Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
MOMMY IS GETTING MARRIED!!!!!!
Hahaha..why I'm laughing? Don't know, in fact everybody in the family are making joke out of this. Not that we don't agree, as a matter of fact.. we are all 100% no objection! We are happy as long as Mommy happy. He (step-father-to-be) is a 73 old man, still energetic ( according to Mommy,hehe), pensioner (means has his own monthly pension income, that's good enough), chinese-looking, (come-on lah, what do you expect, he's 73! He's not Sean Connery), the most important of all, beriman, I can say he's a good practical Muslim. Tok Imam lah beb!!! (I remembered talking to Abg Ju last night on the phone,"macam mana nak karaoke malam raya ni??") and Mommy told me that Nayli & Adik Ira were also worried about 'dressing attire' when they have a Tok Imam Aki (grandfather).
That's not the reason why we are still laughing.. He is the Tok Kadi of all my brothers during any wedding akad at my house, which means, including at my nikah day! He was a friend to my late beloved father & after 'menikahkah' all of us, the only one left available is Mommy - and itupun dia sapu... Hahahahahahaha (again).
But, it is just the 'funny' side of the story. Behind it, we all happy bacause Mommy shall has a companion, someone to talk to, to cry on, to rely on in whatever situation. I know, all this while she was so lonely even though we are there beside her. It's not the same. Paling utama, after marriage, mereka boleh sama-sama ke masjid, ceramah agama, belajar agama. That's the thing she was really looking at her usia tua. Allah loves arwah Bak more, for He took him so soon, at the age of 52. For me, I don't care with whom Mommy is right now, because deep inside my heart, takkan ada ayah lain seumpama Bak. He's too special.
Stay tuned! That lucky face will be revealed soon!
Monday, December 17, 2007
We went through the menu, I decided on Chicken Tandoori Sandwich, which I have tasted before at Sogo. Quite big size sandwich, enough for lunch,I thought. (I was too afraid to gamble on other dish because don't want to get dissapointed in the middle of this hungriness.) Mr.Hubby chose a Kebab In Croissant, he is a number 1 'fan' of kebab for your info, give him anything in the name of kebab, he'll just grab it,no objection!
Mine cost RM8.90+ & so with KebabInCroissant. Yang aku hangen satu badan ni, what we get is not what we saw. Dalam menu bukan main lagi berhias sandwich dengan salad menghijau, bawang2 dibiar bulat-bulat..nampak fresh even just a sandwich. Croissant pun sama. A far cry from the one in the menu. Kenapa, susah sgt ke nak buat sama,sebijik sejibun dgn yg dalam menu tu? Lari sgt ke costing nye? I'll report this to the management. Hey! It's your menu picture that made me willing to spend at your outlet, it was a great annoyance to me, being cheated like this. Aligned with Hari Hak Asasi Sedunia this month, I'll fight for my rights! Aku gerammmmmmmm..nak tengok gambar??? Tak caya? Ok..
This is the one we get... Kempis macam perut lepas bersalin..
This is the menu version of Chicken Tandoori Sandwich..
This is the one we get.. Macam burger budak2 yg "taknak sayur ye, bawang pun taknak, letak sos aje"..
Ayah after the 6-hour procedure being done. So weak & tired.
The room finally became a Cyber Cafe, since there was a free IJN Hotspot wireless broadband service. Heaven for Mr.Hubby & Lan. And I was the 'coffee lady' for the rest of the days at IJN.
Bear in mind!! That was not the doctor. Ba'ad was practising his skill at something while Kak Alice (on the chair) trying to give a supermodel pose to the camera.
Look, that's what I call, 'time utilizing'. Finishing my Beads & Sequin work on kak teh's baju kurung. Kak Alice was still with her supermodel pose.
I dont want to show off my skill, but they really insist..
I know! I know! You must be so impressed. I shyly smile to your compliments. Hahahaha..
Mak, who is loyal as a shoulder to cry on, to his husband.
