Actually we had the intention to bring the kids out on Sunday. Unfortunately, my youngest boy contracted the HFMD from his elder sister. Twins are really connected. They seemed to share the goods and bads, ups and downs and thick and thin together. I remembered there was once, when my boy got a blue-black just below his left eye, his sister got some pus on her right eye-lid. Both were due to take their portrait pictures for their school EZ link card. And their "blacken" eyes were captured. What a coincidence it was! Somehow, I always feel that they are very connected in a very special way.
Ok, back to my baking spree. Like I mention to Bee Bee, my children don't usually eat what I bake. Mainly because what I bake is what I like to eat. So instead, I chose to baking something which I think they will like - Chocolate Twist Bread from Honey Bee Sweets blog. I am very sure they love chocolates.
I wasn't sure if I had over beaten the bread dough, it didn't grow too much. Therefore, I ended up to have very small proofed dough. I wasn't able to roll out that long like what Bee Bee did. So I decided to cut it smaller and bake them in a muffin tray. I also added melted compound chocolate to the cocoa mixture to make it more chocky. Overall, I really like the taste of the chocolate twisted buns! I would probably try making it again.
After lunch, I had some time to rest and plan for my dinner. Initially I wanted to take a short nap and to make my youngest boy sleep. However, my other two children were just too noisy. In the end, I only get 40 winks (10 mins power nap). Then I was up again, preparing for dinner.
My hubby and I went to "grab" cheap whole salmons in a hypermart on Saturday morning. It was selling at $9.90/kg! We love salmons. We have the patience to queue up to take advantage of the cheap deal (for salmons only). You won't believe how much we bought. I think nobody will buy as much as us. We bought two big salmons - 4.5kg and 3.5kg. That will feed us for...3-4 weeks though. We will finish all the parts- heads, bones and the skin. I like it when my helper fries them till crispy. My eldest son usually goes for the skin...he'll eat up the skin and leave the salmon "naked". Sometimes, both of us will fight for the skin! Hahaha...
Anyway, with abundance salmon in
I made baked butter rice to go with the baked salmon with vegetables. In a baking tray, I layered portebello mushrooms, carrots, broccolis and salmons on top of one another before I topped up with cheese. Actually, the cheese that I used wasn't that suitable. It didn't melt right and wasn't mean for baking. I shall not stinge on mozzarella cheese in future. Each of them get a "set meal" of the below, where the kids have a smaller portion of the salmons.