Hi Everyone! It has been quite a while since my last post. I guess… I am back!
After so much work and two heavy modules, now I am glad that I can finally come back here for posting. Yes, I am still surviving. During this period, I still cook up a storm in the kitchen, just that I couldn’t find time to sit down and write. Also, I was revisiting previous recipes quite a lot and that sometimes, I left my camera in the office! Well, it’s over and now I am back to this little blogsphere.
I am glad that I am coming back.
The good news is I am 7 months pregnant. 2 more months to go! So what’s that mean? I am going to see my baby soon! My baby is more or less safe now, no pre-mature worries, or less worries!
Like a nest-building bird, I have started my preparation to welcome my little one to arrive to this new world. What sort of preparation? Things like a car seat is a must, so that she can start using it right after discharge from hospital. We also bought a baby cot, so that she can be with us whenever and wherever we are, and a baby bed that can be used till 4-year-old, so that’s good. Not to forget, I have signed up cord banking service for uncertain events down the road.
We are also planning a lot of stuffs in our kitchen too. Recently, my sister bought me a thermomix . That’s really a cool product! I don’t think I came across something like that, it’s really cool because you can cook anything with it, it’s not a food processor; it’s a cooker, a food processor, a slow cooker with an in-built thermometer and super cool features that you can use for making lots of things, such as mincing, boiling, steaming, stir-frying, braising….etc. I am still getting used to it because it takes a while to learn how to use it, PROPERLY, I scare I will spoil a $7000 product if I use it wrongly! It’s one of the most expensive gadget in my kitchen, beside my oven currently. But I will start using it more often. Right now, I am using it just for some simple cooking. In the future, I will take more photos about it.
Meanwhile, let’s just stick to using my normal oven. Hehe…
Baked food is one of my favourites, I cook them quite often. So today, instead of Mac and Cheese, I cooked this baked macaroni without any recipe, just followed my instinct. It turned out good, may be it’s because I put in a lot of cheese. Yeah, cheese is my favourite, so why not?
2 cups of Mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 cup of Parmesan cheese, finely grated
1 cup of Macaroni, boiled in salted water till soft
1 bay leaf
1 cup of mushroom
5 tomatoes, diced
1 can of diced tomatoes
1/2 cup of chicken stock
4 cloves of garlic, finely minced
1 whole onion, finely chopped
Some mix vege, thawed
Salt and pepper
Some olive oil
- Boil macaroni in a big pot of salted water, according to packaging instruction.
- Medium high heat, saute onion till fragrant, about 3 mins.
- Saute garlic and bay leaf for another 2 mins.
- Season with salt and pepper, fry tomatoes and mushrooms for a while.
- Pour in chicken stock and the canned tomatoes, cook till all flavours marry together and water reduce by 1/3, about 20 mins.
- Pour in mix vege, stir fry a bit.
- Pour macaroni into a roasting pan, pour the sauce on top, top with Mozzarella and then lastly parmesan cheese on top.
- Bake in the oven 200 degree, until golden, about 8 mins.