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Friday, August 28, 2009

Menu 6 Ramadhan

Yesterday, bila tanya Hubby nak makan menu daging ke ayam? Dia nak makan ayam lak. Since nak masak typical recipes rasa tekak ni tak leh terima pulak. Ternampak la ' Nasi Ayam Belanga' kat dapur Noreen & later kat dapur K.Ummi. So, teringin la nak mencuba. It turned out so good. Hubby makan bertambah lagi.. Even I yang tak berapa lalu makan pun bertambah. But, the princesses tak mau makan lak. Diaorang makan cucur jagung. Cucur jagung ni I think makanan orang utara kut.. coz i remembered when i prepared this in Perth dulu, my friends from KL siap mintak resepi lagi coz they've never eaten it!

Nasi Ayam Belanga

( I C & P je ye Noreen your recipe..)


Bahan-bahan:

2 cawan beras

1/2 ekor ayam - dipotong kecil

1 sudu besar minyak bijan

2 sudu besar kicap manis

1 batang serai - dititik2 helas daun pandan - disimpul

air secukupnya untuk merebus ayam dan untuk dijadikan stok masak nasi

2 sudu besar minyak sapi / marjerin

Bahan2 tumbuk:

1cm halia

3 ulas bawang putih

Bahan2 rempah:

3 kuntuk bunga cengkih, 2 kuntum bunga lawang, 1 batang kayu manis, 3 biji buah pelaga, 1/2 - 1 sudu kecil jintan manis, 1/2 - 1 sudu kecil jintan putih

cara:

1. Rebuskan ayam dengan garam dan serai sehingga empuk . Angkat dan toskan

2. Simpan stok ayam untuk memasak nasi

3. Perapkan ayam dengan bahan2 tumbuk, minyak bijan dan kicap manis sekejap

4. Panaskan minyak sapi

5. Tumiskan bahan2 rempah sehingga naik bau

6. Masukkan beras dan kacau rata

7. Kemudian masukkan stok ayam dan kacau rata . Bolehlah ubahkan beras ke dalam rice cooker dan tutupkan

8. Apabila nasi sudah hampir masak bolehlah diletakkan ayam dan daun pandan. Biarkan sebentar dan kacau2kan supaya masak sekata

9. Lebihan stok ayam tadi bolehlah dibuatkan sup

10. Hidangkan dengan sup, kicap cair, kuah cili atau makan begitu saja

Lepas goreng cucur jagung, tak sempat tunggu berbuka, Alysa & Adik dah beriya nak makan dulu...


Cucur Jagung


Bahan2:

2 jagung, hiris nipis

1-2 ulas bawang merah, hiris

1 1/2 cwn tepung gandum

5 ekor udang saiz L, potong kecil

1 cwn air

1 sk garam ( secukup rasa)

cara:

1. Campur semua bahan hingga sebati.

2. Goreng menggunakan minyak panas hingga kekuningan.

3. Angkat & toskan.

4. Hidang bersama sos pilihan.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Adik's Toilet-train

This N3 might be offensive to some readers... Read at your own risk! :-)

The 1st time we tried to toilet-train Adik was a few months ago. I guess she was not ready at that time. We relented after a few days of unsuccessful attempt. Lagipun Mama malas nak clean up after her 'accidents'.

Last Sunday we tried again. The morning passed by succcessfully. Came evening, she has an overactive bladder. Kejap2 nak ke toilet. Yelah sejuk kut coz hujan.. While I was taking my nap before cooking for iftar, tengok2 Hubby who just got home from the mosque told me Adik peed on the carpet in our room! Habis hancing satu bilik! Masa ni dia boring main sorang2.. Alysa & Baby were sleeping too. Kesian Cik jun kena cuci carpet the next day..

