Kak S sent an email to me " Zu..lamanya tak update tak ada sumber inspirasi lah"
How simple words can make you feel so good- honesty is the key- that's the beauty of having friend yang you tak nampak wajah pun- what is more honest and noble in a woman when they sincerely approach another woman in order to find out on how to have more love for her family, how to have time to cook,how to strengthen bonding with her mother or daughter, how to have more energy for the family;):) - That is simply beautiful to me:):) When you have that 'niat' In sha Allah di permudahkan:);) So have more love, have more honesty, more respect and more sincerity - you will look and feel beautiful:):)
And this week pulak i simply too busy- meeting,briefing and paper work non stop but due to Kak S's email, i ll find time to share some some stories and pictures tonight- hopefully we will find strength in ourselves to take care of our family:):)
Last week's breakfast- nowadays the girls and papa can ask for pancakes at anytime- so i always make sure my container ada flour ( i am using Faiza's brand now- as this brand tak guna 'bleach" untuk putihkan tepung), butter,fresh milk and eggs in the fridge- plus sugar and baking powder, if you have all these you can have pancakes 10x more nicer than Aunty Jemima's:):)
I made them laksa too- they love laksa- yg kat kedai selalu nya pedas lah,ada Aji namoto etc- so bila buat sendiri boleh lah control- i always love to eat laksa with telur yg lembut2 sikit:)
Light dinner- this is kinda of dinner that my kids and hb loved:) non rice meal is always a winner- toast,pepperoni slice ( i bought FAMA's brand) and cheese-habis sekelip mata.
Last Thursday during the Chines New year holiday i had special tetamu in my little kitchen.
I invited my niece, the cake maker and another business woman- dua2nya kenal melalui blog to my house- my nephew is getting married and i am sponsoring the wedding cake for him. Since my hb ada brainstorming session during the 2 days holiday- we had breakfast sambil bincang2 wedding cake;)
I purposely asked them to eat in the kitchen instead at the dining area so that we can feel more relax and homely. See yang sorang tu sibuk betul ambik gambar telur;)
She had been asking to eat my telur rebus yg lembut2 ni- so i made nasik lemak that day- and lucky the eggs turned out just the way i wanted it. So bila boil macam ni the yolk looks so nice:) kalau terlebih lama jer rebus akan jadi kuning pudar.
We had a good time gossiping yg ringan2 kih kih.
This is sambal tempe Waghih delicious - it is fully recommended sedap- makan dgn bubur memang ngam.Tks farey.
And the baker brought me that cute flower in the white vase- tks Alinas Treat.
During the Chinese New Year Holiday i sent my maid away for holiday- once a while i need to have the house all by myself;):) not complaining of anything-in fact Alhamdulillah endlessly while people ada problem dgn maid etc- i have the same maid since the day my twins lahir until now- Heni has been with us for 8 years already- kurang di sana sini sebagai manusia kenalah menerima, asalkan ada kejujuran kekurangan boleh saja di perbaiki.
Night is a big blessing for a tired body- i always look foward to lie down on a clean and crisp bed sheet- it feels so good against you skin- that is the simple pleasure a woman can have. If people see me walking back from the Florist near the office with bunch of flowers- that is because every part of my house is special to me;)
Simple breakfast in the morning- sometimes i love to have breakfast in my little garden- looking at green grass and the girls having fun but sometimes i just love to sit at the little corner at the back of my kitchen- it brings back so much memories of my childhood- growing up with my mom was wonderful- grow as much memories as you could with your children as without it a big part in your life will be blank- nothing to read and nothing to recall. It is never too late to create memories -as long as you life you can always try- I am still creating memories with my mom- those happy days when she was stronger, now that she is weak- a smile on happy face in the morning is priceless. When i bathe her,comb her hair and feed her breakfast- those are memories, nothing that has past yesterday can turn back but you can do something today to make up for whatever you have missed yesterday. So, one smile from her today is such a big deal as there is no assurance that i can see that same smile tomorrow.
In creating memories for my children i tried to create right ambience for them- nothing luxurious- a simple table with stools and bench for us at the wet kitchen is enough- while i cook she can sit near me and observe- that is 'informal cooking school' - that was how i learnt from my mom- all out of love- cooking is not a duty or burden- but it is something that you love - satisfaction is the greatest pay check for a cook.
So much that you can learn from sitting in the kitchen- you ll be surprise- when i was small kisah2 nabi, ayat2 i learnt all from my mom during the cooking session- while she kukur kelapa i will sit at her back and hugged her body- i leaned my head on her shoulder and she will tell me stories- if you have that kind of memories there is no way that you will not have the same love for your mom now- now matter how weak she is and no matter how difficult the situation- that memories will spur your spirit as they said 'the love will conquer all"- If you are not fortunate to have that kind of memories with your mother in the past- try to create now and create with your children too - one day no body will escape from being old, lonely,dependent- that time you need all the love in the world to give energy to your weak body and to lift up your spirit .
One simple recipe yg nak di share- ini recipe my mom- now i masak dia suka sangat makan- terung goreng- tumbuk segenggam ikan bilis, sedikit cili kering, bawang putih dan merah, tumis hingga wangi masukkan terung, masak hingga lembut, if too dry add a lil bit of water and tunggu hingga kering again.
This weekend punya activity- wedding at papa's side- kenduri belah kelantan di Subang jaya. Belajar budaya baru the tuan rumah ( The Paksu) mintak tetamu tak bawak hadiah to the kenduri:):) sebabnya they nak bersedekah sepenunhya pada tetamu.
After wedding we went to Publika.
Carik head garland for flower girls:)
Balik i cooked simple dinner from the fresh produce we bought at B.E.N. Fresh mushroom in olive oil and garlic.
It was lovely.
I am so tired now- Salam All&nite2:)