We drove straight to IJN then. Mr.Hubby noticed my 'sweet-and-sour' face, till he voiced up, "macam muka kalah perang". I know he is my soulmate when he said, "ok,kita drop kan ayah dulu for registration,pastu gi carik SR kat KL". Smiled. Thanks to my BGB (best-gossiping buddy), she sent the list of 10 outlets of SR participating in the promo. Got one in Jln P Ramlee, wooshh, I took a map & found the way. (yes,we are still using map in KL).
I arrived at SR Jln P Ramlee at about 4.15pm, not too long queue. I became a selfish buyer again when....
Man before me in the line : (choosing the flavours). Ermmm..which one is better huh??
Blueberry or rasberry?? (asking the promoter)
Promoter : (normal answer from a biassed-salesperson). Dua-dua pon sedap.
Then, I was an usual kind-hearted lady till I heard from the counter staff.. BLUEBERRY TINGGAL 1 JE LAGI YE.. Argghhhh!! That's my fav!!
Man before me in the line : (still undecide). Blueberry or rasberry.....
Me : Ermmm..rasberry quite nice. Smile.
He bought the rasberry cheese cake & dummmmm! The only 1-left blueberry is mine!
I chose Chocolate Moist & Blueberry Cheese Cake!
Friday, December 7, 2007
One of Mr.Hubby's menu in his "Kill-the-Starving-Tummy" program.
Wash & toss the salad (Romaine Lettuce). In the meanwhile, prepare other ingredients.
Parmesan Cheese. Grate the cheese like this. More cheese the tastier the salad.
Shredded parboiled boneless chicken.
Parboiled egg. Sliced into four.
Gently break the leaves into slightly larger than bite-size pieces and put into bowl.
Add dressing sparingly, gently tossing salad until the leaves are barely coated.
Add parmesan cheese and croutons (small diced or shaped pieces of fried bread used to garnish soup and salads) to the lettuce and gently toss.
Add a pinch of crushed black pepper & serve with egg slices..
While in silence, my eyes normally will look around, outside the window. Eyes will catch each & every word, everything they can reach. Then, yesterday, as we passed by Jalan Banting on the way to Salak Tinggi, somewhere in Olak Lempit, (do you guys know the area? at least I think my ex-collegemates sure know the way!) then all of sudden I screamed, "Stoppppp the car!!!!!!" macam FBI pun ader..hahaha. It was time for Mr.Hubby to show his skill, when he stopped the car few steps ahead a fruit stall. He looked at me in a 'pontianak style'..
Mr.Hubby : Apsal?
Me : Nak tuuuu.... (pointing to the stall)
Mr.Hubby : Haaa???..Sedapnyeee...
It was this that responsible for the incident..
Me : I'll cook Masak Lemak Tempoyak for you ye Sayang...
Again, Mr.Hubby's diet program just gone with the wind...
He's away today, but I just couldn't wait to taste the tempoyak sensation so I cooked masak lomak cili padi tempoyak for lunch.
Sodap hingga menjilat jari !!!!!!
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
We first drove to Subang Parade, just to have a one-round-drive at the parking bay then Mr.Hubby suggested that we should have a look at the newly-refurbished Sunway Pyramid. Wow! It’s larger than large, enough space to have my brisk walking exercise done.
We arrived & be seated in the Manhattan Fish Market restaurant at about 3.50pm, then only we came across a promo said "Free Coffee, 5-6pm". After we had a mind-cramping meeting, then slowly Mr.Hubby walked out from the restaurant, followed by Ayah, Me, Mak & Ati..hehehe. We will be back at 5pm..just to make sure we could participate in that promo to get Free Coffee.
My must-order menu..Seafood Platter For Two, with cheesy flamming prawn.
Yesterday, as a normal routine, we were back on the road again. First to the Accounting Department at the Subang Airport, solving the unsolved matters of Mr.Hubby. Went to Staff Travel counter, argghhh long queue.. ohh that must be we are now in school holiday, so everybody is planning for a great vacation with their children..so let it be! We went straight to Kakak’s place. Had a Penang Laksa for lunch at the Kakak’s house with MamaUllya as our honorary guest.Hehehe.. Finally,managed to hand over the cheese after days of melt-and-solidify process (from my car into the fridge). Happy Cheesy my fren!
