13 December 2011
Hubby stayed at home for half day, looking after our eldest who had just undergone his ‘khatan’ and unfortunately got complications barely 1 hour after the klamp procedure. Idlan is recuperating now, at my mom’s.
Me off to work as usual after a straight four-day leave. It’s moving towards the year-end and the works are just too taxing and everything is becoming super urgent right now. The system is not stable and keep on going intermittent, went down every now n then..bagus la tuh!!
We were supposed to be on leave today, our initial plan was to watch Ombak Rindu or any movie, have a proper lunch together and probably do some window shopping before picking up the kids at 630pm. I have planned to make a special cake for him over the weekend.
But Allah has a better plan for us.
Marriage is not only about love, but tolerating and understanding each other roles and responsibilities, prioritizing certain things and not to think about one self only. We’ve been together in this journey for 8 good years, went through the sweat and tears, joy and laugh, everything, together.
I miss my hb, miss my eldest who for the first time separating with us (until this coming weekend), miss my cheeky n naughty firas, and my lovely ammar. But still I need to be in the office.
Happy 8th Anniversary Yang…thank you for everything.
Love you now n forever.
May Allah bless our marriage, and that we’ll always be guided with iman and akal in whatever we’re doing.
07 December 2011
Idlan was all ok with the news. For the past few weeks we kept on asking whether he is ready for khatan or not this year. Initially he said 'no', what more with Firas shouting and telling 'firas takmo sunat firas takootttt' everytime we brought up the khatan issue. But recently upon listening to his friends' stories that has went thru the khatan, he came to us and said 'ok'.
Just now i had lunch with my usual colleagues at our pantry and tell them about the khatan story. They (the men) said khatan is one of the biggest event in any men's life apart from akad nikah. Probably we can equate this with women and labour, isnt it?
Ok so now i got the point why hubby wanted me to take half day leave :)
Btw, it's 9th Dec on Friday, and 10th is his born day. Celebrate besday dgn bersunat la nih!
05 December 2011
Kind of fobia when it comes to nursing time these days. Few times i shouted to him n he cried. Sori sayang but mama just couldnt help it. Sakit sesangat!!
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04 December 2011
We (i.e. me and SIL) threw out an ad-hoc plan to have a join birthday celebration for the kids. It was a pre-celebration for Idlan since his birthdate is actually on the 10 of Dec, while for my niece Hana, it was a post-birthday celebration (29 Nov). Had the celebration at my bro's place in Ampang. A close-knit gathering among the family members only, but we truly had a good time chit-chatting and sharing stories. Most importantly, i'd say the kids had a blast time throughout the evening. Gegak-gempita rumah abang...my mom said "ni lah rupanya kalo ade anak ramai..kecoh satu rumah :p
I planned to make a DFCC on Friday night, but a migraine attack since evening made me go to bed very early. Woke up at 4.30am with a heavy head still, and straight away went to kitchen to start baking. This cake was quite 'leceh' since it involves few steps and i knew i'm gonna take a long time to finish up the whole cake (what with ammar being around...arghh byk dugaan!).
24 November 2011
Minggu lepas buat Devil's food choc cake yg ketiga...dlm masa sehari sudah licin! Kalau ditanya siapa yg tukang makan paling byk...jawapan dia mestilah saya!! Bukan anak2..bukan my hb..hehe.
Lepas tu saya order kek lapis India dari sahabat saya yg mmg anak jati Sarawak...dia belikan 2 ketul utk saya nyum nyummm...tq my dear fren!!!!
Dan hari ini, sampailah kek bika ambon yg saya kirim dari ofismate yg baru pulang dari Medan. Wahhh hepinyer saya!!!
Esok insya Allah kami akan pulang ke Kelantan...so dlm kereta boleh pulun mkn kek nyummieeee :)))
Kek Lapis India/Cadbury - img googled
my third Devil's Food Choc Cake..nnt resepi saya post kemudian, tak sempat type lagi :)
Last but not least, inilah kek Bika Ambon buat tatapan mereka yg tak pernah tgk rupa dia. So far hanya boleh didapati di Medan..tak sure kat KL ade jual tak. Tapi kalo saya pegi bandung ke jakarta ke, serius tak jumpe kek ni!
18 November 2011
Overall score - 92%
Kedudukan dlm kelas - 9/35
B. Arab 100
Pendidikan Teras Islam 93
P. Seni A
Agak merosot berbanding keputusan penggal pertama dulu tapi takpelah, janji semua A :)
Dulu Sains dpt 100, now 80 sajer erkkkk...
