Fine Dining at Home

Someone I recently get to know from my Facebook group, bless us with a good sum of cash. She specifically told me to spend the money for myself and my children. “Buy something nice for yourself and children.” she said. The first thing that came to my mind was bringing them to Kensington to enjoy some steak which they have been asking for but we can’t afford to bring my family of 8 there.

Later, I got a better idea which cost lesser. I bought some beef from the market and made beef steak dinner for them. No hassle of making sure they behave well and did not spill or drop anything while dining in a fine dining restaurant.

beef steak dinner

They can eat as much as they like without dirtying Kensington’s table skirt hangers. I am sure they can always order more skirt hangers – premiertablelinens.com but the best is still dining in the comfort of our home.

Simple and Easy Scones Recipe

raisin scones

I love eating scones but to buy them is so expensive. I usually get mine from Pattifrance at RM1.50 for a small piece. Thanks to a friend who shared this Simple and Easy Scones Recipe, I am able to bake the above. As good as Pattifrance’s. :D

Here is the Simple and Easy Scones recipe.

500g Self Raising Flour
50g sugar (I use brown sugar at 80g)
1/4 tsp salt
110g butter (cold butter cut in cubes)

Mix them up with your hands till they have crumbs like texture.

Make a well and pour in 300ml of milk in the middle and slowly work around the well to mix the flour in.

I like to eat my scones without the jam and with raisins/blackcurrant. So I added around 150g of raisins/blackcurrant to the mixture. Once well mixed, tip over to the counter, lightly press and work to a thick round disc and cut cut cut cut cut cut cut cut.

Egg wash for nicer colour. I did not use in the above picture and it looks kinda pale, right? :)

Bake at 200 degrees in oven around 10-12 minutes.

And here is the instructional Youtube video on how to make the Simple and Easy Scones http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tlQn7iePV4

I Love School

There’s a thread in one of my FB groups that is talking about school. As many of us who loves school, there are many who hates it. I am one of them that love school. In my primary school, I was always the top student so I get lots of attention from the teachers and friends. During my primary school, I learned what is manipulation and favoritism. I know who are my real friend. Friend who get close to me just because I am smart and left me when I dropped to less than No.1 in class. Teacher who gave chance to her favorite student even though I raise up my hand first.

In secondary school, I was very active in extra-curricula activities and sports too. I was famous for being a tomboy and I have many secret admirers even though I am in an all girl school! There must have been many lesbian around! hahaha. I made lots of friends, seniors and juniors. We even made class ring.

I enjoyed my time the most when I was in university. Freedom and independent. I made full use of the facilities offered in the university. Made lots of friend and got very close to God too. Dated the tutor too! Went for midnight show and much more. If I am given the chance to go back in time, I want to go back to my varsity life.

Kerepek Ubi Pedas Batu Pahat

Kerepek Ubi Batu Pahat

I am a fan of Kerepek Ubi Kayu Pedas. When I was young, one packet is being sold at 10 cents each. The kerepek is crunchy, sweet but not super sweet and hot, spicy, pedas! When I eat it, I’ll will dig for the piece that has the most chili stuck to it. Syiok! Those days, it was made by the locals here in Melaka. Now, the same type of Kerepek Ubi Pedas is branded as Kerepek Ubi Pedas Batu Pahat. I have no idea why is that so. I bought the above packet from my old time kampung friend who married a Batu Pahat girl and since then started selling all sorts of kerepek “imported” from Batu Pahat. He even named his shop Kerepek Batu Pahat. The next buy, I must ask him, why is Kerepek Batu Pahat so famous.

Oh ya! All my kids, even the youngest loves eating Kerepek Pedas Batu Pahat. The above packet is sold at RM8 each. My children can finish it within hours!

Guitar Centre

My girls have stopped going for piano lesson for about 2 months. I know that music is good for the brain but until today, we still have not found a good piano teacher for them. My eldest would like to try learning the drum but the lesson is too costly for us. The cheapest we could afford is guitar lesson. I think, I’ll find some time next week to guitar centre to check out their lesson plan and fee.

Fluffy and Furry Pet Bunnies

fluffy and furry bunnies

We have new addition to our family. Meet Atomic and Asterix. They are my eldest girl’s pet bunnies. She bought it from a pet shop for RM90 a pair. They are so cute, fluffy and furry. They look like a puppy from far.

3yo Climbs Ladder with Ease

climbing ladder

My 3yo girl is a fearless girl. Born in the year of the Tiger, she knows no fear. She started climbing up our treehouse at 18 months old. My legs become jelly when climbing the steep ladder to go up the treehouse but she does it with ease. I’ll be standing below her, reminding her to be careful at she steps that she takes. Praise God for His protection, she never miss a step. Climbing up that ladder with MIL is a breeze to her.

Look, no hands!

3yo climbs ladder

How To Teach Toddler How to Say Giraffe

On teaching my 2y3m old son to say “Giraffe”.

Sefy, say “Gi”.
I don’t want to say “Gi”.
Sefy, say “raf”.
I don’t want to say “raf”.
Sefy, say “Giraffe”.
I don’t want to say “Giraffe”.
There, u said “Giraffe”.
No, I did not say “Giraffe”.

Durian & Mangosteen for Breakfast

durian and mangosteen

I am blessed. I can have durian and mangosteen for breakfast! They are from our own tree. We have a few durian trees and one mangosteen tree. Unfortunately this year, the durian trees does not bear much fruit but the mangosteen does. Which is fine with me coz I LOVE to eat mangosteen. My favourite. :D

Outdoor Bonding Time

outdoor bonding time

I took this photo while thinking about what to write for the Scouting Camera Reviews. This last baby of mine loves outdoor. The moment he started walking, he will walk out of the house the moment he sees the opportunity; open door. He can spend hours outdoor, playing with the stones, leaves, dirt, water, grass and whatever he can find on the ground. He never fall sick due to the dirt on his hands or body. Praise God for blessing him with stronger immune system.

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