Friday, January 30, 2009

CNY












We didn't do anything special on Chinese New Year. But I did get both of you some new shoes. Both Timberlands, and my were they expensive. Anna's costed over 90 euros! No pics of Kai's new shoes but you did wear a new shirt Grandma Chan sent you.



Anna's Big (Chocolate) Mole

You've got big mole on your back ( a real one not a chocolate one), but the chocolate moles appear from time to time. Mostly you get them when we have some sort of chocolate cake/dessert. I don't remember what it was that you ate this particular day but you sure looked like you enjoyed it.

Toboggan

This was the second time we took you tobogganing. You really enjoyed yourself last year so this year we decided to get a better toboggan. I think you liked to be towed along on the bike more than sliding downhill though. Anna didn't like it at all, so your mother and I took turns staying with her in the bicycle wagon eating biscuits.

Club Sandwich


Had so much toast bread to use up and so happened to have all the ingredient to make club sandwich. I think it is a BLT with turkey, cheese, and more bread. Fry or bake bacon until crisp and soak up grease with kitchen paper. Assemble sandwich with three or more pieces of toast. Layer the turkey/chicken, bacon, cheese, lettuce, and tomato the way you want and most importantly don't forget the mayo and butter. Some pepper won't hurt either. The hardest part I think is to cut the sandwiches into quarters without the falling over.

Jason's Ham, Egg and Cheese Muffins


On weekends we have time to have relaxing breakfasts together and I usually like to make a bigger breakfast for my little family. Nice way to start the weekend.
Cheese, ham, scrambled eggs, and muffins are all you need. Put everything together and warm in oven until cheese melts. Serve immediately with a hot cup of coffee.

Char Siu with LKK Char Siu Sauce

Because I don't get hope till late, I've taken up the habbit of using the LKK pre-made sauces. My favorite one has to be the Char Siu sauce. I usually marinate the pork neck meat overnight and just pop it into the overn when I come home from work. The boy, who is a carnivor, loves it. Meat, more meat, more meat.... he'd say.

The other dish is just blanched Chinese cabbage with mushrooms, conpoy in oyster sauce.





Bangers and Mash

I love German food, specially the variety and quality of sausages. Usually we just grill or fry them and eat them plain with mustard, but I decided to stir things up a bit by making an onion gravy. Fry the sausages, keep them warm with some foil. In the same pan, add some butter and fry the onions with a dash of flour, add stock and bring to boil and reduce. Serve over mash potatoe and sprinkle with roasted onion.