Making Macaroni With Chicken Broth For Dinner!

Here’s bringing eat shit sleep to a whole new level! 😀 I show you HOW I eat and shit and sleep!

But for today’s entry, just the eating part. 🙂

So today is a very random blog post of my latest hobby: COOKING!

I’ve always wanted to ensure that my meals are home cooked as much as possible and now that i have six months to live on my own (80% chance that I’ll get JB for the second half of my First Year Dental Officer (FYDO) programme then Chee Kiang and I can move in together sometime in April. FINGERS CROSSED!), I don’t need to worry about whether my housemates will want to eat some or whether they are going out for dinner without me. So everyday I can cook and experiment and basically bore my friends silly on facebook with those many dishes that I sort of whip up every night.

Despite multiple meh attempts, I’m still quite enthusiastically reading cooking blogs and websites and wondering if I can do the same! Some hits, some miss.. and I present to you today’s concoction!

One of my favourite cooking blog is The Noob Cook! She makes everything look so easy and I’m thinking of using one of her recipes for a chinese new year dish to bring to the reunion table. 😀 I chose to make Chicken Broth with macaroni as she has made it out to be some sort of comfort food, something nice and warm to stone in front of a good ol’ TVB Drama – which is precisely what I did!

I made broccoli soup last week with Maggi Mee chicken stock cube since I did not have the time or the resources for a proper chicken broth. It was okay but very Aginomoto-ish.  ;| One day I shall attempt my broccoli soup again.

Here are the ingredients that I used for my broth: Couple of onions, two stalks of celery, two garlic cloves, a handful of baby carrots (had too many left over from last week’s grocery shopping <–damn aunty right me! @.@), a chicken drum stick and a chicken keel.

I actually really hate celery.. but cooked celery is okay. Maybe I am a big girl now that’s why, my taste buds are maturing now!

Here’s after I have chopped everything up, 1tbsp of salt and 1tsbp of sugar, add water just enough to cover all the ingredients. I’m supposed to leave it to simmer for about 30-40 minutes. At the end, the taste was there but it’s not to the level that I want. Perhaps I should leave the broth overnight next time to get optimum taste!

My First Chicken Broth!! <3

Poured over Al Dente macaroni! Mmmm! But as usual, I overcooked again and I am now stuffed. 🙁

I might want to get a tiny oven with my next paycheck as so many recipes require an oven! And a bigger cooking pot. 😐 Can’t believe these are the things I want now. -_- But I’m happy!!