Saturday, March 01, 2008

Week at School

I have been keeping busy and enjoying my time volunteering at the kids' preschool. This way, I get a chance to observe my little ones interact with their age group, and it also gives me an opportunity to play with a bunch of adorable toddlers! And I am surprised at how well behaved most of them were in a classroom environment. Okay, I know I haven't been doing this long, and I'm sure some days are better than others. But they are definitely less complicated than grown ups!

I also caught a head cold this week, and have been nursing it with lots of lemon honey tea, pak hup, and vitamin C. Made chicken soup as seen here and here, another dish filled with mushrooms, vegetables and black noodles (yes, my kids are still enjoying mushrooms, but I'm sure it'll change when they see Hubs not touching his)(dish is below)and some peanut porridge to aid my appetite, with this dish of minced ground turkey and vegetables stir-fried in ketcap manis, a dark, rich Indonesian sweet soy sauce. Did fried rice with it the next day for lunch with home-fried shallots as garnish on top.


Little Corner of Mine said...

That's good that they still eat mushroom. My Evy won't touch the mushroom, onion, bell pepper, bamboo shoot, and I think a lot more which I can't remember. She is worst than the daddy! :D

daphne said...

hope u feel better soon =) Sick still can cook huh?

tigerfish said...

I read home made fried shallots. Love this garnish the best - with fried rice, bee hoon soup, stir fry veg...everything!

wonda said...

I have been trying to access your posts for two weeks but each time my pc froze, even with I.E or Mozilla Firefox. Now I am using my hubby's Jap. pc and finally I can read and leave comments.
It's hard to get shallots here and expensive too, if there are. So I always bring back ready-fried shallots from M'sia or ask my sister to send me that together with other foodstuffs.

Big Boys Oven said...

Gosh you can really rock! so delicious dishes! Get well soon!

Anonymous said...

Looks good. I have never made fried rice with left over cooked meat....mmmm, maybe next time I should try? :)

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hey C,
I know my kids are getting more fussy these days. Guess they are following their 'ta jie' Evy leh. ;)

Hi Daphne,
Thanks! Ya, have to feed kids.

Hi Tigerfish,
Love homemade fried shallots too.

Hi Alice,
I wonder why that happened? I was craving for fried shallots and didn't get to asian market, so have to make my own leh.

Hi Big Boys Oven,

Hi Judy,
It's just convenient home-cooking lah. ;)

Nora B. said...

I'm glad to hear that your found a pre-school that you likes and that the girls are adapting well to the new environment and routine. Those delicious looking dishes will definite make me feel better, so comforting!

take care,Nora

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Nora,

Lia said...

they all looks invitating, i'd like to try it ^_^