Thursday, January 1, 2009

Farewell 2008

It's already 2009. And the school will reopen soon. It's back to normal routine for many of us.
It has been a bouncy 2008 for us at home. And I'm quite exhausted. Really. The school holiday has been one long and tiring 'break" for me. From the very first day of the holidays, about one and half month ago, streams of relatives came over to enjoy their year end break. And it has been a cooking marathon for me.. non stop. Not that I'm complaining.

I enjoy having my family over. Apart from the usual suspect like my sister's family, niece and nephews from Cheras and Lumut and my brother in law's family from Shah Alam, who came over memeriahkan suasana during Hari Raya Haji, we also played host to a few others. For instance two nights ago, Pak Halim (my mom's cousin) and family came over for dinner.

At the same time my husband's cousin Iza and family also came. Iza lives not very far from our place (like5 minutes away) but we hardly saw each other. In fact the last time we met was more than a year ago. We used to be very closed many years ago ... before we succumbed to busy routine of our own.

But the most "enjoyable" tetamu during this past month would be Ayah Anjang and his family (my husband's uncle who lives in Penang). They (which include Wan (the wife) and children, Anom (too bad husband Nasir could not make it), Meor (and wife Rina plus a handsome Adi), Yone and Cha) came over for lunch and stayed on until night time. We ate and chatted non stop.

Of all my husband's relatives, I'm particularly very close to them. In fact, my husband's cousins used to lepak at our place before they got married. Those good old days. Naturally they are especially very close to my daughters.

For their visit I decided to cook something special and the result was my very own Chicken Roasted Berempah.



Before roasting the chicken


Ingredient;
1 whole chicken
100 gm dried chillies (blended)
3 cloves of red onion (blended)
2 cloves garlic (blended)
Cumin powder (serbuk jintan manis)
Cardamon powder (serbuk buah pelaga)
Coriander leaves
Oregano
Olive Oil
Butter
Salt and sugar to taste

Method:
Marinate the chicken with the blended ingredients as well as the cardamon and cumin powders.(overnight)
Upon roasting, cover the chicken with butter and olive oil as well as salt and sugar.
You may roast the chicken together with potato and carrot.
Also sprinkle the chopped coriander leaves and oregano beforehand.
Roast for 30-40 minutes at maximum temperature.


To serve, put the chicken onto a plate of salad, tomato and lemon. Then its makan time.


Anyways, I wish everybody Selamat Tahun Baru 1430H and 2009M. Enjoy!!

18 comments:

  1. kak..meriahnya ramai org datang, by the way terliur saya menengok ayam akak tuh..huhu, erm i'm wondering nak kena buat azam baru belaja memasak la kak hehhe

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  2. selamat tahun baru, azian. Moga persahabatan di alam maya kita ini berkekalan...do continue sharing your lovely cookings with us...kut-kut satu hari nanti i dapat jemputan untuk merasa??? fishing for an invite lah niiiii....

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  3. Happy New Year Azian and pray that all of us will have a blessed 2009

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  4. Happiest New Year to you, Mior and your lovely girls!

    Semoga dilimpahkan rezqi dan kejayaan, serta kesihatan yang baik, and all good things in life this new year.

    Banyak pahala you menjamu tetamu yang bertandang ke rumah, Yan, and lebih berganda pahala when you go all out to make sure the dishes you cook are extra-delicious. Murah rezqi tuan rumah, insya Allah :)

    Perkakas sekolah semua dah settled ke?

    Lagi dua hari - back to menjadi supir lah kita, ya? Hehehe...

    Take care, dear :)

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  5. Zyan,
    Penat tu memang tapi berbaloi jugak. Hari dia orang datang tu akak bakar 3 ekor ayam. Selamat semuanya. Macam orang dulu-dulu ala-ala ayam bulat gitu.

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  6. Mumsie,
    InsyaAllah berpanjangan dan berkekalan.Bilala agaknya nak jumpakan...Putrajaya dan Subang Jaya taklah jauh sangat kan. Nanti-nanti jemput datang rumah.

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  7. Zai,
    Happy New Year to you too.

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  8. Wanshana,
    'Happy New Year to you and your family too. Diam-diam dah habis cuti sekolah. Bila diingatkan nak jadi supir..waduh penatnya...nak cuti lagi! ...nak cuti lagi! Anyway, elokla jugak kot-kot boleh turunkan beberapa dirham lemak di badan. Since cuti dah tambah 3 kilo berat, I tell you...
    Rasanya dah almost ready la, persiapan sekolah. Alia dan Asma tak nak beli uniform baru, just mintak ditukarkan kasut je. Tapi kesian pulak, nanti hari pertama sekolah colour baju diaorang aje yang lain. So...just tunggu hari Isnin menjelang.....

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  9. Yan, tahniah kerana melancarkan e-book! kak teh cukup envy orang yang pandai masak - mungkin kak teh boleh beli buku ni. tell me how.

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  10. Salam Kak Teh,
    E-book Yan is basically about how to start a kitchen based business for Malaysians in Malaysia especially during the current downturn.
    Still interested ke? Tapi Yan akan release a mini e-book on how to bake a delicious quick-mix cakes. Yang ni kut more appropriate for Kak Teh. Do tell me.
    Anyway Thank You for the ucap tahniah...baru nak merangkak mula business online. Tolong doakan ye....

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  11. salam azian
    this is my first visit to your blog and i like it.. at the same time envying you.. i have to girls.. 12 & 10.. asyik bertekak kalau suruh ke dapur ,but eventually managed to finish what they're suppose to do...but your three girls look well behave . don't you have the same problem?

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  12. Thank You for visiting my blog. My tiga anak dara macam tu jugak. Part of tenage problems macam tu la. Ada yang rajin ke dapur bila I tengah masak, ada yang ke dapur bila dapur tu sunyi sepi, ada yang suka mengemas dapur je..macam-macam style. Jadi I ikut ajelah rentak diaorang tapi kalau pasal basuh kain dan siap bilik, I memang ada jadual bekerja for them.Bab ni tak ada kompromi punya.

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  13. the chicken...nampak sedap sgt....
    selamat thn baru maal hijrah 1430..
    selamat thn baru 2009...

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  14. drNO,

    'Selamat Tahun Baru' to you and your family too.

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  15. selamat tahun baru..

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  16. Oh MakLang...seronoknya maklang singgah di sini.Berbesar hati sangat. Thanks. nanti jemput datang lagi ya.

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  17. ala kak Yan.. sorry la lambat post comment.. anyway your chicken was heavenly -- tak percaya, hahaha.. Meor aja dah belasah sekor.. tapi memang sedap la kak Yan..

    Memang seronok kan melepak kat rumah kak yan masa belum kahwin dulu.. ye la masa tu tak de tanggungjawab dan bebas(hahaha) -- kat mana rasa nak drive, sampai je terus tercongok..

    Sekrang ni, dah la duduk skrang ni jauh, responsibility pun dah bertambah kann.. but I really missed those times la..

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  18. Anom,

    Memang la masa tu best sangat. Budak-budak ni pun dah besar. Sekarang ni nak selalu jumpa pun susah. Tu la bila sesekali dapat jumpa bagai nak runtuh rumah bersembang.
    Btw, hari tu kak yan lupa nak cakap. Kalau ada apa-apa nak tolong pasal wedding Yone...do let me know ya.
    Bye!

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