The outcome looks like this....
(a) I started to fry the drum sticks which i had the skin removed obviously for health reason. I was surprise that the coating flour not only tasted very good but also manage to give a golden crispy coating to the chicken......no regret trying it!
(b) And the squid dish was in charged by mr.heng, something that he has wanted to give a try long time ago....but only until this time, he made his very first attempt! So it was another trial & error session, absolutely no experience!!
Here are the progress:
I wasn't & am still not quite sure how long it takes for a chicken drum stick to be fully cooked under 'frying' method. Once they turned quite brown, i presumed they were cooked. So i quickly picked them up fearing that they would burnt !!
Then, mr.heng stuffed the glutinous rice into the squid & dry stewed them in the wok !! Both of us didn't bothered to try our cookings!!
A ring from the mobile phone was heard not long after. It was my 3rd sister(Mic) together with her MIL wanted to pay a visit to mom actually and mom told her that both dad & herself would be coming to my home for dinner! On our behalf, mom invited Mic family over to my place in which she agreed. Almost immediately mom rang me to 'CHECK' on my menu for the dinner! My reaction was like..........oh my gosh, errr, arhh, well......i thought it should be ok if i just added an extra dish i.e. bake bean eggs.....plus Mic will also buy a roasted duck over !!
Bake bean cooked with eggs (btw, i know this is children food......blek!!)
I even baked the below mushroom topped with minced chicken & cheese!
As for the main dish, we had initially 6 pieces of drumstick for each of us (huby, myself, the twins, grdpa & kakak) but now they needed to be shared among the guests (total 9 adults & 2 kids). So, obviously it would be wise to chop up the drumsticks for more share...........and that's when i discovered that my fried chickens were " NOT COOKED "..........oh boy, the bones inside were still reddish........, kakaka what a joke !! Suddenly, i became 'kelam-kabut' & 'kan cheong'/panic...... asked huby, how ah? how ah? He was also kinda ignorant & said he already warned me!! Arghh....don't care lar, i just threw them into the oven & roast it until real cooked this time!!
Then, i got huby to cut up the squids too and insisted that he tried the dish..........oh dear, it was the glutinous rice this time that was " NOT COOKED ".........alamak, kakakaka! I nearly choke on myself then.....& laughed my lungs out at him!! Anyway, he then threw the squids back into the pot for a simmer until they were cooked finally!! We both teased & laughed at each other, without the guests knowing what happened behind the scene, hehehe.....
Here are the spread of my menu which i suppose should be enough for the guests:
Mom arrived first & quickly checked on our "work". Her instant reaction was : "yau mou kau chor...... kei kau chai only" / such little food she meant! Mom worried that it would be embarassed if food was not enough. So she quickly ransacked my fridge & found 2 pcs of japanese cucumber & a plate of minced chicken meat (which was for my bento actually). Without even bothering to ask me, she already ordered 'kakak' to cut the cucumber, asked me to turn on the stove & started to fried the minced chicken. Here was the 'worried mom' in action.......
Ultimately, another dish was created...........at the very last minute, hai..... !!
Btw, come check out our fried chicken & squids......aren't they "looked" so delicious,
**wink wink** ???
I tell you, it can be damn stressful to be on a mission to serve a meal on the guests!!!
Well, how did the dinner eventually turned out? i'll just say: never be ignorant with the elderly's advice!! The food was all finished up........in other words, they were just sufficed !!! mom kambate!!
WHAT A DAY !!
Btw, just a little update on mom after her recent sugery. Thanks for all the well wishes extended!! My mom is such a 'cow'/strong person that despite having 2 parts of her body 'cut-up', she only stayed in the hospital for 2 nights. She didn't seemed to have a bad time recovering or maybe she's hiding her 'pain' from us, i don't know! Still needed to do dressing daily in the hospital and being the nanny she has to drag along my monkeys to the hospital until the boys became so popular among the nurses & staffs. Each day, they greeted the 2 'hansem' (that's what they called them) happily!! For the first 2 days of recovery after discharge, mom was forbidden from cooking us dinner so this was the sight of the dining table after work!!
Luckily, from 3rd day onwards, mom couldn't take the sight of us swallowing outside food anymore. Despite only simple dinner she cooked, at least we were all spared from 'ajinomoto' !! Life for mom was kind of back to normal now, just that she still need to go soft & slow with her movement.......and diet still under control !!
....End of my family tales....