Day 1 confinement at home


Our laid back day at home
Today we rested at home – everyone is tired after the three days ordeal! In fact, both the elder girls woke up close to 10am today! Everyone had a goodnight sleep – especially Nikki, at least she didn’t cry during midnight! 
I managed to prepare our meals today, ate a quiet breakfast and clean myself up before getting more sleep! I had few more naps in between! 


Baby Norrah is adapting well too! *cross fingers* Not many would agree, but by me hugging her to sleep (just like I did with Nikki), both of us get much needed rest – we sort of sleep through the night – just wakes to change nursing side and diaper change! During the day, she is still ok to be on the bed cot alone – sleeping with us only during naptime! 


This time around I don’t have to hand express during engorgement – thanks to Nikki, my moving and obedient ‘pump’! She is back to nursing – we even started tandem nursing! But that also means she is back to becoming an ‘addict’, showing me her tongue each time she sees my boobies! 🙄😓


Today’s meals still presentable! 😂


Breakfast: Bread with cheese omelette 
Lunch and dinner: 


1. Bok choy with ear woods


2. Mui choy pork


3. Papaya chicken soup 

4. Basmathi rice 
Drink: red dates 
All prepared by my humble self 😁😁

Steamed pork rib with carrot, red dates and wolfberries 


Ingredients:

Pork ribs (about half kg), coated with tapioca starch and pepper 

Carrot, diced

Red dates

Wolfberries 

Ginger, sliced finely

Dashes of liquid aminos

One tbsp sesame oil

Marinated it for an hour in the fridge. Steamed for 50 minutes under high heat. It came out tender! 


My first time cooking pork rib actually with the intention of letting Nikki try the different parts of pork – but she didn’t want to try it! 😴😴😴 Guess she prefers trotter! 🙄🙄 
Fortunately Noelle eats some of it!

Easy recipe to keep for confinement! 

Steam chicken with shiitake mushroom and carrot


We recently bought a new electrical steamer that comes with timer. So, I will be steaming food more often now. This is a simple and good recipe to keep for coming confinement.

Ingredients:

  • Chicken pieces marinated with sesame oil and light soy sauce 
  • Carrot, diced
  • Shiitake mushroom, sliced
  • Red dates
  • Garlic, few cloves

Steamed for 35 minutes.


Garnish with spring onions.

I also made steamed silken tofu tonight!

Pressure cooker braised pork trotter with nam yue

Ingredients (no exact measurement):

Blanched pork trotter (I used half trotter)

Garlic

Ginger

Nam yue 

Soup stock (can be replaced by water)

Cinnamon stick

Star anise 

Dash of black pepper

Dark soy sauce

Light soy sauce

Cooking wine 

Mix everything and cover with valve sealed. Mode: beans/ tendon (default time)


It is extremely tender and even my toddler loves it!


Recipe to save for ‘confinement’! Will need the whole trotter for both lunch and dinner! 

Double boiled herbal chicken thigh in PPC

I’m experimenting simple meals for our coming confinement period! 

This is pretty simple and we just need to throw in stuff into it!

Ingredients used:

Carrot, diced

Shiitake mushroom, sliced

Dang guai 

Angelica root

Red dates

Wolfberries 

One chicken thigh

Water

I fill everything into a little clay pot which I then put into the pressure cooker with water!

Mode: soup