sunday cooking 10

my entire family sans me were invited to a wedding lunch, so I decided to cook myself a feast in their absence. (havoc in the kitchen without anyone’s interference!)

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this is the first time I bought (half a) fresh chicken from the butcher – usually I’d only order the breast, thought I’d try something new. marinated in salt, pepper, italian herb mix and a splash of orange juice.

I oiled the pan with the chicken skin before sautéing the onions, followed by the peppers (I like my peppers very soft). next came the potatoes and the chicken, and a can of lager.

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chicken stew! the recipe asked for stout, but I substituted it with a strong brew in my possession that I didn’t enjoy. great way to use up unwanted alcohol.

my sister ate my leftovers for dinner and she liked it! hooray. but she prefers last week’s egg-tomato dish haha.

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emotional eating: fried food

Food seems to be the only thing that brings me joy nowadays. Unfortunately for me, my comfort food tends to take on the savoury, oily variety.

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Guo Tie (pan fried dumplings) from Redhill Market.

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Har Cheong Gai (prawn paste chicken) from Bee Kia, opposite Thomson Medical Centre.

Oh my poor waistline.