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Our meatless Monday meal tonight with steamed enoki mushrooms over garlic soy sauce, stir fry bak choy, stir fry Chinese yam (淮山) with wood ear and another stir fry – celery with bean curd and bamboo shoots.IMG_0779

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Dinner tonight took less than 15 minutes since most of the food is either pre-made or leftovers. It was perfect since Dai Bee has his orchestra performance for his school, so the three of us at this for dinner. Still there were leftovers, so now we know who the ‘big eater’ is.

We had yam, dried bean curd, fish, peanuts, garlic corn, cured pork meat, marinated eggs, garlic broccoli, and anchovies. Even Ah Lo commented “this is one unique meal.”FullSizeRender 10

Work is getting a little hectic for me these days. So instead of making 3 small dishes, I made two large batch. With two monster eating machines, we didn’t have any leftovers. This will have to do for now.FullSizeRender 7

Another instant pot meal tonight cooking them drumsticks. Thanks goodness for instant pot sometimes I wonder why I didn’t get it sooner. IMG_0681

Our meatless Monday night – vegetarian dumplings (with tofu, chives, corn, carrots, wood ear as stuffings). The boys helped me wrap them last night which made this a quick and easy meal.

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Plan was to make pork chops today, but when your inlaws threw in fresh crab, you got a find a way to fit it in the meal somewhere. The boys enjoyed it so much they requested for another meal.IMG_0540

Ah Lo wanted mac and cheese for our meatless Monday, so mac and cheese we will have. He went “cheese” shopping with Mr. Piggy last night. He watched one youtube channel to see how it’s done using instant pot. And he did it (with little supervision). It was not too bad for the first time. I thought we will definitely have leftovers for lunch tomorrow. Nope, all gone.

Glad that the boys can now make simple meals on their own. IMG_0530

Another day in the kitchen today, making a few dishes – this time for my side of the family.  As usual, we had a potluck, and everyone brought some delicious homemade food. This will probably the last time we’re ordering the turkey from KFC, folks are not too thrill about it. Anyway, here’s to another year of good health and great food!IMG_3436

For my inlaws, we had a small party, but so much food. Good thing we didn’t have turkey. Only one of Mr. Piggy’s cousin (who happens to be a vegetarian) came along with my inlaws. She brought her vegetarian (traditional) dishes and I made mine. We originally agreed just to make a little bit of everything, but got carried away. Glad everyone enjoyed the food. Tomorrow is another feast…IMG_0464IMG_20171123_180441

Having Cantonese style stir fry sticky rice for dinner tonight. It’s not the healthiest meal, so I don’t make it often, plus it’s takes a lot of patience. However, it is very good, with the Chinese sausage, mushrooms, dried shrimps, scrambled eggs, and some green onions, the boys can easily chow down two big bowls. I normally “raw fry” the rice while adding water until cooked. It requires constant stir frying of the rice which makes the rice chewy. You can cheat and make the rice in rice cooker, but it doesn’t taste the same. Seriously, this is the best way and only way to have stir fry sticky rice. I don’t have any recipe for it. This meal does take some experience as it is instinct-heavy cooking. A touch more, a touch less of water can make a huge difference.  Then again, this flavorful dish is worth the effort.IMG_0345