Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Reanaclaire Cooks - Using Electrical Gadgets

My day started off with a nice breakfast in Bercham with my girl ... today we were quite adventurous, we ventured out to a new place in Bercham and we enjoyed our brunch tremendously.  Too bad we did not take any pictures but worry not, we will come back to this shop again some day...

After our brunch, we adjourned for some shopping at Kinta City, both of us bought something nice for ourselves before we went to the supermarket to get some stuff for tonight's dinner.  Our intention was to buy fish and some greens.  On top of that, we bought some other stuff as well... and at the cashier's counter, my phone rang.  Meanwhile my girl has taken some of the stuff to be weighed and by the time she came back, the goods were all paid and ready to be deposited into the trolley.

Upon reaching home and while unpacking the foodstuff, I realized the fish and the greens were missing... Oh oh... Not wanting to say defeat, we drove out again to the supermarket... but then when I asked the cashier, she said she didn't see anything left behind.... sigh... my dinner package was gone with the wind... I calculated.. it was around RM20 worth of food.  :)   No worries... hope someone else will enjoy the food instead...

Leaving no choice, our menu was changed last minute.... And to my chagrin, the stove ran out of gas while boiling the soup half way.  The man told me that there would be no delivery on this public holiday.. sigh...

No worries again... anything can be solved.... Why not use the Induction Cooker, my girl asked... hahaha.. I really forgotten about that... Really!
My office gift being made to use.... very timely indeed especially situations like this...
Boiling chicken with herbs...

Another gift being used is this...
Given by my colleague.... 
First time using this too... 
Steamed rice....
As for the top plate, sliced arrowhead and chinese sausage...
were cooked so nicely!!
And then we tried stir-frying one dish on the induction cooker....
First blanch the Broccoli...
Then sauteed the onions and garlic...
Add in the fresh scallops and broccoli
And it is cooked in no time!
A simple dinner for two....
My two gifts are being used to full force...
At least for today...
hahahaha... 

26 comments:

  1. Very practical gifts you have there. Your gift came to your rescue when the gas ran out. Nice dinner for you and girl.

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    1. Something simple but we really ate a lot! :)

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  2. I'm having second thoughts about using electrical gadgets in cooking, but thanks to this post I'm already reconsidering it. :)

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    1. Maybe my electricity bill will go up a bit if I continue to use them daily.. :)

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  3. Your gifts are put into good use. Chinese sausage with arrowhead, I like. Nice dinner.

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    1. Yes, I learn it from my in laws.. they do it every CNY...

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  4. Nice meal - just right for two! Good also that you have a chance to use your two gifts.

    Once I forgot to take my grocery too and only remembered when I reached home. Went there again and luckily the cashier kept them for me under the payment counter and gave them to me when I showed her the receipt. May the person who took your fish and vege make good use of them.

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    1. Yes, I also hope they have a good meal with my fish and vege.. hahaha..

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  5. hahaha.. a little "mayhem" this Thaipusam huh?? fish and veggie missing, gas drained off halfway cooking.. but the Ipoh Food Mayor never panic, instead she can handle the situation well and ended it with a beautiful dinner.. aih, 2 "sung" 1 "tong" somemore got arrowhead and lap cheong, nice wat~~ :)

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    1. Nice.. yes... simple food as long as homecooked.. tonight can fry rice also...

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  6. You have been given very nice and expensive cooking tools! But you are such a good cook even without them. I love your broccoli and scallop recipe, I think I will make it! It is pretty too! Yes, I have written it down.

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    1. hahaa.. Ginny, then you must show it in your blog post!

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  7. We have an Induction Cooker too, seldom use...keep for emergencies. Consume a lot of electricity or not? That steamer looks great for the recent fad/craze - the tomato rice.

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    1. Yeah , you reminded me.. I still have one more tomato in the fridge... maybe I will try it out again one of these days.. but without spices...

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  8. Hah, again ahh food went missing? I remembered previously it was the pumpkin or something like that in the wet market.. And this time it was the fish, and you drove back somemore.. Nevermind, you have the induction cooker and the electrical lunch box.. I use the electrical lunch box to cook small portion of food too :)

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    1. Oh yeah hor.. right, you are!! Good memory you have.. yes, I must be more alert next time! sigh..

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  9. Well done. A very creative cook you turned out to be.

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    1. hahaha... Not really.. my in laws used to do this..

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  10. I cook everything with induction cooker leh, mine teman me for more than 3 years now. Boil soup best leh, can set timer. Put the soup to boil overnight, and then go to sleep peacefully ;) .
    Lately I noticed only 40% of the surface is still emitting heat though. Dunno when I need to change it..

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    1. Not sure with boiling soup.. cannot adjust the temperature... I boiled for one hour only..

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  11. Muhahaha..nothing will get you down leh. :)

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  12. Ever since i bought the steamer, i also used that to steam rice, hehe...

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    1. For one or two or three, it is more than enough...

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