Malam tu pulak, she peed on another carpet at the dining table while were were having our iftar. Alamak letih la... But luckily I caught her just in time be4 she poo poo. But she freak out seeing her own poops! Melalak2 kat toilet. Oh, she didn't want to use the toilet bowl, but did her thing on the bathroom floor. Kena la mama clean up after her mess! But I think she's better than Alysa. Alysa dulu selalu poo poo dlm seluar. But Adik now on her 4th day of toilet-train never once poo poo in her pants. But, mama la kena clean up after her mess on the bathroom floor. Sigh... She's improving anyway. The 1st 2 days, she had 2 'accidents'. The 3rd day she only had 1 'accident'. Kira ok la tu. Alysa dulu lagi teruk..& we started to train her after her 3rd bday. Adik is not 3 y.o yet. We had to constantly remind her. "Adik nak shoo bagitau ye.. Dengar tak?" which she replied "dengar...". " Ingat tak?".. " ingat.." But she still forgot to tell us sometimes...I hope by the end of the week she won't have anymore 'accident'. Jenuh la mama berleter...But I tried to be patient with her as she's sooo over sensitive.

Gambar2 Adik masa baby...masa ni rambut lurus lagi...








Yesterday we missed our sahur. Baby berjaga the nite before. So, we didn't hear the alarm. Sedar2 dah 7 am. Nasib le sejuk so tak le letih. For iftar, i didn't feel like eating rice. So, I made mee kuah but using spaghetti as usual.. Rasa refreshing lak. Tekak orang tak sihat. For dessert I made creme caramel which is so easy to make. Alysa suka betul. I only allowed her to eat 2 pieces as it was near her bedtime. Lagipun dia dah bantai a bowl of spagheti & a big bowl of watermelons. Dah overloaded her tummy.

Creme Caramel

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A surprise from Papa

Last week, after watching one of those tv programs, Alysa had been begging for a fish. I told her to go ask from papa...which she did. I thought Hubby had completely forgotten about it. Then last Sunday, he came home from servicing our car, bringing a surprise for the princesses. It's in the form of RM250 aquarium set. Hmm.. with that amount of money spent, it'd be nice if he got me a perfume?? handbag?? or shoes??..hehe..

He was on the way home from doing an errand for me in Kulim after servicing the car, where he saw the fish shop. Terus singgah & beli..( I told u he's an impulsive shopper!) The princesses were so excited seing the fish. Alysa named the goldfish ' Goldie, Dibo, Sasquash, & Oso' after her favourite cartoon characters. The other 2 cleaner fish, we named 'Blackie & Klinnie'. Hentam sajalah...

Actually, this is the first pet that they ever have. Considering how scared they are of animals, fish ni kira oklah coz tak perlu pegang. Kalau nampak cats, diorang dah lari sebatu.. They are even afraid of ants & mossies. I had to tell them that they're bigger than ants & mossies. So, they can swat any ant or mossie that came near them! Now dah oklah dengan ants..

Excited with their new pet. Masa ni Adik tengah tido.. The one at the bottom of the aquarium is not toad but a blowie. Rupa macam toad je..




Petang tu I was still not in the mood to cook. So, prepare la food ala2 orang malas. Lagipun tak de appetite sangat. Hubby pun memang tak cerewet. Whatever I prepared, dia makan je... But after terawih Mak kirimkan food thru Ila ada le 6-7 jenis complete with dessert. Ada masak lemak belimbing buluh & ikan tongkol ( my favourite), kerabu perut (another favourite!), gulai rebung, sayur rebung, sambal udang & bengkang roti.. We ate kerabu perut with bubur lambuk coz kerabu tu dah tak sesuai simpan for sahur..
I made karipap. Alysa suka betul. She managed to eat 6-7 pieces! Sambil makan mulut tu dok ngomel ' so good... delicious!' :-) Pandai betul amik hati mama..

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Selamat Menyambut Ramadan


Selamat Berpuasa. Semoga mendapat keberkatanNya.

Today is the second day of Ramadan. I welcome the Ramadan with cough & a fever. Berjangkit from Baby le ni.. Yesterday pegi kerja for 2 hours only. Tak larat dah. Balik rumah berbungkus sampai petang since I was feeling very cold & got a headache as well. Fortunately, the princesses understood that mama was not feeling well. So, they left me alone.

