I brought Phoebie home again today to clean up whatever I could and to clear things away so that we have space for all the boxes when we move them home tomorrow.
So after some pushing, shuffling and a wee bit of unpacking, the living room is much clearer.
What made me really happy today was getting to cook again after almost a year.
We were gonna gather at our friend’s place this evening and since one of our friends offered to cook mee soto for the adults, I offered to cook for the kids.
How nice it felt to be cooking again. I’m not sure about other mums but I do find cooking therapeutic. Haha…
I remember watching Master Chef Australia some time back and in one of the episodes, they taught that putting meat in the water before the water boils helps make the stock more flavourful, so that was what I did.
While the soup was simmering, I used a tong to pick up the chicken pieces and shredded them. Why didn’t I just cut them smaller before I put them in the soup? Because my old knife isn’t very sharp, and it’s easier to shred meat after it is cooked.
While I was cooking, Phoebie was sleeping.
Later in the evening, we went over to our friend’s place and did a surprise early birthday celebration for Ben. He will be busy with work on the actual day, so I thought something in advance would be nice.