Thursday, January 21, 2010

Did I Tell You I Dig Gadgets?

Yes, I totally do. Especially if it's the cooking kind hehehe. If you ever come to my house, you'll get the chance to see bountiful of them in my kitchen and in the store room.

Just like how some people go crazy over the latest phones or games or apps or home electronics, I would go bonkers over the latest cooking and baking gadgets, quirky utensils or handy cake decorating tools. I can literally spend hours just browsing from aisle to aisle and not buy anything OR come out with the basket filled to the brim.

So, when I read on Verde's blog about how easy it was to cook and how fast it took her to savor her cooking, I just can't resist and straightaway put in an order :). This happened last year during the month of Ramadhan but me being the great procrastinator, could only put it to good use last night after reading on KS's blog on her grilled chicken, yet again :) .

I present to you, the great Chefel pan :D



I marinated several pieces of chicken in soy sauce, black pepper, sesame oil, honey and a dash of garlic powder in a ziploc. Left them for an hour in the fridge. While waiting for magic to happen, I peeled six large russet potatoes and cubed them to be boiled in salty water to make mash potatoes.

While the potatoes were boiling away happily in the pot, I chucked in the marinated chicken in the Chefel pan. Closed the lid tight and got working on my black pepper mushroom gravy. Half way through, I opened the lid and tossed in chunky bits of carrot and broccoli. Shut the lid tight again and turned it over. Easy peasy!


All in all, it took me just an hour to cook everything. The keyword here is MULTITASKING! Zareef was extremely happy that he got to eat his grilled chicken with roasted veggies and mash potatoes with gravy.


Zara didn't want the chicken but ate her plate clean of roasted carrots and mash potatoes with gravy.


Mommy? Mommy had everything on her plate and wiped it clean :)

ps: Thanks Verde and Matun for the inspiration and motivation :D

14 comments:

butterflutter said...

Blog hopping and my..my...I hv the same table cloth :-)

-ssp8791

dillazag said...

OH! Ni lah rupanya si chefel!!!!
rumah aku siap nanti, memang siap la aku beli sebijik!!!! :)~~~

Wajib masuk dalam wishlist ni. BTW how much is it, babe?

KS said...

nyumm nyummmm!!! itu gravy nampak sedapppp

akhirnya rasmi sudah!! ;)

senangkan kak? takde dah mercik2, pastu nak basuh pon senang dari grill dalam oven. hehe

kak dilla: yer wajib!!! hulur aja Rm200 nanti dia bagi la balance sket ;) (kalo member price murah sket kot)

Along said...

Hmm..menarik. Tapi aku ni, hal gadget ni, suka sangat membeli. Tapi nanti ntah bila nak pakainya ntah...

Sukanya tengok muka budak dua genit tu makan ala western...hehehe..

NORA ANSHAR said...

butterflutter: hie there! welcome to my humble blog. what a coincidence! i got it from... alahhh... lupa dah. but i bought it from the outlet at the curve. and you're my senior. may i know who?

dillz: yaaa... ini lah dia si chefel itu. harga aku beli from verde was rm 180. so silalah beli ye. senang giler!

ks: hahahha... yupp. rasmi sudah. terkejut jugak at how fast the chicken got cooked. yg bestnya, senang nak basuh and the burnt bits to tak melekat langsung kat interior pan.

gravy tu senang je nak buat. main campak2 je. nanti i post the recipe :)

theotheraj said...

oh mommy diorang MPSp rupanya.

replace 'Gadget' with 'Nose' as your title. imagine that.

butterflutter said...

Kalau bukan metro must be living quaters kot. My name sama dgn ex menteri perlancongan, wo the dato' lah kan ;-)
La...u pon ada kat sini ka AJ?

NORA ANSHAR said...

along: prinsip aku, better to have it when you don't use it than not having it when you want to use it. makes sense tak? tu pasal la rumah aku penuh ngan barang sampai tak tau nak letak mana.

joe: trust you to come up with that :PPP . btw, what's MPSp??

butterflutter: that's it! living quarters. the name totally left me. err... your name sama ngan kadir sheikh fadzir ke? hehhehe...

butterflutter said...

...menteri yg pompuan tu la.

theotheraj said...

MPSp = majlis perbandarang sepang. or is your place under mpsj?

better yet. alam flora heheh

to butterflutter. yes, i'm here oso haha

NORA ANSHAR said...

butterflutter: i give up. tak leh nak recall. wanna spill the beans?

aj: MPSp better. cheaper cukai pintu and tanah compared to mpsj. so good luck la korang bayar tiap2 tahun eh!

to butterflutter, aj can't resist gossips and such found here at my blog hehhehe...

linzulkif said...

mcm best! belikan utk aku nora..nanti aku bayar..hehe..

NORA ANSHAR said...

memang best sebab boleh main campak2 je segala ayam or ikan, kentang and sayur. tutup and masak for about 15 minit. dah boleh makan.

okay. nanti aku usahakan :)

:: vErde+hAzizi :: said...

ceittt bru nak gune!!!
ape nie babeeee...hehehe tapi best giler kannnnn...
memudah kan keje, masak n senang nak cuci...
serious klo chefel kuar kan version besar skets, yg tue pon i akan beli...mane tau size yg boley masuk sekor ayam bulat2 skali kan...hehehhehe