when Aden turned 4, I had decided that I would do my own cooking when we throw a party because we were just sick and tired of catered food.
The plan was to cook 8 dishes. So in the end, these were what I cooked.
In the event that you are interested in cooking for your kid's parties, here's how I did it.
A week before the party, I cooked the fried rice and chicken curry. These dishes freeze really well! I did leave out the coconut milk for the curry and added that on the day of the party.
italian chicken and pasta bake. This was covered with cling film and kept in the fridge.
One day before the party, I stuffed the tau poks. This time, I added chopped water chestnuts as well. YUM!
Finally, on the morning of the party, I cooked the french beans and made the cauliflower and broccoli gratin.
The Brown Sugar Pantry, and her very good friend, Diana, made Jadelyn's birthday cake. Each year they take over the making of the birthday cake so I can cook. And this year, they made Jadelyn a Kissy Kissy Owl Cake!
The beautiful pictures in this post have been published with permission from Jason from Jason Itchi Photography. He can be contacted at https://www.facebook.com/jasonitchiphotography.
Grilled Chicken Wings (Makes about 20)
2kg chicken wings (or other chicken parts)
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
3 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons Shao xing wine
2 tablespoon chilli sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon sugar
1. Marinate chicken for at least 12 hours.
2. Bake at 180°C for 15 minutes on one side, turn chicken over, bast with remaining marinade and bake for another 15 minutes, or until wings turn golden brown.
Note: We gave the wings a quick grill on the barbecue. If you'd like to do that, reduce the baking time by 5 minutes.