It's been a week!
Gosh! I finally reached D-day on 30 May!
Am a housewife (for now) and have been for a week... Its been great as I've been able to spend lots of time with my boy... Going for walks, reading to him, watching his fav shows, Barney (OMG! sighz...tats 1 freeky dino) and Pocoyo (I like this one...the boy is so cute!)...
Been cooking lots for dinner too.
Nasi lemak and sambal prawns on Monday; and chapatti and chicken curry on Tuesday.
On Wednesday it was a western-styled dinner with baked fish fillets, baked potato with 2 toppings - cream cheese and chives; and tomato salsa as well as, carrot with coriander soup. The soup recipe from Delia Smith's website with a few additions of my own.
Carrot and coriander soup - my additions were to replace the garlic with half a chopped white onion and finely chopped coriander root. I also added in some baby corn and celery after the carrots were mashed by hand (didnt feel like bringing out the handheld mixer thingy). I then added in some finely sliced green chillies and more coriander leaves. To top it off, I swirled in some natural yoghurt instead of creme fraiche.
For Thursday's meal, it was dhal curry, potato salad and Indian chicken fritters which were scrumptious. I think next time will serve them with a green chilli chutney. The fritters are from the wonderful book by Madhur Jaffrey. So far, I've tried a few recipes from it and all have turned out good.
Minced chicken fritters
Couldnt get hold of any minced chicken, so had to finely dice my own.
To the chicken add, ginger & garlic paste, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp chilli powder, chopped green chillies, chopped coriander leaves, salt, ground black pepper. To bind add, 2 beaten eggs and abt 2 tbsp plain flour. Mix and let the mixture rest in the fridge for abt 1 hr.
Then using 2 tbsp form balls and drop them into cooking oil to fry. Although for me, I placed them on an oiled baking tray to bake in the oven at high heat for abt 40 mins at 200C.