Celebrating at Home

Father’s day is around the corner and dining-out isn’t an option for many in who have to celebrate at home due to “lockdown” or “heightened alert” measures. Celebrating at home can be formal or casual, what matters is that there is cause for celebration.

Last year, Homskil organised cooking classes on Zoom for Father’s Day. There was a choice of Japanese (sushi) or Thai (crispy chicken toast and phad Thai noodles), and a choice of desserts of brookies or coconut ice cream. The dishes and desserts were fairly simple, but I was surprised by Kelly’s overwhelming feedback:

“I just got a quick taste of the coconut ice cream, before I give it to my dad later at night after dinner.. and I am honestly in shock because it is that DELICIOUS and savoury!! I really had to use all of my will power to resist eating the whole tub hahahah because it was just so intense in its flavours and YUMMY! I’ve never ever eveeeer tasted any coconut ice cream as tasty as this one , I love every bit of it!

The simplicity is there and I don’t think I need any toppings because the sweet coconut flavour speaks for itself. It is ooooh just BURSTING with intensity!! I’m so so excited to let my parents have a taste of it because they love coconut ice cream 🙂

I also didn’t expect the consistency to be so good!! It’s warm in my house kitchen so it melts a little faster than the ice cream you get outside, but other than that, I have all high praises for this delicious recipe 🙂

Thank you so much for Homskil’s tutorial and guidance 🙂 This really made my day and I can’t wait to make my parents really happy!! 

Circuit Breaker Father’s Day Special

For those who joined to Homskil’s Father’s Day cooking class last year and who would like to try something different this year that is special but yet simple, you might like to try steak and French fries. What could be more simple? But the presentation makes all the difference. Elena, who says: “I can’t live without beauty!”, designs the most exquisite meals without much effort. It comes with study, proper training and practice, of course.

Her advice for steak is:

  1. Choose good a good cut of beef (the one in the photo is tenderloin)
  2. Cut it into 1 inch pieces
  3. Leave the beef out at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes before cooking
  4. Season with salt and pepper
  5. Brush the steak with oil
  6. Heat the frying pan or griddle at high heat
  7. Cook the steak for 3 to 4 minutes, turning it every 1 minute
  8. Wipe the pan with a piece of kitchen towel before frying another piece of steak if there are charred bits in the pan
  9. You can make a sauce with the juice of the steak. Add some water and cornstarch (to thicken).
  10. You can also add a topping of mushrooms (optional, just fry some sliced mushrooms in some butter).

The secret of cooking steak is not to overcook it. A good steak doesn’t need much seasoning.

Since the main meal doesn’t require much preparation and cooking time, you can make a fancy dessert that does require more time.

Celebrating at home is a great way to create happy memories! The special ingredients in the meal are the thought and effort which go into making everyone happy.

By Chayo, HomSkil Editor 1, 13 June 2021

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