Al Quran tu byk slack dekat surah Al-Kafirun...bila suruh baca kat rumah, boleh je dia baca...tp dlm kertas, sumer ditulisnya salah!
Keputusan UPSR baru keluar kelmarin.
Dan tadi aku sempat berbual dgn colleague yg duduk di sebelahku, yg mana anak sulung dia dpt 5A dlm UPSR dan no 2 terbaik bagi PSRA di negeri Selangor (mumtaz, markah 98.6%).
Hebat benar anak kakak ni.
Kata dia, sejak darjah 1 anak dia dapat no 1 dan markah selalu dpt 100% dlm setiap ujian atau peperiksaan di sekolah. On top of that, anak dia mesti bolot hadiah utk mata pelajaran terbaik.
Selain drpd potensi anak dia, peranan ibu bapa tu sgt penting. Byk benda yg ku pelajari hasil drpd perbualan singkat dgn kakak ni.
Anak kita mungkin pandai, mungkin cemerlang....
tapi tanpa doa dan restu ibu bapa, mungkin dia tidak akan cemerlang selamanya.
Anak kita mungkin tidak berapa cemerlang dan pandai...
tapi berkat doa dari si ibu dan bapa, mungkin dia akan lebih cemerlang dan excel dlm setiap perkara yg diharungi.
Masa UPSR, kakak ni ambil cuti seminggu dan berpuasa sunat setiap hari. Semasa anak dia exam, kakak ni buat solat sunat, mengaji dan tidak putus2 berdoa pada Allah sehinggalah paper anak dia selesai.
Bila ku lihat dan bandingkan dgn diri sendiri...
- hmm apa anak belajar di sekolah pun tak berapa pasti...
- 2-3 hari nak exam, baru kelam-kabut buka buku sekolah anak, dan tanya dia dah belajar sampai mana.
- last minute baru duduk dgn anak utk ulangkaji pelajaran bersama-sama dan buat latihan
Dan bila direnung dan diingat kembali, rasanya masa exam final baru ni aku terlupa nak buat solat hajat utk Idlan...unlike masa periksa penggal pertama dulu, ku rajin buat solat hajat utk dia (anyway time tu dia dpt no 2).
Sangat jelas, peranan ku sebagai ibu dekat sini sangatlah kurang.
Macam mana la anak nak cemerlang kalau mama dan papa sibuk dan kurang ambil tahu hal pelajaran mereka betul tak?
Mama janji, bermula tahun depan mama akan jadi lebih rajin dan komited lagi perihal pelajaran anak2 mama. Moga kamu akan jadi lebih cemerlang dari mama dan abah, lebih cemerlang dari mereka semua.
Dan kamu kena ingat, solat itu sangat penting. Jangan nak buat muka masam kalau mama dan abah bising menegur perihal solat kamu yg kadang2 tu laju yg amat...mama tahu kamu sibuk nak kejar tengok kartun kan???
Doa qunut - hmm alhamdulillah kamu dah hafal! Selama ni solat Subuh tak baca qunut. Salah mama dan abah tak suruh kamu hafal...tapi baru2 ni bila mama suruh hafal, hmm kejap je dlm masa beberapa jam kamu dah berjaya hafal. Yer insya Allah anak mama ni terang hati...moga Allah terus menerangkan hatimu utk mudah menangkap ilmu2 yg baik buat bekalan di hari esok.
Apa2 pun, we lurve you loads son. Kamu memang anak yg baik, taat, obedient, abang yg penyayang dan boleh diharap. Apa mama suruh, mesti kamu buat..walaupun kadang2 kamu akan membebel balik dan ckp "asyik-asyik idlan, asyik-asyik idlan...suruhlah firas!". Ahh mama tahu kamu belum cukup matured lagi, sebab tu suka bandingkan sesuatu perkara tu dgn firas.
Dan mama tahu kamu masih belum masuk 7 tahun lagi. Sebab itu perangai masih macam budak-budak...siap nak bawa mainan pergi sekolah..ape kes tu???
14 November 2011
The Baked Brownie for Hauza
tu dia si kecik ni dah standby nk potong. Di belah pagi tu kami attend konvo tadika si Firas di Jade Hills...tapi Firas cuma buat persembahan je (for kids 3yr) bukan konvo yer.
