Sukiyaki

I wanted to try this dish because someone wrote an encouragement note on my kitchenwork blog and when I checked her blog out, I saw how she made Sukiyaki. It was easy and healthy, so I gave it a try for dinner. I wanted to use just one pot today (as compared to numerous pots and pans) so that we have less to wash. I’m doing Ken a favour since he’s the one doing the dishes. =p Oh, do remember, if you add a little of a lot of things to cook, you have A LOT to finish.

In the end, we can’t and have to leave it till tomorrow for lunch.

All you need are chicken thighs, carrots, yellow onions, mushrooms, Chinese cabbage, bean thread noodles (rice noodles), firm tofu. For the sauce, you would need soya sauce and sugar.

Using the dutch oven to make sukiyaki

Chinese cabbage, not the whole lot!

All the ingredients you'll need

Boil the bean thread noodles and set aside

saute the chicken & set aside

Add the carrots & onions

Throw in the cabbage!

Dump in the chicken!

Turn off the heat & let it stand for 30 min

BURP!

Honeymooners’ class – Lesson 2

The weather took to a change suddenly and from 76 F, it dropped to 50F on Sunday. It’s certainly time to layer and as the colder weather approaches, I wonder how we could really tahan winter.

Anyway, it’s our second lesson for the honeymooners class. This time round, instead of the usual facilitators, a couple who had attended the course came back and facilitated. Some of the topics shared were on Consummate love, stages of love and of course the love languages which we know more of.

Perhaps, let’s talk about the love languages. The hubs and I had a discussion prior to the lesson on this and we determined that his predominant love language is words of affirmation whereas mine is acts of service. This is evident in how I like to bake and cook for him, making sure he has enough for every meal. He, on the other hand, will ALWAYS encourage me when I’m down and feel bad or belittle myself. And then we also realised that the love language(s) that we express is the love language(s) that we want from our partner. For e.g., I felt loved when the hubs made the effort to make the bed and boil the water ever so often now (since our last communication) and recently, when I was sick and needed medication, he went to the pharmacy first thing when it opened its doors to business. To him, he felt loved when I encouraged him in in his studies and trusted in him in the things that he was doing.

So, it really pays to talk to your partner and find out the love languages each displays/expresses/prefers.

What’s your love language?

At the Public Garden

Wendy's came to Spore but we chose to eat it in Boston =p

Oh, we forgot to update. We received invitations from 2 Singaporean couples to their homes. One, to have dinner and the other to visit their place and perhaps have a swim in their condo’s heated pool. Woohoo! Such hospitality!

And somehow or another, we are now involved in the International Fellowship and attended their leaders’s meeting twice, just over the weekends. Hmm…we thanked God that well, He has placed us there and that we are to serve and not to be served. =)

Minced meat with charred aubergine

It seemed like a long while since I last attempt something new. Today, the health condition was better and let’s try Cambodian! The dish , minced meat with charred aubergine has its variation in different parts of South-East Asia. To attain the unique, smoky flavour, the aubergines are charred over a flame, or charcoal grill and then skinned, chopped to a pulp and added to the dish.

The hubs and I felt that what is unique about this dish is the flavour that is somewhat different if the dish was prepared in a Chinese way. I believe what made the difference is the tuk trey. This dish is easy to prepare and complements well with rice.

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