I love Sundays. The kids and I do not need to wake up at 6 am for school and we can sleep in to about 8 before getting ready for church. It’s nice to be sit down at the dining table and have a leisurely breakfast with them.
I recently bought a Hello Kitty waffle pan after the Kenwood Multi-snacker died on us. I had that machine for three years and it suddenly decided to go to the electronics heaven above.
I’m so loving this new waffle pan of mine. The waffles come out crisp and tasty and it is very easy to clean after use.
Pancakes with Strawberries
Besides waffles the kids also love eating pancakes. Sometimes we eat the pancakes with ice-cream for breakfast. Who says that ice-cream has to be paired with waffles only. 🙂
Ton Toro Ramen from a Japanese Restaurant
This is one of my favourite dishes to order when we are eating out in a Japanese restaurant. I love the tasty soup stock and that the pork is really tender. This is one of the dishes that I hope to be able to make at home when I get the time. I guess that I need to find the recipe for good ramen stock first.
My kids love eating noodles. Every time we go out they would ask to eat udon noodles or stir fried noodles and we have to hunt for a noodle place to have our meal.
With the rising prices of goods a plate of noodles like the one shown above can easily cost between $7 and $16 (not inclusive of taxes) when we dine out. Multiply that by the number of people we have at home and having a meal out can set us back by a minimum of $50-$120 each time.
Instead of eating and buying noodles from the supermarket wouldn’t it be better to make your own noodles? Making my own noodles would allow me to control the amount and type of ingredients that go into the making of the noodle. I would be able to have fresh noodles for the kids and they wouldn’t be exposed (eating) too many harmful chemicals/ preservatives which would harm their health in the long run.
My noodle making machine
I came across this noodle making machine on a website and decided to purchase it as it would allow me to make fresh noodles/pasta easily at home. The machine cost less then SGD$100 and came up to about SGD$110 including shipping from China.
It is certainly a worthy investment as making 5 plates of noodles would only cost me the most $5-$10 which adds up to quite a bit of weekly savings.
You just need to measure the needed proportions of flour and water, place it in the machine. The machine would automatically knead the dough and press out the noodles through your selected cutters. The process only takes 15 minutes and you have freshly made noodles to cook. I didn’t get it right on the first time as I used too much water and I got the proportions wrong. It took me three tries before I managed to make my first batch of edible noodles.
Since then I have gone on to make the following meal for the family.
Udon Soup Noodles
There is a really wide range and types of noodles which can be made with the machine. Since I got the machine last month I have made egg noodles, spinach noodles and Udon.
Fried udon noodles if you are looking for a quick meal.
Braised Pork Noodle Soup.
Next up I will be trying to make macaroni and other types of noodles for the kids.