Skip to main content

Cooking : ABC Soup the Comfort Food

I remember my younger days when my mom was sometimes too busy to make dinner when she would make a pot of soup and cook some rice and serve us with maybe some nuggets, fried chicken or some fish balls. That would be it. 

Maybe because it is reminiscent of my childhood days when dinner was always ready on the table when the time comes that soups of any kind, in particular, this ABC soup, is such a comfort for me. I don't know about my siblings or anyone else but I have a very strong liking for this soup because...I mean, what's NOT to like? It's got carrots, potatoes and tomatoes. You can't possibly go wrong with this!

Anyway, with some chicken breasts or chicken bones (carcass if you want to save money and don't like the presence of too much oil in the soup), you're ready to go in an hour or so. 

In fact, you can throw everything into the slow cooker and set it for maybe 2 hours (depending on your slow cooker), go to work and you come back to a hearty, tangy and appetizing soup for dinner! For me, I love the tanginess of tomatoes so it's a few extra ones in there for me. 

But for the record, I cheat. If you're like me, add a dash of tomato sauce in there. Yes, the conventional tomato sauce that you eat with french fries and toast. Just a dash and it makes a world of difference!


In the soup:-

  • chicken carcass and half a chicken breast
  • Knorr ikan bilis (dried anchovies) cube
  • 3 carrots
  • 3 potatoes
  • 4 large tomatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 5 cloves of unpeeled and whole garlic
  • a few small dried scallops (just for that little bit of seafood-y taste)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • soy sauce
  • chicken granules
  • tomato sauce
  • a dash of oyster sauce
  • needless to say....WATER lah! LOL

Anyway, I've been sick because I am on medication for gastric caused by the presence of H.Pylori bacteria and you know what? The drug sucks almost just as bad as the gastric that I have been suffering from. But it's been a few months now that I have been suffering from the recurring bouts of gastric and it's time I kick this bacteria in the butt for good so, stick to the meds I shall.

It's only been...what, Day 4? The treatment is for like 14 days? T.T Loooooooooooonnnnggggg way to go but if I have to do this, I have to do this.

In the meantime, I hope you guys, whether you're a dad or a mom or a pet owner, had a wonderful Mother's Day over the weekend.

Lotsa Love,
Marsha
Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Maid Side-Kick

I was kind of a little sad when I read the news about this - there will be no live-in Indonesian maids in Malaysia anymore.

There are pros and cons to having a live-in maid, as with everything else, but for us, we enjoyed more pros than cons. Back then, when my kids were little, we brought in a family of maids to help with...well, just about everything, and we were like two families merged into one. They ate what we ate, we sleep, they sleep, we shop, they shop, they joke, we laugh, we joke, they laugh...for me, the maid I hired was more like a sister and side-kick to me.

For that few years, I was dependent on her to mind-read my schedule and when I need or don't need help. She picked things up quickly and we ended up having lots of moments whereby we were in sync. Today, two of them are on my Facebook and we were gleefully chatting over Facebook Messenger since they've just discovered the wonders of the Internet and Social Media.

Since we were more like partners in crime, I f…

It's The Hormones Slinging All Over Ryan Gosling

Every time I do this, you know I'm PMS-ing. I am usually quite sane and well-behaved. I promise you this. But..... After watching The Notebook, I am fully convinced that Ryan Gosling is not a man. He's sex. Pure sex. And love, of course. I knew that.I love Ryan Gosling whether he looks like he just woke up on an island....ESPECIALLY when he's half-naked!!!!I love him even if he's kissing someone other than me (who he SHOULD be kissing)I love him even when he's got literally no hair.I love him eventhough without the beard thing, he looks like a schoolboy still growing out his pubic hair.I love Ryan Gosling to the core and then you tell me one other thing to make me fall in love with him even more! I feel signs of a mild heart attack already!He plays the piano. He sings. And he sings to KIDS for Halloween!I mean.....aawwwwww......how come we good women who are only sometimes a teeny weeny bit (and I mean really tiny bit) bitchy never get one of these? What?! We DO …

Grilled Salmon With Unagi Sauce

I always disagree with people who say that they are lazy to cook, it's too hard, no time, too difficult, easier to eat out....etc. I can't agree because I have found multiple ways to cook simple, cheap meals without causing too much of a ruckus to my schedule. All it takes is a little bit of planning ahead and research. And a sense of humor when it turns out...to put it nicely...sucks.

Anyway, here's one simple one that ANYONE (kids included) can cook up. Seriously simple and easy.


I love salmon but my kids don't like the smell and texture. But that doesn't mean that I can't go out to the market and spend RM11 on ONE single piece of salmon fish and make MYSELF one, right? Kids can have the overnight pizza. :-)
This is fresh from the market....man oh man! I LOVE IT!!
Wash it properly, de-bone the thing if you want to but I just left everything the way it is and just covered the fish with some of the following:-

Yup, salt, pepper and McCormick's season-all powder…