Since the chef was sick, we had very simple dishes for iftar. Hubby bought kuih2 at bazaar ramadan which were unfinished. Biasa le kuih beli... tak sedap.. The traders were doing brisk business even though it was raining heavily. Our favourite murtabak was gone by the time Hubby went there at 6.30pm. By this time most food was finished. I guess orang malas masak kut on the 1st day of ramadan. After iftar & 2 panadol later, I was feeling much better. Alhamdulillah, I'm feeling well today. So, petang ni boleh le nak masak banyak sikit. Nak masak apa ye??Hmmm..

Nak sambut puasa bebaru ni terasa lak nak wat Trifle. So ada le balance lagi last nite. As usual le Hubby jadi tong sampah...hehe.. I dah tak selera nak makan. Dia le kena habiskan.

Trifle Pudding


From last week Baby was having a fever, cough & colds. Malam2 mesti muntah after bouts of coughing. Memula tu risau gak...yelah with so many cases of H1N1. Hubby is seing so many patients with these symptoms everyday. Bila dia balik rumah, I made sure he took a shower first before playing with the kids. Tapi kadang2 terbabas gak.. As for me, I thought I had a good immune system. So far tak le sakit even though I was seing sick customers everyday. Tup2berjangkit gak dari Baby.. Sigh.. Alhamdulillah tak le melarat.. I think Baby demam nak tumbuh gigi. Yes! She had her 1st tooth this week! At the same time she can crawl like a bullet & she can take steps ( of course with the help of sofas..).

Gambar2 Baby yang dah ceria after baik demam, batuk & selsema







Saturday, August 15, 2009

A Robbery..

On Saturday morning, I heard that Mak & Ayah's house was broken into. They just got back from my house. Mak terus pegi meeting. So, she was not aware that the house was broken into until Ayah told her. Rumah memang tunggang langgang... Habis baju2 dalam bilik Mak & Ayah kena punggah. They found out that all mak's jewelleries were missing. Those jewelleries are worth berpuluh ribu la gak.. Luckily pencuri tu missed duit Ayah & duit khairat kematian yang mak simpan ( a few thousands RM..). Izatul's laptop was also gone. Sedih giler le dia coz banyak degree & master assignments dia were saved in the laptop.

Mak memang lagi sedih. Lembut lutut..Semua jewelleries tu dia kumpul since dia keje dulu & ada gak pusaka from arwah tok Om. Ada jugak she got as gifts. Ada 2 sets I wore on my wedding day. Pearl set which was a gift from Abang Mail when he went to Japan. Kiranya I was the first person who wore the set. As far as I know, mak never wear the set. Another set that i wore on my wedding day was a ruby set. I pun nostalgia la pulak.. Tapi nak wat camna, dah kehendak Allah.

Mak , Kak & Bang Mail went to Izatul's convo at UM since tuesday. Since Izatul also got top awards from her faculty, they had to attend the ceremonies on wednesday & thursday. They got back to Penang on Friday. Lepak overnight kat Penang. Saturday morning baru balik Kedah. So, Ayah stayed at my house for 5 days & anak2 kak & tok stayed kat Ila's. Rumah kosong for 5 days..

Fikir2 balik, alhamdulillah semua selamat. Kalau la tok & anak2 kak stayed at home, & perompak tu masuk, lagi haru.. Yang penting nyawa selamat. Nowadays, perompak sanggup go to any extend to get what they want. Especially addicts. We suspected orang yang pecah rumah kat kg ni addicts coz kat kg sebelah tu ramai addicts.

On Sunday afternoon, we got an info barang mak dah kena gadai kat Alor Setar. Nasib le ada sedara tokey kedai emas, so dia ada la informants yang bagi tau pasal barang tergadai kat pajak gadai. Hopefully all will end up soon & pencuri2 tu tertangkap. Pencuri2 tu sorang baru keluar jail, sorang lagi pelarian after jadi buruan polis from previous cases.

Thanks to all yang mendoakan & buat solat hajat untuk Mak & Ayah. Looks like Allah maha mendengar doa2 kita coz the next day we found out the suspects. Izatul ( my niece ) punya la terkejut sampai demam. Dia still trauma sampai tak leh masuk bilik dia coz bilik dia was one of the rooms yang kena selongkar teruk! Ayah terkejut sampai mimpi2.. Yelah dia yang 1st sekali sampai rumah masa tu. Nasib dia tak apa2 considering he has heart problems. Mak still lembut lutut..

