Salam and Aloha People. I hope you have had great and wonderful days. If things are not going according to your expectation, dont despair, I am sure, things will turn out brighter eventually. Anyway, I am going to talk about something different in this entry. No handmade rattan crafts, no design sketches or ideas, no blogging tips or tricks nope nope nope... Today, it is about something that we love : )..something that we all have in common. FFFFOODDDD!! : D
I cant remember when i started cooking but i do remember my first cooked meal was stir fry cabbage. Funny because most people whom i know would have started theirs, either by frying an egg or making an instant noodle. Aha! We cook almost everyday, nowadays. We take turns actually. We used to buy food for breakfast, lunch and dinner and it hit hard on our wallets. Ouch!! Moreover, it became a bit tiring to go out 2 - 3 times a day just to buy food.
Cooking has become a way for several reasons : main are money and time. Now just imagine, our weekly market shopping is roughly around rm70 (USD22) and that would get us a 1.5kg imported meats (RM20), one and half chicken (rm15-18), vegetables (RM8-15) and herbs and spices (rm10-20). And that RM70 is for three persons eating 2 times a day for 5-7 days. We dont shop at hyper-market to buy our weekly grocerries, but go to typical small and wet nearby home market (and my wet market isnt that wet : D). Best thing is, our relationship with the sellers have grown great. Buying here has become somewhat a personal experience. I always like going to these type of markets then those big fancy hyper-markets such as TESCO.
Cooking can be a dragging task especially when it is your turn to cook. Aha. But trust me, that is just a gut feeling. It doesnt take that long to cook. At most, 45minutes or an hour if you are preparing something special. So, getting home at 5.30-5.45pm, i would normally be done by 6.30-640pm. Luckily we make it a habit of boiling our meat every week, thus cooking doesnt take too much of our time.
Now, what is a Food entry without pictures of food. Hehe. Barbequed Chicken - Marinated with chili sauce and ketchup, a bit of barbeque and black pepper sauce, a dash of honey plus herbes and spices.
My spicy chicken and meat curry with potatoes and tomatoes. I like the sound of potatoes and tomatoes. Aha ha ha : DI am not good in making western food, but i love eating them. I love to try easy cooking recipes when i feel of making one. That way, probability of my experiment going wrong is kept to a minimul. Aha... Owh! maybe i should try to make Chef's Pasta Salad and that Drunken Noodles (I love the name). I am not good at baking too but i have tried baking choc muffins. Hmm maybe i should find some easy cookie recipes too because right now my mind is imagining those hot baked straight out of the oven choc walnut cookies. Whoaho!!
Enjoy your meal everyone.
Happy blogging and have a great day everyday.
Till next time.
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