Tuesday, March 12, 2013

What's For Lunch?

one significant change to my staying at home is food, ie more home cooked food. there's good and bad side to this, actually. good is, obviously, everything is prepared and cooked by me at home. bad is, again, everything is prepared and cooked by me at home.

i am not a good cook. ok lah, i can cook but i'm not a good cook. there's so much i need to learn. i keep making the same thing again and again. i can do adult-ish food but its difficult for me to do kids food. taste wise, i can manage since i never eat hot food and my food are always 'safe' but i am not creative. with kids, you need to be. you don't want them to get bored, you want them to try new things, you dont want them to be dependent on certain food and not used to seeing different kinds. for me its always that rice and 2-3 dishes, pasta, sandwiches...that's pretty much it! and to prepare that twice a day, everyday is a torture!

i salute those who can cook different types of meal for lunch and for dinner. i opt the easy way out. something simple for lunch, something even more simple for the boys to bring to school and something bought for dinner. i'll take it one step at a time (most probably the whole year!).

after over a month of trying to get the boys (asyraf more than amir) to bring lunch boxes to school, they are finally starting to get used to the idea. amir was easier to persuade as he spent the whole of last year buying canteen food but asyraf was just warming up to the idea of bringing money and buying food in school. he wasnt going to let it go as easy. kinda weird actually because amir's the one who is choosy about food while asyraf loves almost anything i serve him.

so for about 2-3 weeks now i have been preparing simple food for them to bring to school. nothing spectacular, more to encourage them to not buy canteen food, to save money and to consume home-cooked food. so far, we've given them fried rice (hubby cooked, i cant for the life of me make fried rice), maggi goreng, hot dogs, burgers, sandwiches. very boring, i know but we're getting there. i'm getting there, slowly getting the hang of it. amir have been asking 'hari ni takde bekal ke?' when i dont prepare their lunch box, which is a good start.

i dont prepare food every day. mondays & tuesdays are a must, wednesdays & thursdays something simpler (since we dont have much time between their morning & afternoon school) and hardly ever on fridays, since they have a big lunch at home.

i would love to be able to prepare this but it takes both parties to agree. i can try to prepare but are they willing to consume this. for now, they are not. maybe as they grow older and are less picky about food.

these, though, i think i can do and they may like. soon, Insyaallah.


AdanyaKauUntukku said...

cam ida..mayang sari pulak
hari2 prepare food the kids....

Anonymous said...


You should opt for more chinese stir fry for them...its fast easy and healthier. Like chicken with dry chiilis, beef ginger stir fry and alike...

kombat said...

bestnya! bestnya! nak buat macam ni jugak..


the value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults - peter de vries

grown-ups never understand anything for themselves and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explainning things to them - antoine de saint-exupery
Images by Freepik