Sunday, April 06, 2008

My Weekend

The long awaited weekend has finally reached. I am excited for weekend as I can cook! To improve my cooking skills, I have been reading and surfing around for simple recipes. I have quite some restrictions in my kitchen, for i.e. can't do much fryings, can't make the kitchen too oily / dirty, etc. So I have to make sure the recipes are simple and easy to manage so that I won't get banned from cooking. :P. I found this GREAT website - Hochiak! Delicious Asian Food. This website is really very helpful as I am and can never be creative. Hence, I can't do much even if I have food in the fridge. I need some guidance. I started to get really excited to try his (yes, it's a HE!) recipes in my own kitchen.

When we went back home last weekend, my mummy (mum in law) gave me an old cucumber, some pork and minced pork. So of course - u know what I am going to cook - old cucumber soup. Cut up everything and just boil them together. Normally I don't put red dates but the recipes in Hochiak! does, so I tried. Yummy!



A friend gave us a packet of chinese mushroom during CNY. Except cooking chicken soup with that, I have no idea what I could do with it (now you know how not creative / boring I am). Again, in the same Hochiak! website, I was excited to see that I can use the mushrooms to cook siew pak choy with braised mushrooms! Well, as a beginner in cook and since I don't cook all the time, I only have oyster sauce. So, I tried the recipe with only oyster sauce and YUMMY! It's still YUMMY!


We kept the other half pot of the soup for the next day. And I have been cracking my head to think what to cook as the 2nd dish for dinner on Sunday since last week. We have quite a lot of celery left from the spag cooking last 2 weeks, so today I cut all the celery, some carrots, and fry them together with a little bit of minced garlic and minced pork. Looks not bad right? Taste good too~!

Now, I realised cooking is not as hard as I thought, and it's really fun. The satisfaction comes when EG tells me how much he likes the food. His encouragements never fail to boost my confidence, vice versa (:P). My boss has been telling others that I am happily married - u know why? Because I put on weight! Now you know how and why!! We have to finish all food so that it's not wasted!

Anyway, weekend is going to be over soon too! Time always flies faster during weekends. I wanted to try another recipe next week but EG is craving for spag again! Guess I won't be posting up any of my kitchen work next week - unless he changes his mind! I will have to do my homework and surf to see how I can improve from the last cooking.

9 comments:

eg said...

EG is so lucky :P

pablopabla said...

I am glad you found the recipes useful :D

Thanks for the feedback / encouragement your post brings to me. It means a lot to me :D

pENguiN~ said...

Pablopabla, my heart skips a beat when I see you leaving a comment! I feel so shy now... :) .. But your page is really great so keep it up! Esp. love the all recipes tab!

pablopabla said...

Wah! I better not leave too many comments - bad for the heart beat. LOL!

Siaw Khur said...

Hi Winnie, is Siaw Khur here...
I have been reading ur blog for long time already, just that i din leave a comment..
Ur dishes look delicious o...Ur lao gong must be feeling very blissful..

pENguiN~ said...

Oh so you're the ghost reader. I followed your blogs too! :). Anyway I hope you enjoy reading. :)

siaw khur said...

yea, i enjoy reading ur blog a lot..keep it up!!
Takecare~

Faith said...

wow, really looks nice. I can't believe you are beginner! seem like better than me..argh~

you may find this site useful:
http://chinese3.cari.com.my/myforum/forumdisplay.php?fid=204&sercari=3

enjoy cooking~

pENguiN~ said...

My hubby is kinda fussy about food so I have to make sure my food is at least OK... Or else I'll feel kinda sad... :). Btw, thanks for sharing the link!