I have the house to myself tonight. Silence….that’s what I hear!
I decided to whip myself up a little healthy dinner to celebrate my solo, no time limits, no kids to feed and put to bed, mummy time!
I made a little Asian influenced salad with baby spinach, coriander leaves, bean sprouts, shredded carrot, cucumber, shallots and capsicum.
For the dressing, I followed a thermomix recipe from the EDC cookbook which used garlic, ginger, coriander, light soy, rice wine vinegar and sesame oil. Delicious – use sparingly though.
I made Kid 1’s favorite Won Ton Soup the other night. Lo and behold, Kid 2 wolfed it down for the first time too. The boys made the broth from the recipe. I think it helps when kids can be involved in cooking and I felt proud of them. It really was the yummiest broth too, but now I’m digressing.
The point is, that I had some pork mince mixture left over, (I ran out of wonton wrappers) so I froze the remainder. The perfect amount for one. One. It’s very rare that I am cooking for one.
This wonton filling is really tasty. Pork mince, grated ginger, chopped shallots, a little oyster sauce and sesame oil. I made the mixture into meatballs and pan fried them.
In the meantime, I tried out the sweet chilli dipping sauce from the EDC thermomix cookbook. I nearly burnt my lips off testing it when it was done. I used small red chillies instead of the large. Hot, hot, hot! I thought it might have been a thicker, sticky sauce but mine was runny. Maybe I did something wrong. Who knows! And quite frankly, who cares because it was a hit with my meatballs.
Dinner for One was a treat! I should do this more often!