Hi! I am back (actually I never left). To all of you who left greetings and wishes in my previous post, thank you!
Chinese New Year is not officially over until after Chap Goh Meh. But I suppose the celebration is more or less done and everyone is back to work.
I did say that I was going to sit back and relax and eat kacang (nuts). The kacang part came true. As for sitting back and relaxing, well not really because my partner and I had to eat.
Oh no, eating out was not an option because I know for a fact that eating out during Chinese New Year is no fun. We ate out at a nonya restaurant some years ago and the cooking was lousy. Besides, it was crowded everywhere.
So madam did some home cooking. Easy dishes of course.
What could be easier than roasted chicken legs and broccoli? That lot is all for me (not eaten at one go of course) because...
...the man did not want to eat chicken. I fed him chicken for two days straight until he complained. He claimed that chicken is pumped full of antibiotics at the farm and after ingesting chicken, he experienced aches and pains.
So I had to cook something else for my laling.
Sweet and sour pork patties. He does not eat beef and the evening before, I fed him mutton curry. While eating, he pondered if mutton would cause a stroke. Haiz....
Since he did not finish the mutton, I had the leftovers for lunch the next day. No, I was not worried about getting a stroke.
This one I cheated because it was cooked way before and stashed in the freezer. How convenient, right?
So that was my not-so-exciting makan over the Chinese New Year. But I was happy. So happy :)