When its dark and gloomy, it's hard to get going. I just think of comfort food and everyone just wants to eat and snack around. I have been finding myself cooking in the kitchen more and more. Well, no one worries about calories here, I personally think we tend to burn more calories to keep warm these days;P
|soft and fluffy steamed buns
So, steamed buns with stew is a good comfort food. The only disadvantage is that it takes a long process to make.
|steamed buns with hot stew
A better and quicker alternative is to make dumplings that doesn't need yeast and fermentation process. with extra helping hands, these little parcels can be speed up.
|beautifully pleated chinese dumplings
|chinese dumpling filled with minced meat and veggies
Another favourite and preferred snack food is a wrap parcel filled with vegetables. Whenever I make this, there is never enough, specially as I have to cook the crepe from scratch, one at a time for everyone.
|crepe like wrapper filled with assorted julienne vegetables
When I have more patience, I will make effort for these sort of comfort food that my little family loves. Otherwise, I will always opt for quick cooking. 'Can we just have rolled omelet?'...everyone always agrees with whatever I do.
Life is good with comfort food and an equally contented family.
Have a good year ahead of you.