Since the takeover, my hubby is working really hard. He has been going out of town much more often than before. This time, it is not controllable by him and thus we see him lesser and lesser.
In fact, ever since he acquired a Blackberry phone (instruction from his new boss), he is not 100% with us, even though he is home. It pissed me off big time especially when we were holidaying!!! Come on, it is a family holiday!!!
I am learning to ignore this but somehow, it gets on my nerve and I wonder how long more before I explode.
Anyway, I bought some Dried Bok Choy weeks ago. First I was thinking of Dried Bok Choy with Salted Fish head Soup (咸鱼头菜干汤) as Dodol & Mochi bought some salted fish head for me during her last visit. Then I decided that I should just make a simple Dried Bok Choy Soup with dates (双枣菜干汤) instead.
Dried bok choy is sweet in taste, it helps to relieve heatiness, moistens the intestines as well as aid with bowel movement. Thinking of hubby's busy travel schedules, I think this is the best option.
What you need:
80g dried bok choy
500g pork ribs
2 slices ginger
dash of salt
5 red dates
2 honey dates
15g sweet almonds
6g bitter almonds
1 piece fruit peel
Soak dried bok choy in water. Rinse and drain well.
Rinse and drain the herbs. Set aside.
Scald pork ribs briefly in boiling water. Remove and drain.
Put all the ingredients into a soup pot, add 10 cups of water. Bring to boil over high heat, them simmer over low heat for 2 hours.
Season with salt.
Note: Dried bok choy usually contain quite a bit of sand. Be sure to rinse over several times before using.
I started my checks round the house and reposition items back to its original place. Though I am absent minded but trust me, I know my stuff at home. Right down to the exact position in its respective position in the drawer or cupboard. I find it extremely irritating when their position is changed and I can’t find them and have to depend on the helper. Perhaps that is why she rearranged my house, so that she is dependable?
Anyway since I am at it and got my momentum going, I went ahead to try out a recipe from my mini library.
At least sometime different from the deep fried items that served on the table when I don't manned the kitchen.
The original recipe is supposed to be beef but I changed it to Chicken instead. So let's enjoy this Greek Style Chicken with piping hot Jasmine rice. Yummy!
You have a good week ahead for I am sure I will. My aunties are coming to town. Yea!
What you need:
3 Chicken Tighs (you can use chicken breast or beef steak (455g)
5cm Cinnamon Stick
2 med onion, cut into rings
55ml orange juice
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
salt to taste
1 tsp lemon juice or vinegar
1/2 tsp corn flour
Mix the ingredient for sauce and set aside.
Rub black pepper on both sides of the chicken.
Heat a frying pan. Add cooking oil and cinnamon stick, onion. Stir fry till onion is soft. Remove from pan.
Add half of the butter and fry the chicken till golden brown on both sides.
Add the onion and the sauce and remaining butter. Cook till sauce thickens. Add more salt if you find it not salty.
Serve with rice.