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CMCo No Frills Dinner For Four

CHING CHAI LAI... Hokkien lingual meaning no frills dishes... no presentation, just cook and stuff into our tummies.... LOL.... 

I only have to plan only for one meal, that is dinner.  And that also seems handful at times to feed 4 people.  Thinking back, our mothers used to cook for the whole household with at least minimal 6 people, right?  And that can go up to 8 people or more at most households.  No frills and yet the dishes those days could be so nice and appetizing.  Regret not learning the skills from my late mom... now I can only invent my own dish with gaping impressions!

No one has ever cooked this before... I am sure... 
Ingredients: potatoes, pumpkin, long beans, okra, cherry tomatoes.... plus two eggs...
(garlic and a big onion)
And topped with crushed peanuts!
And a new dish is born.... LOL.... 
Add in some small chilies would be great too!  
Boiled some angel hair spaghetti... 
Mixed in lots of garlic, shallots and two small chilies for kick... 
Oh yes, add in basil leaves too..
My son told me next time to cook more!
Fried chicken wings with potato starch to make them crunchy.... 
And these were for our dinner yesterday.... 
No frills but we were satisfied...
Haven't step on the weighing scale as yet....
LOL... 

Comments

  1. Wah! Looks yummy and a new fusion sauce for your spaghetti. Your son told you to cook more next time is the best compliment! All your effort and sweat in the kitchen is worth it.

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  2. Very innovative and creative. We had angel hair pasta aglio olio too the other day...with prawns, mussels and scallops. So so so good!

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  3. You say no frills but I say so much work for your so called no frills dinner.

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  4. Claire, it always looks like you are a really good cook!

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  5. Your new dish is quite innovative! Let me try it. LOL!

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  6. I don't think it is ching chai one, it is great work!

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  7. True for me. Busy with kids' schoolworks at home. No time to cook fancy food.

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