Sunday, January 31, 2010

Quick Noodle/Pasta Soup & An Afternoon Of Fun!

Quick cook veggie soup meal
We had such a enjoyable afternoon today after church at Serene's new place. We loved it and Kimi loves Estelle's new bed. He said it is HIS STAGE!!! :)

We mummies had such a good time chatting and just enjoying the breeze in our faces! Thanks Serene for your hospitality!

Again, I forgot my camera so these pix are courtesy of Corinna. Tks Corinna! :)

As Kimi did not have his nap, he needed to sleep early, preferably by 7pm. I thought I could settle his dinner by giving him nuggets that he can eat in the car and once home I can shower and put him to bed.

But, he insisted he wanted to have his noodle soup with his animal pasta. Well, since Kimi seldom requests for food, I obliged although I was a little tired. So, here's a real healthy quickie if you only have 10 to 15mins to spare!

Ingredients
  • Swanson's Chicken Broth diluted with water (or home-made broth)
  • 1/3 section corn
  • 2 leaves of Long Chinese Cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 large thumb of carrots diced small
  • 3 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 stalk celery thinly sliced (optional)
  • 2 slices onion (optional)
  • 1 cilantro root (cleaned, optional)
  • Dash of pepper and sesame oil
  • Handful of pasta/noodles/macaroni

Optional Ingredients

  • Mushroooms
  • Tofu
  • Egg
  • Minced pork balls
  • Potatoes (can omit pasta/noodles)
  • Edamame beans
  • Etc, or whatever you have in you fridge! :)
Method
  1. Bring diluted chix broth to boil.
  2. Add onions and corn.
  3. Once boiling, add all other ingredients and let it boil.
  4. Simmer for 10-15mins. Add pepper and sesame oil.
  5. In the mean time, boil/prep pasta/noodles/macaroni on another stove.
  6. Rinse boiled pasta/noodles/macaroni and rinse with cold water.
  7. Place in bowl, shave corn and add veg soup over.
  8. Serve and ENJOY!!!
Notes
  • For rushed meals, I always slice, chop or diced all the veg small so that it will cook and soften quickly.
  • These days I hardly boil broth and freeze them like I used to when Kimi was a baby. I just buy these Swanson's pack and used them diluted. It is so much easier.
  • I like adding tomatoes as it gives a sweet n sour taste that is really appetising after a long day!

Playing by the fish pond

My suave little one!

1 comments:

Faeriekim said...

oh, i wish i cld've been there as well! pity SY's not feeling well. Ok, we'll self-invite ourselves to Serene's place again another day. :) keep the recipes coming!

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