Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Kitchen Duties

i've been uploading quite a bit of food pix on fb lately. because i've been cooking quite a bit lately. its not easy working right smack in the city centre to come home and cook for the family. i usually reach home around 8pm and with the laundry, the bathing, the preparing of lunch boxes for the next day, homework and getting the boys to bed by 930pm, there's just not enough time to cook.

because i hardly cook on weekdays, the feeling of 'not in the mood to cook' sometimes spill over to the weekends - usually due to the empty fridge and kitchen cabinet. so for the past 4-5 years, its always been outside food for us or dinner for the boys at the daycare while hubby and i quickly down roti canai at a mamak nearby. that's always been our daily life.

but as the boys grow older and are interested to put everything they see in the kitchen into their bellies, i've started going into the kitchen more often. what hubby and i usually do is stock up on saturdays and cook the rest of the weekend. fresh food would last the 2 days while packed food need to last longer, they usually become the boys' dinner on weekdays - sandwiches, cereal, those kind of stuff.

long weekends are the best (aside from the fact that you get more than 2 days away from work) but also because i get to experiment more. the last weekend was especially great. i made something i usually make, i made something new, i made something out of the box, i made something fresh.

on the table on saturday was the very simple mexican baked eggs for breakfast & mihun soup for dinner.

sunday's menu was specially thought of - asyraf's pulut kuning for breakfast, ariff's butter cake for brunch, amir's fish cakes for lunch, akmal's rice for dinner and hubby's food at all 4 meal times.

on monday, i only planned up to lunch as i hate cleaning up the night before a working day (because i'd rather concentrate on the laundry). so i made pancakes for breakfast - 24 pieces of them! - and soup tulang for lunch which lasted til dinnertime and longan jelly in between.

what is great is that most of the food i cook dont require much preparation and are not too difficult. i've not gone through the stage where i want to spend hours in the kitchen or entertain tens of people yet. just something simple for the boys, who had bowls-ful and plates-ful. hubby and i were just amazed at how much they can eat.

the best reward i got, apart from the boys' very rounded bellies, was a statement from asyraf 'mummy buat nasi ke jelly ke cake ke, semua semua semua sedap sangat sangat' which amir and ariff supported. ahh bless them little monsters.

1 comment:

ninie said...

Bestnya bila the kids...Love the food we cooked VERY MUCH!!!


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