Sunday, January 31, 2010
She eats about 1-2 small tangerines everyday and occasionally some red raspberry leaf.
Munching on tangerines and glued to the idiot box. I hope my gals won't develop a chesty cough from eating too much of those tangerines.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
First marinate the fish slice with mixed herbs and some sea salt.
This is the type of mushrooms that I use. You can use any type of fresh mushrooms.
Once the pot of water is boiling, pour in the mushroom soup powder mix. I use Campbell's mushroom soup powder in sachet form. It's MSG-free. Stir well. Then dump all the shiitake mushrooms and fish into the pot. Cook for another 10-15 minutes. Add in 1-2 slices of cheese for a more cheesy taste (optional). When it's cooked, pour in the macaroni and mix well.
The macaroni / pasta / spaghetti can be cooked separately in another pot.
Once cooled down, store in small air-tight containers for deep freezing. These will be for Baby. Most of the time, rascal #2 will pinch 1/4 of it from her baby sister!
Rascal #1 and #2 enjoying their mushroom macaroni.
Friday, January 29, 2010
If she sleeps after 10pm, she will be struggling to keep herself awake when I wake her up at 6am sharp in the morning.
Yesterday morning, we were down at the lobby 5 minutes late and the transporter wasn't too happy. Alycia was ready but rascal #2 woke up at 6am, started to whine and fuss and scream and woke Baby up at 6am too. When the other 2 monkeys wake up at the same time, things will go hay wire. I told my maid that from tomorrow onwards, she and me, we must wake up at 5:45am and wake Alycia up before 6am. It's really bad to keep the driver waiting, though we have to pay her RM180 a month.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
About a month ago, I brought Baby and rascal #2 to the paed's office for their vaccinations. Rascal #2 may look tough, daring and bold, but she is a real scardy cat when it comes to needles. When it was her turn to be poked in the butt, she clung on to daddy like a koala bear.... her front was facing daddy's front with her 2 legs clawed round daddy's fat fat belly... and 2 joker nurses went behind daddy, brought out a, a, a.... RATTLE (meant for infants!!!) and started to shake the rattle. OMG, as I am typing this, I am chukling to myself again. Each time I think of the 2 damn farny nurses, I will chuckle again. For Pete's sake, Sherilyn is 5 years old lar, not 5 months old lar, even Baby wouldn't be distracted by the rattle lar, ROTL. And you know, the 2 damn farny nurses were so serious when they shoke the rattle, a face devoid of a smile... as if they were robots. I know, they do this thousands of times in a day, but, but, aiyoh, come on, look at the child first (to see how old she/he is) before fishing the rattle out and shaking it and SMILE please or make some funny faces. I had a real good hearty laugh at the nurses in the clinic. I just could not help but burst out laughing real loud when I saw the nurses shaking the rattle in front of Sherilyn MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
... and after a few rounds of the rice (which had a little sambal), she kept sticking out her tongue... and touched her tongue, in response to the stinging sensation on it. Her eyes turned red and watery and then she shoke her head and said "do wan". Haha, that's how we made her gulp down her water + supplements!
Monday, January 25, 2010
After Alycia leaves for school, I either jog round the neighborhood, work out at the gym or have a dip in the pool. Once I'm home, I wake rascal #2 up and nag her non-stop to hurry up. She's the world's #1 Miss Dilly Dally and Miss No Urgency. If I am not around in the bathroom to supervise her, she will count her hair in the bathroom, play with the goggles that I hang in the bathroom, play with soap, play with toilet papers, play with water, good Lord knows what else she does. She will be late for school, unless I threaten her with the cane. She whines and cries on most mornings and I go through the throes of getting her to drink milk, wash up and dress up every morning on end.
Me leaving the house in the wee hours of the morning with Alycia. Then I went swimming and swam 25 laps. Could have swam longer but as always, time is always not on my side.
My poor baby is so very deprieved of sleep ever since she started attending P1. Shall blog about this in my next post.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
This is how the sauce looks like once the cooking is done.
I boiled 2 types of pastas - one is fettuccine for the 2 older gals and one is Heinz alphabet and number pasta for Baby. When the pasta is cooked al dente, I poured the sauce over and mixed everything well. I sprinkled some Parmesan grated cheese for the 2 older gals. No cheese for Baby coz I find it contains too much sodium for a tiny toddler.
This bowl is for the older gal.
This bowl is Baby's pasta and carrots before the sauce is added. I boiled the pasta and diced carrots together. With the carrots, the pasta would taste very sweet. Baby is a carrot lover and sometimes when she has no appetite to eat anything, she will survive on soup and carrots alone.
After mixing the sauce to the pasta and once cooled down, I transferred the pasta into small air-tight Tupperware containers for deep-freezing.
On another note, after a day's outing at Times Square yesterday, rascal #2 had continuous vomiting. Find out what happened at my health blog.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
My fried mee hoon with bean sprouts, cabbage, chicken breast slice, 3 eggs, garlic, dried shrimps and shiitake mushrooms. It is seasoned with MSG-free and preservative-free soy sauce and pepper. Baby and Sherilyn love this noodles to bits!