With mak & ayah during 2008's Raya Haji


Monday, August 10, 2009

Sunday Outing

Our Sundays were normally spent doing grocery shopping. But, since the H1N1 cases are rampant now, we don't want to expose the princesses to many people at public places. So, we went grocery shopping on Friday without them. We also went to buy baju raya on Thursday also without them...Nak terperap kat rumah pun tak syok gak coz we always go out with them on Sundays. Kalau terperap kat rumah, I'm sure bingit telinga I dengar Alysa & Adik whining jom g shopping... There was a time when we did grocery shopping at Sunway Carnival, tengok2 a ada le parents bawak anak dia yang ada chicken pox kat situ. I tak perasan mula2 tu,( I ni jenis yang tak observant, unlike Hubby..) but I noticed the kid was crying & surrounded by family members. Tetiba2 Hubby yang kat belakang suruh I cepat2 jalan & informed that the kid had chicken pox!! Ntah apa2 le parents budak tu. Kalau anak tak sihat duduk jelah kat rumah! Dah la expose other people to infection, lagi satu kesian kat budak tu..

Yesterday, nak g beach, weather pun macam not that nice. Nak hujan lak. So, in the end we decided to go to furniture showroom ( Of all places!!!) Saje je nak tengok2 furniture for the princesses' room. They love the love-shaped sofa bed. Sampai torgolek2 atas tu 2-2 orang. And it's red in colour. Lagi le diorang suka..Lupa lak nak amik photos of the sofabed. Hubby lak berkenan yang beige colour with wheel. Tak sesuai langsung! Actually nak cari wardrobe. Tapi biasak le cuci mata tengok benda lain. Tapi knowing Hubby, silap2 nak beli benda lain nanti terbeli barang lain. Impulsive shopper la katakan..hehehe..

The past few days tekak the princesse ni nak fast food lak. So, once in a while we indulged them. Tak boleh selalu sangat coz Alysa kalau makan kat KFC mesti makan chicken skin. Habis semua chicken pieces ditogelkan. Nasib le Adik tak makan skin. Ha yang ni jaga body awal2. Tu yang sekeping je..Alysa lak lagi bulat le.. So, yesterday jamu diorang KFC. Nak tolak tak leh coz diorang dah nampak KFC masa ke furniture showroom tu.. Malam be4 tu dah ke McD. The previous day dah makan KFC. Eh dah overdose lak bebudak ni on fast food wakaka..

Tengah pulun KFC..Baby pun beriya je makan burger, tapi bits & pieces je..Cian Baby..



Tengah tunggu papa belikan food


Kat McD.. Si kaki diet a.k.a Adik makan fries je..Baby makan roti burger.. Alysa habis 1 cheese burger!


Hari tu lepas jemu makan pasta, I made Nasi Carrot. Alysa memula2 tu tak nak. Tapi lepas rasa, terus makan bertambah. Masa I balik kerja siap bagitau " kakak makan nasi carrot, sedappp". Kira passed the test of the picky eater.. Ni cedok resepi dari Myresepi. Memang sedap but I alter le sikit2 to suit the princesses' taste.

Nasi Carrot


Bahan:

Bahan A; kisar

10 biji cili hijau ( I used 1/2 capsicum + 1 cili merah )

1 tbs lada putih ( I used 1/2 tsp ..takut pedas)

1 tbs jintan manis

5 ulas bawang putih

Bahan tumis

Buah pelaga, bunga lawang, bunga cengkih, kulit kayu manis

4 cwn beras

600gm carrot; parut

1/2 ekor ayam; potong kecil

300gm tomato; potong dadu + gula batu

3 biji bawang besar ; hiris ( I blend sekali bahan kisar )

