A Weekend At Another Home

Daniel and I have started this new routine of going back to our own apartment on Friday nights and spending the weekend there.
It’s been tiring the first few times (because not used to the bed and we are glued to Netflix on our TV in the room) but I’ve grown to look forward to having these times alone, as adults.

I’m also always thanking the heavens that our house is literally 5 mins walk from East point and how eastpoint is so great 😅

I’m going to be cooking tonight so be prepared for some amazing food photos (LOL WTF) and maybe a recipe!

On the menu tonight

  • Bolognese Baked Rice
  • Calamari

I’m hungry already 😅

Lucky it’s lunch time! Today’s lunch choice is umisushi. I don’t like sushiz but Daniel does. He LOVES Jap food.

And burgers of course, as evidently as the burger he has on his t-shirt 😅

I chose umi over Pontian and Fishball Noodles! Man I must really love this dude.

My choice: Fish

I actually really like Fish and seafood as protein!

My favourite meat is Chicken, and like beef cooked western style and finally pork.

I’m very very picky about my pork because I cannot stand the porky smell that comes with Australian pork.

I dunno why the pigs eat cleaner things like grains but they smell so bad.

Indonesian pork on the other hand, pigs eat swill and taste clean 😅

I’ve moved WP to the first page of my apps list

That’s how serious I am about moving. I also actually really like this platform!

I know some of you are new to this, so I’ll definitely try to do up a guide on how to use it, chowster style 😅

It might not be like expert level, but it’s how I’ve been finding some of you!

Btw! Some new stuff in the house!

My dad handcarried this back for me because I COULDN’T RESIST!!!

I really like how having @ellenxxxo around makes me want to come home more 😅😅

We are the weirdest toomies (tenant roomie) ever 😅

More fortune cats! I have a thing for fortune cats ♥️

And a Gargoyle my friend brought back from Europe! It’s supposed to protect the house but my mum says it’s damn ugly 😅

Dinner time!

My Bolognese features the same ratio of carrot to mince cos I cannot tahan not eating enough veg in one meal 😅

Mince the onions and the carrots.

Looks like I’m slicing my fingers off but uh no. I really hate dicing carrots but they really taste damn good in Bolognese so I guaiguai just cut.

Really a lot of carrots!

In the meantime, while you’re dicing, instruct your husband to go and clean and cut the squid 😅 For calamari.

Cut into small rings cos got more pieces so it feels like there’s more to eat!

And then start frying the onions!

While you’re waiting for the onions to soften, cook rice (lol anyone still uses the finger to measure water? Works leh? And cut your canned straw mushrooms worth a scissors cos you don’t wanna dirty your cutting board. 😅

I push my onions aside and then brown the mince first!

And then I mix them all up!

Adding in the carrots…I mean it when I say I eat alot of carrots 😅 it’s a healthy dish!

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I usually use canned tomatoes instead of pasta sauce…but I forgot to buy it this time haha, so I stole some from the loomie @ellenxxxo 🙈

Easy lah, open a jar, pour everything in and then stir. I also added a cube of chicken stock for extra oomph. I add chicken stock to everything.

It’s the modern day culinary miracle!

While the bolognese lays simmering, I prep the squid for frying.

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I put plain flour, salt, parsley leaves (so so important!) and chilli pepper into a leftover bag of flour. I had very little left, so I just mixed everything in the bag.

Otherwise, you can use a plastic bag, paper bag or bowl! Doesn’t matter.

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This recipe doesn’t have a batter so all you do is put the wet squid (must be wet so the flour will stick) into the flour mixture and shake!

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Obviously super easy. I agarate all the measurements of salt, chilli pepper and parsley flakes.

I usually test fry one piece first just to see if it’s salty enough.

Lol damn rachet got no sieve at my house so I use…a slotted spatula to let the oil drip.

Btw putting freshly fried stuff on kitchen towels makes it soggy 😅

So simple and so good la!

To finish off the baked rice, scoop out rice into 2 oven safe bowls or plates and put some olive oil uh because we like it 😅

And prevents too much sticking. Rice sticks. 😅

And then you layer on the meat sauce and cheese!

Put them into the oven

And voila! You’re done!

It’s really easier than it seems 😅