Recently, I organised a staycation with my friends to take a break from work and just relax together. We got a suite apartment at Park Rochester Hotel and planned for a simple home-cooked meal together.
We did our grocery shopping at a nearby Cold Storage and proceed to prepare our meal at “home”.
The menu was just a simple 7 dishes which we just popped them together:
Angel Hair Aglio Olio
Mac & Cheese
Stir Fried Mushrooms
Pan Fried Salmon
Egg Mayo with Lettuce wrap
We did our best to make do with the two hob stove that was provided.
Preparation is always key, we had team Prepare, team Cook and team Wash. The idea is everybody playing the part and get together. Of Course, enjoyment is key.
First few dishes laid on the table is the angel hair aglio olio, mac & cheese pasta as well as the stir-fry mushrooms.
A must for all party table, Eggs!!! Made specially with love into a bowl of devilish egg mayo, served with the side of iceberg lettuce. Eaten like the korean veg wrap, uniquely wonderful!
The main highlight should be the pan fried salmon with butter garlic sauce. Made to perfection, with medium well done. Unlike people who like their food well done, there some item like beef and fish which I like them medium well done, so that I can still taste the original taste of the poultry or fish and it is still soft and smooth. I have always had bad experience with well done food. The fish were either too dry or it becomes too tough. If you have any recommendation of nice poultry or fish to try, do share them with me on my comments box below or on twitter: @ zsiti.
One of my two salads will be this special arrangement of Nacho Salad. Simply layer lettuce, kidney beans, diced tomatoes, nachos (my favourite brand is Tostitos <3), top off with some shredded cheddar cheese and a flavouful serving of thousand island sauce. After tossing them together, it's ready to be enjoyed!
This is the final arrangement of the 7 dishes together, as for the fruit salad, the choices of fruits are up to your personal preference. What we had here was a mix of sour and sweet fruits all cut up and arranged in the bowl. For our bowl, we mixed grapes, strawberries, tangerine, kiwi and banana. Fusing sweet and sour together.
We definitely had a lot of fun as we spent time enjoying the room facilities, taking pictures in the apartment and enjoying the simple home cooked meal that all of us made together.
How do you spend time with your friends when you gather together to chill and relax? Share with me your thoughts below or on my social media, twitter: @ zsiti and Instagram: @ zsiti_
Till we meet again, this has been zsiti.