Hi Joy747, welcome back. After reading your post, I hope I can help. My kids, nephews and teenager niece love Fairprice Chicken nuggets (coated with tempura). Homebrand, Large Party Pack and affortable. You can get it from any NTUC Fairprice outlet.
Hi mumusings, I usually took out from frigde and ready to cook nuggnets once my Happycall pan(HCP) is hot. For oil.... seriously, I didn't add. But then... Read more details from http://superbmothers.blogspot.com/2011/09/happy-call-love-redefined.html . I'm not hard selling NTUC Fairprice Large Party Pack NUGGNETS. "Try it, Taste it and Finish it." After that, children keep asking for more. No kidding. With HCP, it help me in my cooking. No mention to the jelly cake. Thanks to Ms Joy and my kakis. I must try jelly cake too. Gd night mummies.
I also have some bad experiences like you, in fact i have throw away packages of picnic ham twice from NTUC. Some of the products are not as value as we thought. The lemon flavors anti bacteria dish wash is better than their peach flavors. The list can goes on.
Some of their product are worth a try, i like their shrimp dumping and chicken nuggets.
Haha... think I must have happened to buy the not-so-fresh tasting shrimp dumpling cos the smell of the filling was overpowering. Yup. Ham, bacon and sausage strictly no-no NTUC plus not much cheaper. Safer these days to get the bona fide brands for certain products especially food.
That was a great mhk post! Tempting me to make, but hubby in reservist the whole week, I have no time to peel and fry shallots! Can't seem to get the ready peeled ones from sheng siong either!
Which part of USA did you go to? California?
Re nuggets: I buy the brand tays Japanese golden chicken nuggets. Canfind in some Giants and the tays outlets. Frankly speaking, i don't like such instant "junk"'food but I must say this one is pretty good. Tender and juicy. Recommended by my mil. I dont wait to defrost it. I just pop it right into my toaster oven and out comes a batch of crispy nuggets with no oil splatter. taste better than macdonalds. Just make sure you don't buy the other one called Japanese crispy chicken which is not so nice.
Sorry for messy post and bad typo. Typing from phone is difficult!
I passed by Giant yesterday and took this pic to show you the nuggets.
I'm really bad at party food so can't suggest much. Maybe asparagus and enoki mushroom wrapped with bacon and baked? Can prepare beforehand and pop into oven closer to party time. Can also play around with sauces for these finger foods e.g. sesame dip or wasabi dip?
The drive along the west coast of US is really nice... if I don;t remember wrongly, Highway 1 should be the really scenic one that goes all the way up to SF. I'm not so big on Vegas though... not a casino/glitzy shows person
Bet the kids had a whale of a time with the theme parks!
dd will only be in P1 in 2014. Time flies, your ds will already be going to P1 next year!
What damage control are you talking about?
Latest development of the birthday party, AM FREE cos the whole bunch of kids wanted macdonald party instead and play with the latest wii set, just dance 3 at my place.So, I dont have to do anything except to pack up the hse.
Meantime,am trying to order the jelly cake for dd as she is anti cake.In the process in doing it.
Damage control?Hahaha, din spend much time on ds, so try to do whatever I can.Unlike dd is an assessment drill child at young age, this ds is more of a reading story book child.I just wanna him to have a better foundation, esp chinese, so learning chinese will be a breeze esp from pri four onwards.
Yes, the kids go through phases.
Dd was also into nuggets at one point in time, when her school brought them for picnics and some parents brought nuggets to share with the class.
Well, monkey see monkey do.
When she saw her friends chomping on the nuggets, she also thought it was the tastiest thing around!
This brand is really good. None of that overly hard flour-y coating which I don't like, but crispy enough.
My kid's a fan of CS Tay's sausages (all flavours). NTUC having sale now. 3 packs for $8.95.
Bought a new instant mee goreng by Nissin. Very powerful seasoning, the spices (as in spices, not chilli). Hb likes it but I cannot take the heavy dosage. Pics here: http://mumusings.blogspot.com/2011/11/food-mee-goreng.html Was sneezing all the time although I put the seasoning away from me.
Lately just cooking simple foods, frying anchovies and doing mhk dough so that I have instant food when I'm hungry. Just had hokkien mee for dinner (takeaway) and it was super-msg-laden feeling groggy as I type + thirsty
Stumbled on a dim sum place that has inexpensive and lovely dimsum. Even takeaway tastes great! This dish - fried beancurd with fresh fish paste (each has a fresh prawn embedded within, see blog pics).
This is one of their signatures, most people order this and their fried prawn dumplings.
Sorry haven't been heckling this thread. Kids took turns to fall sick then got busy with baking hub's birthday cakes.
