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 😁😁
Pork ribs, about half kg
(Angel brand) hoisin sauce
Five spiced powder
Marinated for at least two hours.
Baked for one and half hours under 170 degrees celcius.
This time around the 17m17d takes in the baked pork ribs! <video>
Pork ribs (about half kg), coated with tapioca starch and pepper
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!
Too simple a dish that this has to be keeper for future confinement use.
Minced pork, 250-300g
One salted egg
Handful of chopped spring onions
Dash of sesame oil
Mix everything and steam for 25-30 minutes .
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.
- 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!
Ingredients (no exact measurement):
Blanched pork trotter (I used half trotter)
Soup stock (can be replaced by water)
Dash of black pepper
Dark soy sauce
Light soy sauce
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!
I’m experimenting simple meals for our coming confinement period!
This is pretty simple and we just need to throw in stuff into it!
Shiitake mushroom, sliced
One chicken thigh
I fill everything into a little clay pot which I then put into the pressure cooker with water!