2 the baked brownies and 3 chocolate bottom banana square brownies for myself, staffs and ammar's teacher at taska
This year Raya Haji was quite special since for the first time in life I got the chance to witness the ‘sembelih lembu’ event. Sedih dan kesian pun ada but insya Allah all of them will be placed in heaven. I overhear some of the makcik2 said in Mekah the cows will not ‘meronta-ronta’ and people do not have to tie them up bec they will willingly lie down and ‘menyerah diri’ when their time come…as easy as that huh. The villagers definitely need some skill to tame the cows down, there was few occurrence where they failed to tie up the legs, the cows got angry and move forwards to the people surrounds..we in fact took few steps backwards to save our lives haha kelakar pun ade rasanya. Oh did I ever mention that for the first time in life I got bitten by a ‘lintah’. It almost reached up to my knee when I found it hoho dia sudah kenyang gilos!
As usual, bila buat korban, we will be over flooded with daging korban. So guess what we did with all the daging???
02 November 2011
selingan kejapsss. This was part of hb's regular 'work out' regime before indulging himself with all those sweety treats i made for him :p This is the LadyFingers biscuit that was shown in my earlier post. It tastes sweet bec there’re some sugars on it. It soften easily when soaked in water, hence to get a nice tiramisu layer you mustn’t celup biskut tu lama2..celup kejap jer ok! I made a blunder since it was my first time using ladyfingers, as such my biscuits rasa sgt lembut/lembik…kureng sedap gitu! Actually I didn’t soak it that long, perhaps next time I just need to sprinkle the Nescafe on top of it instead of soak it.
This is the final result. You may garnish the top with cocoa powder and chocolate curls. Nak lagi sedap, go and get some fresh strawberries/kiwi/dark berries from the shelf :) Easy peasy huh???
Bahan cream cheese:
ulang proses lapisan sampai habis bahan.
31 October 2011
Hubby called it as "hari mama memasak".
Being a morning person, as usual i started off the day by doing some laundry and cleaning. Then i took out the usual ingredients and start mixing the batter for pancake, and here we go 8-9 pcs of beautiful pancakes ready for brekkie. Thought of giving a try to any of the crepes recipes that i've collected from the internet (remember my failed crepes story, ahaaa i still determine to improvise my crepe skills!), but suddenly ideas popped out! why not using the marvellous Nigella's pancake batter to make crepes eh??after all they're using basically the same ingredients. So without further ado i added some milk to make the batter more fluid, and drop a ladle of the batter onto the same pan. See whether i got it right this time or not????
I've altered the recipe here n there to suit my taste, and everybody just loves it. Hb likes it, my kids love it, my colleague said sedappppppnyerrrrr, my neighbour also said the same, and myself??? haha makan tak bley stop beb, kol 11.30pm ngapp 4 ketul sekaligus time panas2 tuh :p heaven!
gambar fresh from the oven
The Baked Brownie – Matt Lewis (Oprah’s favourite!)- taken from Baked: New Frontiers In Baking
makes 24 brownies – use 8x8’
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp dark unsweetened cocoa
11 oz. dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 1″ pieces - i use salted butter, and omit the salt
1 tsp instant espresso powder - i use nescafe rich
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar - i reduce to 1 1/4 cups
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar - i reduce to 1/4 cups
5 eggs at room temp
2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter the sides and bottom of a 9×13″ glass or light-colored metal baking pan.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and cocoa.
Melt the chocolate, butter, instant espresso powder, stirring occasionally, until completely melted and smooth. Turn off the heat. Whisk in the sugars. Mixture should be room temperature.
Sprinkle in the flour mixture, and fold the flour mixture into the chocolate until combined. Using a spatula (DO NOT USE A WHISK) fold the dry into the wet until there is just a trace amount of the flour/cocoa mix visible.
When cool, cut the brownies into squares. These keep tightly wrapped for up to three days.
30 October 2011
Salam Buat Pembaca Blog yg dihormati,
Saya bagi pihak surau & komuniti Taman Sutera Kajang (tempat tinggal saya) ingin menyeru dan mempelawa sesiapa yg ingin memberi sumbangan ikhlas bagi tujuan membina masjid di kawasan perumahan kami. Info seperti di bawah. Tidaklah ditetapkan mesti menderma sebanyak RM50, tapi bagi sesiapa yg menderma sebyk RM50, pihak surau akan memberikan sekeping sijil wakaf sebagai tanda. Maknanya, kalau nak pakat2 bersama kawan2 pun boleh. Nak derma RM1 pun boleh! (cumanya anda tidak dpt sijil wakaf, tapi saham akhirat tetap anda dapat, yakinlah Allah itu Maha Melihat lagi Maha Mengetahui).
