Bacon Waffle

The hubs made these waffles with bacon bits that he pre-cooked last Sunday. He used pancake mix and added a bunch of oil to thicken it but I think waffle mix would have been better. The best part is he added bacon grease to the batter. He also added cinnamon and brown sugar to caramelize the waffle. The kids chomped it down!



Bloody Mary

This is my version of a virgin Bloody Mary. 

I gave it a shot of lemon juice, a shot of lime juice, twenty drops of tobasco sauce, V8, three drops of Maggi soy sauce and a dash of ground black pepper. Voila, add a shot of vodka if you like but it is too early in the morning for me to have boost. 



Fried Omellette with Jumbo Peeled Shrimp, Yellow Zuchinni, Green Onion and Tomatoes; Stir fry Bitter Gourd with Pork Tenderloin; and Stir fry Yellow Beans with Sliced Bacon 鸡蛋炒虾仁,西胡户,青葱及西红柿;古瓜炒猪肉片与四季豆炒咸肉

It was a major feat cooking three dishes yesterday after watching the kids ten hours a day for a whole week. Luckily, I already had all the veggies precut the day before so I was only left with the cutting of the pork tenderloin and bacon after getting my son from his nap.

The egg omelette and shrimp were seasoned with fish sauce, sesame seed oil, white ground pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. The pork tenderloin was seasoned with dark soy sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, white ground pepper and soy sauce paste. It was stewed with the bitter gourd for a short while on low heat after being stir fried by itself with some chopped garlic till cooked most of the way. I would have used some salted black beans for the bitter gourd had my jar of salted black beans not gone bad. 

The yellow beans were given to us at a church fellowship by a brother in Christ who planted them in his backyard. My daughter was happily plucking yellow beans for everybody. The yellow beans were a hybrid of green beans and they taste amazing. I got the idea of using bacon to fry with yellow beans from a recent TV show. It was the easiest of all three dishes. Phew, got them all done by the time the hubs got home last night. Have a great weekend everybody!


Roast Turkey Breast

I roasted this four pound turkey breast on 325 degrees Fahrenheit under convection settings for about 3 hours covered with foil then for another 20 minutes uncovered to brown the skin. It turns out moist and juicy. I poured one can of Campbell chicken broth over it and seasoned it with ground white pepper, a little cinnamon powder and a dash of clove powder, holiday style. A dash of lemon juice would have been great if I haven’t forgotten. Makes for several great lunches in sandwiches next week. Bon appetite!


Okra and shrimp; Kailan and shiitake mushrooms; and Portabello mushroom burgers

These are our highlights over the weekend. I stir fry some okra with shrimp and homemade dried shrimp flakes. I also stir fry some kailan and shiitake mushrooms, cooking them separately and seasoning them with oyster sauce and soy sauce paste. Hubby grilled the burgers including some stuffed Portabello ones for me. They are seasoned with black ground pepper, oyster sauce, garlic powder and onion powder. All in a day’s work.


Roasted Asparagus with Grated Parmesan, Sliced Garlic and Slivered Almonds

I couldn’t resist getting these farm fresh asparagus. I cut off quite a bit of the stems where it snaps when I bend them. I baked them at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes then added the grated cheese and baked them for another 7 minutes. The almonds were added just before serving the dish. Brought them to a church potluck and the greatest compliment was they were gone at the end of dinner. Bon appetite!


Roast chicken thighs with roasted heirloom potatoes and broccolini

I got adventurous last weekend picked up three bunches of organic broccolini from the grocery store. I have never cooked them before but did some research and find that it wasn’t that mind boggling to cook them at all. I seasoned the organic chicken thighs with kikkoman light soy sauce, ground white pepper and sesame seed oil, then popped them into the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for an hour and fifteen minutes in a Pyrex dish, meat was almost falling off the bones, yumm, licked my fingers. For the potatoes, I seasoned them with garlic salt, onion powder, a bold splash of curry powder and some dried parsley then popped them into the oven for 400 degrees for an hour with the chicken thighs. I gave the broccolini a quick boil after cutting off the stems right where they snap apart like asparagus when you bend them. Then I tossed then in the frying pan with butter and garlic. Bon appetite!


Briquette Grilled Rainbow Trout

This is the second fish dish we made tonight, just some good old briquette grilled rainbow trout on bamboo skewers seasoned with the following:

Garlic powder

Onion powder

Mediterranean Sea salt

Ginger powder

Chinese five spice powder

Ground white pepper

Ground black pepper

Garlic powder

The skin is crispy to a “T” and the meat tastes like chicken. One word: terrific!

Our very own Outback Steak in the comfort of our own home

I was craving steak the other day and bought a couple of ribeye T-bone steak and store bought crab cakes. We prefer cooked veggies to salad greens so I lightly stir fry some baby spinach with garlic, olive oil and Better than Bouillon chicken seasoning. The steak is marinated with garlic powder, onion powder, ground black pepper, Lee Kum Kee Oyster sauce and a few dashes of Heinz 57 sauce. They were put on the grill with direct heat for 7 minutes per side. Turns out juicy and yummy!