Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Burgers Galore!

You have no idea what to cook? wanted to eat something heavy but no no for rice? here's the solution. HOME MADE burger yaww! Very easy to make. u can fry, and u can also grill the burger like me. i always go for grill sebab lagi sedap kot....Here are some burgers that i made since the last two weeks. Husband can eat food like this everyday. Kan i dah cakap he's really BIGGG on western food.

Here goes the photos. Droollllll :)



Tak payah beratur panjang2 nak makan burger bakar yawww!



HOW TO MAKE?


YOU  WILL NEED : 

MINCED MEAT
Egg/mayonnaise
iTALIAN FLAT LEAF PARSLEY ( x nak pun x pe)
Salt and pepper
Salad
Barbecue /grill sauce (whatever you like)
Roti burger
Olive oil

INSTRUCTIONS:
1) in a bowl, mix meat, with egg( beat the egg first)or else, mix meat with mayonnaise
2) Seasoned as you like okay...
3) Put in the parsley, you can skip this if you dont want 
4) Put in the garlic (also can skip this if you dont want)
5) kacau2 everything together... 
6) Form a shape of a ball and press it to form a burger meat shape
7) cook on the grill

Cut the bun and arrange them neatly with the kulit facing the bottom, okay. drizzle abit of olive oil and put them on the grill (low heat)

when everything is perfectly cooked, can angkat and cantum2 to be your own homemeade grilled burger. put in all the vege u have at your house... you can also put in tomatoes, and whatever you like. 



Okay happy trying!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Things i'd realized..

1) i dont have to cook something that is "over the top" just to impress husband. Sometimes, i am being influenced by most of the western cooking shows on TV. Not only the recipes are easy to make but they looked so tempting on the TV as well. Moreover,husband is one happy eater of western foods,but i think he needs to fulfill his eastern taste buds once a while. So more asian dishes after this. :)

2) I have to let some things to go with the flow. I cant force things to become as how i wish or how i want them to be. That way,life will be less complicated. I have to always have faith that Allah knows better and what is good for me. So,i have to learn to be patient and redha with all qada' and qadar.

3) Husband started to love korean  drama and he is more emotional than I am! Haha. He express his hatred to the villain characters in the drama more than i did! Kelakar. Fyi, we always tune to One HD from 7.50pm to 11plus because those are the times when interesting korean dramas are being played. Tell you,korean dramas are so addictive. I think korean actors/actressess can play with emotions really well. I admit that sometimes i can cry for the whole week just for one sad scene in korean drama!it's that bad,tau! And i can also berangan for the whole week just because of a romantic scene played by my favourite korean actor.

4) life is full of surprises! Sometimes people that we used to love or trust can be our enemy and people that we used to hate can be our friend. We all have that kind of person in our life.  I learn a lot since high school that i cant easily trust anyone in this life. But the then stupid, weak and too kind hearted me was always the victim. Bila baik sangat kena pijak, sekarang dah jahat sikit kena cop jahat gile. So? Nak buat mcmmana? In the end i resorted to being ignorant because ignorance is bliss. What you dont know will not hurt you! Apa org nak buat,nak cakap, buat la, cakap la. I dont care and i dont want to know at all. Life is happier this way. :)

5) when we redha with our rizkh, Allah will grant us with more happiness and kepuasan in all the things we do. I always feel intimidated with my lackings and weaknesses, i admit that sometimes i feel the same with husband. Until one day, i told myself, people have things that you dont have and you are being sad about it, but you have no idea about their journey or their problem. Look back at what you have. You have the talent, the lovely husband, and few other things that i  cannot mention here la (sebab mention dalam hati je utk impress diri sendiri) hehe and maybe those are what differ you from them. Utilise all your extras wisefully rather than keep whining and complaining on the things that you dont have :) maybe by doing that, u will have something that is good for you that u have never dream before.

Till then. Sayonara.



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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Current Wishlists

1) Iphone. I know....lame sangat kan? Org lain dah lama pakai Iphone... I je yang tak ada lagi. Nak satu pleaseeeee.....