It’s true you know, if we perseveringly targeted something, we will get it. Sound serious, didn’t I? Yup, besides applying these rule of thumb to anything else, I do practice it in shopping.. Hahaha..You got it!! It’s been months since I last shop for new cloth.. so my mind has not been on therapy since then. Poor me. While Mr.Hubby performed his Marghrib prayer (oh yaa..we were at Subang Parade,my so-called Second Home), I were scrutinizing every shop then my eyes caught the bunting at the Somerset Bay said, “SALE”. My eyes acted like a binocular, zooming inside of the shop & yes, reliable! Up to 70% my friend!! So, I got myself in therapy for 20 mins & walked out with these…
Pinky English-type Blouse.
I like the sleeve..the ribbon idea. Mr.Hubby sighed after I showed him the blouse. “nanti sure I yang kena ikat ribbon tu..” Borrowing Kakak’s term – Baju Cik Abang Sayang..you sure need him to wear this.
Not just the ribbon at the sleeve Sayangku…See the blouse-length buttons at the back? “Ohhhh…I can’t reach that too.. Help me pleaseeee!!!”(Mr.Hubby sighed again)
Long awaited ‘lawyer-shirt’.. Now it’s in my closet..
On the way to Carrefour, my tummy met her friend from Thailand. Mr.Hubby just said, “Again?”
Not this mak cik Siam lah…
It is this..SOM TAM.. Urrmmm. That mak cik asked, “pedas or kurang pedas?” I chose the latter, but somehow, it still producing a burning sensation to the taste, made me thought, “Did that mak cik asked, pedas or memang pedas?”
Friday, November 30, 2007
As you can see, there's the fillet with its companion set of side dishes. Scrambled egg, blanched broccoli, fried potato wedges & dry-fried cherry tomato. This is the 'gift' to Mr. Hubby's round belly as he coming back from his work past few days.
- First, have to visit the Giant/ Tesco/ Carrefour supermarket to get the frozen Dory Fish fillet. They have a packet of 2 or 3 or 4. Depend to your needs.
- Marinate the fillet with HP BBQ Sauce mixed with crushed black pepper & a pinch of salt. For a max taste, keep it marinated for half-an-hour.
- Butterize (is it the correct word?) the baking pan. Make sure it is a bowl/pot type because the fillet will be a little bit watery while being heated.
- Scatter as much as you like (my fav step) the Pizza Plus Cheese & Oregano.
- Bake at 180 deg C for 20-30 mins. Still, it depends.
Taaa raaaa.... It will loook like this. Sure, I don't have to tell you how to prepare the side dishes, do what you like with it.
Served with chopped parsley, just to add to the 'artistic impressionism' of it.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Right at this moment..let's talk about CHOCOLATE!
I'm not that so-called 'chocolate lover' & I can easily remember how many times a year I eat chocolate. But, that 'a few times a year' is only referred to "My Precious Times with Hanuta & Giotto".
Ladies & Gentlemen!! I present to you..GIOTTO or his full name is FERRERO GIOTTO. It comes in 4 packets per box & there's 9 balls of chocolate roundies in 1 packet. It is an original Italian Recipe but it's a product of Germany. This hazelnut filled chocballs is the one that I always crave for..no turning back!! ahaha...
This is what it looks like!! Yummy enough?? Can you imagine the 'cruchyness' of its shells then when it comes into your mouth,it melts together with that rich-textured chocolate?Ahhh..making my eyes closed everytime I enjoy this moment..(sound like TV commercial). Hardly get in KL, Mr Hubby will get it for me whenever he is in Frankfurt.
Another Yummilicious of Mine is HANUTA..
Here it is!!! It's a chocolate in between waffles. See,that's my fav-they have just the right ratio of creamy and crunchy. The delicious combination of hazelnut and chocolate makes them so special. Wanna have a closer look?
Are your eyes teary now?? Hehehe...
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Yesterday,went to Jijah’s wedding with my huha-huha forever friends- Nik & Elena. Met Jae (Dr.Haizam), Azah 5G & Zue. We had a really enjoyable memory-recalling session during the lunch. Soo enjoyable until we shared a tearful laughs together gether.. I didn’t see any other ex-pc there, where were they?? After eating, it was a congrat-wishing session, then photo-snapping session & good luck wishing session & then… muah muah..dismissed. It’s the usual & normal thing to do at a friend’s wedding, isn’t it?
