Saturday, January 9, 2010

Cereal Chicken Fingers

I'm back!!! This is my longest absence, 3 months. So many things happened during the end of last year.

I initially took a break from blogging to help my son  with his examinations. When everything was over, my father in law became seriously ill and passed away. Then my mother in law moved in with us. *gasp* I knew it was not going to be easy but didn't realise it was going to be nightmare for me.

To summarized, she wears a full corset 24 hours a day, drinks an average of 700ml of water an hour, eats only 1 meal a day and that was not my cooking. She hardly eat what I cook. Even my daughter eats more than her. For the first time, cooking to me became a chore. I think I would have totally give up cooking if she had carrying on staying with us.

Then she starts commenting my house is dusty (we stay very near the MRT track). This is despite after I had did the cleaning earlier. She will go on with the windows, toilets, furniture, etc. The only time I sat down was when I was having dinner. On top of all these, she kept complaining about having pains or problems (for more than half a year) which miraculously disappeared after the doctor told her that there isn't any problem with her medical report. She now has a new aliment. Anyway, I was so stressed, I had insomnia. I was so tired but I just couldn't sleep. Imagine I had to lie to go to a neighbour's house to rest. Hai!

She decided to move back to her home a week later. However, that started another series of problems. It's a never ending story. For now, I'm going to enjoy my life till she moves back with us again. When that happens, I'll change from being WokkingMum to Iron Maid. LOL

I'm still hoping 2010 will be a better year me, even though I doubt it will be *pessimistic me*. But I do hope it will be a good year for you. ^_^


This is one of the dishes I did earlier. I used instant cereal instead of the usual breadcrumb to coat the chicken strips.

I used skinless chicken breast meat here. I marinaded the chicken strips with some salt, pepper and some light soy sauce. You can use your own marinade.

For the coating, I dusted it with cornflour, dip in beaten egg, then coat it with the instant cereal. Just deep fry it till golden brown. Drain off excess oil and serve.

You can also crush the cereal a little before use. For this one you see here, I use the cereal as it is as I wanted the crunch.

Hope you will enjoy this.


  1. Welcome back! I have missed your updates :-)

    I'm keen to try this one, but when you have a minute could you elaborate what instant cereal is? Is it cornflakes?

    All the best for a ***happy*** new year!

  2. Very easy recipe, I must try it out. My daughter would love it.

    and so sorry to hear your predicament. Maybe your MIL is lonely since her husband passed away and just need some attention. Just hope she is not Monster-in-law to you.

    Hope this year is a good year to you. Happy 2010.

  3. Twin, Thank you. Try it someday. :)

    vTg, Thank you for your welcome. I missed updating my blog too. Then instant cereal I'm referring to is Nestum Original Instant Cereal

    Rose, I think she is more afraid than lonely. The reason she moved in with us was she said my FIL's spirit will return home to haunt her. Sigh! At least, I'm lucky she is not a Monster-in-law. She just has lots of imaginary/real ailments as well as a lot of 'rules and regulations' she insist I follow. Out of respect, I just do whatever she ask me to do, even I don't agree. However, she still continues her lecturing. That includes religious stuff too. It was just too stressful for me. I just hope things will get better for all of us. :)

    Thanks for your concern and a happy 2010 to you too.

  4. Wokking Mum, I like this dish of you. Creative and simple. I will try it. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I am so happy that you are back!! I came back from holiday in Esperance, Western Australia just after Christmas. The kind owner of the resort gave us 2 huge raw abalones in exchange for an Asian abalone recipe. I gave him your blogsite, I hope you don't mind.

    I'm sorry to hear about your experience with your MIL. I cannot live with people like that because I know I will go mad myself first. Wish you all the best. God bless you and family.

  6. Welcome back wokkingmum!!! So glad to see your new recipes. This is sure to look and taste great, we love cereal so this is a must try dish for us...thanks for sharing... and I pray that 2010 will be a great year for you ahead... Pray that no more MIL stress for you... take care pal :)

  7. Welcome back, we really missed you here. So sorry about your father in-law passing and the other stresses you are having. To have cooking become a stress instead of stress relief is a shame.

    I hope that you still enjoy sharing with us here! We greatly appreciate the time you spend for us.

  8. Hihi, so happy to see u blogging again. I've been a big fan since ur mulitlpy days. And now I've finally moved into my own place and have my own kitchen, I just can't wait to try all ur recipes out.
    Hope 2010 will be a better year for u and less stressful for u too.

  9. Welcome back!!! And thanks for the yummy chicken fingers treat.

    I am sorry to hear what had happened to you but still we got to be positive. All of us here will support u. Cheers.

  10. hey, although i dont really cook but i do come here often to look at your recipe and drool.. great to see you back.. =)

  11. Sorry to hear about your FIL's passing. It's not easy to stay with in-laws I guess, I'm glad she has gone home so you're free now :) I like the crispy batter of your chicken fingers, using instant cereal is a great idea :)

  12. Hi Wokking Mum,

    Life is not always a bed of roses, as we all hope so..hehe. Different kind of tests will help build up a stronger person in you. Have Faith in yourself & your family...all the best!!


  13. Not easy to live with own mum not to mention hubby's mum... but I survived .. I lived with my MIL since 1986 and we get along fine. Just turn a deaf ear and blind eye and everything will be fine.

  14. Hey Wokking Mum! Really sorry to hear about your predicament. MILs are really difficult to deal with. Especially the religious ones... Sometimes you just have to stand up for yourself. You can be nice but you have to be assertive as well. Don't let her use your husband as the battleground (they usually do).

    The last thing your fans want is you to lose interest in cooking. You're our cooking goddess, remember?? :) xoxox

  15. wokking mum, welcome back and thanks for the updates! i will try out your new recipes.

    the monster in my house is not my MIL but my FIL! Stress!!! SIGH!

  16. good to hear you are coming back...miss yur cooking tips!

  17. I came across this blog looking for the stir fried egg tofu with vegetables recipe that I so miss now that I am abroad. Thanks for that recipe. And as u can see..I've strayed through many of ur blog posts. Each one more interesting than the next~!:)

    Hope 2010 is a much better year for u.

    And I sooo totally enjoy finding another Singaporean food blogger!

  18. Thank you everyone for the encouraging words!

    Phoebeluv, thank you for recommending my blog.

    Za, Thank you. Hope you will try out some of my recipes soon. :)