I really wonder whether the clock is turning faster, I’m getting busier, I’m less efficient, I play too much or age is catching up! The clock can’t be wrong. My kids have grown up and I shouldn’t be busier. Let me think for a while. I think my life is just fun and exciting, most of the time……**big smiles*. But whatever it is, as long as I’m happy, I think that’s the most important thing. That’s what my hubby said too. The last thing he wants when he returns home from work is to face a stressed-up, unhappy wife! The happier he is, the more I can spend……..*BIG grin*. Aha…..that’s one of the secrets to a happy marriage! You got to thank me for that now…..hehe.
Being busy most of the time, whether intentionally or unintentionally, I am always looking for quick, easy recipes, homecooked and healthy. Now, being busy and wanting a good, healthy and delicious meal is not that easy, at least for me. Many working people these days would just dash to the shops or supermarkets for takeaways or ready meals after work. Got home, push into the microwave and out it comes…..hot food! But is the food good for health? You can figure that out. There’s a microwave oven in my kitchen, not for heating up food but for sterilising my dish clothes. I do not and would not serve my family microwaved food. Read too much about it, that microwaved food is harmful to our health. Of course everyone has a choice. So, I leave it to you to decide.
I was really thrilled when I received some new food from Scotty Brand recently……3 packs of coleslaw and 3 packs of potato salad. I love the freshness of Scotty Brand food. Have not been disappointed so far. My friends agree to that. At the look of it I could tell it must be very delicious. And since weekends are always very busy for us, I would be too happy if I don’t need to spend too much time in the kitchen to prepare a meal.
Oh wait, I must share with you one real delicious food item from Asda. That is the hot and spicy chicken wings. That for me is simply the best. It only comes out around this time of the year, ready for the barbecue. Then sometime in September, I think, there won’t be any more…..*big sigh*. I even used the left over cooked meat to make pizza. That must be the best pizza I have every eaten. You can check that out on my post about homemade pizza at My Best Healthy Salmon Avocado Pizza. My daughter reminded me to make the pizza again now that we can get this hot and spicy chicken wings. Mmmmm…..I’m drooling now.
I had a packet of the hot and spicy chicken wings in my fridge. Took me about 20 minutes to bake them at 200 degrees Celsius. We had the coleslaw, salad and the chicken wings for dinner. Everyone loved the meal. The coleslaw was liked by everyone. When I was putting my dish together, my husband said he only wanted half a pack of the coleslaw. After his first mouth he said, ‘This is really good!’. And he went to empty the other half pack onto his plate. My husband is not really keen on cold food like coleslaw. To hear that it’s really good from him means it really is very good.
The next day while at the supermarket, I saw trouts were on sale. They looked very fresh. Need to get them for dinner. This time, I had it with the potato salad and some greens. Again, everyone liked it very much. It takes about 15 minutes to bake the trout. The trout tasted awesome. Freshness makes a lot of difference.
So, you can see that I had the most relaxing weekend evening. There was no cooking on my stove and little cleaning up to do. I was even able to sit down and watch some tv while the chicken wings and the fish were being baked. I should eat like this every weekend…..*big grin*. I’m really thankful to Scotty Brand for the coleslaw and the potato salad. It helps me to think of a new way of eating, so quick and easy to fix a fabulous meal and enjoy a relaxing weekend evening. It’s something different from our usual Asian meal. Besides, it’s so cheap to prepare such a nice meal at home.
For your information, Scotty Brand Coleslaw is prepared with a blend of shredded cabbage, carrots and onions combined with their special mayonnaise for just the right mix of creamy, crunchy, tanginess. It is creamier than many coleslaws The cabbage are cut by hand before the ingredients are combined together in small batches of exactly the right proportions.
The Scotty Brand Potato Salad is a creamy combination of diced potatoes, salad onions and mayonnaise. The potatoes are cooked in small batches and cut a little larger than most to allow you to savour the potato flavour and to give an improved texture. It is an ideal accompaniment to a green salad or it is a luxurious side-dish for many main dish.
You can get these Scotty Brand coleslaw and potato salad from Asda. Give a try. I hope you like them as much as my family does. There are some lovely recipes on Scotty Brand website. Do check it out.
Hope you have a most relaxing and enjoyable week. Til then, see you in my next post!
Other Scotty Brand recipes that you may be interested in:
Stir Fried Fish With Neeps And Tatties
Best Spicy Roast Potatoes
Scotch Broth - Healthy Scottish Soup
Spicy Chinese Potato Strips
Cooking Chicken Curry Is Really Simple And Easy
Scottish Food - Salmon Stovies
Raspberry and lemon Curd Trifle
Spicy Baby Potatoes And Ikan Bilis
Baby Potatoes And Roast Duck Stir Fry
Healthy Carrot Soup
Quote of the day……
“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”
- Carl Bard