4 tbs minyak sapi

1 cwn santan ( I used susu )

garam

daun pandan

Cara

1. Gaul carrot bersama beras yang sudah dicuci.

2. Panas minyak sapi. Tumis bahan penumis, bahan A, garam sehingga naik bau.

3. Masuk air, susu, tomato, beras + carrot, ayam, chicken stock. Kacau sebentar.

4. Masak dalam rice cooker.

( Ni method yang I guna coz I used rice cooker & I simplify the method )

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Tongue Twister

Baby has a thing with her tongue & mouth. She can roll or twist her tongue in different ways. Pelik betul.. It comes naturally starting when she was a few m.o. She'd stopped curling her tongue for a while. Now she's at it again.... I nak tiru pun tak reti. The most that I can do is curling my tongue. That's it. Another of her favourite stuff is sembur. Habis menyembur air liur... But she looks so adorable when she's doing it. :-) Oh well.. all babies are adorable..

The tongue twister act




Brrr...

video

Bebaru ni masa jenguk ke dapur Cik Mat, tengok dia buat Kek Pisang. Actually, I don't really like kek pisang. But, there were some ripened bananas in my fridge. Sayang lak nak buang. Nak buat banana muffin again, rasa malas lak. Tengok resepi Cik Mat ni lain sikit & I have all the ingredients. So, try le. It turned out so good. I like.. Siap ada orang marah lagi. I quote " Syukur marah ni... kek sedap, bagi sikit". Haha.. nanti suruh your dearest wife buatkan sebiji. Boleh makan sampai nak termuntah wakaka.. Yang K.Jun lak dok makan sampai tak terasa dah habiskan a big chunk..hehe..

Banana Cake



Ingredients:

250gm all purpose flour

1 tsp sodium bicarbonate

1/2 tsp salt

15 gm ovalette

150gm castor sugar

5 eggs

125gm butter, melted

100gm corn oil ( I used cooking oil )

225gm bananas, mashed + 1tsp vanilla essence

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven at 170C. Grease a bundt pan. Sprinkle the pan with flour & pour away the excess flour.

2. Sift the flour , Sodium bicarbonate & salt. Put aside.

3. Beat sugar & ovalette until well mixed. Add all the eggs and beat at high speed until thick & fluffy. Slow the speed, add mashed bananas. Mix well.

4. Add flour alternating with melted butter & oil. Mix well.

5. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Kesian..

Currently, Alysa's favourite word is 'kesian'. She uses this word to attract sympathy. Eg. when I changed the channel , " Mama, kakak nak tengok 613 ( PHDC), kesiannnn kat kakak". " Mama... jangan marah adik! Mama tak sayang adik ke? kesiann..kat adik", When she requested for milk & I buat derk tak nak bancuh, " Mama, I'm so hungry...kesiannn kat kakak". The list goes on.. Budak ni memang pandai buat muka kesian. Ntah belajar dari mana ntah??!! Papa kut?? wakaka..

Sehari dua ni Hubby tanak makan nasi again! Reason.. kalau I masak nasi nanti dia makan banyak. ???!!! Ntah apa2 ntah.. Dia yang tak de willpower nak control makan...So, he requested for pasta. But the problem is, the princesses wouldn't eat pasta with red sauce. They only like white creamy sauce. Hish, susah betul nak puaskan hati semua orang. Dah le I pun bukannya rajin nak masak banyak dishes. Since dah makan tuna pasta the previous day, masak le pulak Pizza Casserole.

Anak papa ni...


Pizza Casserole



This is the dish to make if I craved for pizza but malas nak wat pizza dough..

Ingredients:

250gm Riccioli pasta, cooked

1 cup mince meat

3 sausages, sliced

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 jar pasta bake sauce ( I used Leggo's)

1/2 capsicum, chopped

1 cup button mushroom, sliced

1 sliver pineapple, diced

Grated cheddar + mozzarella cheese

Directions:

1. In a sauce pan, brown the onion & garlic. Add mince meat. Stir in pasta sauce followed by mushroom, tomato, capsicum, pineapple & sausages.

