August 25, 2012

Gab the Mum

I cooked for my family today. It made me feel really good and very housewife-y haha. I seriously hope I can do this more often and eventually, have my friends over for a full course meal hehe. I'd really like that.

Garlic fried chicken

·         2 teaspoons garlic powder, or to taste
·         1 teaspoon ground black pepper
·         1 teaspoon salt
·         1 teaspoon paprika
·         1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
·         1 cup all-purpose flour
·         1/2 cup milk
·         1 egg
·         4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - pounded thin
·         1 cup oil for frying, or as needed

1.   In a shallow dish, mix together the garlic powder, pepper, salt, paprika, bread crumbs and flour. In a separate dish, whisk together the milk and egg.
2.   Heat the oil in an electric skillet set to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Dip the chicken into the egg and milk, then dredge in the dry ingredients until evenly coated.
3.   Fry chicken in the hot oil for about 5 minutes per side, or until the chicken is cooked through and juices run clear. Remove from the oil with a slotted spatula, and serve.

Mashed potato with nutmeg yay

·         2 pounds russet, Yukon gold, or long white potatoes
·         1 tablespoon salt, plus more to taste
·         1 cup milk, or cream
·         4 tablespoons unsalted butter
·         1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
·         1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

1.    Peel and cut potatoes into 1 1/2-inch-thick slices. Place in a medium saucepan. Cover with cold water; add 1 tablespoon salt. bring to a simmer. If using a potato ricer, fill another saucepan with water; place over low heat. Keep potatoes at a low simmer until a knife slips in and out easily. Drain potatoes in a colander. Place milk in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
2.    If using an electric mixer with paddle attachment, proceed to Step 4. If using a potato ricer, place a heat-proof bowl or top of a double boiler over a pan of simmering water. Press hot, drained potatoes through ricer into bowl.
3.    Stir potatoes with a wooden spoon until smooth, about 1 minute. Using a whisk, incorporate butter. Drizzle in hot milk, whisking continuously. Add pepper, nutmeg, and salt to taste; whisk to combine. Serve immediately.
4.    For the electric-mixer method, transfer hot, drained potatoes to bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium-low speed, until most lumps have disappeared, about 1 minute. Add butter; mix until blended. On low speed, add hot milk in a slow stream, then add pepper, nutmeg, and salt to taste. Mix to combine.

My mum's vongole pasta

Super soft sugar cookies for dessert!

  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar for decoration

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, shortening and sugar. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt, stir into the creamed mixture until dough comes together. Roll dough into walnut sized balls and roll the balls in sugar. Place them on an unprepared cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  3. Bake cookies 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until bottom is light brown. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.


  1. Wow, this all looks so good! You're making me hungry! :D

  2. mmm looks delicious!:)


  3. Yum that looks amazing!
    Really loving your blog,
    I'm just about to go through your old posts!
    Would love it if we could follow each other?

    Would you like to follow each other on GFC??


  4. nice post!! I'm following u now on bloglovin.

    Hope we can follow each other.


  5. look so good! i would really like some clams and garlic fried chicken too!
    would you like to follow each other?


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