Dishwasher

I have never thought of buying any dishwasher but when the family returns for a holiday, a dishwasher will really helps to wash all those plates, pots, pans and spoons. At least 5 families with kids will be in this house. Just imagine the amount of washing that needs to be done. With this amount of washing to be done, I doubt the maid can wash them clean.

Caesar Sandwich

I am not a rice eater. I can survive without rice. I bake my own bread too. I love making and eating sandwiches. With just a few bites, my hunger is satisfied. Here’s my favorite recipe:

3/4 pound cooked Peppered Pork Roast, thinly sliced
3 cups chopped romaine lettuce
1/2 cup creamy Caesar salad dressing
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Sliced of Bread

Student Tour

A daughter of a former church member of mine recently was introduced to Cari Makan by me. She was so happy to know that she can get extra income thru blogging. She wanted to be a globe trotter. I am sure she will be glad to know about educational student travel organizes by Hemisphere Travel. Not only they are affordable, their tour and travel specialists are former educators and are highly qualified to organize the best student tours imaginable. As she loves music very much, I am sure she will be extra excited to know that they also have Chicago Musical Tour.

Babi Masak Tokyu

Meaning, pork cook in soy sauce. To those who does not eat pork, you can swap it with chicken but it won’t taste as nice as pork. :)

This is my girls favorite. Must get the meat that has some lard on it. I dunno what you call it in English. My mom calls it “Samchan”.

Ingredients:
Thinly Sliced Pork
Dark Soy Sauce
Salt
Lots of Garlic
Mushroom
Water

Method:

Throw in everything in the water and let it simmer for 1-2 hours till the meat become very soft.

Easy right. Very tasty too. Whenever my mom serve this to my eldest, she will go, “Mmmm, this is my favorite.”

Chilli Tuna Bee Hoon

I found another recipe using Tuna. This time with chilli, my children can’t take it though but hubby would sure love it. I got it from Ayam Brand Singapore website. It is more simple than mine. I wonder whether it taste nice or not. Once I tried it, I will blog about it. :)

Ingredients:
1 pack (400g) of Vermicelli/bee hoon
1 can Ayam Brand Chilli Tuna
6 shallots, finely chopped
1 cucumber, sliced
1 red chilli, sliced
1 lime, extract juice
Small quantity of Cooking oil
Pepper, salt and sugar

Methods:

1) Soak vermicelli in boiling water for 3 minutes and drain water to cool
2) Fry shallots in cooking oil until golden brown
3) Add drained vermicelli, chilli tuna into frying pan. Stir fry.
4) Add pepper, salt and sugar to taste.
5) Remove from heat, add in cucumber and lime juice
6) Garnish with parsley and lettuce. Serve.

Someone send me a card please

Can someone send greeting card to me? It has been quite a while that I did not receive any. Please make my day. It’s will not cost you a single cent, just a pinch of your precious time to choose from a selection of flash greeting cards from FlashGreetingsCards.com. Let me tell you what I like, those cute teddy bears. Btw, don’t forget to add the music ya. Send it to cencalukbelacan at gmail dot com. Thank you so much. (very thick face huh?) :D

Oh ya! Btw, if you are very talented, why not design one for me plus entering a contest at the website. Quick, contest ends on the 1st of August 2007.

Moving

Yesterday as I drove from work, I saw a lorry full with household items. I guess that the owner of the items is moving to another house. Even the potted plants was transported in that lorry. The make-up cupboard with the mirror was stacked carefully with the other cupboards and sofas. The sofas are made of leather and black in color. Almost all of the items look expensive. However, the lorry used to transport these things is just the ordinary old lorry. I don’t think the owner of the items engaged a licenced transporter to transport all his household items.

This reminds me of the time I had to study in another state. In order to save money, I had to bring in a lot of things from my home. My father had to engaged a lorry owner to transport all the items as it could not fit in one car. No, it is not the big lorry but a small one which can carry more than a car. And it is not licenced either. By the time the items arrived its destination, some of the items, especially the fragile ones suffered damage. Thank God that the mirrors are intact. Maybe when I need to move again, I would engaged a licenced transporters like International Movers. It will definitely give me peace of mind, knowing my items will reach the destination safe and intact.

Tuna Bee Hoon

Sunday is a Bee Hoon Day. I must fry Bee Hoon either of breakfast, lunch or dinner. Normally, I’ll do it for breakfast then pack some to church for my girls lunch. The church service ends quite late sometimes.

This week, I tried something different besides my “famous” Stew Pork Bee Hoon. Long long time ago, one of my MIL fried Bee Hoon. It tasted different and nice. She told me she used Tuna. On Sunday, I took the risk and tried frying my Bee Hoon with tuna, hoping that my girl will like them.

Once it is ready, I get Belle to eat it. She smell it first! “Emmm, nice.” she said and proceed eating it. What a relief. The trick is, I sprinkled some fried shallot on it to get the nice aroma.

Here is the recipe:

Ingredients

1 can of Tuna flakes in water
500g of Bee Hoon
Chopped Garlic
Sliced Shallots
Carrot & Cabbage
Dark Soy Sauce
Salt
Water

Method

1. Fry the shallots till brownish. Remove it. Set aside.
2. Fry the garlic
3. Add in the tuna. Stir fry for a lil while.
4. Add in the vege. Stir, stir, stir.
5. Water comes next. Bring it to boil.
6. Add salt and the dark soy sauce.
7. Lastly, the Bee Hoon that has been soaked in water.
8. Fry till all the water dries up.
9. Sprinkle the fried shallots and serve.

Happy Cooking!

Recipe Week

Yup, this week will be a recipe week. I will blog about my favorite recipes throughout this week. My recipes are usually very simple and can be prepared in less than half an hour. If there are so many ingredients to prepare, I’ll request my mom to cook it for me. Yes, I am LAZY. hehehehe.

Magpie Robin in My Letterbox

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I didn’t know that Burung Murai Kampung (Magpie Robin) is a protected species in Malaysia. You need a license to catch them. This bird is also a national bird in Bangladesh and they are living in my letterbox! This time with babies.

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This is my letterbox. We used a biscuit tin for it.

baby bird
Can you see the baby birds?

baby bird close up
Here’s a close up one. I think there are 3 hungry babies in it.

This is the second time the Magpie lay egg in it. The first time, they egg was sacrificed by the boys during CNY. We made a mistake by telling them that there are eggs in it. The next thing we know, it is G.O.N.E. This time around, we kept quite about it and it is S.A.V.E. :D

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