Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A summary

I've become very lazy lately, I have to admit. Don't blame me, blame facebook. :)

I find it easier to do an all-in-one post these days, a summary of the stuff that I've done in the past week. :P

It was a busy weekend and 2 busier ones to come. I needed a break, and most of my Sundays are not packed with activities unless there are birthday parties, just time for church and time to rest, either at home, at dad's, or at Miz K's. This past Sunday, we spent it with Miz K and her family. I love going there. I only only wish they will move to our part of the world soon. :(

As we celebrated Father's Day with my grandpa, dad, and uncles on Saturday, Sunday was a free day for us. We had lunch at Bakerzin before proceeding to Miz K's. Got some macarons as Father's Day gift from princess to her godpa. I brought over some beef & chicken rendang leftovers from Saturday, so knowing the kids will not eat spicy, decided to make some onigiri for them. However, J asked if I was making bento, and not wanting to disappoint him, I decided to make them up on the spot. Thankfully Miz K had the necessary stuff, like takeout box & sausages. All I had to do was assemble them with the rest of the food, such as steamed fish and broccoli, which was part of dinner. We also had some honeydew beancurd which was a free gift with purchase of tofu from NTUC. The kids loved their bentos and it was a real delight watching them finish all their food. :) That made my day. :D

This wanton noodles was my dinner last evening. Totally loved it! I do not have the address but it's from a coffee shop at East Coast Road, called Mei Yuen. They serve chicken & duck rice too. It's in the row opposite Jago Close, near Holy Family Church. Yummers!

A sinful indulgence of mine this noon. It's durian season now, and each time we pass by the Ntuc near my place, lots of people will be at this stall queuing to buy the king of fruits. I've been tempted, but haven't had the chance. I thought yesterday was a good day to get it, but who's to know, while I was at the supermarket, dad called to say he wanted to take us to lunch. Durian plan abandoned. :( So by hook or by crook, I had to have it today. I got myself a $2 one, and the man says he won't open it to put in box, because why? It only costs $2! Oh well, I'd have to do it myself then. Verdict - It was ok, can't exactly say it satisfied my craving, cos it wasn't great. But it'll do for now. I did panic when I realised that the house stank even though I had it in the kitchen. Hehe. So made sure I opened all the doors and windows to let the smell out before hubby got back. :P

For lunch today, I made princess some boiled broccoli sausages, baby corn, pasta tossed in olive oil and seasoned with salt and Italian herbs, plus cream of corn soup and some cherries which are also in season.

Her teatime bento consisted of cheese sandwiches in the shape of miffy & friends, some golden kiwi, grapes, pistachio nuts, chocolate, and piggy gummies. I used the gel pens and thus the ink spread on the eyes and mouth, making them quite ugly. :P

9 comments:

daphne said...

wah.. that's alot of things you have been busy with d!

SIG said...

daphne - 'Busy' is my middle name. :P

Shazz said...

Carlton next to mei yuen..the best roast duck noodles!!! I used to buy that on my way home from school..wonderful times :)

SIG said...

Shazz - I know, dear. I always remember you when I see Carlton. In fact was thinking of you yesterday when walked past, but me no duck lover. Also brought back memories of the time we lived there. :) Those were the best memories :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Haha, I love facebook too, love all the updates from friends who are active and also playing games. :P I can't believe he didn't want to open a durian for you because it was $2. You are still his customer, where's the service?

SIG said...

lcom - Welcome to Singapore :), where service is non-existent. :)

Jori said...

Please forgive my ignorance - I do not know what durian is... I gather it's a fruit, but why do you need the vender to put it into a box for you, and why did you have to air out the apartment after having it?

I will have to Google this fruit now, because not knowing will frustrate me!

Love your bentos - they look so fun!

Susan Yuen said...

Facebook is so addicting! Such a great way to keep in touch with friends and family. :) Great bentos and the food looks absolutely wonderful!

Beau Lotus said...

Ah I have a phobia of durian!!! And I used to live near durian street in Upp Serangoon Rd...

So you're on FB too? I hardly ever go there, except when I get a message or friend request. It can indeed be addictive but I have stopped playing games and that helped.

I may not have your number, you'll have to email me before I leave.