Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Labor Day in The Kitchen


Yesterday was labor day. Hari Pekerja. HOLIDAY!!! But it's over now. I am back at work >.<

So how did I spend labor day? Ah....I started my day with preparing breakfast and lunch for my partner. Then I was off gardening. And look what I spotted.


More Bunga Kantan! I felt so blessed.


There are currently 8 flower buds.


And I also found a chilli or two.


After that I started pruning my plants and pulling some weeds. I spent about an hour or two but the garden was still in a mess. This will take some time and I will have to work little by little over the next few weekends. After all, even the good Lord created the world in seven days, so we mere mortals cannot expect to clear the garden in a day or two.

I felt a blister starting to form on my finger. Oh oh. Time to stop. Next up, food prep! 

I have given up on chap fan and since I had all the time in the world, I decide to cook 4 days worth of food. I know, some of you will balk at eating food precooked a few days ahead. But I don't have a choice. Time is not on my side.


I started with an omelette. Good for two servings.


Then I made mini meatloaves with bacon.


I also fried some vegetables. 


Beansprouts. I have eaten two day old cooked beansprouts and I survived.


French beans. My mum always says that leftover vegetables don't taste good. But it tastes fine to me. Fresh is better of course.

I also fried a small portion of rice because I had leftovers in the fridge.


And I also made some roasted cauliflower with bacon.


This is the first time I am cooking so many items in a day.


That is a whole lot of food isn't it? 


The chap fan lady won't be seeing my face for the next few days.

21 comments:

  1. 4 days? Every dish X 4. Does that mean you are eating the same things for 4 days...or you are feeding three other people as well. Me so kaypo, everything want to ask. Hehehehehehe!!!! Fried rice looks so good - huge prawns!!! Can't go wrong with those.

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    1. I can eat the same thing a few days in a row hah..hah...not a fussy eater.

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  2. Yeah, I can understand if you don't have time in the mornings, so nothing wrong with preparing your food ahead of time if you're ok with it. Some dishes work great though (even better after reheating) but some not. If it was me, I'd probably not cook the omelette and taugeh ahead of time coz these two dishes cook in mere seconds (the beansprouts) or two minutes (the omelette if the ingredients are all cut up and ready). Wouldn't the beansprouts be absolutely limp when you reheat them the next morning? Ooo...I like that stuff on top of your meatloaf! ;)

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    1. I didn't reheat the vegetables and so far no tummy ache hee..hee...

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  3. You even got separate containers for the meatloaf! That's... good. If I make that meatloaf, I will... "hmm maybe I should have some more", then "oh well, I don't think this is 4 portions, maybe it is just good for 3, in the mean time I'll stick another spoonful into my mouth", then slowly slowly... "huh, they're all gone!" ...

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    1. hah..hah...then cooking ahead is not for you :D

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  4. Your labour day in the kitchen, my labour day at home, jaga 3 kids.. Tiring, huhuhuhu.. I sound like a bad lazy mom, but I don't like long holidays.. I do more at home, and very tiring.. I don't mind eating pre-cooked food, it won't kill me.. I do like you too.. But I don't do so many portions, not expert like you, haha.. But I do boil a big pot of soup, divide into 3.. 1 portion to drink on the same evening for dinner, another portion for next day, and another portion the next! Ya, they say don't drink leftover soup, can get cancer.. Ermmm.......

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    1. No lah, not bad lazy mom. I can bet most moms feel like that, just a matter of they admit it or not. You are being honest. Precooked food is convenient and I can accept eating food that is a few days old. Some people say it is bad, but so far it works for me.

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  5. Yum yum.

    So much good food.


    What a great labour day weekend. :)

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    1. I enjoyed the "hard" labor hee..hee...

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  6. What a well spent holidays! So you went on labour in the kitchen. LOLOL
    I have heard of meatloaves but had no idea it looks yummy like this.
    Your garden is blooming so well, add more urea! Ask your partner to spray the plants at night when no one notices! Wakakaka

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    1. hah..hah...that spraying might scare the cats away which is a good thing. They will think a giant cat has claimed territory!

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  7. PH, if you run a business, i will sure gao guan from you, hehe...

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    1. hee..hee...thank you...thank you...

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  8. Phong Hong, you are really labouring on Labour's Day. Labouring in the garden and in the kitchen. Your bunga kantan are growing so well. Meatloaves sounds yummy!

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    1. Nancy, that is the sort of labor that I enjoy doing hee..hee...

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  9. Wah you are so diligent to cook so much food and to do gardening! I am ok with eating food that are a few days old. Hope you will show us how your bring all these food to your office for lunch - everything in one container or separately?

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    1. I put everything in the same container. Oops forgot to snap picture. Hope I remember today :)

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  10. Gardening is a good hobby but too bad I don't have green fingers

    The meatloaves look so yummy, I would love to have them :)

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    1. The meatloaves are very easy to prepare, that's why I love it.

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  11. I had a lazy labour day. .. spent whole day eat sleep and watch K drama, K variety shows with my big boy.
    You are hardworking prepared and cooked yummy food in your kitchen :)

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