2. Stir in the pasta. Mix well.

3. Pour into a casserole.

4. Bake in a preheated oven at 175C for 10 to 15 minutes. Top with the cheese and bake further for 5 to 10 minutes.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

HFM scare

Last week Baby got a fever just the day after Afif came over. Ila nak suruh Hubby tengokkan Afif who had blisters around his mouth, hands & feet. It was confirmed that he had HFM infection. Tiba2 the next day Baby demam. So, I presumed she got infected from Afif. Cranky le dia..After 3 days of having fever, I noticed she got spots on her face & body. Tengok2 measles lak. Nasib le kejap je...just around 2 days. Masa ni dia nak tido je.. Letih kut. Nasib le tak cranky sangat. She still got her appetite. So, I was not worried. But she only took her milk a little at a time. Kalau banyak dia nak termuntah..Last nite she was her usual self. Terjerit2 ketawa.. At this time Kakak & Kak Ngah were both in lala land...zzzz.

video



Since I kena pegi kerja awal, I cooked only simple & easy dish. Tapi masa mak & Ayah came over last week, kena le masak nasi coz Ayah couldn't go without rice. Mak tak kisah. In fact, dia lagi suka western food. Today, I made Alysa's favourite..Tuna Macaroni. Bertambah 3 mangkuk. For tea makan lagi 2 bowls. She finished off almost half of the tuna macaroni ! Adik lak makan nasi lemak pagi tadi je..Dia ni kadang2 suka gak macaroni.But not today.

Tadi lupa nak amik photos. Bila balik kerja, Alysa dah makan 1/3 of the macaroni. I've uploaded the photo before..

Tuna Macaroni

Ingredients:

200gm macaroni

3 potatoes, diced

1 can tuna in sunflower oil

2 tbs margerine

2 tbs plain flour

500ml fresh milk

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black / white pepper ( optional )

2 slices cheddar cheese

Grated cheddar cheese

Direction:

1. Boil macaroni & potatoes. Set aside.

2. Melt margerine. Stir in plain flour. Mix well. Pour fresh milk. Stir until thicken. Add cheddar cheese slices. Season with salt & pepper.

3. Stir in cooked macaroni & potatoes & tuna ( minus the oil ).

4. Pour into a casserole dish.

5. Sprinkle grated cheese on top.

6. Bake at 180C for 10 to 15 minutes.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Birthdays

Yesterday & today we were stuffed with food from birthday parties. Murah rezeki. Last nite was Hafiz's 4th birthday party. "Happy 4th Birthday my dear nephew. May u grow up to be a wonderful person". The party was held at Pantai Bersih. To be exact at Bagan Ajam R&R . It was a nice spot to BBQ. Ila made soto & oreo cheese cake ( my recipe..:-) ). I made marshmallow ( specially requested by Alysa) & carrot cake. The carrot cake was gone even before the party started! That good huh! Fortunately it was a nice weather. Since it was windy, habis le pasir melekat kat oreo cheese cake tu. So, ada penambah perisa. Sand flavour hehe.. Paper plates pun berterbangan le..

After makan2, the kids had a good time playing bubbles. Jenuh le papa a.k.a Pak Teh kena belikan bubble set tu after 1 request after another. For 1 simple bubble set it cost RM5. Mahal kan? I bet it actually costs less than rm1. It shows the buying power that kids have! Parents yang tanak dengar rengekan anak2, kena le beli mainan tu. Especially those yang buat muka kesian & a pretty PLEAASE.. ( well, Alysa lu tu.. pandai betul cairkan hati papa..). Hafiz pun pandai bodek gak..hey..jenuh le Pak Teh cair dengan bodekkan 4 y.o kids! Fortunately Amin is still incoherent in his speech. Baby? zzz.. syok je dengan natural aircond..

Today we went to Iman's birthday party. Read K.Liza's message at 4pm. Kalut le keluar cari bday present coz the party was after asar. Tapi since senang je nak cari present for girls, I managed to buy the prezzie within 15 minutes! Balik rumah, k.jun tolong balutkan..The princesses even got a gift each ( konon2 cabutan bertuah, but everyone got lucky hehe..) at Iman's 9 y.o bday party.
Birthday boy cutting the bday cake with his parents
Half of the kids at the party


The princesses enjoying the bubbles

Marshmallow