Hope everybody enjoy their weekend.Ours? We had the usual weekend,usual joy and usual cry and laughters;) Tomorrow is Monday but it's not going to be so bad because Tuesday will be a public holiday and same goes with Thursday:) We can't go anywhere because the papa couldn't take leave in between but the mama will be on leave the following week *wink*wink*.Thanks to all readers from the previous entry..yg datang duduk di pangkin kayu bawah pokok rambutan:):)
Here are the stories from our House,Kitchen and Us.
Saturday we had morning session with Ustazah.
This week ada sessi tulis2 so we sat at the table.As usual 1/2 jam ajer tahannya the girls,another 1/2 jam lagi 'murid senior"..susah jugak minggu ni..bila dah kena bab lidah nak kena ketepi kat geraham bagai tu:):)
After Iqraq we went to piano class and in the evening i baked moist chocolate cuppies for them.
The recipe was from TheJoyof Baking- i used Dark Moist Chocolate Cake receipe,the cuppies were moist and i cut the sugar more than half from the recipe.If anybody is interested you may visit the website,boleh dapat banyak cuppies,i used half bowl for cuppies and the other half as cake in ramekins.
I made my own cream cheese,no measurement,agak2 ajer.I used half bar of butter,half bar of cream cheese vanilla extract and confectionary sugar secukup rasa.The cream cheese was very nice against the not so sweet chocolate cake.The girls love shell shapes so piped theshape..tapi tak lah perfect:)
After the cuppies was done i made Blue Poppy Seed Butter Cake,sebab uwan nanti tak suka chocolate cake dgn cream ni semua.I just used the Traditional Butter Cake Recipe but i added lemon juice and blue Poppy seed.I buat cake senang ajer..no pening2 kepala,as simple as possible tapi nak sedap.
6.30pm Butter Cake tak siap lagi..the girls dah bising nak makan Roast Chicken as i promised to cook one for them:) I dah marinate the chicken since tengahari,i bought the new Mc Cormick marinate powder "Zesty garlic' flavour,truly recommended,sangat sedap my husband and the girls gave 10/10 they said "hooray for mama"
Sama macam masak cake,my Roast chicken pun simple.You just need to buy one whole chicken,carik yang fresh daging nampak merah dan keras lagi serta kulit cantik tegang. You boleh buat marinate sauce sendiri or in my case i just bought Mc Cormick zesty garlic from village grocer. Clean your chicken thoroughly,espcially the inside,basuh dgn asam jawa inside out banyak kali,drain your chicken,mix the marinate powder with litte water.In a bowl rub the marinate mix thoroughly all over the chicken especially under the skin,you can use your finger to separate the skin from the flesh and rub the powder many many times including inside the chicken.I rubbed serbuk Rosemary dari bottle jugak all over the chicken and after that masuk dalam Zipped Lock bag and simpan dalam fridge for at least one hour. After that i grease the Happy pan well with olive oil, i put in the chicken with potata,carrot and cloved garlic..jgn tambah garam or anything dah..tutup pan and letak atas api stove yang kecik.Flip few times,check bila dah masak and kuning bukak pan dan biar kan air dia kering..then boleh lah angkat.
The Chicken was so tender and juicy..until hari ni makan Chicken Chop kat Marche the girls cakap mine still better..yup Marche dah tak sesedap dulu:(
Habis dinner..ktingggg bunyi oven..Blue Poppy seed cake pun masak.It was just perfect,bau wangi and moist.
Recipe ni after cake dah semalaman jadi tambah sedap..sebab butter and magerine dah keluar.
I need more silicone moulds;):) So far kat Aino ada bentuk ni ajer..senang sungguh guna ni:):)
Today,Sunday morning i cooked nasi lemak kukus,sotong kuning kembang for everybody..i masak banyak since Pashik nak datang hantar phone kat si heni.Si Heni kan hilang kan phone dia kat kampung hari tu,phone tu i jugak yang bagi,the first Nokia slide phone..so Pashik cakap dia ada phone Nokia lama nak bagi Heni..macam2 lah Si Heni...dah nak balik cuti ni anak nak kahwin ni mestilah nak pakai phone.He he my nasik lemak berselirat dgn serai dan pandan,angkat ajer semua sekali.
Uwan happy breakfast dengan anak lelaki dia..duduk kat hujung tu jadi Chairwoman:);) Pashik pun suka my cake,dia pun selera klasik jugak..nak butter cake saja.
After breakfast and there's no rain so we went to MPH Curve.
They chose their own book to bring back home.I was really excited to see the Enid Blyton Collections,it was my favourite when i was small:)
We had our lunch at Marche, with an exception to this mushroom soup yang lain semua dah tak okay.
Pfuhhh pfuhhh beriya si mama menghembus anak2 tak sabar;):) Sayur goreng pun masin penuh oyster sauce and large size dia guna pinggan alas cawan besarnya..so teruk nak untung.I would say RM120 for lunch here is not berbaloi at all,kalau mahal sedap tak apa.
Putt Putttt..gurau senda after perut kenyang tapi tak puas:);)
We went to check out the new Ice Skating Rink at Royale Hotel but the girls tukar fikiran takut pulak:(
And i bought our favourite Rosemary Loaf from The Italiannies,it was priced at RM8.50 big and long,sedap makan with olive oil and black vinegar.Selalunya Italianies serve as starter bila we dine in.
Nampak tu dah patah,dalam kereta pun ada org tak sabar nak makan.
I bought this cupcakes kits from MPH,not really for the girls,for me actually,melayan perasan kanak2;)It has more than 50 cupcakes recipes in a form of postcards..nice,i boleh bind it:):)
In the evening i made dessert from the left over chocolate cake.I just dice the cake,put in the paper cups drizzled melted icing sugar and add some toppings.
This girl was very happy..memang asyik berulang kat counter ajer.
Finally in the evening i made Strawberry Milk Shake for everybody.I bought 3 for RM12 strawberries from The Curve Sunday market.
My Strawberry Milk Shake recipe- put about 15 to 20 strawberries in a blender with half carton of fresh milk and few spoons of sugar. Blend well until fine and smooth,add in few ice cubes and blend for few more minutes.It was very refreshing..especially nak sooth bibir yang terbakar makan asam laksa:):)
Happy Monday All- signed - Happy Pangkin!