Another quiet day. Lately, my energy levels have been low, so, I've been taking it easy. Today, I watched the news, started knitting another hat (with yarn from daughter's stash), practiced the piano, did a load of dishes, and roasted the piece of beef I bought on Monday. Aunt C had planned to drop off gifts, today, but, she called me mid-morning to say her daughter was not free to make the drive and they will stop by tomorrow, instead. Later, I chatted with friend R for a bit.
Breakfast was a banana. Lunch was a burrito. At tea time, I had a croissant sandwiched with tuna salad and lettuce.
|Moo Goo Gai Pan (Chicken Stir Fry)|
Daughter prepared Moo Goo Gai Pan, which is a stir fry with chicken, mushrooms, and vegetables (in this instance, onions, Savoy cabbage, and green beans) for our dinner. It tasted delicious! The girl can cook! We had strawberries for dessert. There might have been a little ice cream and a chocolate, as well! LOL.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Quiet, relaxed days
- Daughter sharing her yarn stash with me
- Working appliances
- Daughter making us a delicious dinner
- Fresh strawberries in winter
Today's joyful activity was knitting.
Plans for tomorrow include watering the back garden.
How was your Wednesday? What are your plans for Thursday?
For some reason, your daughter having a stash of yarn made me smile ... you've brought her up well!ReplyDelete
I make that chicken dish but didn't know it had a proper name. A friend showed me how to make it years ago.
Ha, ha, yes, she has her own stash of crafts supplies! Yarn for her crochet (she does amigurumi), fabric for her cos-play costumes, embroidery thread for her cross-stitching, polymer clay, paint, etc. I've been told to help myself to any of it. :)Delete
Apparently, the name of the dish means button mushroom chicken slices. She followed a recipe she found online.
Your daughter must have gotten some of her good cooking skills from you and I'm sure you appreciate that there is someone else around to help with the cooking.ReplyDelete
Well, I taught her to cook curries, but she taught herself the rest of it. She hasn't eaten out (take out/deliveries) since the first lockdown in March and has learned how to make her favorite dishes! I love the fact that she is helping with the cooking. :)Delete
The dinner your daughter cooked looks delicious!ReplyDelete
It really was, Martha. I don't usually eat mushrooms, but, I really liked the way they tasted in this dish.Delete
Your dinner looks delicious, and how nice that it was prepared for you. How much longer will your daughter be there?ReplyDelete
It tasted really good and I am enjoying the fact that I get to eat her cooking. She'll be here at least till the first week in March; at least, that's the plan.Delete
My Wednesday was also lovely! I had a delicious soup and I bought a new candle with lemon, ginger and cardamom!ReplyDelete
This is the time of year for soup, isn't it? And your new candle probably smells lovely!Delete
Your days do sound very relaxed and contented. You sound surprised that your daughter is a good cook! One reason could be that she had a good teacher, you!💖ReplyDelete
Thank you, Susan. Often, she will cook something, but, I don't like the ingredients or the taste. For instance, I don't normally like the taste of mushrooms, but, this time, I liked how they tasted in this particular dish. :)Delete
Sometimes a quiet day is the best sort of day. My two daughters and son, all adults, are amazing cooks. I absolutely love it when any of them prepares food for me.ReplyDelete
It's always nice when others prepare a meal for you, isn't it? Especially when it is your child/children. :)Delete
Delicious food makes all the difference in quality of life. Glad you and your daughter are having so much fun together.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Stephenie; yes, good food and pleasant company - there's nothing quite like it to lift ones mood. :)Delete
Moo Goo Gai Pan has often been a favourite of mine at Chinese restaurants. I never thought to try to make it at home. Your daughter is such an accomplished cook.ReplyDelete
Our son turned out to be quite an excellent cook and he takes a lot of trouble. It always surprises me that he still likes Mom's cooking!
It's nice to know that even when they are good cooks, themselves, they have a fondness for Mom's cooking, isn't it? :) According to my daughter, no one makes chicken curry like I do and no one makes the sauteed salmon the way I do. :DDelete
It must be nice to have daughter with you, not just for the company but to cook once in a while. I hope you are feeling better and not coming down with anything!ReplyDelete
It's lovely to have her home and share the cooking! Today, she made a salad for us to share at lunch and is making some oven baked potato wedges, right now!Delete
It sounds just lovely. (However I hope you feel more energetic again soon. I'm on a real low ebb at the moment.)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Lady Ella. I am feeling better, now. I hope you, too, will feel better, soon.Delete
The chicken looks delicious.ReplyDelete
Like mother like daughter - she takes after you in many ways.
The whole meal sounds delicious.
And it's always nice to have someone else do the cooking lol
Thank you, Debra. :)Delete
Yes, it is lovely to have someone else do the cooking! :)
Oh I love the name....moo goo gai pan! The food all sounds so nice. My daughter always makes lovely food when I go to stay with her. I'm really missing going there.ReplyDelete
It is a catchy name, isn't it? I hope you will be able to visit your daughter and enjoy her cooking one day, soon, Eloise.Delete