Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Fun in the kitchen

Parents in law were away for a week so the rest in the family had to makan sendiri throughout that week. 
We eat out most of the times (for the sake of convenience), but I did cooked some simple dishes some days, like chicken spaghetti......

Added in lots of ingredients!

I used Prego tomato sauce

Sprinkled Parmesan cheese on top and slurrp! Cooked this for my hubs, SIL and my parents as well


Saw a blogger friend Shan shared this the other day and I've decided to give it a try, it's banana pie actually. Click HERE to see the recipe.
Bought the frozen puff pastry and to be honest, I really love this frozen puff pastry! So convenient and so versatile! 


And since there're still leftover puff pastry, I've made this rose puff too!

Picture taken from FB

My ugly rose puff, haha xD Me no patience to roll them nicely like the one demonstrated, but looks doesn't matter, because they taste really good! ;)

Baked this corn layered caked, with santan. But it's a bit too sweet to me though.

Boiled red bean soup too, my all time favorite

Also boiled chicken herbs soup for the family the other day

Cooked Tomyam fried chicken (frozen type)

And simple fried rice

Topped with dark soy sauce roasted pork (by SIL)

And steamed fish

Well, it's always a blessing to have an elderly at home, and to have our parents to cook for us. At least I don't have to be so tired. 
To be honest, I was quite tired for the passed week, juggling the tasks like looking after my active Aden, prepared and cooked for him, watched the dogs, cooked for the family, laundry, house chores, watched my favorite HK dramas, surfing the net, and blogging. 
But I was happy I was able to do all that, cause I shed 0.5kg after that, haha xD

75 comments:

  1. Ermmm..I miss boiling tong sui. Now the red bean soup makes me hungry jor.

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    1. Hehe, tong sui is everyone's favorite!

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  2. 哇~你越来越厉害烹饪了!话说前阵子,男朋友的妈妈出游,我们也出了几天的自己,哈哈!
    结果那个星期吃很多热气的东西@.@
    很担心突然变肥了!!

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    1. 呵呵,谢谢夸奖啦!

      不用担心,你还是很好看!

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  3. Red bean soup is my fave too!!!
    Your steamed fish is much better than mine, mine is colourless hahahaha

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    1. Haha, may be not enough soy sauce?

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  4. Wowwww!!!!! Soooo many dishes! Yup, can use sausages for pasta sauce too, nice! Hmmm...maybe I'll cook this for my girl when she comes home this weekend. Wahhhh!!!! You cook so many things - if me, sure pengsan liao!!! Hahahahaha!!!! Old man, one thing at a time.

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    1. Yea, sauseges are good for anything!

      Aiyo you won't pengsan la! You are such a good cook also!

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  5. Hmmm... now u make me start thinking, what should I cook for tomorrow :D :D :D

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    1. Haha, you are a good cook, sure no problem!

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  6. wow, you are good! Could stir up such yummy dishes! And you were busy with house chores too. Your MIL must be very pleased with you.

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  7. Wow, all the dishes makes me drooling...

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  8. 你真的很厉害啦!!*拍手,拍手
    偶尔家婆不在家,煮几餐玩玩还可以
    如果天天要我煮,我会累死,呵呵~~
    很感恩平日是家婆在煮,嘻嘻~~

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    1. 一样,天天煮的话,累死和烦死(因为不知道要煮什么,哈哈 xD)

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  9. Spaghetti我也想煮了!!
    我越来越喜欢那酥皮了lol
    好方便可以做好多东西!!然后又简单好方便我这懒人妻lol ^^
    玫瑰的我还没有弄。
    药材鸡汤我最拿手,哈哈哈!因为很简单,我很喜欢!^^ 来一碗~~~~~
    你很勤力hor!

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    1. 哈哈一样一样,现成酥皮实在太赞了!

      嗯,药材鸡汤也很好噢!

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  10. 玫瑰的我也想要弄~~不过最近没有木…
    我很懒惰煮 :P

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    1. 我明白,下厨也得靠木的,希望你的木赶快来!

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  11. 很多好料哦~~~
    Aden妈咪越来越厉害了!!!

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    1. 嘻嘻,还好啦!

      Alicia 的妈咪也很厉害哦!

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  12. Red bean soup used to be Mama Carrie's favorite until her fingers all stiffened.

    I like how you threw anything delicious you could find and whipped it into one fulfilling dish, Hayley. I like the spaghetti! =D

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    1. Yes, its healthy and yummy!

      Haha thanks for the compliment!

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  13. What is special is that all are homecooked food! Cooked with passion.. now I feel like having a big hot red bean soup!

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  14. hehehe, now that your parents in law are not at home and you are now the 一家之煮 of your family??

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    1. looks like you really had a lot of fun in the kitchen, you have cooked so many dishes for so many meals?? bravo, i really have to say.. since you are like 包山包海 for the entire week huh??

