Saturday, July 07, 2007

Strangely, i'm having one peaceful morning at work. Clients are turning up, coming in on time, no calls (hope phone does not ring right now) and no one has pissed anybody off yet. The only thing that's vaguely gloomy is the weather, with rain that is pummeling down on Singapore, spanning from the East to the West. Thank God that despite my late night yesterday, i'm yawning now and then... but i'm wide awake otherwise.

Apparently, one night of cooking for the family took quite a toll on me. I really understand but yet i still wonder how my mom copes almost everyday. Being more than twice my age, she works full time in a busy clinic, comes home to cook and do some housework that she thinks is necessary.

Heh, i'll upload the pictures of the food soon. Gem and i (hey, if you say that quickly, it sounds like "Gemini". How "appropriate".) cooked 3 dishes for my family on thursday. Including the other stuff in the fridge, plus the yogurt Gem bought, it was one huge meal.

We're really pleased with the resulting garlic mashed potato and i personally love the potato skins. Yes, I KNOW HOW TO MAKE POTATO SKINS! How AWESOME IS THAT?! And it turned out so yummy. Just the way i envisioned it to taste. And the mashed potato? Even Gem said that ours beat the mashed potato that he bought (it was a side dish that came with a steak) from a food place near his home.

Our fish however, was a disaster. Wrong choice of fish (NO MORE TOMANS! I just don't have the spending power to buy the more expensive fish, and the cheap and good dory fish was nowhere to be found) that was too bony and tasted naturally fishy. And a marinate that didn't sit well with everyone because... it was too salty. A trademark of mine.

I'm already thinking of making another batch of potato skins, since i've got extra sour cream and cheese and spring onions. Just need to get some potatos and bacon (or i could use up the ham in the fridge). And we're all set. Ok, it's weird to hear Jo ramble about cooking because she doesn't cook. She eats. But she realizes that as long as she's set on a recipe she thinks isn't too hard and she thinks she can do, and if she has some help *HINT* she is most happy to cook. Even Miss D thinks that the idea of cooking on Joline is so odd. Ha, she knows me well enough to know that. ;-P

The last time i posted a picture of a dish i made, some joker said it looked like a dinosaur egg. :-(
Hahaaahahaa.

Anyway, it feels good to have some alone time to space out. I've got no choice but to spend some quiet time alone. But i'm also bored, with no diary to scribble in and no lappie to do my project on. Ah well. I should just quit being busy. So now you have some rambly post to read because i'm so free.

Pics of food and Miss D and i coming up!

7 comments:

Issy said...

hey jo, it really wonderful that you are able and have the patience to cook...one day, when i've accumulated as many recipes as you we can trade!!! :D

Issy said...

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joline said...

issy:

hey dearie, i actually do not have any repetoire of receipes to speak of. The dishes we made were straight out from the recipe book, so essentially, as long as you have nice recipe books, we can trade recipes! I don't have specialties at all. Teehee. Unless you count Milo.

Anonymous said...

but some cookbooks are not accurate de leh. my mum tried to make jiu chen gao( u know the many layers of kueh with red, blue green so on), but it was terrible, tasted more like jelly

joline said...

anon:

i totally agree with you. there are some recipe books tt even if u follow to the dot, the dish never comes out the way it is suppose to. my mom had that problem, so she had to do her own editing of the recipe. heehee.

Anonymous said...

maybe is the ingredients are different brands leh? dunno leh...i find some cook books lousy. haven found a really good one....i guess cooking is agaration

joline said...

anon:

ever so true. :-) there was once i followed a recipe to the T and then... it turned out SO super salty. :-P So... agaration, yes.