So anyway, the past two weeks have seen little activity in the kitchen, since last week we ate out for various occasions and the hubby hasn't been back for dinner most days this week, thanks to work dinners/calls etc. But what did come out of the kitchen was chicken soup and mee sua on the day the whole family was sick (the hubby cooked that), plus:
|Kway teow with prawns and fishcake. Hubby helped to make the soup base (by boiling prawn heads),|
since I hate peeling prawns... :p
|Beef stew (recipe from Cook with Jamie)... with salad (we just added our fav Jap sesame seed dressing), below. |
My mum is still horrified that I cook stews from scratch and refuse to use Oxo cubes.
|Pork rib with lotus soup again, since we had alot of the lotus root left from the last round.|
Do share if you have alternative ways of using up lotus roots, aside from doing stamping with them!
|To go with the lotus soup, zucchini, asparagus and snow pea salad. From Kylie Kwong's "Simple Chinese Cooking",|
that has an interesting section on "salads" that I'm planning to cook through.
|Pizza version 1.0: I was craving pizza so bad but the rain has been keeping us from going to Casa Verde... so hubby and I bought a pizza pan, and we made our own. Version 1 came out with too thick a crust, and we left it too long in the oven so some bits were burnt, but it did satisfy my craving at least!|
|Salad greens tossed with tomatoes and pan-fried mushrooms and capsicums, to go with pizza Version 1.0.|
Courtesy of the hubby, with yummy Jap walnut salad dressing.
|Pizza version 2.0: We had some tomato puree left over from version 1.0, so I used that as an excuse to make pizza again on Wednesday. :p This round, it was the same pizza dough recipe (I used this version), but the dough came out funny. Nonetheless, we used less dough, and left the whole thing in the oven for about 12 min at 240 degrees, and the crust came out just nice.|
Odd thing is, I've been wanting to eat more fresh greens these days, hence all those salads. Perhaps its to balance off all those arterial-clogging foods I've been craving. Whatever the case, I'm looking forward to a better week next week.
Oh, and before everyone runs off to enjoy the weekend, while debating about who to vote for the elections... mummies, what were your cravings when you were pregnant? Do share!
Have a great weekend!