Monday, August 25, 2008

Birthday Asma

Our second daughter Asma turned 13 last Sunday. To Asma, semoga terus jadi anak solihah, murah rezeki, panjang umur dan berjaya dunia akhirat. Amin.
Unlike Alia's birthday about two weeks earlier, Asma decided to celebrate just among us.. at home. So I decided to throw a western style lucheon too.

My birthday girl cutting the cake. The girls spent a considerable amount of time making each other up for the occasion.
The table setting fit for my princess
Main course - roasted chicken (sendiri punya resipi)
The starter - the salad
Asma wanted a Chocolate Banana Cake .. something like the Secret Recipe's Indulgence.. The topping unfortunately was not as smooth as I was making it in a hurry. But janji Asma likes it.... and she did. Alhamdulillah.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Birthday Alia

I always wanted to organise a small sit-down lunch/dinner do. A western style (must be due to numerous AFC channel shows).
I've got a chance to showcase my desire today when Alia invited her friends over for her birthday. She is 14 today. Happy Birthday Alia, semoga menjadi muslimah sejati.........
Since the lunch for teenage girls, I decided to incorporate youthful theme. So I used a lot of colours and flowers. No, I did not splurge but I utilised whatever yang ada kat rumah.

For table mats I cut off gift wrapping papers into two and it looks nice, kan. I simply bought a hair band (pengikat rambut from Mydin, murah aje 90 sen each) and tie it with the napkins. And the girls got to keep the hairband. And for sitting arrangement, I simply printed out their names on a manilla cards and cut it, punched a hole on it and tied a ribbon. They can keep that be used as bookmark.
The table setting from a wider angle.
As there were nine person in the party, we have to set up a smaller table by the side.
The lunch started off with a bun and butter + a chicken mushroom soup.
Followed by the main course. A fusion of spaghetti bolognese and roasted chicken.
A cake cutting session. Alia requested for a tiramisu cake which I baked a day earlier. Her friends seems to like it soooo much.
Birthday girl, my Alia.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Acar Nenas

Kami dapat buah nenas from my brother in law - Chor, recently. And buah rambutan too. From his dusun.
Since we don't normally eat nenas raw, I came up with this acar nenas instead. So here goes...

2 cloves of garlic (hancurkan)
1 clove of big onion (dice)
1 table spoon of chili boh
Sedikit udang kering (pounded)
2 tablespoon biji sawi
A pinch of salt and sugar
1 tablespoon of cuka
and of course don't la forget the pineapple...

Saute the onion and garlic till fragrant. Add the udang kering and chilli boh as well as the biji sawi.
Masukkan the pineapple (did I tell you to dice it too?_ and stir it well.
Lastly add the rest to taste.

Tarrraaaaa.... Let's makan