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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A New Segment - What is The Husband Cooking?

There has been a shift in our family lately.  We received the good news that The Husband was approved for a 3rd shift (3am to Noon) work schedule.  It is a crazy schedule but it helps us quite a bit.  The Husband is able to finally take the major he wanted (engineering, way too much math for me :D).  He is also able to spend some time with The Daughter.  The biggest impact, I don't have to cook at night.  Dinner will be done when I get home, all I have to do is prep and he cooks.  This also forces me to write down recipes and I get a chance to develop recipes before my experiment.  We will see how that goes :D.  We will see how long this last but  I figured each week I'll display the creations The Husband does and hopefully it will force him to learn to cook more things other than wings and steak. 

He started working 3rd shift on Wed so he was only responsible cooking one meal since I generally make enough for 2 days.  His first attempt was Sinigang.  I prepped the meat in the morning by putting it in the slow cooker and he did the rest.

The Husband's Sinigang
1 Lb of Beef Butt (That is what we had in the freezer, stew meat is better)
Bok Choy
2 Potatoes In 1 Inch Cubes. 
Tamarind Paste
1 Onions
1 Clove Garlic Minced
1 Lemon
4 Green Onions
Salt and Pepper to Taste

  1. Slice up the meat into 1 inch cubes and place in the slow cooker. 
  2. Slice up onions and add it to the slow cooker with enough water to cover.
  3. Cook for about 4 hours or until the meat is tender.
  4. Place the meat once it is cooked into a large stock pot.
  5. Add the tamarind paste to taste, garlic, and juice the lemon.  You may want to add more lemon juice or tamarind.
  6. When the mixture comes to a boil, add the potatoes. 
  7. Once the potatoes become tender, add the bok choy, salt and pepper to taste, and green onions
  8. Serve

It doesn't look too bad


  1. What a fun new installment! I'm glad you were able to find a schedule that worked better for you and your sweet family!

  2. bravo for the husband! :) mine loves sinigang too but leaves it up to me to make one. and this is the first time i've heard about beef sinigang (where planet was i from?) but it really looks good :)

  3. So sweet of your husband to cook. His dish looks delicious. You are very lucky. My hubby will run a thousand miles away when comes to cooking.....haha. But he would happily volunteer if you say, 'Let's have instant noodles'!

  4. Looks like he did pretty good. Nice that he is helping out :)

  5. congrats on your husband's new position!

  6. Heheh, I love the caption "it doesn't look too bad".