Friday, 9 May 2008

Rainy Saturday ramblings


It's 9am on a rainy Saturday morning and I'm not sure what's in store for the day but it should be a good one because there's a rainbow in the sky! Plus, the boys have completed their exams, so I don't have to nag at them constantly.

I've already marinated the chicken with teriyaki sauce, lime, ginger juice, honey, soy sauce, garlic and sesame oil. Somehow the frozen cod fillets don't look so good after thawing, so maybe I won't bring them to the party afterall.

I've got to make my coleslaw. I've never done it before but it shouldn't be too difficult. Shred cabbage and carrot. Chop up some onions and blend dressing using sugar, salt, pepper, mayo, vinegar, lemon juice and mustard. Sounds rather easy and I hope it turns out well.

Since I like cooking so much, I've been thinking I should video my cooking in the kitchen in future, ala Nigella Lawson style. Granted I can never be as glam as her or whip up yummy dishes like her, but one can still fantasise, can't we?

Anyway, back to the real world... I've got to nip out to the vegetable farm up the road when the rain stops to get a nice juicy pineapple. It's for my ham and pineapple kebab. I'm supposed to glaze the kebabs with marmalade while barbequing but I've just realised we've tossed the marmalade out of the fridge recently. I wonder if I can substitute with strawberry jam or passion fruit syrup.

Hmm, strawberry jam may make the kebabs look like they're bleeding. Not a good idea. Oh well, we'll see.

13 comments:

JYankee said...

hmmm you like cooking??? i hate it...LOL...that is something that hubby happens to do better than me... *sigh* oh well...at least Coffee does eat what I make tho...it's a start!

SOUL: said...

even when i get lost in the black hole of blogspace-- i show up--and you are talkin about FOOD!
:))

i really think you just want me to suffer...

i bet everything turned out mouthwatering yummy!
am i right?

someday i'll sprout wings and fly to your house--- be ready-- with tons of yummy foodness !!!

happy mothers day blur

seagrape said...

a cooking video! i'm excited :D

happy mothers day!

The Real Mother Hen said...

Video it? What a great idea :)

Hope the BBQ went well, and you had a WONDERFUL day :)

The Real Mother Hen said...

SK & YK, this is Mother Hen speaking, have you two served tea and bowed to your mom??? :)

Nick Phillips said...

Hey, that's a good idea. I'd love to see some of the dishes you cook 'live' ... I myself am actually beginning to like cooking in these recent weeks, of cos with wifey's supervision la .. hehehe

Blur Ting said...

JY - Maybe you'll enjoy cooking one day. You'll get better with practice though. The fact that Coffee likes your cooking means you're good cos you know how fussy kids are...

Blur Ting said...

Hi Soul! I wish you could just drop in to our parties anytime. I'm sure you'll enjoy every minute. It's always casual and relaxed. And warm :-)

Blur Ting said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too Soul!

Blur Ting said...

Hehe Seagrape, I probably would sound too squeaky and look too awkward on the video :-) But I love watching cooking shows, even if the cook is boring.

Happy Mother's Day. I hope you have a good one with the family!

Blur Ting said...

Hi Mother Hen. Yah, the bbq was great. We over ate as usual. How not to?

Yah, videoing cooking shows sounds like fun right?

Blur Ting said...

And no, SK and YK did nothing for me on Mother's Day!

Blur Ting said...

And for you Nick, I will so some really healthy dishes just for you!