MVP: Are you doing things out of habit that aren’t worth doing?
Ugali is a sort of stiff corn porridge used as a filler or accompaniment in the way we use rice or potatoes or bread. It is a common side dish in Kenya.
My friend Steve relayed the story of a woman who was recently married and went to make ugali in her mother-in-law’s house. She made the ugali in two pots, one small and one medium sized.
Her mother-in-law asked the new bride why she was using two pots and the bride responded that was the way her mother did it.
The next time the bride was with her own mother, she asked why the mother used two pots, and the mother replied it was because she did not have a single pot big enough to handle the whole batch.