Monday, 29 September 2008

Hungry! Hungry!

In the past, I used to bring lunch for the boys when I fetch them from school. Nowadays they take care of their own lunch. SK usually grabs a quick meal in the school canteen while YK often cook something when he gets home by bus.

Hence I try to prepare a nutritious dinner in case they're not getting a balanced meal for lunch. This evening's dinner was cooked in a flash because they were hungry. While the rice was boiling in the cooker, I stir-fried spinach with tiny silverfish (or is it whitebait?), sauteed sweetpeas and fresh button mushroom and pan fried some chicken fillet. Since they wanted to eat in a hurry, we didn't sit round the dinner table like usual. Instead, they each get a plate like this:

I wanted to boil lotus root soup in the crockpot early this morning but found that the lotus root wasn't fresh anymore after languishing in the fridge for a week. So I threw some pork ribs, peanuts, chick peas, carrot and corn into the pot. The soup was simple but yummy, especially when everyone's hungry!

12 comments:

The World According To Me said...

You're such a good, healthy cook. I am now hungry! hungry!

I wonder what I've got for dinner?

Amel's Realm said...

YUM YUUUUUMMMM...those looks TASTY even though done in a flash!!!!!!

SOUL: said...

ymmy lookin stuff--and as usual-- i'm stahvin :))

i must ask though-- in the US a silverfish is a type of insect... tell me it's a FISH, out there. please. :))

happy monday-
ps...i hope your mom is doing well.
along with you and your clan.

Blur Ting said...

World - I hope you had a nice dinner! Not canned soup I hope.

Blur Ting said...

Amel - Asian cooking can be done very quickly. And when it is freshly cooked, it'll always taste good no matter how simple it is.

Blur Ting said...

Hi Soul!
Actually I'm not sure if it is called silver fish but I have literally translated it from Chinese. It's a tiny white fish that's dried and salted. We usually keep a bag of these in the fridge. They come in very handy when frying vegetables, making soups or omelette.

Now that you've mentioned it, I know the other kind of silverfish that scurry about in the drawers and bookshelves. I don't like those!

Mom's not feeling too well lately. She's very thin and weak and she's kinda depressed. Makes me sad just looking at her.

Charlie Hotel said...

Soul - I believe you call it 'Whitebait'.

jyankee said...

Dinner looks great! And doesn't food look good on black dining ware?

Nick Phillips said...

Try feeding nutritious food to my kids and they'll start a riot! LOL!

Yummy looking food :D

Blur Ting said...

CH - Thanks for clearing that up or our friends would start thinking those pest are edible in Asia!!

Blur Ting said...

JY - The fastest dish would be pasta but I guess we've been feeding our family with too much pasta right? Those dinner plates make a really loud noise when you scrap your fork and spoon across it. Ugh!

Blur Ting said...

Nick - Ha ha, you didn't train them from young! I fed my kids boiled brocolli as snacks when they were little. Ah, no wonder they don't like it anymore...