3 dishes, 1 soup and 1 dessert

16:01 Yannie 60 Comments

I seldom cook. I only cook on weekend when my husband isn't around. I know, this sounds so weird.

This Sunday, my husband was around, and I insisted to cook. As I told him, I had several simple recipes in my mind. He allowed me to take over the kitchen, and he helped me to prepare the ingredient that I bought in the wet market a day earlier.

Let see what I cooked from the pictures below.
Self recipe. Stir-fried French beans with prawns and Japanese tofu.

Recipe from Merryn. Stewed chicken with soy sauce and Coca Cola.

Recipe from Facebook. Pan-fried eggs with cheddar cheese and Japanese Tofu.

Soup of the day. Lotus roots with red dates soup. This soup was boiled by my husband when I went swimming with the girls early in the morning.

Dessert of the day. I boiled White fungus with sweet potatoes in slow cooker the night before.

My girls said the best dish of the day is their papa home-cooked soup. Boo hoo, mummy!

It is ok, I will keep up cooking until they say that my home-cooked is better than their papa's one.

60 comments:

  1. I cannot believe your Jin Jin is such an excellent cook... Shame on Anay!! Does he read your blogs???

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  2. The first dish looked like Fried Vegatebles with Scallops! You are so smart to fry the tauhu without breaking them!

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    1. Hehehe! This truly a very kind compliment. I like.

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    2. Ah! Tan thinks alike, I also thought the first dish is french bean with scallop.

      I wonder how Hot Mama cooked it without breaking the tofu, too.

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    3. ya wor...not easy to fry without breaking the taufu leh...what is your secret?

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    4. I also thought those were scallops at first.

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  3. I'm sure one day you can win Daddy!

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  4. Looking yummy!
    In fact I think your girls are very blessed and lucky!

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    1. I like the first dish, simply healthy!

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    2. Thanks for kind thoughts, Hayley. Aden is also very blessed.

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  5. I like all the dish above, and I will replace with chicken breast for the Cola Chicken dish.

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    1. Yes, go ahead to replace with chicken breast. This is really a very simple recipe, and I will definitely cook it again.

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  6. haha, I only cook on weekend when my husband isn't around.. sounds weird but then not that it's not making sense also lah.. this statement makes me understand that Jin Jin is a better cook at home and that he "sayang" you and doesn't need you to do house chores only~~ :)

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    1. SK, you sound like knowing Jin Jin so well eh!

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  7. so your sudden mood of cooking for the family didn't come simple also huh?? look at all those dishes, all look so special and with the heart in it, yes i really can feel it!! there are something special you put into every dish, not just simply stir fry and scoop onto the plates..

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    1. Pandai SK, I put effort in decorating the dish and make it more sophisticated.

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  8. at first i thought the chicken was squid, haha!! and oh, you didn't shell the prawns cooked with the beans?? hehehe, like that Uncle SK will be lazy to eat them already~~ :D

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    1. Squid? Aiyoyo, Ah Boy's sesame eyes didn't see clearly. It's so obviously is Chicken, dei~

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    2. If I were to cook for SK, I would remember to remove the shell of the prawns.

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    3. prawn with shell taste nicer mah

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  9. Please continue to come up with more simple recipe and share it here so Ah Hua can learn.

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    1. Ah Hua, I think please concentrate to learn how to make your kids eat what you cook better rather than new recipes!! wakakakaka~~ :D

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    2. Ok, I love simple recipes as much as you too, Ah Hua.

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  10. lotus root soup is my favorite ever, always love this soup.. and the dessert also looks good!! what a wholesome meal you had for the weekend, though your girls chose the soup to be the best, but all other dishes and dessert were also very very very good and yummy lah~~ :D

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    1. My kids love lotus root soup, pumpkin soup, watercress soup, radish soup and ABC soup.

      Thanks for your kind thoughts, SK.

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  11. Your food looks delicious! I am sure after a while, your daughter will come to appreciate your cooking.

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  12. One of your dishes has attracted my attention, that is pan-fried eggs with cheddar cheese and Japanese Tofu. I wonder how does it taste like, looks interesting.

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    1. Hoi Ting, this very simple, whisk 4 eggs, heat up oil in pan, pour in eggs, then put in cheddar cheese (bit by bit) Japanese tofu, let it cook without flipping it over low fire.

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  13. All your dishes look so tasty!! You mean if your hubby is around, he's the one who will cook dinner? THat's why you will only cook when he is not around?

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    1. If my husband is around, I will either go swimming or working out in the gym in the morning, he will cook lunch.

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  14. The food looks nice. I do understand that it is very hard to find time cooking for working dad/mum. Dun worry, your cooking will surely improves over time. One day, your hubby and daughters will be asking for more. :)

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  15. wah...so nice ah....all the dishes are nice...i think love the french bean most

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    1. wah the suop must be "Tim tho yap sum yap fai".....hubby boiled one wor :)

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  16. You did great! Everything looks delicious! Keep up the good work, very soon your family would wish mommy would cook for them everyday!

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  17. I love to cook vegetables with big prawns too. Very tasty! I like japanese tofu too!

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  18. Hi Yan, wow! Love your cooking! Sure 3 plates of rice so disappearing trick if I'm around.
    How come you do't cook when hubby around? He does the cooking?
    I always admire men who cook.
    Me? I'm an expert at opening canned food, ha ha.

    Your dishes look really delicious.....love that soup!
    Hey, next day you cook hum choy tong send me telegram. My favourite dish!
    Have fun and keep well.
    Lee.

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  19. Wah! So many yummy home cooked food!

    Jin Jin must be so pleasantly surprised. :)

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  20. Home cooked meal is always the best.

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  21. Oooo...food looks soooo good! Yet to try cooking anything with Coca Cola. Tried once, somebody gave me when I went to KL...but cold, ate in hotel room, so not really nice lor.

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  22. Yannie you're good in everything. You're a great mom.

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  23. Merryn prawn dish I'm interested too.

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  24. It is not easy to cook 3dishes with 1 soup. You've dessert sum more later.. That's a very complete meal of the day!

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  25. All the dishes looked so yummy and appetising to me! One day I want to try the egg with cheese and tofu... It's really something different and sounds good. I cooked Merryn's coca cola chicken too. It was so simple and nice :)

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  26. Oh my! You surely got time to cook those?

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  27. Your husband cooks. Now that's interesting as mine can only boil water. I love japanese tofu and you have two tofu dishes here. I also love soup. I love all your dishes (including the coca cola chicken) :D

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  28. Hi Yan,

    Is this a dad vs mum cooking? Tell your girls that you will have one vote from me. Maybe SK will vote for you too... ha ha ha just kidding :p

    Zoe

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  29. Yan, you are a great cook. Drooling over the dishes you whipped up.

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  30. wow, these dishes just made me so hungry. They look delish!

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  31. Not bad for a mummy that seldom cook! It is good to let the man taking over the kitchen once a while. heheh!

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  32. Maybe it's just that your girls love soup? Hehe.

    But we are have something in common too. My husband's cooking are often times nicer than mine. LOL. Sometimes mine nice also lar. hehe.

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  33. Your husband does the cooking everyday?
    I cook 2 to 3 times a week for dinner. Wish to have more time to cook actually. My kids prefer their daddy's cooking as well cos I always reduce salt in my cooking.

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  34. All dishes look yummy to me, I can eat lots of rice :)

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  35. all the food looks delicious especially the stewed chicken!

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