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Went easy on the spicy oil for this Sichuan dandan noodles, afraid the boys couldn’t handle it, so might have lost some of the actual flavor.IMG_3985I used to cheat and purchase the pre-made ones. Today, I spent a little more time to make my own sauce. I didn’t follow the recipe too precisely because I didn’t have all the ingredients. The boys loved it and had a few rounds.


It’s my veggie day, so we’re having vegetarian noodles, Singaporean style – stir fried rice vermicelli seasoned with curry powder, vegetables, scrambled eggs and tofu. IMG_3335

Since basketball practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays, dinners are simple. Ah Lo eats a heavy snack when he gets home and a light dinner. He doesn’t want to stuff himself before heading to practice.

For me, it’s making whatever’s quick and easy.


Last Sunday Mr. Piggy’s family went out for dinner. There were tons of leftovers which we finished a bulk of it yesterday. Today, there was still a big box of chicken leftovers. Coincidentally I made some chicken broth over the weekend. So I added the leftover chicken to make Pho Ga.IMG_2898IMG_2899

Enjoying a chilled Sunday, prepping for lunches this week. Even got a chance to sneak away for a long overdue facial appointment. Thanks for instant pot again for making this pork bone broth. When I came home, spent about 10 minutes to assemble everything together. Dinner is ready…IMG_2091

Whip out my griddle for tonight’s meal – grilling these large slabs of teriyaki pork chops! I didn’t want to do two batches, so the griddle was the perfect tool. My boys always get carried away when I start calculating the costs of some meal, like this one. This meal costs $12 for 4 people. Definitely #cheaperthaneatingout.  IMG_1430IMG_1431

Garlic noodles! Meatless Monday? Yes! I threw in whatever vegetables in the fridge (snow peas, bean sprouts and shitake mushrooms). Can’t have it any other way!IMG_1417

Excited to try out some new recipe tonight – homemade peanut-sesame sauce over egg noodles. The sauce is made with dark soy sauce, regular soy sauce, mirin, sesame oil, sugar, peanut butter and Chinese sesame paste. I also added some grated ginger and minced garlic. It was a huge hit! 

IMG_1357I topped it with some teriyaki chicken. Luckily I made more so boys can have some for lunch tomorrow.IMG_1359

Today is an official lazy day, which means, we don’t go anywhere. The boys stayed home to chill, and getting ready for school tomorrow. Even though we’re not out and about, I still have a list of things to do. Mr. Piggy suggested to order take out for lunch. Since I was cleaning the refrigerator anyway, I just thought to whip up something for lunch. Sometimes you do save time on cooking and washing, but at the same time, you don’t know where to go and what to eat. This plate of noodles did it for me. IMG_1212

It’s ramen kinda night. My sister gave us a bottle of organic soy based ramen broth and trying it out for the first time. I think I might have added too much water because there was not too much taste to it. Will try again.IMG_1207