Easy Peasy Egg Tarts

Honestly, never even really occurred to me where egg tarts actually come from… as in from which culture. Growing up, I always remember eating them when my parents would bring us to go eat dim sum on weekend mornings. Those were very fond memories indeed. These days, you can pretty much eat dim sum any day.

But this I do know – while it is a Asian dish, it has influences from the Portuguese. Might be the reason why some Asian places call them Portuguese Egg Tarts.

So usually, I will try to make my own crust and I have a really wicked awesome flaky pie crust which I feel will work great for the egg tarts but this weekend, Ryan and I werenโ€™t feeling really well so I just really didnโ€™t feel like making it from scratch so store bought ones will have to do for this weekend ๐Ÿ˜€

And really, Tenderflake Tart Shells works perfect with Egg Tarts.

There are many many egg tart recipes but remembering that this is a Easy Peasy one, so I did skip some steps such as straining the egg mixture. Straining the egg mixture/filling helps remove any lumps and ensures your custard filling comes out looking smooth & pretty.

Also, it usually ask you to chill the filling in fridge first. Again, skipped by this mommy. One thing to note too that my original recipe usually uses evaporated milk but sometimes when I dun have that, I use my coffee cream instead. I just use 2 tbsp of coffee cream instead of 1/4 cup evaporated milk.

Since I am baking for my family and not to sell, I really could care less about straining it. Maybe when I have more time or when I decide to see if anyone will buy it from me at the Farmers Market lol

Here goes the super easy ingredients:

  • 1 box of Tenderflake Tart Shells (12 tarts)
  • 4 beaten eggs with a pinch of vanilla extract & salt
  • ยพ cup hot water
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk

My Easy Peasy Lazy Mommy Recipe:

  • To make the custard filling, stir in sugar in hot water and let it cool slightly
  • Once water is cooled, add in your beaten eggs, vanilla, salt and evaporated milk. If you donโ€™t have evaporated milk, I would just add 2 Tbsp of coffee cream or half & half
  • Mix it all up thoroughly
  • Strain it if you want your custard to look smooth and pretty and without lumps but I didnโ€™t.
  • Pour it into the 12 tart shells till about 80% full
  • Bake at 400 f for 20-25 mins. Mine came out at 25 mins Cos I filled the tart shells to the brim lol. But if you fill it to 80% full, 20 mins works suffice

And that is it. Super easy. Super lazy recipe. And now my son gets to have a taste of what my parents would bring me to eat on a Sunday morning ๐Ÿ˜€ and he ate 2 for breakfast this morning so Iโ€™m gonna call that a Mommy Win!

๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Easy Peasy Turkey Veggie Meatballs

We love meatballs! No doubt about that so when I was thinking on how to incorporate more veggies in our meals (because this family just really loves munching on salads & feeling like a rabbit lol), it just make so much sense to make meatballs with lots of veggies.

And itโ€™s perfect for crunch time since these meatballs freeze so well. I usually make a huge batch on weekend and use it on really busy weekday evenings that I donโ€™t have enough time to make our dinner from scratch.

Use it to make spaghetti with meatballs or make a meatball sub. Really, whatever u can think of will work with these babies ๐Ÿ˜€

Now, my recipe might incorporate veggies but if you practice clean eating, this probably isnโ€™t the recipe for you but if like me, you want a somewhat healthier meatballs but still wanna do it the Lazy Mommy way, then u might like this recipe!

So it really is as easy as it can be.

Ingredients:

  • 2 packs of Ground Turkey
  • 2 Eggs
  • Panko Crumbs
  • Shredded Veggies (I use 1 medium Zucchini and threw a bit of carrot I still had in the fridge)
  • 2 packets Onion Soup mix

Yes! You read that right! ๐Ÿ˜€

Like I said earlier, this recipe isnโ€™t for you if you want super clean eating and no sodium.

