It has been a while and I have been very busy. Busier that usual. I am still on the trial and error period on the new schooling schedule. Since CNY is coming, I am including baking in the curriculum.
So far, we had 2 baking session.
We baked German Cookies…
And today, we baked Rolled Pineapple Tarts
And will bake the same again on Monday to give to friends. Then another batch a few days before CNY.
I thought I won’t have any birthday lunch or dinner this year because hubby has to work full day on that day. I almost has to work too on my special day. But thanks to a 3 weeks only part-time worker, hubby managed to leave his shop for a few hours just to dine with me. We had a very late birthday lunch at Kensington. This is the only time hubby would be willing to spend dining in a fancy restaurant.
Found some durians but the flesh is not sweet enough. It will be a waste to just throw it away. It is good for making kuih or pengat. Just for the smell. So I opt for Pengat Durian since it is the fastest and easiest to cook. Pengat Durian is not nice to eat by itself. So, I asked my mom to help me make the Apam. I still have not learn how to make the Apam. It was a nice tea time we had that day. Apam Berkuah with Pengat Durian n Banana.
A few days before my birthday, my sister came home from her China trip with a bottle of Baileys Irish Cream for my brother and I. I posted about it in FB and a friend commented that Bailey’s Irish Cream taste great with ice-cream.
So, I tried…
The verdict. Okay lar. Too sweet for me. I still prefer my Irish Cream on the rock.
My eldest daughter, 9yo loves to read while she is eating. She told me that she enjoys her food better when she is reading. Unfortunately, eating while doing other activities is a bad habit. I read that, you will tend to eat more because when you read, you are too engross with the story that you don’t remember how much you have eaten. Now I know why my 9yo eats more lately! Must stop her from reading and eating at the same time! What about books mp3? Can listen while eating or not? I don’t think so eh. Respect your food! Give them your utmost attention. hehe.
Look, who picked up the bad habit…
My youngest daughter, 21mo!
We harvested the first veggie from our mini farm last Saturday. Yes! The Kangkung or the Orang Putih calls it Water Spinach. No, we did not cook Kangkung Belacan with it. All my children can’t enjoy the first fruit of their labor if I cook Kangkung Belacan coz it will be spicy for them. So, I just stir fried them with garlic and ate them with Nasi Lemak. We had Nasi Lemak for breakfast, lunch and dinner last Saturday!
This is my first time making Kuih Dadar / Kuih Ketayap. I used the simplest recipe for this Kuih Dadar / Kuih Ketayap.
The ingredient…Wheat Flour, Pandan Juice and Salt. As for the filling, grated coconut with Gula Melaka and a pinch of salt.
My mom with my youngest sister’s help made the above. They look tasty ya. They are. Unfortunately, they aren’t my favorite, so does my hubby so I don’t bother learning from my mom how to make them. BUT my children loves Nyonya Chang. They love anything Nyonya. The thick Baba Nyonya blood flows in them.
My mom made quite a lot this year because my sister posted the picture on FB! Even a famous blogger from Singapore ordered from me but have to cancel last minute coz her FIL passed away yesterday. Next year then ya.
Even though I don’t fancy eating Chang, so far I have eaten 2 Bak Chang (my mom specially made without the mussels in it for me) and 2 Nyonya Chang. Kalu dah lapar, semua pun hentam.
I have 6 children and this is the first time we have a fullmoon celebration for our baby. That also, it is a belated one, Baby Yosef is already 2 months old. Better than none at all. We didn’t want to have it on his actual fullmoon day because MIL is still in Australia so we waited for her return. Furthermore I was not fit enough to prepare for the makan-makan n cleaning up.
Thanks to my Singh BIL and his girls, he cowtim the BBQ for us. We had BBQ chicken, lamb, pork ribs, stingray and prawns.
I am also so grateful that a few Indonesian mommies from church and a FB friend helped to prepare a few dishes for us.
The turn out was good. Almost all invited came. Even our church pastor came.
We had a short testimony from myself then hubby and sang “Jesus Loves The Little Children” too. We even got Pastor Lee Neo to pray a prayer of blessing for Baby Yosef.
Btw, Baby Yosef is not in the picture coz he was sleeping during the feast.
You know what, I even forgotten to appoint one of my nieces to become the cameraman. The above pics was taken by one of my guests!
Praise God everything went on well.
Remember this line from Nemo. The sharks were chanting “Fish is friend, NOT food.” I am doing the same starting today.
Due to c-sec, my confinement food is only limited to fish (fried, steamed and masak taucu only) and pork. After 3 weeks, I am so sick of eating fish almost everyday. I just can’t swallow it anymore.
I want to eat beef steak!