What’s left for me…

My daughter only used half of the huge packet of pasta that I got from Quay Po for her pasta dish that day…and half of the bottle of tomato, onion and garlic pasta sauce that I bought for her to use so I decided to use all of those to cook up something or they would still be sitting there by the time she comes home again.

I sliced a few cloves of garlic and browned them in a bit of margarine that I had heated up in the wok. There wasn’t any more minced beef so I threw in some prawns, shells removed, and also some cherry tomatoes from the plant that has sprouted out all by itself and is growing very well in our garden. Then I added the pasta sauce followed by the pasta that I had boiled earlier and put aside and after mixing everything thoroughly I added a bit of shredded cheese and then transferred it all into a casserole dish and finally, I sprinkled some more of the cheese on top…

STP's prawn cheese pasta

I bought this unfamiliar brand of cheddar cheese slices from the shop round the corner of my house. Each packet is around RM2-3.00 cheaper but I found it to be a lot softer than the regular ones that I would usually buy and use, so much so that it was very difficult to cut into little thin strips. Thus, if you think that the cheese on top looks like it had been hand-torn, you are absolutely right and that was the reason. It tasted good though and that was all that mattered.

I put the whole thing in the oven for some 10-15 minutes till the cheese had melted and this was the end result…

STP's prawn cheese pasta - baked

To go with the pasta, I made some potato tuna and egg salad. For this, I peeled two potatoes and cut them into cubes and then I boiled them till cooked. I put all that in a mixing bowl into whcih I added two shallots, peeled and very thinly sliced, a spoonful or two of canned tuna, two hardboiled eggs, mashed…and a handful of cherry tomatoes. Finally, I added some thousand island salad dressing and tossed and this was what it was like in the end…

STP's potato tuna & egg salad

I had bought a new brand of salad dressing (from the same shop near my house), some RM2.00 cheaper than the usual (that is best noted locally for its mayonnaise). I thought it was quite nice though I would prefer it to be a little bit more sour.

Well, Melissa enjoyed both of what I had dished out so I guess I didn’t do too badly after all in my attempt to cook something non-Asian…*beaming with pride*

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

30 thoughts on “What’s left for me…”

  1. Oh My God! I love pasta and lots of cheese!… Now I regret for drooling at your photos at midnight, it has made me so hungry la….

    You like? Hehehehehehe!!!! Personally, I’m just ok with pasta – my daughter likes it a lot…even those easy to cook ones that come in packets.

  2. WAH, cheeseeeeeeee ~ mah favorite, mind to send some over ? πŸ˜›

    Nah!!! You can get a lot of really good ones in the shops where you are – a lot more authentic too, I’m sure… πŸ˜‰

  3. Wow looks like Sibu version of the famous mat salleh macaroni cheese! but of course with a lil’ tweak of a different pasta used. Looks good though πŸ˜‰
    +Ant+

    It was good… After all, I simply used the ready-made stuff. If I had to start from scratch, then probably it would be a different story. πŸ˜‰

  4. wow, delicious, especially with the melting cheese on top.. hmmm, if i were you, i will cut the cheese into smaller pieces, even grated so that they will be sprinkled more evenly onto the pasta..

    I tried but this new brand was extra soft, quite impossible to cut into little bitss…not like the usual ones that I used. Cheaper mah! πŸ˜‰

  5. Both the dishes don’t look bad at all.I would eat them and I know J will be crazy over them.Thanks for the inspiration for tomorrow’s dinner πŸ™‚

    He loves pasta too? What’s with these young people today? Melissa’s the same…loves pasta, and Japanese. πŸ˜‰

  6. Though I am not much into non-Asian food and looking at what you whipped out, I should admit I am crazy over the pasta with cheesssssssssss toppings. Yum!!!..Yum!!!…

    Me neither! Will only cook as my girl is home right now… She loves this kind of food.

  7. Oh….the pasta looks super yummy…….

    I think I would settle for Shereen’s “not bad at all”…plus I would think it was better than at some of “those places” in town.

  8. The baked pasta looks good! Perhaps, more cheese on it. πŸ˜›

    Yup! I would think so too…

    P.S. Something wrong with your blog? Clicked links this way and that way, can’t seem to get to it. 😦

  9. Wow!! Look very good and love the colour.

    Ya, i remember the cherry tomatoes in your garden, that time still green, my mum said wah..the cherry tomatoes are growing good!

    Love that potatoes salad..yum yum..like it a little bit more sour? Can add some lemon juice?

    Oh? That would certainly contribute to the fragrance. Must keep it in mind. Ya…the cherry tomatoes just grew by itself…so we can enjoy them FOC. I’m not really a fan though – prefer the crunchier big ones.

  10. Looks good but tarak ngum me. I don’t know how to appreciate cheese. Papa kucing would like

    Then you’re like my missus. I’m ok with it but not really a fan. Would prefer other things instead.

  11. pasta and cheese! that’s how i fixed my late night suppers. throw in some tuna and some tomato base…of yumms…

    Ya…easy to prepare, not much hassle. πŸ˜‰

  12. Whah…you are cooking Western food now! Well done! Looks delicious. My daughter will be very happy if I cook this πŸ˜€

    Well, my daughter was. πŸ˜‰

  13. Home cooked meals are the best! I can already taste the pasta by just looking at the pictures! yum!

    True! True! And they’re a whole lot cheaper too. They look pretty ok eh? πŸ˜‰

  14. the only thing im eyeing on is the cheesiness of the pasta! πŸ™‚ that’s so nice, but none of my family members love cheese except me. I think your non-asian cooking skill is very good too!

    Latest: Summer Splash from Paris

    Thank you. My missus isn’t into anything with cheese either but my daughter’s home…so no prize for guessing who gets the priority… Hehehehehe!!!! πŸ˜€

  15. Your mat salleh side is not bad at all! Me like cheese! and pasta… and tomatoes.. and everything! >.<

    Thank you…but I’d very much prefer our local stuff – the smelly belacan, cincaluk and all… LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  16. Pasta, carbonara, spaghetti… those belong to my kids definitely! I am still learning how to eat these food…. at least you know how to cook them now.. I think I will depend on my kids to cook these for me.. πŸ™‚

    I must say that it’s a whole lot easier than cooking nyonya…

  17. Chef Arthur – I want to taste your pasta now. And also the potato salad…Must be very very good.

    The pasta was ok, better than some that we can get at some shops here… The potato salad was very nice, loved it!

  18. wow… this dish sure looks pretty. and the picture was taken very nicely too!

    Was it? I thought it did not look alluring at all, not much to look at…but thankfully, it tasted all right.

  19. Hi, your pasta and salad look sooo…. delicious. You sure can cook very well,
    Beautiful click.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Good kah? Didn’t think they were all that impressive but at least, they tasted good and my daughter loved them…so it was ok! You too, have a nice weekend there.

  20. Well done Arthur, I am impressed πŸ˜€

    Eeeeee….shy lah! Nothing compared to what you dish out. Mine, cukup makan only…as long as nobody complained, ok lah! πŸ˜‰

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