Friday, January 22, 2010
Do you allow your kids to eat in front of the telly?
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Riding on the rocking car with Alycia jie jie.
First ever ride on the carousel. Baby was a picture of excitement and fright, all in one facial expression. Cute!
Rocking fire truck ride with Sherilyn jie jie.
Jackfruits, strawberries and mini mandarin oranges (sweet tangerines) and her all-time favorite durian! Try giving her an apple, a pear or an orange and she'll take forever to finish them. Most of the time, she doesn't finish her fruits, unless they are in juice form, this lazy girl, sigh....
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Last week, she skipped her afternoon nap and this was what happened during dinner:
For once, she slept on the chair while eating LOL!! I had to pull her up, urged her to shower and then she plopped onto her bed at 9pm and slept all the way until 6:50 the next morning!
Last week, there was an article in the newspapers that reported a 3-year old boy from China who had a chopstick stuck to his nostril while he was playing, which went into his brain. It was a freak accident and thank God the boy survived. I showed the picture to Alycia and Sherilyn, exaggerated a wee bit on the story to scare them in the hope of deterring them from playing with chopsticks. It worked. I scared them out of their wits. I even threatened rascal #2 that I will stick the picture on the kitchen cabinet so that she will not play with chopsticks again. Alycia was quick to help me cut out the article and stuck it on the kitchen cabinet, hahahahahahaha.... Since that day, none of them dared touch the chopsticks again. I will allow rascal #2 use chopsticks to eat again when she's more matured in her thoughts and outgrows all her mischief.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Since the elephant was out of stock, my gals had to settle for a cute giraffe. The quality of the soft toy is very good.
Guess who liked the giraffe the most and has been hogging it?
And guess who was the one who had been diligently collecting the stamps from Guardian? Me, daddy, Alycia or Sherilyn?
Sunday, January 17, 2010
On hubs' recent birthday (end December), he suggested having vegetarian food. So we went to this vegetarian restaurant at Taman Danau Desa called Fan Cai Xiang for vegetarian food. I was a tad apprenhensive having vegetarian food as I hate the aftermath - the burning desire to drink water from thirst. After eating at this restaurant, I was really amazed and impressed with the food. The dishes were super low on MSG. Some dishes were free from MSG. You will know that the food was very low on MSG coz the food was not salty, not oily, tasted like homecooked and did not leave me running to the kitchen to gulp down glasses of water. I will definitely patronize this restaurant again.
This is the appetizer - a dried tofu appetizer. Nice!
Spinach in superior soup, wolfberries and foo choke (bean curd skin). Nice!
A tofu dish and fried rice. Nice!
Mui choi dish (preserved veggie with bitter gourd and tofu). Nice!
Chap choy (mixed veggie with button mushrooms and dried mushrooms). Average.
Braised yee meen. Nice!
Tofu and tau kan in clay pot. Average.
Sweet and sour 'fish'. The 'fish' was made of dried bean curd sheets. iLike!
Friday, January 15, 2010
It was her first time tasting this weird looking stuff with tentacles.
I gave her one to try and she held on tight to it, licking and chewing this rubbery stuff.
It looks like a little rat's tail jutting out from her mouth hahahahahahah!
So what do you think Baby's eating?
This restaurant is always packed. The only thing I hate about this restaurant is the waiting time. We waited almost an hour before the first dish was served. Everybody's tummy was growling away and we were really famished when the first dish arrived.
This signature fried noodles was our first dish. It was really tasty and it was whacked within minutes.
The signature kon cheen har loke (fried prawns).
Stir-fried mixed veggie with deep fried crispy cuttlefish and cashew nuts.
Stir-fried baby french beans.
Stir fried fish sliced with ginger and spring onions.
Deep fried chicken with deep fried onion rings, very yummy!
Steamed super smooth tofu with fish paste. Very tasty.
Steamed crabs with Chinese cooking wine.
Address & Contact Number
Pusing Public Seafood Restaurant
No. G 57-65 Jalan Verasamy Ipoh
Perak Darul Ridzuan
Tel: +605 2419 348, +605 2410 306, +605 2533 428
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Here's what we had:
Shanghai Special Pork Ribs with man tau - very delish!
Signature Tofu Dish - super smooth and tasty!
Phoon Choy (Hong Kong Special Veggie Pot)
Crispy chicken stuffed with fish paste - great hit with the kids especially the deep fried noodles accompanying the chicken.
Some of the popular dishes served at Hoi Seng Restaurant Ipoh.
This trip to Ipoh is all about eating. Thankfully I did not gain a pound and don't have to resort to phentermine, phew! That's why I always say, EXERCISE and cut down on your carb intake!
For 7 adults and 2 kids, the bill came up to RM225.80, which is quite reasonable as this restaurant is quite posh and the food that we ordered all tasted good. There will definitely be a second trip to this restaurant again.
Restoran Hoi Seng Ipoh
86 Jalan Dato Lau Pak Khuan
Tel : 05-5482 272