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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Steamboat CRAZE & Assorted..........

A very laid back post...........
A public holiday (Prop. Md b'day) that falls on a week day (thurs) had us thought of fulfilling our sudden crave for steamboat. In fact we decided to STEAM the BOAT that whole 'DAY' starting from late breakfast to late lunch so that we could hang around at home without having to worry about hunting for food outside !!
So the night before, we did all the marketings. My fussy huby wanted to make the dipping sauce "SPECIAL" so a thorough browsing was done over the shelfs. According to him, this particular 'brand' is famous for its' superior quality & taste. It was from Japan. As i have absolutely no idea of how special a soya sauce can be, i can only be his follower. One thing of obvious note was the 'special' price of course!! I think it can easily cost a few times higher than the ordinary type that we consumed. Well..........after trying it out, the verdict was.......i still like the usual type, and it's not that premium to my taste afterall, hahaha.......

In order to be able to immediately start the steamboat early in the morning, i spent that whole night washing & preparing everything ALL BY MYSELF........that was really hard chores i tell you....and for a while i actually regretted !!
We started the morning by making our chicken herbal soup base........
Then, just shifted everything out from the fridge to the table....nicely displayed for my camera before we started to attack them.......hehehehe
And when it comes to steamboat, i especially LOVE vegetables so i had requested to have at least 3 types of them......and gosh, we were like cow that day !!!
A MUST-HAVE for steamboat was the "Taiwanese Sausages"....so glorious....yayaya, i know it's not healthy !!
Then, i bumped into these little century eggs in Giant so i had sinfully picked it up. Actually the last time i ate this was so long long time ago.........yaya, i know it's just another lame excuse!!
Anyway, i only allowed myself to eat 2 of it and 1 goes to my huby.....now i still have like 6-7 balance and i think my body has recovered and ready to swallow it again......haha
And finally here is the ultimate companion to the steamboat.........yes, CHILLY PADIs !!!
At the end of the day, we were so satisfied especially after longing for another steamboat for a while!! The last one that we had was during CNY back in huby's hometown!! I had the feeling that we just went eating & eating non-stop and probably break a while for TV, walk around the house for some other chores & there we ended up at the table eating again.........arghhh !!!
Anyway, i think it must have been the "power of the teo chew" that resulted in our steamboat craze.....oh my !!
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Towards that weekend (should be last week), huby was away to Bangkok........again, apparent this time was an incentive trip to his customers!! So, being mother hen to my little chicks, i have to tag them along to whatever plan i may have. Coincidently, i had agreed to a gathering with some girlfriends. Luckily we had chosen a place quite comfortable to house my 2 monkeys for at least 2 hours of lunch !!!
Believe your eyes.........see how comfy the monkeys were!! I brought along their gameboy, stationeries & colouring books & chewing gums just to occupy them !!!
Did the place look familiar ????? Yes, it was "The Apartment". Though i like the setting there but i must agreed that we were quite dissapointed with the food. But, nevermind lar....so long as we had a good chat. As the boys didn't really had a fulfilling meal, we proceeded to get some donuts at Big Apple after our session.
Later, the boys participated in the FREE sand art session given to the kids so all the aunties got to chat further........

wakakakaka, look at what the monkeys had done to mr. bean's eyes !!! LOL

That's the end of our Saturday !!!

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When dady was not around, mumy as usual was lazy to go out. The part-time cleaner worked from 9am to 1pm so we sort of had some quick bites for breakfast!! Then, as the boys wailed that they were hungry, i searched over my kitchen and found a box of cheese pasta. So I immediately threw them into boiling water, together with some steamboat left over the other day. See below......it supposingly looked good ehh, no?

Then, just when i squeezed the cheese gravy to be tossed over the macaroni, i kinda smelt something sour gushing over my nose!!! There & then only it knocked on me to check the expiry date...............tadda !!!
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It expires on 31/3/2008.....i think i must have kept this for at least 6 months. And it was another week to expiry so being so sceptical, i decided not to serve my kids.........there it goes down the garbage bin, what a waste but still better than another episode of diarrhoea, right (like what happened the last time) ?
So, once the cleaner was done, i immediately rushed out like a mad mother crazily hunting food for her hungry kids !!!

Dinner was spent with grandpa & grandma.....as usual when dady was not around, they would be the ones that will be taking care of us !!!

Dady was coming back that Sunday night........around midnight! So when dady was not around + mumy finding excuse not to carry the boys upstairs, the boys had to sleep on the floor of the living hall !!! We waited until dady was back & everyone happily went back to our room for a good nite sleep........

