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Sunday, 15 January 2017

Simple Dinner For 2 Nights.

In the midst of clearing and tidying up my store room, I remembered that I too needed to clear and clean up my refrigerator. I know that there are many things that have expired and still lying in the fridge. So it was last Thursday that I put aside the morning to go through the items in my fridge. True enough, I threw away 2 big plastic bags of dried foodstuffs and sauce which have expired, some in the year 2015! All those foodstuffs gone to waste and some of the sauces bottles were not even opened yet!

When I went through the freezer, I found a packet of sausages which has expired a few days earlier. Since they were all the while in the freezer, I reasoned with myself that they are still edible. So that evening, I used the sausages to cook fried rice.

Thursday's dinner.
I used the sausages, onions, some dried shrimps and 2 eggs to fry rice for hubby and I.
I have just harvested my first and only cauliflower from my garden because I noticed that the leaves have started to droop. The size was just about 1 and a half size of my fist. It was enough for just the two of us. I just stir fried it with garlic and ate it with the fried rice.

Friday's dinner.
After frying the arrow head chips, I was feeling tired with stiff back and aching feet. So we decided to buy back or "ta-pau" some sweet sour noodle (assam laksa) from the night makan.
We used stainless steel tiffin carrier to take away or "ta-pau" the assam laksa home for dinner.
And we added 4 pieces of Crispy Deep Fried Bean Curd.

After this appetizing dinner, I took my bath, laid flat on the bed with both feet raised up. Sighhhhh, what a relief to my stiff back and aching feet after the few hours of standing at the hot stove and oil, frying the arrow head crisps.

Should not shepherds take care of the flock? You eat the curds,

clothe yourselves with the wool and slaughter the choice animals,

but you do not take care of the flock.

(Ezekiel 34:3, New International Version-NIV)

58 comments:

  1. they are so yummy... but I have never tried eating Crispy Deep Fried Bean Curd
    I think that is delicious as well..it's nice to see your blog again Nancy..xoxo

    http://jehanmohammad.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you, Jehan. Good to have you back. Hope you will visit more often. Have a good day!

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  2. Yes if the refrigerator is not cleaned and cleared up in time there's so much to go in the waste bin...It's always so healthy to cook with something grown from our own garden..Your dinner looks yumm!

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    1. So true. I must make it a point to clear my fridge more often to avoid wastage. Have a lovely day!

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  3. I love your simple dinners :-) Wish I could grab one of those fried beancurd sheets.

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    1. Thank you, Angie. I can munch non-stop at the crispy beancurds!

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  4. My house only those standard sauce as dare not buy too many variety of sauces as hardly cook...

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    1. Now I am also keeping to the few standard sauces. No more buying those I seldom use.

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  5. Hope you're better now after a good rest. Don't overdo it and tax yourself too much. I'm very much guilty of hoarding things in the refrigerator and larder too. Bad habit!!!

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    1. Thank you, Irene. After a good night rest, all the aches gone. I am now trying to break this bad habit of hoarding foodstuffs. Must control especially this CNY!

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  6. I also fried rice yesterday, normally own homecooked taste very nice one.. hahahaa... self consolation..

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    1. I like fried rice, easy to cook and tasty. Ha ha ha...self consolation? No la....hahaha!

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    1. Thank you, dear. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thank you, Francisco. Have a beautiful day!

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  9. What a feast you made for dinner. Looks wonderful too.

    Have a fabulous day, Nancy. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. Simple and yummy dinner. Have a wonderful day!

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  10. ...wasting food is a problem.

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    1. Now I have to do regular checks on my foodstuffs.

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  11. All your hard work certainly looked as if it was worth it, all looked delicious.

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    1. Thank you, Mamas. Have a lovely day!

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  12. The fried rice and cauliflower look delicious!

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    1. Thank you, Linda. They were both tasty, maybe because we were hungry. Ha ha!

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  13. Your sausage dish looks better than anything here! I think I can smell it, and would love to taste.

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    1. Thank you, Ginny. It smell good and it filled the kitchen with the nice aroma.

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  14. This happens also with me- i waste way too much sauces, some bottles used like once...

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    1. Hi Ola, we must now be self-disciplined and must only buy what we need.

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  15. Sausage and rice sounds appealing.

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  16. Fried rice with sausage.. hmmm Yumny! I've never planted cauliflower. One day I'll try that too. Happy Monday!

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    1. Thank you, Lei. I wanted to plant cauliflower again. Hope to get better harvest this time.

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  17. You grew a cauliflower! Nice work!

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    1. Ha ha! Yes I did. Even though it was a small one, I was very happy about it. Going to try again.

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  18. That cauliflower dish is very tempting..

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    1. Thank you, Krishna. Home grown and freshly harvested is always sweeter.

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  19. Nancy, your fried rice looks delicious! You must have fried a big amount of arrowhead chips :)

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    1. Thank you, Phong Hong. The amount lesser than last year. I am growing older each year...hehehe!

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  20. glad that you cleared your fridge dear friend!
    i too do this within months [some time hubby take the responsibility]
    meat is heavy for my stomach so loved the cauliflower from your own garden.

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    1. Thank you, Baili. I must do it more often. You have a sweet hubby to help you out.

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  21. Ya ya I have things in my freezer that have been there over a year hehe. Those in the fridge are 'younger' but no guarantee still before expiry date!

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    1. Now I must remind myself to do regular checking and to use up the foodstuffs near expiry date.

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  22. Congrats on harvesting your very own cauliflower! May there be many more! Are you going to give friends and relatives the ngaku chips that you deep fried yourself?

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    1. Thank you, Mun. I will definitely try to grow it again. Yes, some are for sharing and most of it for family.

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  23. Looks delicious ) Have a nice day)

    http://beyoutiful.com.ua

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    1. Thank you, dear. Have a nice day too!

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  24. Lovely post dear! Have a great week! xx

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    1. Thank you, Beauty. Have a great week too!

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  25. Looks like you did well and congrats on growing the cauliflower. I try to keep track of dates but sometimes one slips by unnoticed but I never worry about dates in the freezer. Take care Diane

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    1. Thank you, Diane. Thanks to the freezer or else more will go to waste. Take care too and have a good day!

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  26. After all these years, I still find it a bit hard to cook for just two -- you end up with too many leftovers. At times it is easy to understand why many retired couples choose to go out for almost all meals.

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    1. Hi Sallie, it is true for me too. Not easy to cook for 2 and I find it easier to go out for most of our meals. At least we get to eat what each of us want to eat and not worry about the fuss of cooking and washing.

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  27. How nice to grow your own cauliflower. I want to try this!

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. Out of the whole packet of seeds, only one seedling turn out and I got to harvest one cut cauliflower. So happy!

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