Holiday Cooking

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Staying at home has been fun. I try to cook dinners more often since I have more time to prepare for them. In the past couple of weeks we have had:

* Shepherd’s pie
* Bobotie
* Creamy mushroom soup
* Spaghettini with creamy chicken and mushroom sauce
* Vegetable lasagna (tomato based)
* Cod baked in honey

A lot of the time, Han is the one who does the actual cooking—I just get the groceries and ingredients prepared. And like any good kitchen-proud person would, he shows me how to make use of leftovers to minimise wastage. Another plus about cooking dinners is that Han’s lunch for the next day is usually taken care of as well. :)

I’m also learning how to get more stuff from the local morning market instead of depending entirely on supermarkets. We end up spending less while at the same time getting much fresher produce! I’ve been visiting the one at Section 17 almost every weekend ever since we moved in to our current pad. The market is always *so* alive with its cornucopia of goods ranging from fruits and crabs to claypots and clothing, shouting merchants (and one vegetable wholesaler who is always brandishing a short bladed knife *outside* his stall), riotous colours, and all sorts of awfully good and awfully nasty smells.

Ah, the little things in life I get to enjoy.

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