That's the end of our Sunday !!
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Here are just a showcase of the loots from Bangkok.....courtesy of my shopaholic lou kung!!
Famous, yummy yet hazardous JUNKS !!!

And i just LOVE the macademia nuts so so so much. As they are so expensive here, i requested him to get these...........little did i expect macademia nuts chocolates which were so sumptuous i tell you. I know it's very sinful to my body so again, i only allowed one piece of chocolate at a time!!! Arghh....how i wish i can swallow more............

Next is "dodol"......ahh, i think melaka ones are better! Though i like dodol too but i don't know why i only like those in triangle shape ones and not like these....yucks!!! I still haven't take a bite at it yet.......

How can the dady came back empty handed without anything for his precious. So die die also he must get them something. Not the usual thomas train that is not moving (which they already had).....this time, these trains are movable type !!!

These keychains are just a plain burnt to the pocket....i don't understand why he bought them so there went my curse again...........

Finally, i can't believe my eyes too............you will surely agreed how much he loves these little pony shirts, yes he was only buying the little pony logo(s)!! And i realise the older my old man is, the more vain/"oi leng" he has been......"sei for mou" ????
So i kind of believe the sayings that goes " fart lou hau " now, hahaha...........


That's the end of my assorted updates too !!!

annie-q termed it "lau sai"/diarrhoea post.....and i have to agree......blek !!

12 comments:

JO-N said...

That was assorted, indeed! Ok, love your steamboat. You use rice cooker for steamboat? Then, the sand art is wonderfully done. Did your boy explain to you the meaning behind his "creation of Mr. Bean's eyes"?. I always buy food and forget all about them too. The t-shirts look good and my hubby wants to buy bright colored t-shirts nowadays to look "young".

All Precious Moments said...

wow...your lou kung really geng ah! Eh woman, use rice cooker to steamboat very slow le...I tried that before, talked talked talked with friends, still not boiled yet..damn malu haha...

Rjoc said...

The same brand of soy sauce is used here so it must be a Teo chew tradition? New use for the rice cooker, we use the electric wok for it.
so Hubby bought food (sweets) for you and new clothes for himself...ah he knows you well now heheheh.

Sasha said...

eh something missing.. Chee Cheong Fun sauce.

Damn u make me crave for steamboat now

wen said...

wah thats a lot!!!

chanelwong said...

war...so much food and sooo yummy....

Annie Q said...

Steamboat!! Kikkoman! I love that sauce too! In fact my grandpa only take this soy sauce, but quite expensive.

Next time i show u a dried shrimp chili, dip with the meat super yummy!!It also a must have steamboat chili.

JO-N said...

Jacss, mind doing this tag?

http://www.lovechildrenright.com/2008/04/what-do-you-think-of-me-part-2.html

Mummy to QiQi said...

although no need to cook, but preparing is almost the same tiring as cooking hor...haha.....last time we also use rice cooker, but they cook really too slow (our stomach beh tahan waiting).Hence we bought the steamboat pot, faster since can adjust temperature !!

huisia said...

foods, loots, wow...you just make me envy :)

slavemom said...

That's really a lot of food for steamboat at home. So very rajin leh u.
As for the soon-to-expire pasta, it was a smart choice not to let the kids eat them. Better to waste the food (n energy) than take the risk. Esp dairy food, they tend to spoil easily.
Hey, I don't mind helping u with some of the hazardous junk food. :D And like u, I oni take the triangle dodol, but not the long ones. How funny are we!?? hehehe
Eh, don't say ur lou kong like that lah. If the shirt suits him n he likes them, might as well get many in diff colours. Then no need to go shopping for working tops for a long time loh.

Jacss said...

jo-n: so, u agree how vain our man can be esp when age is catching up heh?


alice: eh, how come we felt 'ok' using d rice cooker leh...not that slow for us, maybe we took our sweet time!!

uncB: am surprise that u & some oth bloggers' family used the same brand too....emm, teochew's taste is an expensive one!!
due to my fussy taste, huby is much more cautious in selecting souvenirs for me....sigh !! :(

wah...annie, u certainly have expensive taste heh? ya, show me the dried shrimp chilli...

yeah cnee, i agreed...d preparation was indeed d tough part. i may consider getting a steamboat pot one day....

ooh genie, u r as weird as i am in only wanting d triangle dodol heh....
funny that men can get d same shirt in different colours but that's definitely a no-no for us women hor??!!