Moga kita semua sama2 mendpt manfaat dari info ini.
Rebutlah sijil simpanan premium akhirat ini sekarang (hehe kereta Merc tak dpt, tapi insya Allah lebih byk yg bakal menanti di kemudian hari) ...sementara hayat masih di kandung badan, sementara kita masih mampu mengeluarkan sejumlah wang di atas rezeki yg Allah beri kpd kita selama ini.
Apa2 boleh contact saya, atau Pruzz ok.
Mohon hebahkan kpd rakan2 budiman anda sekali.
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28 October 2011
As usual, I’ll pick up only the ones with rave reviews, copy and paste the recipes in words file, and hoping that I have ample time to try out all of them! Ample means I got the ‘me’ time to spend hours in kitchen without any interference (read: si abang mau poo poo, si adik mau breastfeed, si abang besar mintak susu, and yadaa yadaa :p)
So peeps, here goes the line ups in my wishlist in case any other bakers out there feels like trying too :)
- the baked brownie by Matt Lewis
- chocolate cheese muffin
- nutella mug cake
- oreo cup cakes
- tiramisu (hv made this few times before and i wish to make this again n again!)
- one-bowl chocolate cakes b y Martha Stewart
- apam balik thin crepes (remember my failed crepes that i posted yesterday? haahhh i seriously determine to learn and learn till i become a so-called 'crepe expert' haha)
the failed crepes of mine. Does not look appealing at all but taste wise was good actually :)
Anyway today right after office hour i zoomed off to Yummie situated in Bangi, the usual bakery supply shop that i go to whenever i am in needs of topping up my baking supply. A visit to Yummie never fails to broke me at least RM100 and i truly hate this (people says benci tapi suka haha). Let's see what i've just got myself today.....
Off-topic kejap. These are not from Yummie, but a gift from my SIL. She bought them in UK, cant remember whether this is Mastrad or what..but anyway i just took the spatula out tonight to fold my brownie batter and voila, it works like magic since it scraped almost every single inch of the batter and remains none in the bowl..perfect!! First time pakai ni tau Unda...tq dear!! See the green sciscor and cutting board? those were not from UK ok...haha secara tak sengaja i notice there are in green as well, macam adik-beradik pulaks :)
Back to my evening shopping story, i also got this from Yummie....
Bonomi LadyFingers nama dia. I told hubby, kite beli lady fingers tadi kat yummie and he gave me that weird-look. before further ado i said..tu biskut utk buat tiramisu, bukan bendi! Can you imagine a ladyfingers cake? haha surely none of you are dare enough to try it out :p
Ok peeps, my 'Baked Brownie' is done!!!
First crepe, failed as it didn’t turn out as thin as I want. Second try, fail again..still thick. Oh I forgot to tell you that I’ve actually spread some peanut butter+chocolate jam on one side of the crepe while waiting the sides to turn brown, and also drizzled it with Hershey's chocolate syrup before slides it off the pan once cooked. Well my oh my, after so many attempts still my crepes didn’t went as thin as the one that we ate at Mines (mode: SEDEY).
When my kids are back, Ammar demanded for direct feeding, so I left the remaining batter to Hb and let him settled the rest. Hb said probably it was something wrong with my batter. I argued back saying I followed exactly as what was written on the recipe, in fact I’ve done few research and made few comparisons on the different version of ‘crispy’ crepes available on the net. Hb asked me to find crepe recipe that resembles apam balik. I told him probably I am lacking that soft skills required to make a good thin crispy crepe, or probably bec I don’t have that one tool used by this one lady at the kiosk where the tool is used to thin up and spread the batter evenly on the pan (must do this quickly else the batter will cook and becomes unspreadable anymore!). Anyway that tool is L-shape and made from steel just in case u guys are curious how does it looks like :p
Ah back to my crepes story, the taste was surprisingly good actually (haha perasan kejap) despite the looks that was not appealing at all. Idlan ate 3pcs and firas had 2 for himself. I asked idlan, which one do you prefer crepes or pancakes…and he immediately answered crepes! Me? Hehe while making the crepes I’ve had actually ate few of them sampai tak sedar brape ketul dah ngap!! Mr Hb? Hmm dia makan sajer…and he said it was like eating lempeng. Tapi I personally think my crepes taste even better than lempeng :p
Pictures later yer coz I forgot to bring my SD card. But in case any of you want to try out the recipe, here go I pasted one for you :) It's good to have this for brekkie, serves it with jam, whipped cream, chocolate sauce or anything...mmg sedaplah!
