Monday, 10 April 2017

Does This Look Lazy?


It was Sunday. And I was determined to have a fuss free Sunday. A Sunday where I could just relax and not get stressed up with cooking and washing up. Was it possible?

Of course not. There is no such thing as 100% relaxation because obviously housework is endless. You can never get it all done, can you?

The day before, I cleaned the house and got my partner's food prep done. Most of the laundry was completed plus some other nitty gritty stuff.

I had gone to Aeon for a preliminary grocery run to get some chicken so that I could have it marinated overnight. The marinade was a mish mash of tomato sauce, sweet chili sauce, oyster sauce, light soya sauce, loads of black pepper and some crushed garlic.


On Sunday all I had to do was chuck it all into the oven together with some (steamed) potatoes and sliced capsicum. While the chicken was roasting, I did some more housework. Arrghh!!!


Forty five minutes later, this tray of deliciousness came out of the oven.


That's what I like about roasted chicken. It is the sort of thing you do when you are lazy and it does not look like something a lazy person cooked.


Since the chicken was marinated overnight, the meat was extra tasty. I was very happy with this batch of roasted chicken. To make it even better, before roasting I placed some butter on top of each piece of chicken.

So that was my lunch with extras for the next few days.

40 comments:

  1. I am eyeing those delicious roasted potatoes. Yums! nope, not a Lazy weMan dish at all. you are so diligent to do your own house work. Just hire those per hour helper to do it like many people do lah.

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    1. On no, I will not hire outside help. I have slight OCD and I cannot stand people touching my things. I have to do it myself so that I clean and put my things exactly where I want them to be.

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  2. I would help myself to some of the chickens and potatoes.

    I also wish to have fuss-free weekend but hell no. With kids and hubby at home, I am ever more busy, cleaning after them. Wahaha. Maybe when the kids all grown up, I could have a really relaxing weekend. That time they will do their own chores. Hehehe.

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    1. You must start training them now or else you will continue to do chores forever hah..hah..

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  3. Ekkkkkk!!!! Chicken! Muahahahahaha!!!! For now, we will only go for the organic ones now, locally farmed. I guess those would be safe.

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    1. hee..hee.. I am still ok, so the chicken was safe :)

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  4. Looking at the pics, I initially thought those baby potatoes were quail eggs ... now that's a combination I'd also enjoy - roast chicken with quail eggs :D

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  5. I just had my dinner. Looking at your roasted chicken and potatoes, I am thinking of tomorrow's dinner. I hope to remember to buy some chicken thighs, potatoes and capsicums tomorrow. Hehehee....I hope mine will turn out nice like yours.

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    1. Nancy, I am sure yours will turn put beautifully!

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  6. Guys, if you wanna see the real lazy chicken, go to my blog instead. This one tipu mia, looks too nice to be lazy version. :P

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    1. wahahaha!! Ini betul lazy lah. My version of lazy. The hardworking version is got tumbuk2 rempah one.

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  7. PH, if you start a business, I sure will be your loyal customer, hehe...

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    1. Oh, thank you..thank you..hee..hee..

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  8. Why your roasted chicken always look so tasty, delicious and presentable

    Ya houseworks are endless, today done, tomorrow have to do again

    I agree with Mun's suggestion, maybe you can consider hiring those per hour part time cleaner for your houseworks, to ease some of your burden because you got to work and you got to cook also, not easy

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    1. hee..hee...I prefer doing the housework myself because I don't like other people messing with my things :)

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  9. Kerja2 rumah takkan penah abis..tapi roasted ciken tu kompom licin

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    1. Thank you, tapi yang version bukan lazy ialah bila kena tumbuk rempah hah..hah...

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  11. It looks delicious. I love having leftovers.

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  12. I totally agree with you....roast chicken is one of the easiest things to pull off and it always comes out a success as well as looking great. I do that all the time too! ^_*

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    1. Any kind of marinade works all the time too. I feel like pulling off another roasted chicken stunt this weekend hee..hee..

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  13. This type of cooking is super-hardworking to me, ok! Which part does it look like someone lazy did this? Again, your roasted chicken aiyooo so yummy, delicious and tempting. How I can start diet like this when every single day I have to suffer and look at this kind of delicious food? (aiyaaa... always find reason for not dieting ^_^)

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    1. Thank you MD. Don't lah puji2 until like that hah..hah.. I gave up dieting already. Forget it. wahahaha!!!

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  14. Looks like lots of work to me... Lazy for me means going out to eat... Lol...

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  15. Hi Phong Hong, I can only say 'Sui Lah'. Not to worry, at least you get down to do all this instead of ta pau. Sometimes, we need to pamper ourselves that is to do what we like without stress.

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    1. Hi Kimmy! True lah. But the problem with me is that I tend to overachieve during weekends. Want to do this, want to do that and in the end stress for nothing hah..hah..

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  16. Hi Phong Hong,
    Your yummy roasted chicken made me drooling .... yea agreed, never ending housework. But occasionally I will enjoy my laziness and relax for not doing much cleaning, cooking or baking on weekends. We all deserve such breaks ya!

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    1. Hi Karen! Guess what? This coming weekend I refuse to do anything. LOL!

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  17. For me, Saturday & Sunday are of days for me. I will watch drama, sleep, eat and go out to relax because I will make sure I finish all my house works before the weekends come :P

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    1. Clever you. Get housework done before weekend. I wish I could do that.

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  18. I hereby declare this as a healthy and smart cooking for lazy people. I must learn this.

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  19. Hish....mana ada lazy? Org lazy tak masak langsung tau haha...Menu lazy bukan mcm tu tau. Menu lazy makan buah aje haha....Tak pun makan tomato dengan kentang mentah haha....

    Hish ingat senang ke nak prepare benda tu semua. Tell me!

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    1. hah..hah.. Hainom punya lazy macam tu ye? Langsung rileks habis hah..hah... Actually, masakan macam ni lazy sebab pakat lebur2 aje..

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