So boyfriend woke me up this morning, per my request, and as I’m washing my face, the smell of chicken leads me to ask him “what’s cooking,” he says nothing and acts as though he smells nothing and has no idea what I’m talking about. I shrug it off, plop myself down on the couch and being flipping through the channels.
About 15 minutes later, my tummy is growling and I head to the kitchen to grab some cereal. I find a pot of chicken, beans, potatos, onion and eggs boiling on the stove. Turns out he wanted to suprise me for lunch and had soaked beans overnight in a bowl that he hid on our fridge and went to buy chicken this morning at the grocery store while I slept in. He even took step-by-step photos of how he created this amazing dish called “Hamin” because he knew I would want to post on my blog about this yumminess! Does it get any cuter than that???
This meal is one that his mom makes every now and then that we both love beyond words, its so simple yet so good!
“Hamin,” or “Cholent” is a traditional Israeli dish that was developed over the centuries to conform with Jewish religious laws that prohibit cooking on Shabbat. You are supposed to bring the pot to a boil on Friday before the Shabbat begins, and place it in a slow cooker until the following day, to prevent cooking or “working” on Shabbat. You can read more about it here, thank you Wikipedia.
Dekel and I are the opposite of religious, and the opposite of patient, so we —he— boiled all the ingredients this morning and let it cook for only about 5 hours and it was just as amazing, but if you do have a crock pot or slow cooker, I would recommend leaving it in there on a low heat all day to enjoy for dinner.