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Wesak Day (2018) Update & Cooking

It's raining outside on this Wesak/Vesak day holiday and we felt (VERYYYYY) lazy to go out for lunch.

Anyway, I once read an article about how buying a whole chicken can save you a whole lot of money compared to if you buy chicken parts, i.e. chicken breasts, drumsticks, chicken chops (which I will continue to buy, unfortunately - too much hassle de-boning the thigh), fillet, etc.

And I wholeheartedly agree!

On most days, I would actually pop by the morning market after dropping the kids off at school and just get the 'chicken lady' to chop-chop-chop everything up and they're all good to go.

But there are days when I am in the middle of the mall and I need something simple like toothpaste or clothes softener, and there are air-chilled chicken looking back at me at the other side of the aisle in the supermarket.

Getting these whole chicken is cheaper than when you get them at the morning market. Which is stupid because people GO to the morning market assuming that things are cheaper there. Nope. Not so.

I got the above chicken for RM23 more or less, while the other day, I got half a chicken for RM18. I am not the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to math but...still..... 👀😂😀😦

I marinaded it overnight with:-

  • balsamic vinegar
  • A LOT OF minced garlic, like 6-8 cloves, I think. I know...don't judge. We love garlic! 
  • dried herbs
  • soy sauce
  • salt and pepper
  • oyster sauce
  • chicken seasoning
  • ground onion powder
and then popped it into the air-fryer/oven.

Anyway, the chicken is quite a big one so, I assumed that if there were any leftovers, I could shred them up and toss it in with some salad or pasta (depending on how much is leftover, right?) but...NOPE.

Nothing's left.

It's amazing how much growing teenagers can eat, really! And they said 'ONE chicken against TWO ravenous teenage boys, mom?! Not a chance'.


I only ate 2 chicken wings (because they took the chicken legs, one each) and remnants of some chicken breasts. Poor mom. #momlife #heartlesschildren #hungeriseverything #sorrynotsorry

And...well, there goes my dinner plans (which was the salad or pasta mentioned earlier) and I've got to start all over again, or....hey, mamak!

Have an amazing Wesak Day ahead,
Lotsa love coming from rainy Malaysia!

Buddha stressed that the way to pay homage to him was not merely by offering flowers, incense, and lights, but by truly and sincerely striving to follow his teachings. This is how Buddhists are expected to celebrate Vesak: to use the opportunity to reiterate their determination to lead noble lives, to develop their minds, to practice loving-kindness and to bring peace and harmony to humanity

You DO save a lot of money by buying the whole chicken instead of purchasing their parts. Have a look at the following video if you have no idea how to take the chicken apart. A few chicken later, you'll be a pro at dismantling it.

Trust me, this coming from someone who refused to touch chicken or fish or prawn or squid or anything because she felt sorry for the animal.

I can now dismember animals without making too much of a mess. Hey, we live, we learn.

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