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Happy meal #6: Three course meal

Hello there. If you are looking for yAnn’s emo rantings, I am sorry to tell you that this site has warped into itrytocookdotcom. In my efforts to become the next Martha Stewart, I have compartmentalised all other emotions in order to cook and clean efficiently.

Har har.

It’s more like I am so lacking in sleep, in between the husband’s voluminous snoring and his ridiculous attempts to hijack my blanket in the middle of the night, that I cannot summon the energy to write.

But I do try to cook as often as I can – I find it extremely therapeutic, even if the end result is, shall we say, surprising. And one afternoon, with Mr Thick at work and my nose being blocked to the point where the doctor was helpless, I decided to cook.

The first course was cream of mushroom, a favourite of mine. I used this recipe from All Recipes, adding a dash of Worcestershire sauce (yum) into my concoction.

The main course was prawn aglio olio, which is quick to prepare. Or so I thought. Being ambitious (a little like trying to run before you can walk), I decided to give w’s recipe, which I had always admired, a go. So there I was, boiling the prawn heads into a tasty stock so that I could use it to cook the pasta later. And then as I was boiling the pasta in water, I forgot about that step and cooked it to al dente perfection – which meant that after I had tossed the pasta into the pot with the stock, it became soggy. Fail. Luckily, the taste was still pretty decent despite the mushy pasta.

For desserts, I was inspired by Curtis Stone’s Homemade Waffles with Caramelised Apples on one episode of his show, Take Home Chef. Since we don’t have a waffle maker at home, I replaced waffles with pancakes, using Jamie Oliver’s recipe – the best of both worlds!

Now, all I need is a long weekend for me to try whipping up a three-course meal again.

8 thoughts on “Happy meal #6: Three course meal”

  1. oh yummy yum, all three looks good! it drives you crazy isn’t it, having a pot and a pan going on the stove at the same time, i lose my cool very easily under those circumstances.

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  2. are we expecting some 3course or more meal for this wednesday? Me thinks Mdm. Ng, Wang and Low will be very happy.

    Hurhurhur

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  3. @Melly Thanks! My brain was just not functioning…and I went “oh fug” when I realised what I had done.

    @drlow Madams Low, Wang and Ng will have to wait for another time heh heh. I can’t wait to see Madam Wang’s baby bump!

    @Popartgirl Nope, I used water because err I was lazy to whip up vegetable stock.

    @dotz Thanks! It’s very simple to make, you should try it with Mel! But I used vanilla extract instead of vanilla pod because I couldn’t get those.

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  4. That’s funny – this link just popped up in my tracker! 🙂

    So glad to hear that you tried my recipe, apologies for not having been clearer about taking the noodles out a little earlier than at “al dente” so they don’t get overcooked, but I have to say your photo of the two plates of pasta looks delicious!

    Thanks for reading and even more for cooking from my site!

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  5. You’re most welcome, hope this slight hiccup doesn’t put you off trying any of the others. (Also, feel free to email me if you need clarification on any of the other recipes.)

    Thanks for the kind words, the cats are definitely darlings but they’re also turning into a right handful : And keeping me out of the kitchen!

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