2) Colourful silicone cooking utensils.... Or maybe wooden cooking utensils.... Nak beli yang bagus punya memang pricey sikit la.....

3) New clothes.... i'd gained weight... few inches big already... So in dire need of new clothesss....

4) New handbag  and shoes for work. I am such a shoes and handbag hoarder... Padahal kat rumah tu dah banyak dah masihhh lagi nak mengumpul....

5) I nak Ford Fiesta please. Haha... Ada ke orang nak bagi kalau minta macam ni? Husband i so far mampu bagi basikal ada bakul kat depan je la. Kalau nak pakai kereta best2 macam ni kenalah kerja dengan gaji yang best2 gak.

6) Grill pan from Tefal please. Dah survey kat Carrefour and Tesco hari tu... RM119... huhu... next month perhaps? So far kitorang pakai electric grill aja.... but i find it a bit difficult nak buka pasang semua...So kalau pakai grill tu senang, letak aja atas stove... Ke ada sapa2 nak hadiahkan? Birthday i bulan 10 ni. haha.

Bestnya kalau boleh dapat benda2 kat atas ni esok. wahhh, esokkk gituuu...

Cooking utensils Part 1


 Non stick frying pan from Little Homes. Cute, polkadot. Red colour lagi. Tapi sayang, low quality. So i jarang guna yang ini... Guna yang lagi satu. Nanti i update... Kalau nak bagus pakai Tefal la... Tapi Tefal bosan... Boring colour.


Owh kitchen i memang penuh dengan bright color cooking utensils... Tu lime green siever... just to add some color in the kitchen... Tu can opener.Fully stainless steel. Bought it at RM8.20. Quite cheap kan? The old one yang lebih kurang mcm tu tapi colour merah dah rosak. Habis rosak tin bila i guna buka tin hari tu. Sayang pula. Orange merah tu pvc placemat... Nak letak atas microwave.


Ini nama dia measurement cup... Sangat terpengaruh dengan Giada At Home. Tu yang usaha gak mencari benda ni...Bagus lah benda ni untuk orang yang masak ikut resipi sebiji2 macam i. Yang besar belah kanan tu 1 cup, lepas tu 1/2 cup, 1/3 cup and yang kecil sekali tu 1/4 cup...


Ini pula measurement spoon. Ala2 Ina garten dalam Barefoot Contessa kan? Haha. Yang besar sekali tu 1 tablespoon,  1 teaspoon, 1/2 teaspoon and kecil sekali 1/4 teaspoon.... kalau you all focus ada nampak label dia kat holder dia tu/


 Ha ni nama dia grater, ke entah apa tah nama sebenar dia... I bought this from Giant. Harga? RM19.90 kalau tak silap... kadang2 kan kita beli halia kan? kita nak guna seinci je, lepas tu kita dok simpan kat luar sampai halia tu dah rosak2 kan? jadi masa ni la nak guna benda ni, the rest of the halia tu kita potong2 lepas tu kita grate dia guna benda ni and simpan dalam fridge... next time nak guna, tak payah nak wasting time nak chop and mince2 lagi... Boleh juga guna untuk onions and garlic...

Okaylah, next time share benda2 lain pula eh..Banyak lagi pasal kitchen nak share ni...


Friday, May 18, 2012

life's like that. busy and super tired.

Hi y'all,


was super duper busy lately. Lots of things to do.  Went for work interview with a few places. Haha. Work interview again? Yes!! Sebab i nak jump to other industry pulak. Oh i love to experience and venture into new things and learn about other stuffs rather than being an expertise in my comfort zone.


My time was occupied with making preparation and gathering as much info as i could for the interviews. It has been a while since my last interview so this time around pergi interview, sangat lah nervous. But Alhamdulillah, the interviews went well and now it's the waiting game. Ada rezeki ada, x ada redha. Bukan pasrah,tapi redha. Ada beza.


