Saturday, December 6, 2014

Spaghetti in Carbonara Sauce

 Spaghetti in Carbonara Sauce
 Today whole morning rain and couldn't go out for my weekend marketing.
Good also, lazy around in the house to recharge my body.
Been very busy in the office and will drag on until next year January 2015.
Just by thinking of it already making me tired. Heizzz.....
This dish is so easy to make.  If you are running out of time, 
cannot go out to eat or lazy to go out, this dish is the best to cook.
Who don't love pasta, my daughter and I had pasta yesterday night 
for dinner at Italiannes, Empire Subang.  We never get tired of pasta.

 1 can of any brand Carbonara Mushroom Sauce.
1 1/2 handful of Dried Spaghetti (foolish of me to break it into halves).

 Warm up the sauce and set aside.
If you do not like it to be too thick, add in 1/2 cup of water
to dilute it.  I prefer not too thick nor not to dilute.

 Heat up pot of water with some salt.
Once the water is boiling rapidly, add in the dried

Boil the spaghetti until al dente.

Drain the spaghetti using colander.
Pour in the cooked spaghetti into a serving plate and
mix with some cooked carbonara sauce until well 

Serve immediate.

Sooooo delicious and yummy.
Have a good weekend.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Dried Seaweed Tamagoyaki or Dried Seaweed Egg Roll

Dried Seaweed Tamagoyaki or
Dried Seaweed Egg Roll
Hello, I am back after a long absence.  Where have I been?
I am not hyphenating after my son left to UK, just lazy and
at the same time took short trip to a few countries with my husband
and dear colleagues of mine. Ok, back to my recipe.

This snack was randomly made.  My husband keep on telling me
that he wanted to send me out to buy lunch which I decline
several times because I am lazy to go out and it was raining outside.
Told him that I will made this snack since I have all the ingredients.
It took me less than 15 minutes...very easy to make and delicious snack.

2 sheets of Dried Seaweed (used Roasted Dried Seaweed).
3 Eggs / 1 tablespoon Fresh Milk / 1/2 tsp Salt

 Crack all the Eggs inside a bowl, add in the Milk and Salt.

 With a fork, beat slightly the egg mixture and then stir it.
Try not to make so much of bubble.  That is why I stir it all the way.

 Use a colander to strain the egg mixture.
To obtain smooth egg texture for the egg roll.

 Chalaza on the left side of the photo, to throw away.

 Dried Seaweed - Use your hand or scissor to make into small pieces.

 Heat up non-stick pan with some oil with high fire.
Then lower down to medium fire.

 Pour in some of the egg mixture and will notice some slight bubble.

 Quickly add in the Dried Seaweed.

 Quickly roll the egg roll.

 Quickly roll the egg roll.

 Once done, push the egg roll to the other end of the pan.
And oil the pan again.

 Repeat again.

 Repeat again.

 Repeat again.

Repeat again.

 Repeat again until all the mixture has been used up.

 Slight brown both side and dish up.

 Let it slightly cool before cutting it.

Note  :  3 Eggs yield into 1 Egg Roll.

Serve immediately.  You can eat this Tamagoyaki by itself
or with rich or noddle.  Choice is yours.

I sent this photo to my dear daughter (today she has class) and
she immediately reply oooh...I want, I want!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

My Son "UK, Here I Come"

My Son "UK, Here I Come"

Yesterday night my beloved son left for UK to 
further his study in Law.  If all turns out well, 
he will stay to do his Bar. Wish him all the best.

Last few months ago, my son did ask me how I will feel 
when he is not around.  I said it is too early to say it.

Well, feelings/affection will always be in us (Mother), 
when the date is getting nearer, I can feel the sadness.

Thank goodness during his departure on that night, 
his childhood school friends and some college friends 
were there to bid him farewell and they indeed make 
the whole atmosphere livelier and happier instead of gloomy.

While taking photos, my tears did come out 
but when he hug all of us, my tears were increasing 
but I am surprised that I did not cry like boo hoo hoo 
or maybe because I have cried at home while 
he did his last minute packing.

This evening while having dinner, my daughter asked 
why am I so clumsy today.  I said not clumsy 
but my eyes were very "cloudy" 
and wanted to have "thunder storm" instead of "slight rain". 
I told her that when you leave next year to UK, 
I think my eyes will be like a tsunami.  
She got my meaning and instead of making 
the whole situation sad, I told her I am ok 
and my children going to study overseas 
is a good thing.  I should be proud.

