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My first attempt at cooking for Aidan was a major failure *shakehead*..Water dried up when I went for a loo break..came back and saw the tiny bits of carrots and potato turning brown and the rice stuck to the pot..Bleah..this is the reason why I took technical classes instead of home economics during my Sec School. I suck real bad in the kitchen! Can't believe that I can even mess up a simple thing like cooking porridge for my baby..

Thankfully, hubby's not the type who expects me to make fantastic meals when he comes back from work. I think I used to cook pretty decent meals when I was studying abroad..that was coz I had no choice so I quickly learnt how to whip up a few simple dishes like black soya sauce chicken and szechuan veg with meat and the always dependable chicken & potato soup. Everytime when I told hub I was cooking for him, he will comment.."Black soya sauce chicken again izzit?!"..*sigh*..Anyway, he prefers that I not cook..not that the dishes don't taste good (or so he says)..but that he hates to do the dishes and that he thinks it's easier that he buys dinner back for me instead while I tend to Aidan..I think he just doesn't want me to cook for him..I guess it's for the better..

Well, at least Aidan can't insist that I not cook for him [yet]hehehe..Will experiment again tomorrow and this time, I'll try to hold my pee n poop!

Note to self : Must buy slowcooker or non-burning pot [if there's such a thing] soon!!

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Took out the magic cookiejar for Aidan to play with [ran out of stuff to distract him with :P]..This cookiejar was a present from MIL to him when he was @4months old and I'd actually forgotten abt it till I saw chayhm's OCA playing with it..But, the boy wasn't interested in it at all..The only time he showed a little enthusiasm was when he pressed one of the button and it said "I love u~!" But either than that, he basically ignored it using it mainly to prop himself while sitting up..


I'm bored...Next!


Interestingly, he had more fun with the light switches instead...*sigh*..We really shouldn't waste money on toys anymore~!

And then....there was light!!~


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chayhm
Jul. 2nd, 2003 02:18 am (UTC)
Hehe. Yeah, don't waste $ on toys! They seem to like wrapping paper, plastic bags etc much much more! I gave OCA three paper rolls and he had enormous fun with them :P
angeliatay
Jul. 2nd, 2003 02:23 am (UTC)
Hiaks..Aidan loves plastic bags too. Everytime I change him, he'll 'attack' the pack of cottonpads and start playing with it..
Yeah..I give up man. Let's start a business making toys that looks like paper and sounds like plastic bags..we'll make a fortune!
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undievisual
Jul. 2nd, 2003 02:20 am (UTC)
i guess a slow cooker will do the trick. that what my mom do. she even add dried scallops to enhance the flavours. only one word can describe: SEDUP!!! (delicious in melayu)

anyway, my grams who used to babysit me. used a mini claypot to cook the porridge, congee will be a better word. cantonese can cook really good congees. think HK style. =)
angeliatay
Jul. 2nd, 2003 03:22 am (UTC)
ya..need to scour for a mini-pot. Would be good coz i can cook a small portion n wont take up that much space in my tiny kitchen..
Heh..already bought the dried scallops..Just wasnt sure how to cook it or whether Aidan was old enuff to take seafood..but i guess if it's just for the taste, it shoud b okay..
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jete
Jul. 2nd, 2003 02:32 am (UTC)
i'm too impatient to stand and wait for the rice to become porridge so I usually cook the rice in the rice cooker than throw it into the slow cooker with more water to make porridge. unless you have one of those rice cooker that can cook porridge then that's prob the way to go. ;-)
angeliatay
Jul. 2nd, 2003 03:21 am (UTC)
heh..that's a good idea. But I dun have a slowcooker yet.. I think my ricecooker is the type that can cook porridge! Hmm..lemme give it a try tomm..Just hope it doesnt become fried rice instead..
Thanks! :D
mamemo
Jul. 2nd, 2003 03:04 am (UTC)
three pcs of advice...
Yessss, please buy yourself a slow cooker. You need it.
1) Buy the tiniest one you can find - for no one will be interested to eat the rest of the porridge after Aidan has his fill.
2) the piece of dried scallop or dried abalone (from chinese medical halls) makes the porridge yummy (smell and taste) plus, it will rid the fishy smell when you make fish. Fish = brain food = good.
3) Put a piece of cloth(clean one of cos) over the cooker so that the smell is trapped in.
Hope it helps and happy cooookin'. Soon, Aidan will ask for more : )
angeliatay
Jul. 2nd, 2003 03:24 am (UTC)
Re: three pcs of advice...
Heh..actually, I was thinkin of cookin enuff for me n Aidan [since I'm tryin to lose weight so I should eat plain stuff]..

