What I cooked today (家常便饭系列)- 17-5-2013


On 17-May-2013

White rice served with:

1. Chayote Pork Rib Soup 佛手瓜排骨汤
2. French Bean Stir Fried with Garlic 清炒四季豆
3. Braised pork slice with pickled lettuce 香菜心炆肉片

Today we have a rather simple dinner but the dish volume are generally larger.In fact, it only took me about 30 minutes to prepare and cook the dishes (except soup which was cooked in the morning). Of course, I know well in advance that they are going to like what I cooked today and so there is no need to have too many dishes.

General Thoughts

  • Every day when I wrote this post, I will tell myself, thanks god, another day has passed. Depends on your own cooking objectives, it is actually a challenge to have a balanced meal plan that meet the objectives of providing nutritious meals for the family members, no wasting of food and dish rotation as much as possible. I just do not want my kids to be too picky in terms of food when they grows up. Luckily, under my “coercive” rule, they basically ate most of the dishes that were home cooked. They loves vegetables and all the soya bean related products and to them, meat is secondary.
  • Despite that, what I cooked were also very much influenced by what they liked and in my published dish listings, you can hardly find any dish that we cooked for our self like sambal kangkong or all the hot dishes..
  • Another factor that  strongly influenced my choice of dishes to cook are whether or not the vegetables are in seasons. A month ago, one luffa only cost me SGD 50 cents and I have cooked quite a number of times in a period of two weeks.
  • In another month’s time, I will start my yearly vegetarian meal  for at least a month, and that will be another challenge for me as I have to cook  a much smaller quantity for my family.
  • If you like or missed your mum’s or dads cooking, you will know why I insist to cook at home and mind you, it is no easy task as compared to working in an air-con room, but the time when your kids told you that your kids told you the dish is nice, you will not regret to staying at home cooking for them.
  • Actually, a lot of accounting theory and business analysis principles and method can equally apply to managing a household. May be I should write something on accounting for domestic science, or create an assess database for all the dishes cooked or …..

Happy Reading

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