I was first thinking of staying overnight at Nik’s so that we could have a ‘heart-to-heart chatting’ or more known as mengumpat session..but at the end of day, realizing that hey,we’re 30 now…so I just cancelled the plan. Afraid that I might be telling something that I shouldn’t to.. Ya Allah, thank you for Your guidance & reminder. Sorry Nik, may be next time. However, glad to see a pair of your ‘gems’ Aisyah & Adib, grown up that fast. Sorry ya, Aunty didn’t bring anything for you. Being a ‘childless’ (at this moment), Aunty sometimes forget to win little kiddy’s heart.
Elena is now engaged, to an ex-Banting, used to be Nik’s enemy..that’s why she didn’t get the Nik’s blessing..(ahaaa just kidding)..Well my friend, welcome to the club! Nik, stop asking her.. “of all the men out there,why must him?” It understood oledi lah…Kuch Kuch Hota Hai…what else to say?? Kan kan elin kan??
Just had a YM chat with Mr.Hubby. Flight will be a couple of hours delayed, so I guess he’ll be arriving at about noon tomorrow. Ermmm…what’s for lunch tomorrow? Any ideas? Do I need to brainstorm to cook? This is what happening when you are a DO (dapur officer) everyday.. Sometimes, I just turn blank of what to cook..
Thursday, November 22, 2007
- Cut the 'misai udang & its muncung'.. Do not peel.
- Chop 2-3 cloves of garlic & onion.
- Heat oil in a pan,then fry the garlic & onion until lightly golden.
- Put in prawns. Continue frying.
- Put in half-teaspoon of turmeric powder. Enough to make the rice looks yellowish.
- Cut carrot into cubes & add to the mixture. Add some soy sauce. (Not too much,it will spoil the 'kunyit' taste)
- Put in egg(s) & scramble it to mix up with the fried ingredients.
- Add in shredded turmeric leaf & chopped bird's eye chilli. Add some crushed black pepper. (You will find black pepper in most of my recipes..i just couldn't live without it..hey,it helps you to lose some weight you now!!)
- Stir well, mix it up. Add a pinch of salt to taste.
- Pour in white rice. Stir occasionally so that the mixture does not stick to the pan. Then,add some onion leaves (this is called direct translation...daun bawang).
- DONE & you will notice that, this nasi goreng doesn't taste the same like all we have at the restaurant tomyam out there!!!
Well,for you friends,I'm not that kind of surreptitious chef (can i call myself a 'chef'..of course,i'm at home everyday cooking & cooking & cooking..morning till evening,day & night..) that so unwilling to let her secrets revealed...But sometimes,there's a group of people who seemingly can't accept when we try to share our knowledge. Why? Just because they are older than us..so they feel they know more than us..But one thing for sure ladies..being OLD doesn't mean they can cook well (hahaha..evil laughing)...We should learn from each other..from time to time.. Ok,enough!!
Here's come the recipes!
- Fry prawns (unpeeled) & crabs (small cuts) with chopped garlic, olive oil & 2 spoonful of butter until golden.
- Heat a pot, pour 1,2,3 or 4 cans of PREGO Carbonara with a cup of water. Make it thick ya!(depends on your 'size of eaters').
- Put in all the fried seafood. Stir well. The reason we fry them first is to add the aroma to the gravy.
- Slice thin the Shiitake Mushroom that has been soaked for half-an-hour. Add to the gravy.
- Put in (as much as you like) Pizza Plus grated cheese..(there are 3 type of cheese inside it..parmesan,mozarella & forgot).. Stir well.
- Don't forget the chopped Oregano.
- Please & please do not add salt or sugar or Pak Aji ok.. It's all taken care of by PREGO.
Now,the gravy is done.
- Cut into small sizes the Capsicums (1 red & 1 yellow) & Broccolli (of course green..haha). See, now you have a colourful spagetti..
- Blanch those vegi in 1 min to heighten the colour of them.
Serve the spaggetti, with Oregano & Black Pepper. DONE!