Stew and salad but where’s the rice?

The one thing I hate about cooking at home is how each of my sons and my hubby differs in their tastes and preferences. Sometimes, it is so annoying, I will tell them, “HOI! You think I open coffeeshop kah? I cook what, you eat what lah!”

At other times, I will cook for them while I happily enjoy a packet of instant noodle with added prawns or meat because I just do not like their favourite creamy pasta and such.

stew and salad

The other day, I cooked two lamb shanks with lots of vegetables inside like potatoes, tomatoes, zucchini, carrots and mushrooms. Then, I made a salad with more carbo because I just feel like eating sugar peas and corn.


Meanwhile, my younger kids love hard boiled eggs and the Japanese crab sticks as salads. So, I boiled some baby potatoes and make it a one happy salad that please everyone as it has every ingredients we like.

My initial plan was to prepare some pasta but looking at the bulk of the stew and the balance nutrients of carbo from the potatoes, protein from the eggs and lamb shanks plus the vegies, I decided it is not necessary as we have more than enough to eat.


However, when I served them, the husband asked, “Where’s the rice?” Sigh….We have some left over white rice and he just have to get some and eat the stew with rice. *roll eyes*

For the salad dressing, I mix lemon juice, a dash of fish sauce, honey, soya sauce, olive oil and mayonnaise. And for the lamb shank stew, I have the recipe over here. I think there are lots of other lamb shanks recipes found under Related Posts as well.

Post Author: Lilian

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4 thoughts on “Stew and salad but where’s the rice?


    (October 23, 2008 - 8:21 pm)

    Even kopitiam staff pun ada rest. Mothers mana ada rest. Kalau ada pun, tak cukup.

    Criz Lai

    (October 23, 2008 - 11:51 pm)

    I think Mama should take a rest and let the kids and hubby cook for her instead. But will the food be as delicious as those lamb shanks Mama cooked, it would be another story. πŸ˜›

    I also tried out my granny’s Nasi Ulam recipe today, it came out extremely yummy. πŸ˜›


    (October 23, 2008 - 11:58 pm)

    Haha. Thats so funny. I can imagine how you say tht to them. Who says being a mom is easy ya?


    (October 24, 2008 - 12:46 am)

    Farina – Have to be real and garang with them sometimes or else they think restaurant, can order their favourite foods only. πŸ˜›

    criz – But when all the foods are eaten, the satisfaction is tremendous.

    skyjuice – So true. But at least I stay in Penang, every corner also got foods so I cook only when I have mood or energy, not obligated lah. Or else, I go gila dah. Nasi goreng pun kena separate styles, sometimes. Telor goreng pun macam tu.

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