Me and my girl…

Yes, my girl and I certainly have been keeping ourselves occupied while being cooped up at home all this while and of course, we have been cooking quite a bit, some new things, some old, for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

I cooked these French toast…

French toast

…one morning and I went for the savoury ones but unfortunately, they did not go down well with the ladies in the house – they prefer the sweet version and since then, my missus had made them twice already and both times, they were gone in no time at all.

My girl made these lovely baked rolls…

Melissa's baked rolls

…using some leftover popiah skin in the freezer and they really turned out well.

She had potatoes and egg in her filling, cooked with chopped Bombay onions, a bit of curry powder, cumin and parsley…

Melissa's baked rolls, filling

…and it was really nice.

She also cooked this lovely dish of sotong masak kunyit (turmeric squids)…

Melissa's sotong masak kunyit

…with the mum’s guidance and supervision. She had never cooked it before so my missus had to show her the ropes. Prawns or chicken would taste just as nice if cooked this way.

On another morning, I cooked this Bovril mee sua

Bovril mee sua

…for our breakfast.

There is only a little bit left in the bottle, probably enough for one last round so I went to one of the shops near my house that usually had a lot, Bovril and Marmite but the shelves were clean. All sold out, the boy said and no new stock at this point in time. Annie was home for a while when the school holidays just started and she said that she managed to get a jar from that very popular supermarket in town. Unfortunately, I heard from a friend that they were all sold out too. Gee!!! Talk about panic buying, even at that price!

Another thing that is nowhere to be found right now is this canned clams in soya sauce. In fact, it has been so for a long time now. Sometime ago, my aunt was telling me that she went searching high and low for it but could not find any, not a single can so I generously gave her two of mine, keeping one for myself while hoping that I would be able to buy some more once available.

Well, I used that solitary can in my pantry to fry some bihun in what some call  the Hinghua style…

Fried bihun with canned clams in soya sauce & Brazilian spinach

…and because I did not have cangkok manis in the house, I used the Brazilian spinach from my garden instead. From the look of things, I don’t think we will get more of these canned clams for a long long time.

We have been very very good so far – we have not gone out to buy takeaway food and we have not had any delivered to our doorstep either. Stick around for more of our own homecooked delights!

I dropped by the fruit and food shop round the corner from my house the other day and lo and behold! I was delighted to see that they had those aforementioned canned clams in soya sauce so I quickly grabbed 6 cans to keep – I am sure they will be sold out in no time at all and who knows when I will ever get to see them again!