I made the kids ho dduk today cause Josh wanted to have some.
It has been a while since I’ve cooked for the kids. Ever since we moved into our in-laws place I’ve kind of let go of cooking. Even for the kids. It was just anything that my mother in law cooked, we ate.
Lately, Josh has been starting to ask for the same thing over and over again. It was almost as if he was getting sick of the food he was eating and only wanted to eat one thing. So I decided to go out with Kaden, get some groceries and cook for the kids.
Today we had mini hot dogs for lunch.
Super easy to make and very popular with the kids!
One of the things that my kids enjoy eating on days they don’t really want to eat are rice balls.
Very simple, very easy to make and very playful.
All you need to do is cook up a nice fry pan of fried rice. You can add whatever kind of veggies and meat to it.
Leave it to cool for about 5 – 10 minutes.
Add just a pinch of salt for flavouring and about half a teaspoon of sesame oil.
Depending on the size your child likes the ball to be, all you have to do is just have about a teaspoon of the fried rice, take it into your hand and squish it inside your hand, making a fist. The reason you don’t want to roll it in your hands to form a ball is cause the rice will just fall apart. It’s fried rice. It’s fluffy and so it’s not going to stick and form a ball. Once you have squished it a bit so that it’s a firm round shape, pat it around with your fingers to form a round shape. Make it into a ball without rolling it between your palms.
Place them on your child’s favourite plate! And WA LA!!!!
Bul Go Gi (marinated beef) for about 250g of beef:
2 tablespoons of less salt soy sauce
1 tablespoon of sugar or sweetener
1/2 tablespoon of sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon of ginger powder
1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic
Mix all of the above with the beef and marinate overnight.
When you’re ready to make the dish, stir fry the marinated beef with vegetables of your choice. Dice them very finely before adding it to the frying pan. Stir fry everything together until cooked, serve on top of rice.
For dinner today I made KAL BI (갈비) and EGG (달걀) Rice for the kids.
Heat your frying pan to medium-high heat and while it heats up, place white rice in a bowl so that it’ll site for a bit to cool.
Make scrambled eggs with plenty of milk (it’s ok if your eggs start to cook and you get boiling milk around the eggs).
This makes the eggs taste soft and pluffy. After the eggs are fully cooked, place it on top of the rice.
Then cook your KALBI on high heat REALLY REALLY FAST. I use SHABU SHABU kalbi meat cause its really thin and easy for the kids to chew. For the marinate, I use 2 tablespoons of the store bought Korean KalBi marinating sauce, 1 table spoon of kids soy sauce (or if you don’t have this, less salt soy sauce or low sodium soy sauce will work too), and 1.5 tablespoons of sugar or 1 tablespoon of agave.
Once the meat is cooked, place it on top of the eggs. What I like to do with the meat is right before I put it into the pan, I cut it up into smaller pieces with some cooking scissors so that it cooks in smaller bits.
Fried rice with sausage, onions, bok choy, carrots and wheat, barley, white rice.
White rice with Kimchi and Johnsonville Sausages.
I washed the kimchi once so that it wouldn’t be as spicy as how we would eat it.
So today I decided to make Shrimp Wontons at home for the kids. More like Shrimp Dimsum. It was super easy to make.
I chopped up grey tiger shrimp (about 10 large ones), 1 white button mushroom, 1/3 of a carrot, 1 stem of green onion, 1/4 of a onion, 1 teaspoon of garlic, 1 small egg yoke, 2 tablespoons of corn starch, and 1 tablespoon of sesame oil.
Andrea’s 7th and 8th teeth are coming in right now and she hasn’t really been eating well.
So the other day I took the time to cook some porridge for her. The old fashion KOREAN style JOOK(죽) kind of way.
I first cook the beef, then add the veggies (I don’t use any oil, just a little bit of water), then I add about two cups of water and bring it to a boil.
Then I add about a cup of cooked rice.
Then in medium heat I let the porridge do its own thing while stirring very slowly (I stir slowly because if you do it too fast the porridge will get too mushy(?).
This seemed to have worked cause she ate more than she used to.
Hopefully her appetite will come back soon!