Wednesday, January 2, 2013

First Homecooked Meal of 2013


It's been a while since I've cooked at home. My mum cooked all my meals during my confinement in September and October and then my mother-in-law came over for 2 months and if we didn't eat out or packed food home, she'd cook.

I finally got around to making a simple lunch for myself today - Oven Baked Fish and Mixed Rice.

The fish was really simple really, I just added some scallion oil and salt to a piece of fish, wrapped it in aluminum foil and baked for 40mins. Next time, I'd try adding a slice of ginger and some wolfberries to it... maybe even some enoki mushrooms. As for the mixed rice, I just used what I had at home - pork floss, fragrant fried chai poh (salted turnips) and toasted sesame seeds.

It was nice to be able to cook my own lunch.. though Little N was up before I could eat it. She was co-operative though - I had her lie down on a mat and she played on her own whilst her mummy ate lunch...

12 comments:

Petunia Lee said...

I'm glad that N is settling in and becoming easier to care for.

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Actually, I don't think she is difficult to care for.. It's probably more me not being experienced.. But you know, Petunia, I'm going back to work soon! Boo hoo..

Lrong said...

The fish looks so good... Happy new year to you, and happy cooking in 2013!

Malar said...

Yuumy home cook food! Little N must be very good baby! ;)

Wen-ai said...

Fish looks delicious! And little N is a dearie to play on her own so that you could have your lunch. ;)

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Thanks Lrong! Happy new year to you too!

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Thanks Malar! Actually nowadays she can play on her own! She doesn't nap very much but since she plays on her own, it gives me time to do things like cook, eat and shower..

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Heheh, I have been eating baked fish (different types of fish) every lunch since this post. Haha

Celine said...

Yay for returning to home cooked food!

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Yeah indeed!!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I found your blog when I was looking at how to cook Kiritanpo Nabe. I have a Japanese student living with me and she was given a box of Kiritanpo. We will cook it tomorrow and I am very excited to eat this dish.

Thank you for your lovely blog; I'm a new follower.

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Thanks Doris the Great! You have such an interesting blog!!

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