I just mix everything together. With any kind of meatballs, you never want to over mix or the texture of the cooked meatballs will be pretty yucky.

Bake in preheated 400 degree for 25 mins. If you like small meatballs, reduce it to 20 mins

There you go – this Lazy Mommy Easy Peasy meatballs ๐Ÿ˜€

Easy Peasy Egg Plant Pizza

Egg Plant is not unfamiliar to me. Actually in Asia, we call them Brinjal and my UK friends call them Aubergine. Either way, they are all the same thing ๐Ÿ˜€

In Asia when I grew up in, my mom cooked egg plant quite a fair bit but I have never liked it. It was like a stew kinda egg plant dish. My first few memories of the dish is that it is mushy and looks gross lol

But by chance through Ryanโ€™s babysitter, she told me about this egg plant recipe and boy do I love it. I mean what is there not to love about it?

  • Itโ€™s delicious
  • Itโ€™s healthy
  • Ryan loves it
  • And itโ€™s so easy to make

I first made this dish when Ryan was like 12 months old. If you making it for a younger baby, you could increase the baking time to make it even softer but with Ryan past 2 years old now, baking it at 350 for 25 minutes makes it soft enough but not so mushy that Ryan can still pick it up like a piece of pizza

There are other versions of making this dish that involves baking the egg plant once first before baking it a 2nd time with the sauce and cheese. This mommy just wants to minimize the cooking time as much as possible so here goes ๐Ÿ˜€

Easy Peasy Pancake Muffins (Freezer Friendly)

Beautiful Saturday and I really wanted to make pancakes for lunch for us. LOL I missed the breakfast part as I totally slept in and Daddy totally took care of breakfast for Ryan. So I thought why not make pancakes for lunch? Then I had an even better idea. Why not make pancake muffins???

They are easy to make, doesn’t require flipping and watching the stove. And best thing is that Chef Ryan and I can do this together ๐Ÿ˜€ . How fun would that be?

Of course, that actually meant that I would have to clean my kitchen. Oops. Clearly did not think this through enough LOL but whatever, we are so doing this today!!

Ryan and I had so much fun baking these today. Sure, there were more things to clean up but oh well, such is life ๐Ÿ˜€

Hope you enjoy Chef Ryan’s baking video ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

Some Things To Note for this Recipe:

  • YES!! You can totally freeze these. They are perfect for taking one out the night before & by morning, Ryan can have them as breakfast or I can put it in his lunch box
  • We use dark chocolate chips, blueberries and strawberries as toppings but the sky is the limit and you can use other toppings that your heart so desire
  • If you have a sweet tooth, add 1/2 cup sugar instead of 1/4 cup

Easy Peasy Pancake Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 Cup Pancake Mix
  • 1/2 Cup Quick Oats
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • Dash of Salt
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 Cup Milk (I use 2%)
  • 1/4 Cup Melted Butter
  • Dark Chocolate Baking Chips
  • Blueberries
  • Cut Strawberries

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add pancake mix, oats, sugar and salt in a bowl and give it a good mix
  2. Add egg, milk and melted butter & whisk everything in until blended
  3. Spoon batter into silicon muffin cups.
  4. Add your desired toppings,
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
  6. Enjoy

Daycare Lunch Box Ideas

Since Ryan started daycare, I am forever searching for lunch ideas. I wish but his lunch box doesnโ€™t look like this every day. Some days, I scramble to just get something half decent for him to eat at daycare. I have packed like KFC leftovers in his lunchbox ๐Ÿ˜….

Fortunately, his daycare provides all the snacks. We just need to provide his lunch.

Iโ€™m going to start taking pictures of his packed lunches and post it here as it goes. I figured Hey putting the photos on my blog is like the Best way for me to remember & get inspired on those leftover KFC nights ๐Ÿคฃ

I have been using these reusable lunch containers. But been trying to find a great Bento Box. Please share what Bento Box you use and why you like it.

Bye for now!

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