It’s raining! I know most moms are already wondering if they are going to send their children to school. That’s what I like about our homeschooling setup. I don’t have to worry about sending my child to school out in the rain. I don’t have to guess whether they’ll suspend classes later or not. Today I decided to suspend our homeschooling because the weather is making us all grumpy and unproductive. Instead Z will just practice his guitar and then later we’ll make some homemade puto for merienda. It’s our first time to make this so wish us luck.
Speaking of food, let me share to you the time when we made our first dimsum. I told my eldest I wanted to cook dimsum and was pleasantly surprised when he remembered someone famous eating dimsum.
Who else but Kung Fu Panda himself?!
I got excited too when I remembered the scene when Kung Fu Panda was eating dimsum. I had no idea how it tastes because I haven’t tasted one but it certainly looked yummy.
So one morning we huddled in the kitchen and decided to try making this famous Chinese dish. And since I wanted to make it harder for me I decided to make the wrapper from scratch. I thought, “Oh this is easy. Just flour and water and knead the dough.” So I prepared the ingredients and started kneading the dough while watching a Chinese woman on YouTube who was expertly doing the same thing. The problem was I was already kneading the dough about 15 minutes and the consistency was still nowhere like the dough she had made. So I knead it about 15 minutes more. By that time, I was already kneading the dough for 30 minutes and my arms were already sore, my armpits were sweating, and I was thinking, “What am I doing? I should have bought a wrapper!”
Next step, I divided the dough into two, rolled one in an outward motion so it will look like this.
Next, I asked Z to cut the elongated dough into small pieces. He couldn’t believe I let him hold a knife for the first time.