Oatmeal Prawns

~ Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 7:53 AM ~

For this post, I am sharing my next food recipe, Oatmeal Prawns. Our 2 older kiddos are not a fan of prawns and I have a packet of prawns left in my freezer and having a teething 9.5 months old baby who clings to me practically the whole day long, I decided to try this recipe out after seeing the fuss-free steps and simple ingredients. Without further ado, here is the recipe for Oatmeal Prawns:

* Prawns (quantity up to you)
* 1 egg - beaten
* Oatmeal
(quantity up to you, more if you want to fully coat the prawns - I used 1 cup)
* Half cup of cornflour or wheatflour (I used cornflour)
* Half tsp of salt
* Oil - for frying the prawns (quantity up to you)

* Wash and devein the prawns, make sure they are as dry as possible (use paper towel to absorb)
* Marinate with salt for about 5-10 minutes.
* Coat the prawns with cornflour first
* Dipped the prawns into the egg mixture followed by coating it with oatmeal
* Heat up oil in pan.
* Fry the prawns until golden yellow color
* Remove excess oil (if any) and ready to serve (you may serve with mayonaisse as well)



Oatmeal Prawns

I like that the oatmeals provided a nice coating all around the prawns. Maybe it's because I'm trying real hard to camouflage the prawns (so that our older 2 kiddos will eat them!) I think I coat the prawns with oatmeals a wee bit too much. Also, don't expect the prawns to be crunchy (in case you get fooled by the appearance) Other than that, it is very easy to make this dish, little ingredients, easy to follow steps. This recipe is definitely for keeps!

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iPad App Review - Bud's Rhyming Words

~ Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 7:50 AM ~

I'm always on the look out for educational apps for our kiddos, especially one that our 5 years old boy (who is in preK this year) can use.

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* Title: Bud's Rhyming Words
* Price: $1.99
* Category: Education
* Released: July 18, 2014
* Version: 1.0.1
* Size: 32.7 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: Nimble Minds LLC © 2013 Nimble Minds
* Rated: 4+
Made for Ages 6–8
* Requirements: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Description from the product page:

"It’s rhyme time! Let the kids pick & click or catch the match in 3 wonderful rhyming games, which covers 40 word families through more than 225 words and pictures." 

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* There are 3 ryhming games in this app which you can play with to learn and reinforce your learning on word families and phonemic awareness.

* The illustrations are easy on the eyes and I like that the words used are simple to understand and learn from.

* Overall an educational and fun app for the kiddos!

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You can purchase the "Bud's Rhyming Words" app from the iTunes App Store.

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the promo code to redeem the application for free from iTunes Store in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine. And if you'd like to read my previous iPad Apps reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My iPad App Reviews"

Random Act of Kindness

~ Posted on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 8:07 AM ~

We were out for our family dinner when our 2.5 years old Alyson suddenly wanted to go to the restroom to pee. I took her to the restroom in the restaurant and the moment we walked into the aisle towards the restroom section, I saw a pregnant lady waiting for her turn outside the female's restroom. There is only 1 room for female and 1 room for male.

I thought of asking the lady whether we could jump queue seeing our girl is getting restless (she really needs to pee) but I looked at the heavily pregnant lady and remembered I used to be like that - 3 times... and every single time I wanted to use the public restroom when I was pregnant, was kinda urgent and if I have to go, I have to go. I mean, if you have been pregnant, you would certainly know that our bladder can't store much pee when your baby is pressing heavily on you as you get into the later pregnancy stage.

Yes, I do know that little children's bladder are small too and they can't control their pee long but looking on at the pregnant lady and remembering back my pregnancies experiences, I hesitated asking the pregnant lady. And so I carried our girl and gently whispered to her to hold her pee, I kept distracting her so she won't think about her strong urge to pee until her turn to use the restroom.

Then the person in the female's restroom got out and I told myself 'Okay, okay, we just gotta wait through this pregnant lady and prays I won't get peed on so fast!' when suddenly, the pregnant lady looked at me and said 'You guys go first!'

Oh my...

I am stunned.

What a random act of kindness.


Totally and deeply appreciated.

I thanked her profusely and quickly brought our girl in and helped her out. All done in less than 1 minute.

When we got out, I thanked the pregnant lady again for her kindness.

May God bless her and her loved ones!

** Further reading:

  • Luke 6:38 (NIV) ~ Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

  • Colossians 3:12 (NIV) ~ Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

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