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Thursday, 26 October 2017

Simple Home Cooked Dinners On Two Separate Evenings.

Lately, I seldom cook everyday as there are only two of us eating. I have been cooking almost everyday for so many years and I guess I am getting lazier as I age. Plus, my hubby doesn't mind eating outside food. Whenever we have some evening events to attend to, then I will usually cook on such evenings.

1st Home Cooked Dinner
After having tasted the double steamed chicken soup in a coconut, I wanted to cook my own version. I went to the wet market to buy one old coconut with flesh that are thick and hard. It was a small coconut. I told the boss that I just wanted it cracked open in halves. I brought it home, somehow I managed to separate the white flesh from the shells. I cut the white flesh into thick pieces. I cut the half chicken into 4 big pieces.
I boiled water in the pressure cooker, add the chicken pieces, coconut flesh, some red dates and some goji berries. Cover the pressure cooker and let it cooked over low fire for half an hour. As it was cooking, I could smell the soup from the hall.
 My own version of chicken+coconut+herbal soup!
Hubby and I had a big bowl of soup each.
 And a simple plate of stir fried vegetables with garlic.
This was our dinner without rice because the chicken is enough to fill us.
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Some fence photos for joining Good Fences.
 Crown of Thorns next to a picket fence.
Next, I will share with you my 2nd home cooked dinner.

2nd Home Cooked Dinner
There is one dish which we enjoyed at a restaurant and looks like a simple dish to cook. Instead of using salted fish with minced meat, I replaced the salted fish with chopped dried cuttlefish. I marinated the mixture with pepper, oyster sauce, light soya sauce, salt and sugar to taste. The restaurant named this dish as "Poh Poh Tofu". 
 I sliced the soft, silky tofu and lined them up in the centre.
Then I place a thin layer of minced meat mixture on both sides of the tofu.
Then steamed the dish for about 10 minutes or until cooked.
Garnish with some sprinkling of crispy fried onions.
 I bought a big bunch of water convolvulus or kangkong for RM1 at the roadside stall at the recreational park. I stir fried it with garlic.
 These were some left over salted fish strips from the previous evening.
 We had this dinner with rice. We couldn't finish the salted fish and kept it to be eaten with porridge the next evening.
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Some more photos for joining Good Fences.
These are from the compound of the Salvation Old Folks home.
 Nice arch
 The compound is spacious, well kept and clean.
A very peaceful and quiet place.

Linking to Good Fences.

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession
and thanksgiving be made for all people -
for kings and all those in authority, that we may
live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.
(1 Timothy 2:1-2, New International Version-NIV)

66 comments:

  1. Hi NAncy you food looks yummy and am sure was delicious. The compound with its fences and shrubbery looks a lovel wuiet pplave to sit and think. Hope you have a good weekend ahead.

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    1. Thank you, Margaret! The nice quiet compound is at an old folks home.

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  2. I love your home cooked meals! That soup looks so delicious, but what I love the most is that kangkong stirfry...miss it terribly!

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  3. Very pretty flowers, lovely scenery and more delicious looking food. Thanks Nancy!

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  4. Nancy, I know you eat out most times and your choice orders looks delicious ...but I think your home cooked food looks even more delicious:)

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  5. Nancy, it is not that you are getting lazier. It is just time for you to enjoy your retirement ;) Your home-cooked meals look amazing.

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    1. Thank you, Sharon! Retirement is a good excuse to be lazy. Lol!

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  6. That Poh Poh tofu is very presentable, something special.

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  7. I really like your homecooked dinners! The chicken dish cooked in a coconut is rather interesting.

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  8. This looks delicious! :)

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    Shoot for the stars

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  9. If i can ever come visit you, i want cooking lessons! Very nice fences in very pretty places, too.

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    1. Thank you, Mimi! I will be wanting to learn from you too!

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  10. The chicken and coconut soup looks delicious. The old folks home looks a very nice place. Hope you have a good day Diane

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  11. What a greta cook you are, the food looks delicious.

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  12. Yummy home cooked meals. I would have loved to try all of the food.

    Love your fences. Many folks have some unique fences.

    Have a fabulous day, Nancy. ☺

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  13. yummy food.. and beautiful flowers..

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  14. Me gusta mucho ese espacio y aún más si se está acompañado de buenos platos.

    Besos

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  15. I love the beautiful archway and the tall trees! Yum, you are such a good cook, ad your plates are pretty, too. Crown Of Thorns, I have heard of this. Why is it named this? Does it have lots of thorns!

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    1. Thank you, Ginny. Yes, there are lots of thorns.

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  16. I like the 2nd home cooked dinner because it has my favourite minced meat and kang kong hee hee

    Nonetheless both your home cooked dinners look delicious

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    1. The surrounding of the Old Folks Home looks so peaceful

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    2. Minced meat are easy to eat.

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    3. This old folks home has very spacious grounds and is very peaceful.

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  17. You are a great cook too, Nancy!
    Love those garden photos & the last photo is lovely!

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  18. Buena comida casera. Besitos.

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  19. Nourishing herbal soup. I cook soup once every week.

    Home cooked always delicious and the best right? But some day I really don't know what to cook. Lol.

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    1. Thank you, Rose. I too face that problem too, don't know what to cook.

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  20. Yuuummy, it looks so good, I'm sure it is delicious! :) I followed you back at G+ and I wish you a wonderful day, dear.

    Carstvo zapisanih misli

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  21. I like to eat your home cooked food on both days! I like all the greens so now I am to retire in Ipoh and stay in this home. I guess they must have a long waiting list for entry.

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  22. Wow! You are a great cook, Nancy! And I love your beautiful photos! Kisses, my friend.

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  23. After this kind of home cooking your husband is going to want you to do it all the time!

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    1. That will have to depends on my mood...Lol!

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