The day the husband proposed, I set out three conditions to that man before I even said YES. I told him he would have to take me on a nice holiday at least once a year (and he has been generous so far), he has to stop being such a mama’s boy coz there’s a new skirt in town now and last but not least, so long as I work, I won’t cook dinner on a weekday coz it’s tiring, period.
Ok I kid about no 2. Hmm. *sheepish smile* And at my conditions too – I obviously gave those conditions AFTER we got married LOL
Anyway, it’s safe to say that we usually have most dinners at my parent’s place on weekdays (my mom loves to cook you see and when you tell her to keep it simple, there will be 4-5 dishes on the table, that to her is simple) . Some times we go out and eat, and sometimes we just opt for something simple at home.
I’ve somewhat made it clear that ME slaving at the kitchen is only a luxury he will get come weekends. I think sometimes being a working wife/mom has its leverage. If he gets tired from driving to work and being stuck in jam, it’s the same for me. If he has to wake up early morning, it’s the same for me too. If he’s feeling stressed out then errrr, I can be too (though my working life is pretty much stress-free, don’t ask).
So ever since moving in we’ve agreed that weekday dinners will consist of the simple stuff – sandwiches, soups, home-made burgers – stuff that requires no defrosting (god I hate waiting for meats to defrost, I swear we spend most of our lives waiting for crap to defrost! People included), easy and quick assembling and more importantly EASY to clean up.
But then all of a sudden I itched to cook, on a weekday!! So I tried to set out for the simplest of recipes, which requires simple ingredients and quick cooking time.
I decided on three items for last night’s dinner – potato salad, sausages and broccoli in cheese sauce. Basically we had some carbs, meats and vegetable all in one meal (though the vegetable was drenched in FATTENING stuff)
The healthy greens drenched in my favorite – CHEESE and cream sauce
Forget the brocolli, forgot the sausages but remember the potato salad coz it was bloody REALLY good! Even the hubby said it reminded him of potato salads you get in the US and asked for second helping.
Here’s the recipe for two:
4 medium size potatoes, boiled in water until soft
1 chopped red onion
some chopped spring onions
3 teaspoon mayo
2 boiled eggs
some black pepper, white pepper and salt
After removing skin (or you could have some skin if you so wish), chop into cubes and put in bowl with onions and spring onions. Mix them all together. Then add in the black pepper, white pepper and salt to taste. Add in your mayo and taste along. Using a potato masher, mash them buggers alllll together until soft. Then add in the chopped boiled egg (and I removed most of the yolk coz I hate yolk). Taste and if need be, add in more mayo and black pepper. You may throw in a dollop of butter too.
And you’re done! It was relatively easy but of course I can’t comment on preparation time since my mom helped out in chopping the onions, boiling the eggs and potato and handed it to me when we picked Sairah up to take her back (Thursday night duty yo, my parents actually went on a movie date last night, lol).
Here’s my itty baby playing alone in her playpen. She chose to be clingy AFTER dinner time right until bed time!
It still took me about 45 minutes to prepare and cook AND took the hubby sometime to clean everything up! By the time we were done, it was close to 9pm. Hmpf.
Which is why I hate cooking on a working weekday, it eats into what little quality time you have after work. But it sure is a nice change ONCE in a while
And oh yes, her room is now FINALLY complete with this horsey or is it a unicorn?! Was a real bitch to source (horse?) but I DID IT!
And you could wanna cover your face too if you were walking around with a PINK toy!