Ingredients – source: ALLRECIPES.COM
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and the eggs. Gradually add in the milk and water, stirring to combine. Add the salt and butter; beat until smooth.
2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each crepe. Tilt the pan with a circular motion so that the batter coats the surface evenly.
3. Cook the crepe for about 2 minutes, until the bottom is light brown. Loosen with a spatula, turn and cook the other side. Serve hot.
p/s: i think next time i must add more milk/water to make the batter becomes more fluid so as to get the right batter consistency.
27 October 2011
img : google
Anyway I am yet to try out any of the recipes, but I was thinking to have my crepe to be filled with peanut butter and chocolate jam, hv it drizzled with chocolate syrup, and garnish with almond nibs and chocolate chips. Haha salivating already??? Nak lagi best take out your mixer and beat up some cream…ahh totally divine! Tak cukup lagi.. hv some scoops of ice-cream dollop onto it and the result…PERFECTO!!
cuba jgn tak cuba yer!!!
26 October 2011
Tapi slalunye orang refer as pancakes.
Kalo mak pak zaman dulu, panggil lempeng je kots.
Whatever the name is, kami anak beranak mmg suka makan pancake.
Normally we eat pancakes with Hershey's chocolate syrup, tapi tadi terjumpa pancake syrup ni dekat Pasaraya Hero kat rumah mak di Ampang...zasss terus beli! RM17.50 per bottle, mahal sehh, tapi untuk mencapai kenikmatan pancake yg sejati punye pasal...tutup mata sajalah :p
Dah invest beli pancake syrup ni, harapan saya lepas ni kuranglah sikit aktiviti brekkie di Mc D hihi.
Pillsbury Pancake Syrup. Saya tak pasti sama ke tidak dgn maple syrup...tapi belasah saje la! Lagipun ada gambar pancake kat botol tuh..so konfem sesuai mkn dgn pancake!
24 October 2011
Idlan had finished his exam. So far he got 98% for Jawi and 80% for Al Quran. Sgt teruk result Al Quran tuh. He got almost all wrong for Surah Al-Kafirun. It's not that he doesnt remember the surah, in fact he can recites the surah well in front of us back at home. Ni mesti kes silap baca soklan, or kes nak jwb cepat jer huhu.
Last but not least, these are what i baked during the weekend. Mood baking datang balik, but we'll see sampai bila mood rajin ni bertahan hehe
the infamous choc banana bottom square brownies for Oleen. I said 'infamous' bec almost all local bakers have tried out this recipe (tak caye sila google!). But being the normal me, i had amended the original recipe here n there to my liking until i satisfied with the final result :)
a 1.7kg birthday cake for Yati koko's second princess Hani :) She wanted a princess theme, and since am not sure whether the local bakery shop has a ready-stock princess edible image, i recommended her to place a customized order from edibleprint.com.my and pass the image to me :) If i were not mistaken the price is RM18, you may choose your own image and template.
these xtra cuppies were meant for my kids. I don't like buttercream, so i used ganache instead..mkn dgn eskrem uhhh konfem sedap!!! pastu sakit tekak haha padan muke!
19 October 2011
My favourite!! Our pictures taken in front of the Sleeping Beauty castle ($120)
- Transportation-wise very efficient. The MTR arrives on time, its map and route is very easy to understand. But pls pls mind the long pathway that you need to take from one interchange station to another, sgt penat jln ok! Getting around with taxi is cost effective if u travel in 5-6 person. Don’t forget to try out its double-decker tram bus, tak dapat naik kat London tp naik kat sini pun jadiklah! Hehe. You may use the Octopus card to pay for the bus fare and MTR.
- HK people are not friendly at all. They are the type ‘who minds your own business’ and doesn’t care about other people. Even the hotel staffs are not friendly and lack of courtesy. However my SIL said these are their natural behavior and they were just like that. Despite the above, we did meet 2 nice people during our five-day stay in HK. A middle-aged lady who offered a seat in the MTR when she saw me about to squatting down on the train floor to bf Ammar, and also a taxi man that took us back to hotel from the Central station. He chit-chatted with hubby and shared few things about HK and didn’t even mind when we asked him to change our route from Masjid Ammar to The Wesley.
- HK is an expensive city. Everything about HK is expensive, be it the hotel price, food, anything, except for branded items where you can get it at pretty good bargain compared to KL.
Hope the above info helps if not much at least a bit for u to plan ahead for ur HK trip!