Sunday 14 October 2012

We live in Him and He in us

Soy Sauce Chicken
I am always looking for quick and delicious, and if possible, traditional recipes to cook. This soy sauce chicken is one of them. This is a classic Cantonese chicken dish you can find in most Chinese restaurants and roasts shops.  It is one pot cooking and there's no stirring involved. You can even make two side dishes, egg and fried tofu with the sauce. The chicken meat is very tender and juicy, and it is traditionally served with  ginger and scallion dip.
This recipe is adapted from RasaMalaysia

Half Chicken
2 inch ginger(skin peeled and lightly pounded)
4 cloves garlic(lightly bruised)
2 stalks scallions (tie into a knot)
2 star anise
1 cinnamon stick(about 2 inch length)
1 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup dark soy sauce (I used 1/4 cup)
1 tablespoon shaoxing wine
3 dashes white pepper powder
4 oz rock sugar
4 cups water

  • Add all ingredients (except the chicken) into a deep pot and bring it to boil on high heat for 15 minutes. Add the chicken into pot and boil over high heat for about 10 minutes.
  • Lower the heat to simmer for about 20minutes. Turn off heat and let the chicken steeped in the soy sauce mixture for a few hours to soak in the flavor. 
  • Dish out the chicken, chop into pieces and serve with dipping sauce.

Ginger and Scallion Dip
1 oz ginger(skin peeled, finely chopped)
1 scallion (cut into thin rounds)
1/2 tsp salt
2 tablespoon oil

Place the ginger, scallions, salt into a small bowl. Add oil into the bowl and blend well. 

Note: You can use whole chicken for larger serving but make sure your pot is deep and chicken is immersed in the sauce. For eggs and tofu, add a few hard-boiled eggs(peeled) into sauce after turning off heat and deep fry the firm tofu before adding into sauce. Alternatively you can add both eggs and fried tofu into sauce and leave it to steep overnight as another side dish.

Sunday school

I am using the Discipleland to teach the children and today's topic is on God's Spirit, and memory verse is 1 John 4:13 'This is how we know that we live in Him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit'.
 After Praise and Worship, the children who are grouped accordingly to their age group will go to their respective classroom and have their lesson.
Today the children will learn about Jesus sent His Spirit who lives in,guides, and empowers His children.They  will also learn that God teaches them and helps them to grow through His Holy spirit's instructions and guide them in the His ways of truth.
Learning to memorize God's word is important. It is one of the keys to putting God's Word in our hearts where God can use it to change us and grow us in His will. Psalm 119:11,104 and 105 and 130 clearly tell us that. We want children to be able to memorize a Bible verse,put it into practice in their daily lives and recall it many times throughout their lives.
They are many ways to teach children to remember the verses. I find the best way is through games and have fun while learning the verse.

Arranging Today's Verse 1John 4:13

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