Monday, February 23, 2009

Homecook Meal on Weekend only

I remember it clearly that when I was young, weekend is a OFF DAY for my mom. It mean no cooking and we all went out to have our dinner. And, of course, we, as kids can't wait for weekend as beside could enjoy nice fastfood, etc, we will go for quick shopping too!!

And, this family culture didn't change as well, even though I married already with 2 kids till recently. When my mom staying with me all these while, she will be doing the cooking during weekdays and on weekend, we will go out and eat and do my weekly marketing ~ which I could see Jona and Iz miss this outing the most when grandma is not around.

Since 2 weeks ago, I have started cooking a simple meal for my 2 lovely princes. Just because of them, I start wearing apron, keep squeeze my brain to think what to cook for my princes: a healthy and simple meal as well as what to buy when I go to wet market. Initially, I don't really enjoy cooking as I always worried that my food will be 'rejected' and end up in dustbin (see how demotivate I am). So to really start cooking, I really have to brainstorm myself and keep telling myself that it is alright, Jona and Iz will love the food that I cook.

Taadaaa......on Sat dinner, I boil chicken soup + white fungus + red dates + wild fox eyes (sorry, don't really know how to call it in English), and it turn out to be perfect!!! Both my kids love the meal and finish their whole bowl of rice ~ yummy yummy.


And, yesterday night, I fried some luncheon meat + eggs and cook some veggie soup too. Both of them, finished their meal again with Jona comment "Mommy, enough, my stomach is so full now"......."Next week, can you cook again ABC Chicken soup for me?" "I like it", Jona request.

Geeee, showing their satisfied face + happy stomach = It mean I really have to cook home meal for them on weekend liao.....I guess, only working mom like me, able to cook weekend homecook meal for my kids. It also mean that I have to find some simple recipes to learn.

8 comments:

Sasha said...

hehe its called wolfberries... Homecooked meal is always the best la. We will change our style because of our children, just like me I also started wearing apron becos of them.

Wai Wai said...

The joy of cooking is seeing all the food wallopped by your loved ones... it's your motivation to cook again and again... how nice..

mybabybay said...

I am still waiting for my children to say, mummy I love this, please cook for me again. They are fussy eaters.

Your boys really enjoy your cooking, motivation for you to cook more...;)

Wen said...

at least u get to cook for ur kids on weekends. its good coz children get to taste their mom's cooking

MamaJo said...

Sasha: Thanks for correcting me:P...appreciate it. Wow, I bet your cooking is even better than me ler...saw your simple receipe before...really 'keng' ar!!

Waiwai: Thanks!! I really do hope I won't cook half way...hehe....

Mybabybay: Thanks!! Geee..Jona & Isaac is a fussy eater too...you know what, I guess, they praise me because they know I need more motivation to cook for them...haha...

Wen: Hopefully I can maintain it.....hehe...It is not easy ler...quite demanding job compare to my office work :P

chanelwong said...

i usually cook very very simple like 1 soup dish on Sat..Jeriel will eat the same for lunch and dinner. .. His favourite is also ABC soup..

Health Freak Mommy said...

Eating at home is also so much cheaper, besides MSG free!

MamaJo said...

Chanelwong: Wow, really simple ler...I wish I have more times to prepare the dishes for 2 meals as well

Healthfreakmommy: It is true!!! But, then, I really have no times to prepare the dishes lor even though it is simple, as when they take nap, me too need some nap :P ~ lazy mommy