Thursday, February 26

Comfort Food

Mummy used to make this almost on a weekly basis when we were young. Now, all she did was email me the recipe and prompted me to try make them myself. Sheesh! So Feisal and I did just the same.

You will need :

* 1 tbsp butter
* chicken breasts
* button mushroom
* spring onion
* carrot, broccoli, tomato (diced)
* diced pineapples
* slices of bread
* grated mozzarella cheese
* 1 cup fresh milk
* 2 eggs
* 1 tbsp mayonaise
* salt and pepper to taste

1.Melt butter, add in chicken. Fry till almost cooked.

2. Add in mushroom, spring onion, the vegetables mix, salt and pepper.

3.Cut bread into squares. Place in ovenproof dish. Spoon in mixture no.2, together with the pineapples. Top with remaining bread.

4. Sprinkle with half of the cheese.

5. Place eggs, milk and mayonaise in a bowl and whisk to combine.Carefully pour egg mixture over bread mixture and sprinkle with remaining cheese.

6. Bake for 50 - 60 min or till slice is firm.

Ours was not as tasty as mummy's, but it was a simple yet filling dinner!

Wednesday, February 25

New Look

To one in my state of mental and emotional upheaval, change is direly warranted. After a few hours of nutting things out, I have decided on this look. Boy am I contented.

I love it, hope you do too!

Here's to my Bittersweet Symphony's new look, in its most natural.

Saturday, February 14

Shop shop!

I am in love with designer diaper bags by JP Lizzy.
Unfortunately, not all designs are made available by its international retailers in Malaysia. I am planning to get this soon :

Not only is the diaper bag chick, it comes with a changing mat, cosmetic bag and a wristlet. Totally worth it!

I really like this black tea tote as well, mainly because it does not scream diaper bag! Unfortunately, it is not available here, so I would need to order straight from the retailers in the US. Shopping, it has been a while. Aahh, simply gratifying.

Wednesday, February 11

I decided to try a Middle East recipe for dinner yesterday. The original recipe can be found here. It is so simple that anyone could whip this up. I am glad that Feisal loved it, and so He had seconds. All you need is:

* 500 gm fresh medium shrimp in shell, peeled and deveined. Marinate the shrimps in :-
* 1 tspn gingerrot
* 1 tspn ground coriander (ketumbar)
* 1/2 tspn paprika ( I used chili powder instead)
* 1/2 tspn 5-spice powder
* 1/4 tspn ground cumin (jintan manis)
* 1/4 tspn ground turmeric

For the rice,

* 1 1/2 cup long grain rice
* 3 tbs margerin ( I used ghee instead)
* 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
* 3 cloves garlic, minced
* 1 red chili, finely chopped
* 3 1/4 cup chicken broth
* Fresh coriander

1. In a large saucepan heat margarine/ghee until margarine/ghee is melted.
2. Add onion, garlic, and red chili. Saute until onion is tender, about 5 minutes.
3. Next, add rice and saute for few seconds.
4. To the rice, add chicken broth. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes or till rice is nearly done.
5. Lastly, stir in the shrimp mixture. Return to boiling; reduce heat.
6. Cook, covered, about 5 minutes more or till shrimp turn pink and rice is tender.
7. Garnish with fresh coriander.

Somehow I find it gratifying even just to cook one dish. Just like this chicken briyani Feisal and I whipped up some time ago. Campak the briyani mix and chicken into the rice cooker. Of course, must eat veggie. Salad is always the way to go.

Cooking cut short, a wholesome meal indeed!

Tuesday, February 10

To Lily

"My heart is reaching out to you,
For what you’re going through,
I’m thinking of you frequently,
And praying for you, too".

I apologize for failing to contain my emotions yesterday. Stay strong girl.

Thursday, February 5

Listen to my ramblings

I don't know what is up with Astro, they are like sloth that it is not even funny. Only that, sloth is much cuter. They should have installed a new astro set for us since last week, but being the sloths that they are, they have not. Do not be deluded into thinking that they offer a decent customer service. It is nowhere near decent. Let alone great. Rot if you may.

On the flipside, thanks to the tv ariel, we can now make do with tv3 and the likes. I hate watching the news though. So full of bull if you know what I mean. But, I enjoyed watching the Juara Lagu special show just now. Stacy can really dance and sing in one breath like it is nobody's business! Really love her showmanship. Speaking of local talents, I enjoy listening to Bunkface, more than I do Hujan or MUH. Bunkface rocks. This is me doing my bit in 'menyokong industri tanah air'.

Now that I am six months plus along, I should actually start buying baby's essentials. Plus, my feet are beginning to swell, so I shouldn't be on my feet for too long a time at once. We have gotten a baby car seat cum stroller thus far. That's about it. Having prepared a checklist will definitely obviate the need to overspend, or so I hope. Speaking of babies, all the best to Farah Nini on the very-soon-to arrive baby no. six!

Oh, this is the exact 3+1 stroller set that Feisal and I got for Our Little Man inside :) Chick ey?