You may be wondering what I mean by "Jamaican Mondays" so allow me to explain:
You've undoubtedly heard of the worldwide infamous Taco Tuesdays, right? Well, I've decided to create a weekly family tradition that simply hits close to home. My parents, born and raised in Jamaica, brought us up on this mouth-watering cuisine and since I am no longer able to get my hands on their cooking I thought it would be smart to master it! Especially while Korey is still in diapers! I am going to attempt to prepare a Jamaican dish every Monday night whether it be an appetizer, entree, dessert, or drinks! If all else fails, I promise I will post something related to the title of this anticipated family tradition. I'd love to expose my son to the Jamaican culture so that he knows where my side of the family came from. After all, he is half Jamaican:)
To no ones surprise, I am no masterchef (yet..lol), so I plan to purchase this book from Amazon.com tonight to start reading up on some of the spices that I should begin to stock up on. Mind you, not only am I going to have to stock up on spices, but I'm also going to have to read up on my measurements...normally when I cook at home I season with the "eyeball it" approach. This cooking by-the-recipe may slow me down a bit but I'm game!