Sunday, 18 March 2018

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C's Lunch Box - Sweet Potato Fries

 Top layer clockwise from left: Sweet potato fries left-over from dinner, egg white, strawberries, rye bread with egg yolk spread and sprinkled with cress, potato left-over from dinner, mozzarella cheese.

Bottom layer clockwise from left: Pineapple, melon, shredded carrots with raisins and raspberries with raisins.
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Honey Glaze Seasoning for Oven-Roasted Chicken

 


Ingredients for Honey Glaze Seasoning:

Mix well:

1. 1 TBS honey
2. 1 TBS olive oil
3. 2 TBS water
4. 2 TBS chopped parsley

1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degree celsius. Spread 1 TBS olive oil on the bottom of the oven-proof dish. Rub pressed garlic on chicken, sprinkle salt and pepper to chicken and roast for 50 minutes.

 2. Remove chicken from oven, and pensel the honey glaze seasoning  on the chicken.

3. Roast for another 10 minutes or until golden (I am serving it with oven-baked sweet potato fries - see recipe here)


 Now it is ready to serve :-)

References:
Recipe from Irma supermarket:


Sunday, 11 March 2018

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A Story by Our Little FECS on Cow-Monkey

11 March 2018 (9Y6D)

Our Little FECS is into writing small stories recently. He would come up with storyline himself. He would sometimes write 3-4 stories in a day. Then Daddy FECS and him would sit down  at the computer to type it out. And Daddy FECS wand him will search for pitcutres from the internet. Our Little FECS wants to compile them into a book.

Here is one of the small stories by our Little FECS... I read it and asked him, is he writing about himself??? He refused to give a direct answer, but just grinned from ear to ear... hmmmm

Here is the English translation:

Once a upon a time, there was a cow... 

... it was married to a monkey.

They got a child.

"See," said the cow. "It is going to be a cow."

"No," said the monkey. "It is going to be a monkey."

They got angry with each other and asked the doctor.

The doctor said, "It is a cow-monkey."

So asked the monkey, "What does one such creature eat?"

"It eats bananas and grass," answered the doctor.

So home they went.

Years passed and the cow-monkey would  soon start school.

They couldn't figure out which school, he should attend.

First, they tried the cow school. That didn't go so well.

So they tried the monkey school. That didn't go very well too.

Then they tried the mix-animal school, and the cow-monkey got a friend, which was a monkey-cat.

We are catching this moment. Usually, he is quite sloppy when he writes his alphabet... and it exasperated me. No matter how I nag, correct, etc. him... we only get into a power struggles, and it is a kill joy. I can only pray for wisdom how to guide and teach a child.

But since he got interested into writing essays, I could see that he takes more pride in writing his letters more neatly. It also helps his spelling.

I thank God for this moment He provided to encourage and build his self-motivation, for definitely it is not by me.

How great and wonderful our God is. When moms get down on our knees and pray for our kids. It's the best parenting. It's humbling. It means that we are not in control of everything. But God is in control. We need to surrender our loads to Him, especially in the area of parenting. Well, I am still learning how to give our cares of God. This little encounter serves as a testimony for me to remember always to pray and leave God to the rest.
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Frikadeller - Danish Meat Balls with Oats


Ingredients:
1. 1 packet of minced pork 7% (500g)
2. 1 large onion minced
3. 1 garlic clove minced
4. 1 egg
5. 2 TBS oats
6. 2 TBS flour
7. 150ml fresh milk
8. 1 tsp wheat germ (optional)
9. 1.5 tsp salt
10. Dash of pepper

Directions:
1. Mix all the ingredients together with hands or a mixer.
2. Rest for 30 mins in the fridge (optional)
3. Form into balls.
4. Pre-heat pan with cooking oil (needs a full layer of oil to cover the pan)
5. Fry on high heat for 30 seconds and quickly reduce to medium heat (otherwise the outside is burned, but the inside is still uncooked).
6. Serve with sprinkle of chives or cucumber.

Tips:
You can also place in pre-heat oven at 200 degree celsius for 20 minutes or until golden.

Additional Information:
11 March 2018 - Our Little FECS suggested making meat balls today. We baked half of them in the oven and fry half of them. I asked our Little FECS and Daddy FECS if they have any preference, they said both tasted equally good. The ones which were fried were more crunchy, but can also a bit hard, if it is a bit too fried and burnt. Baby FECS liked it too, but preferred the sweet potato fries best of all.

References:
https://www.valdemarsro.dk/frikadeller




 11 March 2018 (9Y6D): Our Ltittle FECS suggested making Danish meat balls together. Here he is helping to mix them using our hand-mixer :-)





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Sweet Potato Fries


Ingredients:
1. 4 sweet potatoes cut into fries (approx. 500g)
2. 2 TBS olive oil

Directions:
1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degree celsius.
2. In an oven proof dish, toss sweet potatoes with just enough oil to coat (1-2 TBS olive oil)
3. Place in oven and bak for 45 minutes or until golden.

Tips:
You can also bake it for 20 mins under 220 degree celsius, but some parts gets burn easily quite quickly. I prefer to bake it at a lower temperature, so that I don't have to watch them so often.

Additional Information:
Baby FECS loves this. Our Little FECS and Daddy FECS love it too. You don't have to add any salt, as sweet potatoes are by nature sweet. Just baking it on its own brings out the sweetness without any seasoning. Sweet potato is a known super food, so I am so happy that it is so easy to make, yet so tasty and nutritious :-)





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