Some of my friends, ada tegur,kenapa lately i dah jadi anti social? Bbm jrg reply, buzz kat fb jrg reply, account twitter dah delete, blog jarang update. Ajak jumpa, asyik x ada masa. Yes, i know and i am so sorry. Reunion dgn kwn2 lama pun ada yg i x dapat pergi. Bukan apa,kdg2 hujung minggu, i sibuk pulak buat kerja2 untuk The Craft Potion. I bukan nak jadi katak bawah tempurung or kera sumbang, tapi i betul2 need time for myself skrg. Settlekan mana yang x settle, upgrade kan my quality of life, polish and sharpen kan skill i in the arts & crafts world. Sooo many things to do.


And i'd realized that we are now approaching the middle of 2012 already. Half year dah gone utk i achieve my 2012's resolutions, so half year lagi je tinggal. Sebab tu i terpaksa lah fence in diri i ni. Untuk improve apa yg kurang.


but anyway, kalau kawan2 pm psl benda penting mcm nk minta resipi ke atau nk minta tolong pasal2 apa2 ke, dont worry i will definitely reply balik. Sometimes i malas nak explain thru fb chat, i akan terus call. Easier.


So that's all about me at the moment. Counting days maybe months nak masuk rumah baru. I cant wait. Biarpun nak pakai duit banyak tapi demi keselesaan, xpe lah. Oh and yeah, i still tgh cari masa untuk ambil gambar beberapa furnitures/barang dalam rumah yg nak dijual. Antaranya, Our L shape couch (good news sapa beli ni husband cakap percuma dining table sekali! Sebab kitorang malas nak pikir), our portable aircond and a few other stuffs la. Sbb nk pindah rumah nanti, dah beli new set, so kitorang nak jual dgn harga yg sgt2 affordable, pakai pun baru setaun lebih je.  Tapi nanti2 lah bila ada masa, skrg ni mmg busy. InshaAllah i will update here, and kat FB jugak. :)


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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Alhamdulillah, peluang terbuka.

Lately, rasa macam kerap pula tulis blog. I dah deactivated account twitter sebab rasa rimas dengan spam tweets and messages. I tak tahu cara nak remove those stuffs tu yang deactivate terus. Kita tulis2 dekat blog je la lepas ni... Walaupun rasanya dah tak ramai tahu my new URL ni, tapi xpelah, nak tulis syok2 sendiri je.

Hari ni pagi2, Alhamdulillah dapat panggilan untuk satu peluang. Ha, peluang apa tu? Tu yang nak buat suspens sikit. haha. Nanti kalau dah okay semuanya baru i bagitahu ye. Tapi rasa syukur sangat kalau peluang ni betul2 di berikan dekat i. Memang2 sangat2 rezeki dari Allah la...... Allah tu Maha Mendengar suara2 hamba2 nya yang lemah ini. Kalau difikir2kan balik, i ni bukan hambanya yang baik langsung. Tapi Allah tetap dengar. So, betullah kata orang, "just PRAY, because Allah always listen"




Monday, May 7, 2012

DIY - Watermelon mint ice cream using the ice cream pop mold




Sekarang ni musim panas kan? Kalau dapat benda2 sejuk kat tekak ni memang lah sangat best. I fikir, takkan nak pergi makan tutti frutti hari2. Eventhough, rasa dia mmg irresistible tapi bankrupt lah kalau nak makan hari2 time musim panas mcm ni.huhu.

So hari tu i ada tengok cooking show Giada At Home kat Asia Food Network Channel. Kebetulan dia tunjuk cara2 nak buat ice cream watermelon pakai mold ice cream pop tu. Wahh!! Memang nampak sangat tempting la. Memang excited gile nak try tapi i takde mold tu kat rumah. Lagi satu, Giada dalam recipe dia tak silap dia pakai liquor, i dah substitute dengan lime juice :) Halal for Muslim.

