizing as ever! Mouthwatering I must say. Daughter of Zion could not resist, I just couldn’t let the food pass me by so I quickly grabbed a plate and dished out a moderate proportion, hoping to at least, finish it.
I started eating and bless my soul, I haven’t had a more delicious and satisfying Pumpkin meal before. Before I could say jack, I had already finished the food craving for more. Guys, guess what next? I dashed into the kitchen and found myself dishing out another plate of food, a bigger portion this time around. I ended up overfeeding myself that afternoon but then…it was definitely worth it… worth every bite of it.
And you know what? I look forward to actually eating more of this incredible, delicious and highly nutritious meal again… Preferably made by my dad again…. Right now all I can say is… “Get ye a father that can cook, one who knows his damm way around the kitchen”. LOL!!!
A big Thank You to you Popsy for this awesome and exquisitely prepared meal! I Love YOU DADDY !! 🙂 🙂 🙂
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