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Monday, 23 March 2015

Last Thursday's Dinner

Was at home last Thursday, no go to work.

I found two packets of Graddsas beef gravy (for meatballs) bought from Ikea and...


the expiry date is coming soon - 09.04.2015. I don't have time to cook dinner on weekdays, and I don't cook dinner on weekends since we'll be going to mil's place or my mum's place for dinner usually.


So I plan to use up the two packets of beef gravy. But wait, let me show you what I cook that night for dinner, since I'm at home, and I have the whole day. I'm roasting half a chicken. Marinade using just Kikkoman soy sauce and Italian herbs.


And I plan to use up the two packets of gravy by cooking spaghetti. Yep, beef gravy with spaghetti. Gonna cut up some luncheon meat too for the spaghetti. I'm gonna call it luncheon meat with beef gravy spaghetti.

Look at those luncheon meat chunks, yummeh.


I fry luncheon meat and onions separately first. Then I made the gravy, just follow instructions behind the packet. Then, I poured the meat into the gravy, mix with spaghetti when it was time to serve.

Anyway, here is my roast chicken...


My luncheon meat-onions-beef gravy spaghetti... And...


Ta-daaa !! Surprise !! I made another tuna-corn salad with hard boiled eggs too. This one, can make in advance and chuck in the fridge. Erm, missing some cherry tomatoes here I know, but I don't like veggies, so no veggies here, teehee.


Just in case you are wondering why I use aluminium trays for the 3 dishes I cooked, well, just for fun. I wanted it to look like a party buffet. Syiok sendiri.

Ok, bye!

51 comments:

  1. STP gave me a pack to try. Very nice.

    Lovely "buffet" dishes. Very well cooked.

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  2. If you watch Epic Meal Time on Youtube, those fatties will be so proud of you. Salad without greens FTW! XD

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    1. I really don't like greens ger wor.. Reds maybe a bit la.. But if got creamy dressing with eggs potatoes bacon and grilled chicken, then maybe I can eat some greens la, hehe..

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  3. staying at home and didn't go to work on Thursday?? did you take leave or MC?? hehe.. must be MC lah, because if taking leave won't molala take in the middle of the week ga la, usually linking the weekends or public holidays ga ma.. correct ah?? :)

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    1. Lei chan hai ming pak ngor.. Yep, it was a "peng gar".. hehehehe..

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    2. What is Molala? SK always speaking Tamil everywhere dei.

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    3. Molala is out of a sudden in cantonese *wink*

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  4. hmm good also lah, rest for one day and then go to work on Friday and then rest for two days during the weekend again before starting a brand new (hectic) week.. but come to think of it, weekends you also macam no rest also hor?? wake up early in the morning and then from morning do housework and take care of the boys until right before you go to bed at night.. haha!!

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    1. I really need some sanity, I think I'm not wrong kua thinking like this.. As long as I'm not too "kor fun", and not too obvious, ok kua.. You are so right, you know.. Weekends, my hubby works Saturday, which means I can't get out of the house to do my hair or what-not, Sunday is marketing+grocery day, and my parents visiting day, I can't go out and do my hair too.. So.....

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  5. wah, really got the "hing jee" to cook woh.. got roast chicken (which looks so perfectly cooked macam those cooking show), got spaghetti with luncheon meat and onions in beef gravy.. and also a tuna corn salad with egg wedges salad (now that is actually a simplified Niçoise salad) tim woh.. all well balanced but I would think the color is a bit boring, next time add some leaves and tomatoes to brighten up lah, don't eat also can see and make things more appetizing mah, haha!! xD

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    1. Wah, canggih wor you, I don't even know what is Nicoise salad.. Gotta google jor, later people say me jakun.. Ya la, next time I add cherry tomatoes, for the sake of the camera, then I take it off or ask hubby to wallop all after that..

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  6. so a shyiok sendiri party buffet theme dinner that was!! did your boys enjoyed the food?? or you had to top up with your signature yee mee in leftover ABC soup with eggs, meatballs and cheese to make them happy?? :p

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    1. Errr, to be really really frank, the boys did NOT enjoy it.. They had a few mouths of spaghetti, thats all.. They dig all the luncheon meat and never touch the spaghetti.. At night, gotta top up with Marie peng and Miloook.. Rascals...

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  7. Luncheon meat is always my favorite, simply yummy!
    Your dishes looks delicious la, hungry jo!

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    1. Luncheon meat can never go wrong in anything.. Spaghetti, fried rice, fried bihun/noodles, eat like that with white rice pun sudah sedap kan? I don't care if people say eat too much no good, Ch**a brand, etc, can't care too much.. I must have my luncheon meat stock in my pantry..

