A Sunday Dinner

It is that time of year.


Yes, the time of year to work on report cards. Six weeks into the school year, teachers put together comments so that parents can learn how their children are progressing in class. This weekend I spent time thinking about my students; looking at my assessments and anecdotal notes;  inputting my comments into the reporting program.

My husband was a star and did all the cooking over the weekend. Sunday dinner was a family favourite: stir-fried noodles. Yum!

Stir-fried Noodles. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013
Stir-fried Noodles. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

All family members enjoyed this meal made with loving care. But none as much as me because it was made to free up my time so that I could concentrate on completing my task.

What did you have for Sunday dinner?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

44 thoughts on “A Sunday Dinner

  1. I know all about those report cards. 🙂 Retired from teaching years ago. It does take a lot of thought and time.
    The meal looks yummy. My kind of cooking. You could toss about anything into the pot.
    I don’t know what we are having tonight and you are asking about Sunday Dinner????
    Hopefully my husband has it under control.


  2. Nothing like a good stir-fry, Colline, and one that includes noodles tops the list. I prepared chicken in a stove top braise that, basically, cleaned my fridge of some odds & ends — harissa, a bell pepper, olives, some tomatoes. I want to try it again because I liked it. Come to think of it, I had better write it down before I forget. 🙂


    1. A good curry is delicious too. My husband and I are so happy that our children are now willing to eat at least a mild one. Slowly my husband is getting them used to the stronger taste 🙂


  3. WOW! It is for me 🙂 I loved it. What we had for Sunday dinner… chicken, potatos (fried in the oven), green salad and broccoli with yoghurt (with a little bit garlic) it’s been so delicious… Thank you dear Colline, love, nia


    1. I think teachers are under appreciated as most people do not understand the enormity of the task. That could be righted, I think, if parents were able to come into the classroom and see what is done. I remember a fellow parent telling us the story of his realisation of the teacher’s task when he volunteered to help out in his son’s kindergarten class. He said that his respect for teachers grew from seeing what the teacher did on a daily basis.


  4. Wish my husband ever headed for the kitchen other than to eat, Colline (and wash up, usually 🙂 ) He’s not a noodles fan but I would have been delighted with this. We had turkey, roast potatoes and Yorkshire puds. It could almost have been Christmas 😦


      1. Isn’t it strange how our likes and dislikes vary so when it comes to food? I could eat entirely differently from Mick and still be quite happy, but it’s easier to eat the same things.


  5. Teachers are one of the most important influences in the lives of our children. Bravo to you for taking the time to give your students so much of your time. I don’t know if everyone realizes how much time teachers put into their jobs outside of the classroom.

    Wow to the stir-fried noodles. My husband used to cook dinner every Sunday years ago, but he has lost interest in the idea. Cheers to your husband for stepping up to help out 🙂

    P.S. Two of my younger siblings are teachers – a profession they chose later in life (and I wanted to be one straight out of high school – long story having to do with the Vietnam war and the college exemption making the teaching field overcrowded – and how I was influenced by my guidance counselor and my mother to pursue something else).

    Sorry for the rambling comment….


  6. Looks yummy to me. We enjoy cooking, so I wouldn’t say that Sunday is that much different than the other days. … well, other than my wife likes to do something that we normally don’t have during the week. Hope grade-card work went well.


    1. This is a variation of what we usually make – depepnding on the vegetables we have in the fridge. The veggies may be broccoli/green beans/flat beans and carrots that have been cut julienne style. We normally scramble about 8 eggs (that have been salted). On this particular Sunday, my husband cut some shrimp and added it to the pan. For taste we add a spoon of garlic black bean sauce, soya sauce, and a bit of cooking wine. The noodles we use are the four noodles that you can buy wherever they sell Chinese noodles.
      I am sure your family would love eating this dish 🙂


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