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Monday, 30 September 2013

Tuna Spaghetti

Dinner yesterday ~ Simple tuna spaghetti

Ingredients: Mixed vege, canned tuna, onions, tomatoes and cream of mushroom (not shown below).

Fry onions, tomatoes, mixed vege and tuna in (olive) oil, chuck in the can of mushroom cream, add half a can of water and let it simmer. Serve over (cooked) spaghetti.

Below is the "mini tuna casserole" that I packed to work. Less spaghetti and "over-flooded" sauce. Yummzzz

Oatmeal Lemon Butter Cookies

I baked oatmeal lemon butter cookies yesterday as I still have some butter and lemons left from last week.

Ingredients (modified): 1/4 bar (SCX) butter, half a cup brown sugar, half a cup oats, 1 egg yolk, 1 cup flour, 1 tbsp milk powder, zest and juice of half a lemon and a dash of vanilla essence. Bake at 180 degrees until the cookies turned brown.

The Emergency - Babysitting 1 Baby & 2 Toddlers Alone!

Occasion ~ Emergency Babysitting

My neighbour SOS-ed for my help on Saturday morning around 8.15am. Luckily that time I had finished vacuming the house and bathed Baby G.

The nanny could not find her house keys. And this neighbour needs to work on Saturday (the nanny takes care of he kid on Saturday for half day). She just switched to this new job one month ago, so she felt uneasy to have to apply for emergency leave, hence, I agreed to help (although that time, I wasn't sure whether I could handle), but I still said yes.

She left her kid at my place, empty handed. No milk, no bottles, no clothes, no diapers. But hey, not a problem because I have everything she needed in my house.

This is the kid whom I had to babysit - Baby C
After bath @ 9am
Breakfast @ 9.15am ~ cereal
Then hard-boiled eggs
She finished one egg
Snack time - apples
Milk time @ 10.45am - I gave her Kenzie's formula, and luckily she accepted (using Baby G's old bottle and teat)
More playtime
I cooked porridge for lunch
Lunch @ 12pm
Dessert after lunch ~ yogurt
Rest time
Baby C finally dozed off in the afternoon @ 12.45pm
I felt clever. I felt satisfied. I felt successful. I felt happy that I could help. I felt good.  

I never thought I could handle 3 kids (1 baby and 2 toddlers) alone (although it just for half a day). I think if I have 3 children, I still can handle. I am a supermom, remember? *Self-praise*

Monday, 23 September 2013

Lemon Butter Cake

Ingredients: 1.5 cup self-raising flour, 1 cup brown sugar, half a bar of (SCX) butter, 1 tsp baking powder, 2 eggs, 50ml lemon juice and zest from 2 lemons.
**Modified to just bake enough for two persons.

Whisk everything together and bake at 180 degrees for about 40 minutes.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Weekend Update - An Ordinary One

It's been a while since I last blogged about weekends and all. So here's one.

Just an ordinary weekend for me, nothing to look forward to (Aawww, that sounds so pathetic). But really, with two babies around, I couldn't go anywhere, do anything. Only one gets to go out each time, and the other one stays home and look after the babies. In my case, the hubs go out and buy things, I stay home and look after the babies.

Anyway, on Saturday, as usual, hubs went to work (he works half day). I ran out of ideas of what to cook for Kenzie already. So I just boiled some maceroni, heated up leftover chicken soup in the fridge, cracked an egg, added cheese and mixed everything in.

Then as usual, went to the in law's in the afternoon. Took the picture just for fun, haha.

Ignore my fat face

Had dinner and it was awesome. The mother in law can really cook good food. I had second (and third and fourth helpings). Gawd, I'm gonna be fiat !
*From right: Fried fish, fried chicken, potatoes and minced meat, stir-fried kailan with meat, lotus soup, sweet sour meat and sardines.

Came Sunday. The hubs went to Ikea and bought some stuffs for the house. Cabinets for Kenzie's book & toys, a play tent and kitchen racks. But I only took picture of the tent.

Then I cooked dinner - steamed egg with minced meat and mushy one-pot chicken rice with brocoli. Yes, I know it looks mushy and yucky, but believe me, it tasted good and Kenzie finished the whole bowl! Yes, because it was mushy, he ate more.

The came Monday. Nothing much to write about. Made eggs and oats for Kenzie's breakfast. Then my parents came to visit, brought some food too, which I heated up for dinner. Oh, here's my baby G, taking an afternoon nap. Look at his lips, feel like kissing him all the time. Oohh, don't you want to keep smelling that whole head too?

The Electric Lunch Box ~ Meal # 4 (Organic Millet With Chicken & Carrots)

I used: Half a cup of organic millet (and white rice), chicken breasts pieces and cubbed carrots.
*I soaked the millet over night.

Chuck everything into the electric lunch box and cook for about an hour.

The whole pot smelled yucky during the whole cooking process. The (organic) millet has a very strong 'soya bean' smell. Even my hands. I felt like puking each time I smell my hand. To be honest I felt like throwing everything into the bin but I continued cooking anyway (coz maybe it's only me. Maybe Kenzie likes the taste+texture).

I decided to try millet because everyone is hoo-haa-ing about these kinda food for toddlers, you know what I mean? When they talk about first foods for toddlers, they will talk about fruits+vege puree, stuffs like millet, quinoa, red rice, brown rice, the list goes on. All wana talk about being healthy, bla bla bla.

So here I am, trying out (organic) millet for the very first time. Ok, in case you are wondering, when Kenzie started solids, I gave purees too. Then when he was 7 months old, I straight away gave porridge (cooked in meat and vegetables). I didn't give stuffs like millet, quinoa, red rice, brown rice, 5-grain rice and what-not rice.

I really wonder how they mix everything together and eat. It really tasted yucky. Did they try first before serving their little one? Did they like it too? I wouldn't eat a bite of it unless I have some very good and thick gravy to pour over it if I'm eating it. By the way, when I was eating this millet porridge, I kinda flooded the whole thing with soy sauce.

Forgive me but I really wonder do they give it to their little one just because everyone is talking about it in the forum/group, or they are really health freaks and think eating white rice can make them die early?

Monday, 9 September 2013

The Electric Lunch Box ~ Meal # 3 (Steamed Egg & Chicken Herbal Soup)

Two simple food today (just for 1 person): Chicken herbal soup and steamed egg.

Soup: Chicken pieces, red dates, black dates, wolfberries, yok zhok, tong sum and pak kei.
Chuck everything into the electric lunch box and boil.

About 15-20 minutes before I wanted to drink the soup, I beat an egg into the upper tray and added water, salt and pepper.

I steamed on top of the soup for about 8-10 minutes.

The end products:

The Electric Lunch Box ~ Meal # 2 (Chicken & Anchovies Porridge With Potatoes, Brocolli & Wolfberries)

Today's meal (just for 1 person): Chicken-anchovies-brocolli-potato-wolfberries porridge.

Ingredients: A few chunks of chicken breasts, a small handful of 'ngan yue zhai', few florets of brocolli, quarter cubed potato, some wolfberries, half a small cup of rice and enough water.

Chuck everything into the electric lunch box and cook for about an hour.

Monday, 2 September 2013

It's The Dress, I'm Not Pregnant!

Raya lunch in the office today. Took a few photos with some colleagues.
P/S: The secret admirer is not in the photos, so don't bother wondering, heh!

***I'm not pregnant. I'm not fat. It's the dress :)