Friday, October 26, 2007
I'm a Pig
Being away from the blogs for so long means I have been doing things other than blogging. The one thing I love to do other than sleeping is baking. Seriously. I prefer baking to cooking. And since my kids and family love eating the things I bake, I will bake even more *LOL*.

Now, with baking, it comes with tasting it yourself. I really very seldom eat the things that I make, but I do taste 1 or 2 as soon as they come out of the oven to see if they taste alright. But believe it or not, a little bit of tasting here and there plus a good sized appetite at normal mealtimes, I've put on a total of approximately 5kgs in the last few months! OMG!

I haven't been weighing myself as I do not have a weighing scale at home. I recently got one as a free gift from Citibank and got on it. I knew I have put on some weight from the clothes I wear, but 5kgs?! Now, tell me, how do I shed this off? I know the best way is exercising, but I'm a lazy bum and most times after work I'd prefer to rush straight home and hang out with the kids (or the notebook :P). I am trying to east less for dinner... less rice, more vegetables... (even that is kinda hard if we eat out). So, anyone with some bright ideas which doesn't cost a lot?


posted by Sue at 11:02 AM - 3 comments
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
What's in Your Soup?
For the past 2 weeks or so, I've been faced with some issues with Supini. She seems to take some things into her own hands. From the title above, I guess what we're facing has something to do with soups *LOL*.

Daily, we boil soup at home. Recently, hubs has started instructing Supini on how to do it, buying the ingredients and letting her clean/prepare them and just "dump" into the pot. Simple enough, right?

One day, she decided that she wanted to cook corn soup, so she took out all the corn which I bought the night before at Giant and prepared them. Then my hubs came home (in the morning) with soup ingredients for the day - Lotus Root and Pork bones. Guess what happened? In the evening when I came home, hubs complained to me that we have a new kind of soup which SIL#1 says tasted like "Lin Chee Kang" (a type of Chinese dessert). Supini actually dumped in the lin ngau PLUS all the corn which she initially prepared. OMG! For me, it's not too big a deal as the taste is palatable although we can hardly taste the Lotus Root with all the corn in there.

When asked why she did that, she told me that she already prepared them so she dumped them in as well. I told her off saying that it can be kept for another day. Case closed.

Then the next day, hubs brought home sai yeong choy (don't know what it's called in English) with Pork bones. Guess what we found in the evening? Sai yeong choy PLUS little bits of lin ngau. Geez... SIL#2 laughed so loud, she said, "I think she added corn into the lin ngau soup and kept 1 piece of lin ngau. Then today she improvised again and added the lin ngau into the sai yeong choy soup."

I asked her what made her do that. Her replay was simply that it won't happen again. Well, it'd better not because we like our soups the traditional way and the way it's supposed to taste :P. It really puzzles me as to why she felt she needed to retain that 1 portion of lin ngau and add it to the soup the next day. SIL#2 told her she's better not retain anymore ingredients in the future and add into other kinds of soups *LOL*.

Other than the soup incident, she's a pretty OK maid. A little slow to react to what she's told to do, which I quite dislike, but at least I can see that she works well and the kids are well looked after. I just hope that the quality of her work won't degrade over time.


posted by Sue at 12:09 PM - 2 comments
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