I used to have one picky eater and one who’s willing to try everything we feed her. But now the littest who used to eat everything is beginning to pick on her food too. When either my hub or me have got extra time in the kitchen, we like to experiment with new recipes and ways to make our meal more interesting for the girls. So I took the opportunity to experiment with oats and made an interesting discovery!
These crunchy baked chicken cheese balls with oats was a hit with both my girls! And the best part is that they are consuming healthy oats at the same time. I’m a happy mum and this recipe is a keeper in my books. And for the record, all the amount stated in my recipe list below are based on estimates ok, because when I cook, I don’t use any form of measurement but my own feel. I call it the feeliment. coughs
1 packet of minced chicken (i bought those standard size packed from Fairprice)
1 yellow onion (diced)
1 big portobello mushroom (diced)
1 small stalk of cauliflower (finely chopped)
1 tbsp of flour
2 tbsp of grated mozzarella cheese
few dash of pepper and garlic powder
1 tbsp light soya sauce
1 cup of Quaker Quick Cook Oatmeal
Preheat the oven to 200 degree celsius for 15 minutes.
Coat a baking tray with butter.
Mix meat, onion, mushroom, cauliflower, flour, seasoning and cheese well.
Scoop a rounded tablespoon full of chicken mixture and shape into a ball with palm.
Coat ball with egg and then with Quaker Quick Cook Oatmeal.
Place ball evenly on baking tray.
Bake chicken ball in oven for 20-25 minutes, beware of popping cheese!
Let it cool and serve.
Optional serving of your favorite sauce to pump up the taste because this recipe was prepared with my girls’ taste in mind.
Total prep time about 15 minutes, and baking time about 25 minutes.
After this successful introduction of oatmeal to my girls, I am going to experiment with more dishes just so the family can get a little bit of nutrients for better heart and better source of fiber.
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Another lazy-to-cook-day for Miss Makan, this time she tried the CP Spaghetti and Chicken Sauce instant meal. Spaghetti is an art to master, till today, Miss Makan hasn’t master the right technique is making her ideal pasta. Miss Makan is not saying that this instant food is on par with the pasta she makes, but this is quick to cook and fast to eat.
Beside the serving being too small for Miss Makan, there isn’t much complain about this instant meal. The sauce with minced chicken is decent when eaten hot. Texture of the spaghetti is edible.
Personally, Miss Makan will not eat this again cause she prefers the other CP brand instant meals more than this.
CP brand products are available at most supermarkets.
Miss Makan stays at home a lot and is a very lazy person, especially when its time to fill her tummy. On days when her cooking mojo is low, she turns to instant food for quick-fix lunch. One of her favourite brand of such meals is by CP Food.
Basil Chicken Rice is Miss Makan’s favourite from the lot. She stocks them up in her freezer whenever she sees a promotion for them at the supermarket. She likes it for the spiciness and the tender minced chicken thigh meat.
Meals like this takes only 3 mins to prepare and 3 mins to gobble down. Not too shabby for a less than $4 quick meal at home.
CP brand products are available at most supermarkets.
It’s been awhile since I last stepped into the kitchen, so over the weekend I gathered ingredients from around the house and created a little mess in my kitchen!
Ingredients gathered include:
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups of Greenfields Fresh milk
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup melted butter
1 bar of white chocolate
150gm of Pure cream
Preparation process took about 30 minutes, cooking time about an hour and I left the Crepe Cake overnight in the fridge, took out to settle for about 10 minutes before serving. The entire Crepe Cake making process was longer and more tiring than I had expected it to be. Going to be a long long time before I recreate this! (At least not when I’m a preggy!)
So happy I can now tell the world that I’ve baked a cake! Wahahahaha! A very simple one with just 2 ingredients! No thanks to Mr Lim’s post on instagram, I got enticed to want to try bake the yummy looking Nutella Cake. So the plan to get a cheap handheld mixer to get this hidden baking mojo in me started. Thanks to Abang, he bought me a Philips Handheld Mixer at just $39 from Best Denki. And after a few SMSes, he got what I needed from his shopping trip and we bought the remaining tools from Phoon Huat near my office after work. Once home, my first baking adventure began…
Everyone in the family loves a good bowl of chilled beancurd. We like the fresh ones from the markets but we do not have a good stall around our house. The next best thing is Jollibean’s Soya Pudding that’s easily accessible from where we stay.
One day I decided to give homemade beancurd a try. Here’s the result:
Here’s the recipe I used for my first attempt:
900ml of water
Some pandan leaves
Ingredient for mixture:
Organic Soya Milk Powder (each sachet is 30g) x 3 sachets
40g of Sugar
40g of Nescafe Coffee-Mate creamer
20g of Instant Jelly Powder
100 ml of water
1. Pour all the ingredients for mixture into a mixing bowl and mix them till all is dissolved in the 100ml of water. The mixture will look something like this:
2. Put the pandan leave in a pot with the 900ml of water. Bring the water to boil and turn off the gas. Let the boiling slow down before pouring in the mixture. DO NOT pour mixture when water is boiling.
3. Stir the mixture slowly into the pot of hot water and mix well.
4. Use a sieve while pouring the mixture into bowls to remove any remaining powder bits and bubbles. Let it cool and put them into the fridge for 2 hours.
5. Ready to be served.
The soya beancurd was a little too soft to my liking and the taste is not power enough too. Next attempt I’m going to try with more soya, sugar and jelly powder. Will share the recipe if I can perfect it to my preference.