Almond Chicken

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Next  time I'll certainly use chopped almonds...whole ones turned out hard to bite. :D Serving above is for the little boy...I don't think my tummy would be satisfied with a little portion but I'm trying to cut down on rice....haaays. (FitYummyMummy is a must!)



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Feel free to make adjustments...I'm not much into measuring exactly but this is the recipe I followed...it really calls for blanched almonds but I only had whole ones.

Ingredients

* 3 tablespoons soy sauce
* 3/4 teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon cornstarch
* 2 teaspoons sherry
* 3 pounds chicken, skin removed, meat removed from bones and cut into bite sized pieces
* 1 1/2 cups peanut oil for frying
* 1 cup blanched almonds
* 1/3 cup sliced mushrooms
* 1/2 cup diagonally sliced bamboo shoots
* 1/2 cup diagonally sliced celery
* 1/4 cup thinly sliced onion
* 10 whole water chestnuts, thinly sliced
* 1/4 cup peanut oil
* 1/3 cup chicken stock

Directions

1. Mix the soy sauce, salt, cornstarch, and sherry in a large bowl. Stir in chicken; cover and refrigerate.


2. Heat 1 1/2 cups of the peanut oil in a large, deep skillet. Fry almonds in the oil until golden, about 1 minute. Drain fried almonds on a paper towel.


3. Drain all but 3 tablespoons of oil from the skillet. Stir in the mushrooms, bamboo shoots, celery, onion, and water chestnuts. Cook and stir vegetables for 1 minute. Remove from skillet.


4. Heat 1/4 cup oil in the skillet. Cook and stir the marinated chicken in hot oil until no longer pink in the center, and the juices run clear, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in cooked vegetables, chicken stock, and reserved soy sauce mixture; simmer until thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in fried almonds before serving.





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Köttbular (Swedish Meatballs)


As mentioned from last week's post, Ikea's famous dish can now be bought from their food section. A pack of 50-60 pieces meatballs, 2 packs of ready-mix sauce and a jar of lingonberry jam costs 8,90Euro (reduced from 12). Ate (older sister) M bought a set and gave me some of the meatballs which I served with potato and the lingonberry jam I still have at home.


There is a recipe I got somewhere and has been following it before when I hadn't  known yet that Köttbular can be bought from Ikea. Please click here to view the recipe.


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Light


A lamp post against the morning's blue sky

September 16, 07; Disneyland Paris


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(Para sa mga Ilaw ng tahanan. But the photo has nothing to do with this, just wanna use it lol.)

Proverbs 31




10 A capable wife who can find? Her value is far more than that of corals.


11 In her the heart of her owner has put trust, and there is no gain lacking.



12 She has rewarded him with good, and not bad, all the days of her life.

13 She has sought wool and linen, and she works at whatever is the delight of her hands.

14 She has proved to be like the ships of a merchant. From far away she brings in her food.

15 She also gets up while it is still night, and gives food to her household and the prescribed portion to her young women.

16 She has considered a field and proceeded to obtain it; from the fruitage of her hands she has planted a vineyard.

17 She has girded her hips with strength, and she invigorates her arms.

18 She has sensed that her trading is good; her lamp does not go out at night.

19 Her hands she has thrust out to the distaff, and her own hands take hold of the spindle.

20 Her palm she has stretched out to the afflicted one, and her hands she has thrust out to the poor one.


21 She does not fear for her household because of the snow, for all her household are clothed with double garments.

22 Coverlets she has made for herself. Her clothing is of linen and wool dyed reddish purple.

23 Her owner is someone known in the gates, when he sits down with the older men of the land.

24 She has made even undergarments and proceeded to sell [them], and belts she has given to the tradesmen.

25 Strength and splendor are her clothing, and she laughs at a future day.

26 Her mouth she has opened in wisdom, and the law of loving-kindness is upon her tongue.

27 She is watching over the goings-on of her household, and the bread of laziness she does not eat.

28 Her sons have risen up and proceeded to pronounce her happy; her owner [rises up], and he praises her.

29 There are many daughters that have shown capableness, but you—you have ascended above them all.
30 Charm may be false, and prettiness may be vain; [but] the woman that fears Jehovah is the one that procures praise for herself.

31 GIVE her of the fruitage of her hands, and let her works praise her even in the gates.

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That's a mother and wife for you but for your lighting needs, Kichler lighting is the best choice out there....there were also a lot of beautiful and eye-catching chandeliers and installation at Ikea. Just looking at them makes me want to renovate our house....*sigh*

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