Chinese New Year, Family, HUNTER, CARTER & CHLOE, Playdates RELAXING OVER CNY 16 February 2013

Apart from hitting my Aunt’s CNY open-house party on the second day Chinese New Year, we otherwise had a very chill and relaxing holiday. In Singapore, people get both Mon and Tues off work…. and so that means a GLORIOUS 4-DAY LONG WEEKEND with Chris with us! Wheeeeee!!!!!!

It was so nice to have him around. I think the kids really enjoyed seeing him the moment they woke up, til the moment they fell asleep at night. Hunter, obviously, was all “Daddy daddy dadddyyyyy” and had a blast 🙂

One morning, they had a Daddy-and-me cooking session. Both boys in the kitchen.. whipping up a batch of homemade buttermilk pancakes with caramelized (and flambée’d!) bananas and ice cream

Yes, they were as good as they sound!

Hunter even stirred the batter 😉

The topless chefs busy in the kitchen


We also met up with some friends, and on one of the days, the kids got a chance to swim because the weather was sunny and perfect.

This is Hunter with one of his girl friends. She is 3 months older and gentle and sweet, so Hunter really likes her. And I think the photo-collage below is just so cute!

Kids having a blast


Carter got a dip in the pool too, but was highly unimpressed. He was much cheerier once he was back out! See that squishy armpit fat? Delectable!! Nomnomnom.


This photo just makes me LOL. Playing doctor!


Check this baby out. Homemade kueh lapis. A gift from my girl friend and sooooooooooo freakin’ good!! I think the best I’ve ever had, in fact. So blessed to have thoughtful friends that help me indulge in my gastronomic tendancies 😛


Aaaand, I also got round to making some Homemade ice cream for Hunter!! Chris and I are kinda nazi-parents when it comes to junk food (ie. chips, lollies, etc)… because we figure if Hunter is a barely-there eater, we’d much rather he eat ‘proper’ healthy food than waste his tiny appetite on non-nutritious food. So to cut a long story short, Hunter doesn’t get ice cream.

But then, my lovely cousin Amanda from Cookyn told me she made a super HEALTHY ice cream…. made entirely out of bananas.

Do you know how easy it is? Just freeze bananas, defrost them a bit, then blend!!


For fun and taste, add in a healthy dollop of Nutella.

The texture is smooth and creamy like ice cream, and it really does taste like banana ice cream (well, duh). It’s so yummy that Chris and I eat it ourselves 😉

Ingredients to make ice cream – frozen bananas and Nutella


Does Hunter like it?

Do I even need to answer that question?

He doesn’t even realise it’s not ‘proper’ ice cream, because it tastes just as good. And what he doesn’t know won’t hurt him 😉 I am so going to chuck any over-ripe bananas I have in the freezer in future, so they don’t go to waste and I have an excellent healthy dessert for the whole family…. and all it takes is 5 mins to whizz up and serve!



  • shreejacob posted on February 16, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Happy Chinese New Year Beverly!! May this New Year bring you more joy, love, health and prosperity!

    I’m now thinking of trying that banana ice cream!

    • Beverly! posted on February 16, 2013 at 3:05 pm

      Thank you Shree and the same to you!! 🙂

  • Marie posted on February 18, 2013 at 10:19 am

    ooo, great idea!

    • Beverly! posted on February 18, 2013 at 6:05 pm

      Have fun with it! 🙂

  • Jaidjo posted on February 23, 2013 at 6:54 am

    You can also try slicing the banana n coating each one in chocolate or yogurt n freeze.
    Then you can eat chocolate covered banana chips. Yummy!

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