That nuggets is found mostly in giant. Ntuc and cold storage doesn't sell that. I think they have retail outlets selling cooked sausages etc that sells the frozen one too. When I get on my comp, I'll Try to get you the addresses of the retail outlts. Nightmare posting on iPhone.
Must get the turkey recipe from your aunt and teach us!
Ive Been following your blog... Don't get too worried about other's comments. Just pretend not to hear
Have also been checking out your previous postings on roast chicken. Just made one last sat.
eeeks.... iPhone typo.... my previous post hecking should be checking.
Your dd just finished her PSLE this year? Congrats!
My MIL gets the nuggets from Giant as they sometimes have good promo. If not, then the price is the same as getting from the BBQ Express retail outlets. These are the locations but I think not one of them is near you.
Bukit Panjang Plaza
2 Jalan Jelebu #01-23
Lot One Shopper's Mall
21 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 #B1-K33
I've been thinking of doing turkey for quite awhile, but I think my oven just doesn't have the capacity.
I made a roast chicken on Sat, and that Capon chicken from Cold Storage was about just nice for my oven.
Anything bigger and I think I won't be able to shut the oven door
Was stuck at home (rain) with leftover rice and all sorts of little portions of ingredients - steam all at one go! Remember to add shallots oil and light soya sauce over for the chicken-rice-sort of feel.
I just ignore other's comments, really....
A friend (SAHM) told me how another of her friend (FTWM) commented that SAHMs sleep a lot and just spend their time sleeping away.
The comment really makes me laugh
I tried the sample fries from philips airfryer from a mall before, but it was so dry even my kids refused to eat it.
As for Happycall pan, although tempted, I am not buying cos I find the silicon lining too close to the fire for my comfort.
My pressure cooker also has a silicon lining, but it is not as close to the fire cos my pot is deep.
I've been checking out your pandan cakes, but so far, my chiffon has turned out to be quite flat... so haven't dared to try to attempt pandan cake yet!
Here's my roast chicken - I used Jamie Oliver's Fantastic Roast Chicken recipe.
Huskie, if she was just any tom dick or harry I wont be so upset, but a close friend... Anyway I found out she was facing some issues with her DH, maybe under stress so gave unexpected remarks.
Talking about sleep, ya... I've been sleeping like 3am-4am till each day, waking up at 7.30am. I really wonder where these pple get the idea that sahms sleep alot.
My friend tried the sample food too, she also f/b it is very dry. I don't know if it has got anything to do with the temp. and time control. So far yet to try out the food yet but I've seen so many bloggers with the airfryer and the food they cooked sure looks yummy.
For the HC pan, it's not a must have, just a good to have
Rgdg chiffon cakes, you probably over-beaten your egg whites, overmix when folding into the yolk mixture, thus resulting in a flat chiffon. And did you overturn the pan to cool?
Your roast chicken looks good! I've not baked one for a long time. Maybe can do one for Christmas.
So you knew who she was! What terrible pal to have sabotaged your blog with nasty comments. I've learnt through teenage years and working life that the closest pals can be venomous when they get jealous and high-strung... Hope things are fine now (your friendship)?
Thanks for the review on the air-fryer.
Lastly, it's true SAHMs don't sleep much. I'd be grateful to have 5 hours non-stop zzz! We're all sleeping 1-2 hours on/off.
WOW-WOW chiffon cakes! My son's into pandan cakes lately. Can I have the link to your blog?
Anyone used the baking function of rice cooker before and can share recipe? I know my Philips cooker has a 'bake' function but I don't have a beater etc etc at home so wondering if I can just manually mix, sieve etc to achieve some sort of decently-edible cake...
Musings, I left a comment on your mee Hoon Kuey blog post where I think you should be able to link to my blog
Feel a bit shy to put my blog link up here now!
I saw your post on hi5 show. I would so love to take my kids there but just don't think I can find the energy to queue and handle 2 cranky kids.
I seriously don't know if the cake can be made without a mixer. I've only tried to whip egg white once without a mixer and I must say it's a really tiring job!
Sorry forgot to answer your questions on my chiffon:
- I might have overbeaten my egg white, although I thought if they were shiny, then they should still be ok
- folding in: yes I might not have not this step properly. I remember my soy chiffon had streaks of egg whites in them still! But might have over folded the other parts
- And yep I overturned the pan to cool. Pan had legs too.
I watched Paul Newman's daughter on Martha Stewart's Show do a chiffon cake using her bare hands. Quite inspiring 'cos the girl said she's always made cakes by hand, preferring to shun machines and modern gadgets. Okie will go find your link
No need to be shy lah... all mummies learning from each other
You made any bags lately? I still haven't got down to cross-stitching
Anyway may just queue up for one more Hi-5 show this weekend. The kid really wants to give Tim something so I've wrapped it up in case he changes his mind again like he did. Your kids like them too? He wants Tim to carry him again! Kids...