Friday, October 16, 2009
Autumn´s here, but it feels like winter!
Above: Some home-made autumn decoration that I got from a friend of mine. Love it! Gives my home a nice, cozy Autumy feeling. As I said, German ladies are gifted at home deco.
I can´t believe how cold its gotten recently.
Last week it was still warm and this week, I´m fully-armed in my winter wear. Even then, I shudder at the thought of having to spend a long time outdoors.
I´ve also been hitting a point of low motivation about cooking. On one hand, I know that I should cook since I get hungry faster when the weather´s cold, on the other, I´d rather stay indoors than to face the cold by going to the supermarket. Hubby offered his services to go to the supermarket instead, but I like to get inspiration about what to cook by going there myself.
Still, I´m surviving by making easy stuff - fast, warm and tasty....
White asparagus with Schlemmerfillet (fish), potatoes, Hollandaise sauce and herbs.
That´s the first time I made white asparagus on my own. I was always put off by the amount of preparation one has to do for fresh white asparagus. Hence, I simply bought those in a can! Cheap, good and all prepared for you. Great stuff! Shall buy it more often!
Chicken and tofu cooked in Szechuan Kong Bao sauce with spring onions.
I decided to use the bottle of Yeo´s Szechuan Kong Bao sauce that Sabrina gave me for my birthday last year. When I opened the bottle, I thought that it smelt very spicy. True enough, I saw a couple of red chilli inside it. I gingerly fished them out and used the sauce sparingly because I wasn´t sure how spicy it would be. Still, I added half a bottle since I needed the taste in my food. Tried diluting it with water, yoghurt and sugar - in my futile attempts to decrease the spicyness by a few notches.
Final verdict? It must have been the most spicy Kong Bao I´ve ever eaten. Tasty, but oh-so-beyond-my-tolerance-level. Ate it really fast so that the spicyness wouldn´t register too much in my brains. The hubby was so game to eat up his portion too. This guy has really improved by leaps and bounds in his spicyness tolerance!
Of course, my number one rescue food is Indomie Instant Noodles with egg. I still haven´t found it in Germany yet and am surviving on my Singapore rations. If you know anywhere I can buy this, please let me know.
Ok, my dad´s arriving Stuttgart today and we´ll be spending time with him until Monday. So have a great weekend!