Friday 29 October 2010


Time-Saving Finger Food/Tidsbesparende finger mad/省时手抓食物 [shěng shí shǒu zhuā shí wù]

Preparation and cooking time: 5 minutes

1. Re-pack into small containers and store in the freezer.

2. Take a container out, microwave for 5 minutes and serve.

Additional Information:
Many parents told me that they have to keep their kids happy with some biscuits just when they come home from day care very hungry and cannot wait to eat. They also told me that this sometimes spoil the child's appetite for dinner, but the child is so hungry that they need to give him/her something fast.

This is going to be my problem when I start working full time and J is in daycare. I have been pondering for more than a month now how to solve this problem...

Then I got this idea! I am going to use frozen vegetables - they save time and eliminate the hassle of having to wash and cut vegetables. Then I will find a weekend and make batches of finger food from frozen vegetables. I will store them in small containers and freeze them. When J comes home, I will just take one container out of the freezer, dump it into the microwave and heat it up for 5 minutes. Then J can eat the finger food, while it buys me time to get the dinner and other meat dish ready.

I think this will solve the problem by allowing me to give J something fast without compromising on his nutrition.

This requires however that the child is trained from young to like vegetables and plain food. I have trained J since he was a 6 months old baby to like vegetables like broccoli without any salt or sugar as seasoning. For the child who does not like plain food or super vegetables like broccoli or green beans, maybe you can serve them with tomato sauce or some other sauce that your child likes.

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