Monday, July 28, 2008

Random blogging thought

Two of my school buddies are away this week - one's doing his In-Camp Training; the other's gone to Harvard with a school team. Another one's just returned from a conference in Italy today, but she's asking for a bribe of cookies and cupcakes before she'll do a write-up for some school-related thingamajig. Perhaps I'm better off a loner this week.



Saturday, July 26, 2008

Baby's got a bento!

This bento business just gets better. *grin*

I found me a mini traditional bento box (kitty, no less) for LV and filled it up with puréed sweet potato and carrots, a piece of peach and some biscuits. It's a really tiny box - I've got my hand there for scale - but as with bento practices, a tightly packed box holds a pretty decent meal.

Every time story time

Lauren loves books and story time, and I love it when KM manages to come home early enough to have dinner with us and read her a story at the table. Anytime's a good time for a story. Especially when it's read by daddy.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

More bento attempts!

Tried making siew mai last night. Not quite the right skin for it - turned out to be flowering wontons instead. Thought it still looked pretty good as far as packed lunches go though. *grin* So well. That's today's lunch. Flowering wontons and vegetable gratin. The taste test will be at 1245h.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

It's Bento Time!

This is the next thing I'm into. Bentos. Started with a search for Kitty cookie cutters, then I fell to the temptation of Kitty sushi rice moulds. Before I knew it, I was on the hunt for Kitty Bento Boxes!

Truth be told though, I've always liked the idea of packed lunches. I spent most of my teenage years collecting lunchboxes of all sizes. Big ones, small ones. Cute ones, practical ones. Fancy ones, simple ones. Thermal ones, and well... ordinary types. So it's all really just coming together - the baking, the cooking; being a wife, being a mum.

I've now got me a meal planning notebook where I plan my meals ahead of time, and with the help of Jimelyn in the mornings, I've managed to pack KM and myself bento lunches for 2 days now. Nothing fancy. But very satisfying indeed to know that I'm able to put together something reasonably healthy and in good proportions too for KM to take to work.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

The next phase of baking

Kitty faces! I couldn't resist buying a set of Hello Kitty cookie cutters last week. In fact, I'm on an ebay prowl now for more (better) kitty (and other assorted) cookie cutters. As long as they're cute, they've got my attention. But I digress.

Needing therefore, to justify my purchase, I'm now on a quest to bake and decorate cute cookies. It's just that our weather's just so humid, it's really difficult to work with cut-out cookie dough. Nevermind decorating them. Just getting the dough rolled out and cut is so time consuming! Exactly the reason why I used only to bake drop cookies. But persevere, I shall (cos the dough's made already anyway, and who could resist Kitty shaped cookies?) Maybe the more I bake, the faster I'll get. In the meantime, Meowrr!