Sunday, 19 July 2009

Cleaning lady

One of the things we enjoy on a Sunday is a nice Sunday roast. My favourite meat for a roast is usually lamb, although a good rib of beef with yorkshire puddings swimming in gravy is not bad as well. So tonight we roasted a leg of lamb with Steve's famous crunchy on the outside and fluffy in the inside roast potatoes, accompanied by my favourite veg, sweetcorn and runnerbeans, and homemade gravy.

Sometimes when we can get our hands on a half-price Gressingham duck, Steve would marinate the outside and the inside of the duck overnight with five spice, garlic, soya sauce, rice wine, spring onion and other bits and pieces and make a traditional Chinese Roast Duck which I would say is up to Chinatown standard. Knowing my constant craving for Asian food, Steve always tries his best to cook all sorts of Asian cuisine for me. He has recently perfected his special fried rice; massaman chicken curry is also another favourite of mine; fragrant belly pork; and we've made prawn siew mai a few times.

I cannot cook to save my life. I do occasionally, stir-fry some vegetables (I think we are born to do stir-fry) but Steve does the cooking most of the times. So you can guess that my role in the house is cleaning up after the chef. It's a lot easier now that we have a dishwasher but unfortunately you can't shove EVERYTHING in the dishwasher, unless you have a commercial dishwasher which is almost the size of a fridge, haha (that would be nice). But I don't mind cleaning up, apart from scrubbing the baking trays which can sometimes be a pain in the backside.

Usually, we'll finish our dinner with some sort of dessert. But because we're trying our best to be fit and healthy this summer we're foregoing our favourite part of the meal. So no sticky toffee pudding, or bread and butter pudding, or rice pudding with my homemade strawberry jam (yum), or sometimes when I'm up for it, I'll cook 'Bubur pulut hitam', which is the one thing I can cook right, and it's yummy to be eaten cold with coconut cream.

Gosh, this is making me hungry now...


6 comments:

Fely said...

Tip for baking tray: I ALWAYS line my tray with kitchen foil when they go in the oven, even when roasting meat. When it's time to do washing up, just remove foil and voila! clean tin and foil ready to bin. It's not a cheap option but it sure beats the hell out of pan scrubbing!

PengPeng said...

well Steve does that too but sometimes the oil leak bah... and also the baking trays in this house are as old as moi so it's difficult to get it out, somehow :P

tiee said...

mmm...yummy...

Zee said...

You are lucky to have your another half to cook for you..... mine :( the last time he cook for me is Maggie Mee and it happened several years ago. (-.-)"

Doria Robert Kawen said...

peng peng,pls share how to make ur homemade gravy!!Pleasseee...

PengPeng said...

okay doria no problem i shall ask the other half and share the recipes !!

zee : yeah i do think i'm lucky for he's a great cook :)

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