TGIF

I ❤ Fridays for it is a day when the hubs and I have nothing on our schedule and we could just do what we like. A typical day goes like this:

After breakfast which always includes a cup of coffee for me, we would go jogging and today was my first time since the marathon. It was cold though (about 3 C) and we had to decided a short run would suffice.

It was preparing for lunch and today was FFWD and I cooked Roast Chicken for Les Paresseux. It was an easy dish and really delicious! We both loved the bread in it which had soaked up all the juices that the chicken thighs exuded. Satisying meal!

Since we are going on a day-trip tomorrow and need to pack lunch, I decided to try my hands on baking bread so that we could have sandwiches! It was a first time for bread! I was excited yet apprehensive as the more I read about baking bread, the more I feel foreign to the whole thing; it’s complicated! The yeast , for example, has to be mixed with water/milk at a certain temperature and bummer, I didn’t have a thermometer! So I had to use my feel and hoped that it would turn out fine. The whole process took rather long as the dough needed to be risen and then kneaded and left untouched before it could be placed in the oven.

So, while waiting for it to rise, we took a walk to the nearby supermarket to buy ham for tomorrow. It was a nice walk and to admire the sights around us. Winter is coming. The trees are shedding their leaves.

Back home, the dough, after kneaded and left for a while in the loaf pan could be baked. During the process, the aroma made me real hungry and thankfully it was going to be dinner time and there I was again, up and about, preparing for dinner!

The bread turned out beautiful! Cool! I would be baking more bread now! It’s such an encouragement! Dinner was braised chicken thigh with egg noodles. I think I could try to create my own recipes and contribute them to a site which I was recently invited to by a NZ food writer. Obviously, I could only do Chinese for now since I’m more familiar with the cuisine. Let’s just see how I could progress as the days pass!

So, I guess it would be busy times ahead for me, and more eating!

Honeymooners class: Lesson 5

The Gender Gap – Have we bridged it? 
” Your willingness to accept the differences between you will allow you to complement one another in ways that make life better for each of you.” ~ C. W. Neal
We didn’t manage to attend this class since we were busy in the kitchen cooking for the fellowship. But the ‘kiasu’ me borrowed the book and read it and I felt that I should pen down these information for keepsake.,

We all know men are from Mars and women are from Venus. In other words, we are really VERY different. Though we may think that we have found a soulmate in each other, the fact is, our partner is really not like our kind. Biblically, Adam lived in the only Paradise that has ever existed on this earth, felt no pain and shed no tears. But even so, loneliness flourished and God determined that it was not “good” for man to be alone – something was missing and He responded by creating Eve – not another Adam.

The authors commented that when a man and woman marry, the partner makes up for what the other lacks. When we are discouraged, they are hopeful. When we are stingy, they are generous. Because we are are male and female joined togeter, there is wholeness. But, the important thing is, our differences, if not understood and accepted, become a source of confusion rather than completeness.

It is thus crucial that we do not evaluate our partner’s behaviour according to our feminine or masculine standards and that we consider the vast differences between the sexes.

So how are we different? The book gave a summary of what we should know about the opposite sex and I find it so true!

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