Lastly, wanted to put this in writing.  
The next day after my son left, 
the first thing my husband told me is that “well, 
son has gone to UK, our house will be one person short 
and will be quiet”.  I think he feels it too 
but men always will be men, they wouldn't  show it out. 
My daughter will be happy that her brother is not around 
because there won't be anyone to nag her but I think in 
a few weeks/months to come, she will feel it 
because they are siblings who watch movie together, 
cook for each other, advise each other on clothing and etc.

Part of Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Luggage belongs to my son.

His friends came to bid him farewell.  All these from school.
They are the closest from Junior to Senior.  
Not many because private school per class is maximum to 18/20
students.  The others cannot come but has given him farewell
lunch/dinner.  To his friends from college who were there
but late, this Aunty would like to apologise forgetting 
to take your photos.  Aunty and family would like
to thank you for your presence.

Monday, August 25, 2014

21st Birthday Red Velvet Cake

21st Birthday Red Velvet Cake
Recently, our dearest daughter celebrated her 21st Birthday.
Is it a good thing? Answer will be yes and no.
Yes because she has grown up to be a wonderful person and
No because she will be leaving the nest soon.
Before her birthday falls on 25th August, I was cracking my
head what kind of girlie cake to bake for her.
End up baking this lovely Red Velvet Cake and she loves it.
Will share this easy recipe soon.

 This picture was taken during my birthday beginning of this month.
We had wonderful feast of ribs/sausages at Morganfield's, Pavilion.

 Our lovely children.  Both of them has turn out kind and wonderful.
We are very proud of them.

Happy Birthday to our dear daughter/sister.
You have bought us immense joy since you came into this world.
May you continue to be successful in all your life's endeavours.
We couldn't believe how swiftly time has passed us by.
You are such a big girl now!  
May you reach all your dreams and aspirations in life.  
We like to call ourselves as proud parents / brother 
to see you grow up to be a kind and wonderful young lady. 
Happy Birthday.

Nearly forgotten, Congratulations to your outstanding
result in your 1st Year Law.  Keep up the work.

All these young lads/gals are my daughters' friends
from school/college.  We had a small party for her
and her friends at Hotel Istana's Coffee House
celebrating her 21st Birthday.

Hope you all have enjoyed this wonderful day.
Those who are inside and not inside this photo,
we would to thank you from the bottom of our heart
for coming to celebrate our daughter's birthday.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Baked Macaroni and Cheese
I bake this today for our brunch.  It is very easy and simple dish
to make.  I have lost count how many times I have baked it.
I am sure your family will love to eat it.
Since this recipe never fails me, I believe it won't fail you also.

Happy making & baking and Have a good weekend.

I am submitting this Baked Macaroni and Cheese
to Bake Along #66 : Theme - Baked Pasta organised by

I am submitting this post to Little Thumbs Up event
with this month theme "Flour" organised by
Zoe, Bake for Happy Kids,

Alcohol Free Fruit Cake

Alcohol Free Fruit Cake
If you serve me Butter Cake or Fruit Cake, I will take the latter
and same goes to my husband.  Both of us will enjoy it with our
cup of green tea/milo (me of course) or coffee/tea (my husband).
This cake is not dry but moist and lastly, it is not crumbly.
My family and my colleagues have enjoyed this Fruit Cake.

I adapted this recipe from Wendy, wendyinkk and did some
slight modification.   Her fruit cake is nicer in colour and texture.
Is it because of the slight modification?  Aiyah! never mind lah,
as long as we all have enjoyed it.  Am I right?

 150g Caster Sugar
250g Butter
4 Eggs
225g Flour
2 tbsp of Orange zest (omitted)
450g Mixed Fruits and macerate with 200ml Orange juice for 1 day

 Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in eggs, one by one, beating well after each addition.

 Mix in flour until well combined.

 Fold in mixed fruits.

 Mix until well combined.

 Pour into two loaf pans and bake at 180 Degree Celsius for
40 minutes (depends on individual oven).

 Let it cool for 15 minutes before taking it out.
According to Wendy, it is more flavourful if we let the
cake sit inside the fridge wrapped up for 5 days.
The choice is yours.

Hmm, I want to eat it now - again and again (I am such a greedy pig).

I am submitting this post to Little Thumbs Up event
with this month theme "Flour" organised by
Zoe, Bake for Happy Kids,

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