a day of cooking

I spent a large part of the day cooking. In the morning I made all the dishes for O’s trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He is going to be there for five days and four nights so he asked for:

  1. Hainan Chicken Rice
  2. Stir fried Chinese egg noodles with vegetables 
  3. Pot roast 
  4. Chicken salad with grapes
  5. Tomatoe, olives, and feta cheese salad

I used the crockpot for the pot roast and that saved me at lease 6 hours to do something else. There is leftover chicken broth that I will make mì gà (chicken noodle soup with egg noodles) for the boys. And I will freeze the leftover pot roast for dinner in future time. The boys love to eat that with French baguettes. As for O, he is satisfied that he got most of his meals covered for the week, and also having the comfort of home cook meals while being away. 

We also visited my brothers and Mom later in the afternoon. Such a nice weather today, with day time saving gives a bit more day light in the evening. There, I made  đầu cá mú nấu canh chua (sour soup with grouper head) and tôm rim nước dừa (caramelized shrimps with coconut water). My mom also made fried bánh tét, the fried New Year rice cakes that was sinful and yet irresistible at the same time. 

I love having our Sunday family dinner and catching up on the week while the kids play together. 


7 thoughts on “a day of cooking

  1. trui ui, nhieu mon ngon de so em ui. Canh chua dau ca mu em cung nau giong canh chua ca loc ha ? ma chi thay cai dau con ca mu to de so, chi nau 1 lan, thit rat ngon nhung dau no to qua, em chat nho ra ha?
    chi luoi de so, chi co the nau nguyen 1 noi lentil an ca tuan luon. Gia ma em o gan chac chi qua an ke hoai. Nhin mon tom rim nuoc dua cung ngon qua troi.

    1. anh của em đi chợ mua đầu cá xong hỏi anh bán cá chặt dùm ra miếng nhỏ nhỏ. Khi làm thì em ngâm qua dấm trắng một chút, rồi cắt bỏ mấy cái mai cho bớt tanh khi nấu. Em cũng muốn lười mà em lười là tụi nhỏ phải ăn ở ngoài, tốn kém quá nên em phải siêng.

    1. nhà em là dân biển nên thích ăn hải sản. Anh em tụi em thích nhất là cá khô cá mặn mắm cá. 😀 Mấy món này cũng dễ nấu mà ăn cũng không lên kí vì có rất nhiều rau cải như cà chua, bạc hà, đậu bắp và giá.

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