I finally arrived back to a freezing 22 degrees Fahrenheit (-6 degrees Celsius without the wind chill factor) of cold, blowing snow and fierce, biting winds late last evening, and am glad to be back in the comforts of my own little paradise I called home. And after getting the kids cleaned, put to their own little beds and the pets fed, I was too exhausted from flying halfway across the world and jet-lagged to explore the house til early this morning.
The kids awoke at 6 am and we headed to the kitchen for breakfast. The kids wanted cereal and toast, while I was craving for a half-boiled egg.
The trick to half-boiled eggs is the desired consistency and it's all in personal preference. The eggs should be at room temperature, and I find that local organic eggs turn out better for me. Maybe it's the shorter shelf life at the store? Anyway, to achieve half-boil eggs, simply bring a small/medium pot of water to a full, rolling boil. Pour over the two eggs, cover and leave it for 3-5 mins for the standard half boil egg. I prefer mine more to the 5 min. mark. In Penang and Singapore, my friends like theirs with white ground pepper and dark soy sauce. I simply chuck mine down like a shot followed by strong, hot coffee.
It was during that breakfast that I noticed that the Christmas tree was still in the family room, and am glad that Hubs left it there for us to enjoy. There were still presents under the tree! They quickly opened the ones from Dani. Thanks sweetie! She got her dad the Planet Earth DVD and a family name book. And the kids received the dress up accessories from Disney's Snow White and the Princess. I got to take pictures of them and was just happy to see them with their presents.Soon we will be heading out into the wonderful white winter landscape to investigate the groceries stores and asian markets and once again fill my refrigerator and pantry with glorious food. Will be blogging about food again soon...
Yes, it's good to be back!