~ Fatless Mixed Vegetables, Potatoes Lamb Stew ~
Time flies! Our little girl turned 30 months old this month. My hubby and I have finally made the tough decision to send her to another school merely because it is nearer to our residential area. We will surely miss Bibinogs, our little girl’s first ever preschool!
Oh, how I remember being so “guilty” in the first week of our girl starting her 3 hours drop-off class when she was 18 months old! I am glad that it was all over after the first 2 months of attendance – the screams and cries from separation anxiety, the sleepless nights when she was struck with 5 times fever in a short span of 4 weeks all being part of the immune system built-up critical period for a young toddler attending school for the first time. Thank goodness for the class flexibilities available at Bibinogs, we survived all that. I do not think any other preschool could be as accommodating in the entire settling down process for our girl.
We have had a very good experience with the management, teachers and staff throughout during our tenure there. I had some real good break from the little girl as I feel that I can truly trust each and every one of the teachers at the preschool. I do not have the same feeling when I attended trial classes at some other schools. A mother’s instinct works well in judging what’s best for your kid.
As a mean to show our gratitude to all the teachers and staff, I have thrown a farewell party on the last day of school. I am not sure if any party food ordered out there is good enough to show my sincerity in appreciating all teachers and staff. Hence, I made everyone a healthy home-cooked meal all served warm and nice for lunch.
I brought 4 AMC pots and pans with my AMC Navigenio stove to heat up pre-cooked food and to cook vegetables on the spot for freshness assurance. Hah hah! Trust me, it really wasn’t as much a load as it sounds. All cooking was done at the little girl’s classroom where lunch was served. The preparation began 3 days before the party, from planning on what to cook to suit everyone’s diet preference, hand-picking of fresh ingredients from the grocery stores to making sure that warm meal was served at lunch time.
It was such a pleasure to be able to cook up for everyone on the last day of school. We finished most dishes except the Pesto Pasta and the Baked Cheesy Chicken Mushroom Meatballs. I cooked too much forgetting that no one would eat up so much of carbo these days! The warm “Rainbow” Mixed Vegetables cooked on the spot was the “best seller”. Anyway, it was a great party and everyone seems to have enjoyed the food. Bliss!
I have made a green pesto pasta, a tomato pesto pasta, waterless mixed vegetables, chicken cheese balls, and a mixed vegetables lamb stew, which I am sharing the recipe below. The lamb stew pot was prepared the night before the lunch party. Everything cooked up automatically as I was putting my little girl to bed. Preparing party food couldn’t be easier. So, let’s party!
Fatless Mixed Vegetables Lamb Stew Recipe (Serves a party of 10-12 people) :
- 1kg lamb cubes for stew
- 2 Potatoes
- 2 Carrots
- 2 Stalks of Celery
- 2 Onions
- 5 Cloves of Garlic
- 1 tablespoon of Light Soy Sauce
- 2 tablespoons of Oyster Sauce
- 2 tablespoons of HP Sauce
- Some Pepper
- 100ml of Water
AMC Healthy Cooking Method :
- Mix all ingredients in marinades for 30 minutes in an AMC 24cm 5.0l pot. Cover pot with AMC Secuquick pressure lid.
- Switch on Navigenio to automatic “A”. Turn on Audiotherm, place on pressure lid knob, indicating “Turbo” and set on 10 minutes to cook.
- When Audiotherm beeps, turn off both Navigenio & Audiotherm.
- As pot depressurised, remove pressure lid and stir well before serving warm.