Friday, June 12, 2009

Making cooking time family time

I was reading some old articles which I linked ages ago and I'd like to share something practical which we, mummies can make good use of.

Read this:

Making Cooking Time Family Time: 10 Tips for Beginners

Personally, I think that the 10 tips are very practical and all of which I've adopted over 20 years of being a mother. I can stand by firmly by those tips and assure you that the results just creep in to surprise you time after time.

My eldest daughter posted this on her blog on

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Because I am cool like that, I think I will put some funky smiley at the beginning of every post, just so I remember how I felt la ok. *shy. Actually, I just found these smiley's and they make me happy, so I wanna post them up. I think I should be studying.

So you see, over the weekend and a little before that, father has been in

mother and baby sis has been in


So I was thinking, what should I do for the weekend?

Well, I ended up
(Without the beard la of course. Too manly.)

For breakfast, I decided to make

while Rachel made

We had a good weekend home alone, sleeping in different rooms and waking up and eating well and all sorts lar. Let me explain different rooms, in case you think we share rooms on normal days (no way, can die, pls thank u, cos we're both awful sleepers like that). Instead of sleeping in our own rooms, she slept in the parents' room while I slept in the guest room. Just for fun =_= very lifeless right. *shy. T'was a good weekend.

Oh I love you Rachel, cos you ALWAYS feed me

The End.
(cos I'm lazy to google more pictures) =_=

Photo credits: Google
Smiley credits: Yahoo!


Original post has been edited slightly.

It's one of those things you read in your kid's blog which overwhelms and gives you a sense of unrivaled happiness!!!

Quick Mac n Cheese

I made a batch of this last week and the entire process took me slightly over half an hour.

Very simple, all you need is:

150 gm macaroni elbows - boil till Al Dente
1 yellow onion - diced
6 button mushrooms from a can - diced
1 can of Campbell's mushroom soup
150 ml milk
100 gm streaky bacon - diced and fried
3 slices of Cheddar cheese

1. Saute diced onions in some olive oil and then add diced button mushrooms.
2. Pour in Campbell mushroom soup and milk and mix well.
3. Mix in the cooked macaroni elbows and fried bacon.
4. Add 3 slices of cheddar cheese and flavor with salt and pepper.
5. I used foil cups for Bento purposes but it can also be baked in one big casserole.
6. Bake at medium heat for about 10 minutes and eat warm!!

Below: Before going into the oven.

Below: After 10 minutes in the oven!

Below: A closer look!

After it cooled down, I covered each cup with a small piece of foil paper and packed them into the freezer as Bento stash.


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