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  8. Louiz, the dishes you cooked for dinner sedap leh! The roast chicken looks good. Wah, luncheon meat with spaghetti! I must try that because I love luncheon meat. I usually use it for omelette. And your salad pun I like. Corn can considered vege, right? I always love salads with hard boiled eggs. And using the aluminium trays means less washing up! hee..hee...

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    1. Oh yes, I prepared the food before the kids came back from nursery, so putting them into aluminium trays help a lot, means less washing to do (after they are back) for dinner time.. Oh, I love any salad with hard boiled eggs, bacon, potatoes, grilled chicken, hehe..

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  9. I still have one or two packets. Can give this a try. Sure looks good.

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    1. Can only think of pasta to finish up the packets.. Two packets..

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  10. All are my favourite foods, i can eat a lot, hehe...

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    1. I can eat a lot too.. I myself can finish the entire half chicken..hehe

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  11. You are so brilliant to always cook something syok sendiri! I like your vulgar and delicious expressions ~ "Yummeh!" Sounds like cowboys eating beef steaks! Wakakaka
    Your food presentation really looked like a hotel's buffet style. Perhaps you might want to invite us for blogger's partay! We will baby sit your 2 sons and hubby!!!

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    1. Haha I like your word partay too.. Hotel buffet style? Wah very happy to hear it.. Babysit the two boys? I think you will pengsan and surrender after 20 minutes :)

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  12. Pandai Shiok Sendiri, ya!! I thought you were going to have a party with all the western food with large portions.. can finish all or not? :)

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    1. Actually, small portions, I zoom ma, so it looked big.. Chicken finished, tuna corn finished, spaghetti cannot finish, haha..

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  13. not sure why i can't see your pictures. anyway, I guess they must be very delicious..

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    1. Oh you can't view ahh? Hmmm... Try viewing from your phone maybe?

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  14. You are a good cook too! The food looks good. Were all the food for a meal for 2 adults and 2 children? Seems like a lot.

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    1. The food was for 2 adults and 1 kid actually.. Chicken finished, tuna corn finished, but spaghetti cannot finish.. Leftover for next day's dinner..

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  15. wow....it turns out so good! I didn;t know IKEA got sell this beef gravy. Must be near the ice cream and hot dog counter.

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    1. Oh yes, you are right, the frozen food and chocolate and cookies dept is next to the hotdog place.. They have frozen meatballs, gravy, chocolates, cookies, jam... All very nice..

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  16. Hi Louiz,

    I'm shocked to hear that you don't like vege!!! Ai yo!!! Sorry that I'm imposing a little of opinion here because I really love my vege :p

    I can see that you are very swift in your cooking... You must be chop chop chop like the olden days Martin Yan but the female and young version :D I do the same too during my weekday cooking but mine must have VEGE!!! LOL!

    Zoe

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    1. Hehe sweetie, yeah I dont like vege.. But if the salad got bacon egg potatoes mayo and grilled chicken, then I will eat it la, hehe..

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    2. I have a friend who don't eat vege at all too and you remind me of her. Guess what? She is still not eating her vege :D

      Do like the green kind??? It doesn't feel like eating vege to me if I drink those green smoothies with lemon juice :D Have try them before???

      Sorry that I'm promoting vege to you because I'm a very vege person :p :p :p

      Zoe

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    3. Eh I dont mind, really.. I still eat some cooked green vege, like spinach and choy sam, but I dont like raw ones like salad unless it has mayo bacon grilled chicken in it.. I still eat a lot of (root) veges like carrots, sweet potatoes, hehe..

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  17. Everything looks good! Potato, sweet potato and corn can be considered vege, right...or root vegetables! ;D

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    1. Oh yes, you are right.. They are root vege, yep.. I should say greens.. I don't like greens, haha..

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  18. wah must fast fast cook. Nice leh

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    1. Certain food can cook fast-fast, like the tuna corn.. Can prepare in advance and chuck in the fridge.. The roast chicken cannot lor, have to roast on time to serve..

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  19. your roast chicken color very nice

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    1. Roast for one hour at 230-250 degrees :)

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  20. LOL memang look like party buffet. was just about to ask who's birthday?

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    1. Haha, nobody's birthday, saja.. Less washing to do, coz I made it just before the boys were back from daycare..

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  21. Oh my comment was "eaten" just now.

    I said, I love the way your roast chicken looks! :)

    Oooh, I love that gravy by IKEA too, I don't buy their meatballs much nowadays though coz I can't finish it by myself (my better half doesn't like beef, the kids don't too) so it's too big for me.

    I like how you used it with spaghetti, it tastes great with creamy mashed potatoes too!

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    1. Ahh, you just gave me an idea.. Thinking of mashed potatoes with beef gravy already now.. Aiks, why didn't I think of that?

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  22. shioknya! i can't wait to go home for my dinner if i got such nice home-cooked party food!

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  23. Yum! All of them, esp the luncheon meat. :D

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