Tonite, I made dinner using both the oven and the stove top.
Most of the dinners yang I masak akan guna both stove top and oven so guna both gas and electricity.
So, our gas bill and electricity bill dua2 sama2 naik, hehehe…
I made quiche-like thing in puff pastry.
Why only quiche-like not real quiche?
Because I cooked the fillings first on the stove top, then add some milk and cheese to it until it thickens slightly.
I just sauteed in butter thinly sliced leek, diced capsicum, diced button mushroom and leftover roast chicken meat. Then scatter some plain flour and continue cooking it. Then add some milk and cook until it has thickened slightly.
Then pour the filling into the puff pastry case, scatter some grated cheddar onto the filling, arrange some sliced tomatoes on top and bake it in the oven.
I didn’t use any eggs in the filling like a normal quiche would do.
If I had added the egg, I guess the filling would have been a bit more ‘together’ and firmer a bit.
But we liked it this way, slightly gooey, hehehe.
Talking about utility bills, I am not sure if our tariffs are higher or lower than any other countries.
But one thing I do know, they keep on increasing every year!
The utility bills here in Perth are paid a bit differently.
Ada yang bayar bulan2, ada yang bayar 6 bulan sekali and ada yang bayar 2 bulan sekali and ada yang bayar 3 bulan sekali.
These are our latests utility bills:
Electricity- $312 for 2 months
Gas- $40 for 3 months
Water $250 for 6 months
Other types of bills pulak:
Mobile phones –$120/ month for 3 mobile phones. 2 phones have data and these 2 phone are iPhone 4s so we are paying $5 extra a month for 2 years for this.
House internet connection which includes house phone- $60/month
Gas memang sangat2 murah banding dengan electricity. Kalau our hot water system uses gas, our gas bill will be a lot higher than that lah every 3 months.
We would love to have a gas hot water system but it would cost us $4000 to install that system because of the layout of our house.
Tapi sebab our hot water system uses solar with electric boost, tu yang our gas bill murah and electric bill tinggi, hehehe.
And I pulak memang suka masak guna oven, especially long slow cooking in the oven, memang our electricity bill takkan turun lah kan.
I kena start belajar masak kek kukus, kuih muih kukus, daging kambing panggang style kukus, ayam kukus….