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    2. so your parents in law actually helped you out with the laundry, the cooking and house chores while you concentrate taking care of Aden?? hehehe, now you can really feel 家有一老如有一寶 right?? sure you die for your parents in law to come back home ASAP~~ :D

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    3. hehehe, actually the dishes you did not very tough also lah, the toughest must be the roast pork by your SIL?? hehe.. i would actually like to try that corn cake woh.. next time you make it, reduce the sugar sure would be very nice.. :)

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    4. your fried rice also looks good leh, the dark version which i like.. and i can see the rice all separated in grains.. 粒粒分明 meaning you really got 兩下散手 in frying rice lor, haha!! :D

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    5. SK, haha not really la!! Saja play play only!

      Haha, just trying to sharpen my cooking skills~

      No la, I do my own laundry and room chores all this while, just that when mother in laws is at home, she will do the rest like cooking/feeding the dogs/general house chores etc, so when she is away I have to handle her 'jobs' lo!

      Yep, I can only challenge easy cooking, haha xD

      Yea, I like fried rice! The one I cooked is easy, and simply yummy!

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  15. that's a looottt of food hahaha! and first time i hear cooking lose weight!

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    1. Haha, not just cooking la! It's those chores actually!

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  16. Lol I work oever 10++ hours ourside, it's suffer if you ask me to cook again plus do many houseworks at the same times~ so you are so gengggg for me la!!!

    I just didnt cook but I do some housework lar ~
    It is the reason I can't be slim down??? OMG!

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    1. Haha min, well I can understand how tired you are!

      No la, you are slim, don't worry!

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  17. Sorry I haven't been visiting your blog often too cos I don't have Internet connection in my PJ home. I can only online at my parents' home in Seremban.

    Wow, so busy in the kitchen...home-cooked food is always the best. Although tiring and involves lot of work (esp washing up, which I hate), at the end of the day, all the hard work is always worth it, right? ;)

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    1. Oh, you're back in Malaysia?
      Yea, that's the most tiring part, washing! But to see the satisfied face of the family, all hard works are worth it!

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  18. Stay at home mum is the best job ever...you can organise your time and schedule, unlike us have to follow the working schedule set by the boss..

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    1. Agnes, I can't say it's the BEST job, all I can say is both stay at home mum and full time working mum has their own pros and cons.

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  19. well, i miss to eat the fish now...

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    1. Haha can't find something like that over there?

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  20. Those are lovely dishes you prepared. I'd like to have a try at the banana pie. I think sure very sedap :D

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  21. Wah! You cooked so much like a restaurant chef!!

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    1. How I wished i have nice parents in law too! Mine is.......@#%$*?

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    2. I love all the food you posted. I think I am quite greedy but easy to please!!

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    3. TM, restaurant chef? Haha xD

      Err so what you trying to say is your parents in law are..... ? :p

      Easy to please? Then your wife is such a lucky lady!

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  22. Good job Hayley! so many nice dishes you prepared for the past few weeks. I'm sure your parents are around to take care of Aden while you're busy in the kitchen. Home cook always the best!

    Me like you as well, PIL are away, we get in charged in the kitchen and of cos we have lots of fun right?

    Nvm,your PIL will take of Aden when guys are away for holiday next month!

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    1. It's passed week actually, hehe.

      Yea, my mum is here sometimes to help me.

      Yep, we can have fun in the kitchen, hehe~

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  23. Wow..you were cooking a storm. Baking also can..so geng.

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    1. Mummy Gwen, just a little bit only la! Hehe~

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  24. 哇! 你好厉害煮啊! 炸鸡我不敢,怕喷到油!

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  25. 很厉害。。会煮出这么多菜色。。
    玫瑰酥皮卷,谢谢,有多个玩意了。。

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    1. 谢谢夸奖!

      嗯,happy trying!

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  26. haahaha....good that you are able to shed some weight after a hectic week :D

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  27. wow...u cooked so many things ! I wanna try the rose puff... coz i like the ingredient used (puff pastry and bacon). haha

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    1. My MIL will be away for a short holidays starting tomorrow. It's our turned to eat out ! haha..... Agreed with u that having an elderly ppl at home is such a blessing !

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    2. Yea, and the rose puff is easy to bake!

      Haha yea, they can help us around.

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  28. Your cooking and baking are not bad. Maybe you can do it morr often. lol

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  29. Fuyooo....that's plenty of food. It really brings out your hidden talent.

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  30. This is one 'dept' that is not suitable for Bananaz coz cannot wok haha

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    1. Haha but you like to eat also right?

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  31. 哇,原来你除了烘焙,煲汤做小菜也难不倒你!!

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  32. slurp slurp... yummy food. Your spaghetti is good, so many "liu".

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    1. Yea, that's the good thing about home cooking, can put as many 'liu' we want!

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  33. Yummy! Nothing beats home cooked goodness!

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  34. wah . . . I think pasta itself is enough for me hahaha :)

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  35. oh wow..i love the bacon puff Rose Shape. very pretty. Do you use oven or air fryer?

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