My second cooking lesson that my mother in law is giving me happened today. Today we cooked a vietnamese food called Pho. Its basically beef soup :) but its more than perfect! Tastes like heaven! Took quite long to do it, but the result is fabulous, is more than godly. :)
I took a picture, but since the camera battery is almost 0, I hope we still can see the result :D
Here comes recipe according to my mother in law:o
You need:
  1. 1kg cow bone
  2. Chinese beef balls
  3. Saigon cinnamon, star anise, black cardamom, roasted ginger (for seasoning)
  4. Bean Sprout (Van's aunt gave us 500g of it for free)
  5. 1-2kgs of cow meat file eller stek (mjuk if possible).
  6. Coriander, 4 big onions, 2 medium pieces of yellow sugar.
  7. Rice Noodles
I will be explaining the rest later. :p
Now Vans mother went back home and took Isabella with her. Thats good because I can rest some and finish fixing the house. If the girls come tomorrow (My sister in law, Sonja and Sofia) the house wont look like a crazy place :P

sjuk som fan

Okay, I am definitely with a cold. Body aches, head aches, stuffed and drooling nose, breathing hard. I really need some rest asap. At least I dont have feber. Van is also sick, just Isabella is good and active (as usual).
Went out today with Van and Isabella to buy some chinese food on SKF (My Thanh). Fyfan how expensive they are :S... we went to Saluhallen in Kungsportsplatsen too, and couldnt find cow bones, gotta go there in the morning tomorrow and they maybe will have. -_- will see if i wake up better tomorrow. Also cant forget to buy nötkött. -_-
Today I didnt finish cleaning the house since my body is goddamn sore. Will finish tomorrow :)
Btw I love going out with Van and see him driving the barnvågn :p he looks such a proud father :3

Rice Noodles Soup II

Seriously! It takes quite a long time to cook and prepare everything. Its hard, yes, not something you can do every week. But the smell...  is... delicious... feels like eating all while Van sleeps :P
Took me quite a time to understand basically what my mother in law was saying because she speaks chinese and I dont understand at all u_u' but we communicate with random swedish words and hand movements so in the end it worked fine :D
Now im just waiting for Isabella's food to be ready so I can boil water, cook the nudlar and the... wait.. oh wonton :D *had to go to the kitchen to check the name* xD
Gotta create a list of stuff I want my mother in law to teach me. If only I could also get a live translator, would be even better :D
  1. Rice Nudlar Chicken Soup √
  2. Custom Porridge
  3. Rice Nudlar Meat Soup
  4. Rice Nudlar Seafood Soup
  5. Pasta Soup with morot and bacon
  6. osv :p


Yay! I am so happy! Food is soon 100% done, xmas is knocking the door. Cant wait to sit and enjoy the meal with Van and my baby Isabella :)
Didnt also know I could do so much stuff even though I am sick :P
Received several calls from my friends. I love them! Also, we have received a visit from Shin, Shyh, Hawre and Quy and they brought 2 gifts to Isabella. The xmas tree is fuuuull of gifts *.* Sooo pretty!
We will take pictures soon (: And Isabella is already wearing her xmas outfit. Right now playing with her toys. And the house is finally fixed! Everything on its own place (:
I will go check my potatisgratäng and if its ready, we will go eat. >:)
Merry xmas once more! (:
PS: I miss my family in Brazil. Hope they are having a good time :) LOVE XOXO

24th of December

Okay, so I woke up early, and fixed the entire house. Yes! Now theres plenty of space for Isabella to crawl, run with her läragå and etc. (:
Decided to stay at home since I had feber last night, nose completely stuffy and sorethroat and then, cook our xmas food. Van wants to spend only with me and Isabella so it will be. Family, as he says :P
So, cooking Turkey, potatisgratäng, salad, possibly baking a pie or pudding, theres plenty of drinks here, might also cook rice & farofa (farofa is a brazilian dish). And I am still not done with wrapping the presents! Too many <.<'''
Hope xmas will be nice for everyone<3! I am a bit sick tho, but I wont stop doing stuff because of that. I really want Isabella to have her 1st xmas as wonderful as possible, with all the magic it can bring. (:
Gotta run and finish wrapping the presents, and finish Van's too. He will be surprised when he sees his present :P xD Hope he will also be delighted with the food and everything :)
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! Dont forget the main reason for christmas isnt all about buying presents! (: Call that old friend you dont get in touch for a long time maybe? Call someone from your family that lives far? Xmas is also about renewing the vows :)

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