Point 1 & 2..I've heard before..first time that I'm hearing Point 3! Goody! Heh, I guess I should ask more before I embark on my baby cooking attempt :D..
Thanks!!
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blueberrykisses
Jul. 2nd, 2003 04:06 am (UTC)
lucky you, think the bf expects me to whip up nice yummy food for him after work everyday, unless i'm also working of course...i think cooking is just a matter of practice! so dun have to worry unduly... heh
angeliatay
Jul. 2nd, 2003 04:17 am (UTC)
I guess u must be a good cook for ur bf to expect this..heh. Well, if i can cook well, I really wun mind cookin regularly tho marketing can be a hassle. Actually, cookin for 2 is really tough and much more expensive too.
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sminya
Jul. 2nd, 2003 04:41 am (UTC)
2-3 weeks of glancing through LJ.. and Aidan looks so different! It must be his kewl hair, like some cute punk. :p
angeliatay
Jul. 2nd, 2003 05:31 am (UTC)
Yeah..they tend to grow really fast at this age..I think they will stop a little when they reach abt 10mths to 1 yr old..
Heh..yeah, my li' punk boy :D..
xoxosara
Jul. 2nd, 2003 05:47 am (UTC)
Wow, you are so lucky to have found a husband who does not insist on you cooking dinner. I find that so ... AMAZING!~ Tell me, where do you find men like that? :P

Good point - babies like but don't necessarily need alot of toys. They like playing with things that aren't made to be fun, like the light switches in your case. Maybe next time you should just let Aidan play with a ... plate. hehe,j/k
angeliatay
Jul. 2nd, 2003 05:55 am (UTC)
Mebbe if u've tried my cooking, u will understand :P..
But seriously, tough to cook for 2 persons. U tend to overcook and the effort goin into it sometimes doesnt seem worth it..Mebbe I will try to cook more when Aidan grows up and then the whole family can eat a nice home cooked food at the dining table..*dream*

I guess u probably cook for ur bfriend then :P~
hotshotss
Jul. 2nd, 2003 07:45 am (UTC)
erh. first tip, always use a teflon pot...so that if you burn something you won't scrape till the cows come home..hahah!

as for the whip up simple dish part, you tried ginger+onion+black pepper meat (insert type of meat here) or not? and microwaved veggies? easy, and tasty too!
angeliatay
Jul. 2nd, 2003 02:36 pm (UTC)
heh..I did use a teflon pot so it wasnt that messy..
errh..I did try cookin beef once but it turned out really stiff and hard..think i overcooked it so didnt dare to try it. Microwaved veg? Eh, never tried too. I think u r a much better cook than I am :P
ameliatan
Jul. 2nd, 2003 08:43 am (UTC)
It's okay...you will get better at this
If you are sharing with Aidan...you may have to add the seasonings separately.

1) one to one half rice cups if you are sharing

2) water is abt 1/2 the pot/crock pot if it is a big one

3) add more water if the consistency thickens

4) marinate mince meat(chicken/pork/beef) with light soy sauce,pepper,sesame oil(for your portion)

5) when the rice is 3 quarters cooked you add in meat and veggies of your choice.

6) Add salt,alittle more light soy sauce and sesame oil to taste

Good luck.
ameliatan
Jul. 2nd, 2003 08:48 am (UTC)
Re: It's okay...you will get better at this
Forgot to add...

Cook with medium flame..if you have to visit the loo turn to small flame and stir occasionally.Good luck.
wombat76
Jul. 2nd, 2003 02:37 pm (UTC)
Hee hee Aidan looks totally BORED in the 2nd pic. Gee...

BTW, lurve the new user pic of Aidan and his piggy. Looks so happy!
angeliatay
Jul. 2nd, 2003 03:18 pm (UTC)
He was definitely bored. When I placed the magic jar infront of him and showed him all the wunderful stuff he could do with it, he looked at me like "Eh..fun meh?" *sigh*..

Heh..I've got another userpic..can match with ur userpic of Nana with hat :D
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slumbermydarlin
Jul. 2nd, 2003 07:06 pm (UTC)
lol i like his bulldog look. damn attitude. he should win the "zui you xing ge baby" award.
angeliatay
Jul. 2nd, 2003 08:18 pm (UTC)
eh bulldog cute in pix, in real life, he really growls at me..*sigh*
(Anonymous)
Jul. 2nd, 2003 08:40 pm (UTC)
Porridge
Have email you the recipe (pacific.net), you got to read it or do you want me to cook the first meal for Aidan? D&C2
angeliatay
Jul. 2nd, 2003 09:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Porridge
Yup received it.thanks!
When I wrote this, I didn't have the crockpot yet..just one a mini-slowcooker already (mom-in-law gave me) so I can try out ur recipe tomorrow :D
buzz_cut
Jul. 2nd, 2003 09:22 pm (UTC)
The absolute joy in Aidan's face playing with the light switch is really cute. Heheh, I suspect he'll grow up liking things with loads of buttons ... in other words, the typical boys' toys like hi-fi, cars, computer stuff, electronic gizmos, etc. You better get your moolah ready! ;)
angeliatay
Jul. 2nd, 2003 09:38 pm (UTC)
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Fwah..those stuff aint cheap man.
Hopefully, the light switches, plastic bags and paper will keep in occupied for a long long while!
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twp77
Jul. 2nd, 2003 11:31 pm (UTC)
clueless in the kitchen
Me too, totally clueless in the kitchen :p Ant too dun mind and always tease me about it.
angeliatay
Jul. 3rd, 2003 03:49 am (UTC)
Re: clueless in the kitchen
Does Ant cook? Hubby cant cook for nuts so by comparison, I'm much better than him *heng*
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angeliatay
Jul. 3rd, 2003 03:50 am (UTC)
heh..what makes u think when I cook ..it's gonna be healthy food..carbon not v good for kids :P~
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