DH was away in China and I had to take over his daily chores, that includes walking the dog at night, sweeping and mopping the floor. I was already up to my neck with my daily chores and with the additional work, I had merely 4 hours sleep each night. Totally completely exhausted... I'm glad DH is finally home ;-)
During this period, I cooked very simple meals and this was what we had on one of the nights, Egg Fried Rice. I have carbo, protein and greens, good enough to pose off as a complete meal :P
Egg Fried Rice
2 cloves garlic, chopped
5 cloves shallot, chopped (I used more shallot as I can't take too much garlic)
3 cups cooked rice
2 - 3 eggs
some corn/sunflower oil
salt and pepper to taste
- Heat up some oil in a wok and add garlic and shallot, cook till fragrant.
- Add in rice and let it sit for a minute without disturbing. Using medium high heat, stir fry rice (you will hear the hissing sound), add salt and pepper to taste.
- Crack in 2 eggs, gently break the egg yolks with a spatula, then let is sit for a minute without disturbing.
- Using a spatula, flatten the rice a little and flip over like a pancake (similar to cooking okonomiyaki) to cook the eggs.
- Cook for about 2 minutes before breaking up the rice with a spatula. Dish up and serve with desired vegetables.
DD3 folded her own clothes! If you have been following my blog, you know I involve my kids alot in my day to day chores and clothes folding is just one of them. She has been observing me and when requested to do it herself, I usually wouldn't reject unless I'm pressed for time. I always give her simple tasks like folding the hankies or her brother's boxer shorts. But this time, she wanted to fold her own clothes and I just let her be. I was busy folding the rest of the clothes and didn't pay much attention to her. Within minutes, she carried this stack of clothes to me, smiling. Happy.
Though there were only 3 pieces (2 tees and 1 skirt), I think she did a great job. A little messy from the top view but then again, how much can I expect from a 2.5 years old toddler, to be able to fold and stack them up like this? My life as a SAHM is truly worthwhile ^-^