So kebetulan the other day i pergi MR DIY ( kedai yang ala2 Daiso gak, tapi ni mcm2 China made stuffs yang u boleh beli kat sini) , nampak la ice cream pop mold ni, apa lagi beli je la. Murah je. Tapi x silap brand Tupperware pun ada rasanya. Tapi pricey sikit lah kot. I dah guna mold ni masa buat dessert utk birthday husband hari tu. Okay juga la.Nanti ice cream jadi comel2 je.

Okay here's the recipe for the ice cream :

INGREDIENTS

1) 4 cups of cube watermelon ( about half watermelon punya isi)

2) 1/3 cup of sugar

3) 1/3 cup of mint leaves

4) juice of 1 lime

INSTRUCTIONS

Put everything dalam blender or food processor. Pakai food processor lagi best and easier. But i yet to have one, so pakai je blender which a bit difficult sebab you have to constantly stir the watermelon supaya dia cepat2 hancur.

Then, bila dah jadi ala2 puree tu, masukkan dalam mold tu. Then, in the freezer they go!! Haha.

Sejukkan, and makanla bila2 u rasa nak makan.

Rasa dia kan mcm manis2  campur masam2 and a bit pudina2 sikit. Tapi sedap :)

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

My DIY Candlelight dinner on hubby's 28th birthday :)

I was all smiling while writing this entry.

My hubby's 28th birthday falls on 3rd May which was last Thursday. Such a hard nut to crack thinking what to get for him. Since he is currently has the love for golfing, i actually wanted to buy him a driver/ a new golf set. However since i am on a tight budget at the moment, i have to postpone the pressie for a while. I dont want to simply buy any gift for him, afraid that they might end up unused. wallet, belt, shirts, watch, perfume, almost all the men stuffs - semua dia dah ada. even some, i just bought for him when i received my bonus pay last January. So i think it's better that i get him something that he really likes. But buying a golf set (a really good one) will cost me a bomb! I have to save up for a while. Hehe. Hubby really understand my situation. He even said he didnt want anything from me. Of course i will buy him something, and i made a promise that i will surely buy the "really good" golf set for him once i have enough cash in hand. (no more credit card now!It's the recession bebeh..gotta spend by cash, not by credit card :))

BUT , i dont want his birthday to pass by just like that with us doing nothing at home.So,  I drafted out a plan a week before his birthday. It was a cooking plan actually! i wanted to give him a surprise candle light dinner! But here was the funny part, my supposedly surprise candle light dinner turned out not to be so surprise anymore. Here's why :

1) He caught me red handed marinating the chicken for grill the night before his birthday. He seldom open the fridge but out of the blue moon, he open the fridge the night before his birthday to check on god knows what la. Maybe it's the cake that he was checking on. Haha. Padahal i x beli cake lagi time tu.

2) I asked him to teman me buying some groceries for the dinner the night before. He questioned why i still need to buy lots of stuffs since we just did our groceries last weekends. He actually managed to guess something fishy going on with me here. :)

3) On his birthday itself, he went home from work much earlierr than usual!! Cheh!! All the foods were not ready yet!! I finally had to cook everything, and prepare everything with him smiling while lying down on the couch in our living room that evening... Everything kantoi already!! But the plans still has to go on!


But Alhamdulillah, everything went well. Husband was really happy. After eating everything that i cooked (yes, i cooked 4 dishes, one dessert and drink okay... hehe... a pat to myself at the back) he said, the dinner was the best birthday present ever and he looked really touched. He also loved the small cheesecake i bought for him. Alhamdullilah. I was a happy wife at that time.

Here's my menu and the recipe's link. (If any of you want to try out) :)

Appetizer 


Sauteed Holland green beans with crispy shallot - Recipe : not available online, but i got it from an overseas magazine about home decor or something, couldnt recall. But fret not, i will share the recipe with you guys later.

Main dishes


1) Grilled chicken breast -Recipe from here.

2) Spicy Mango Chutney - Recipe from Stephanie Domson

3) Butter Potato With Oregano - Recipe from Chef Hanieliza book.

4) Sweet Sour Spiral Pasta - Recipe - my own hentam version

Dessert


Chocolate Ice Cream in Ice Cream Pop Mold :)

Drink


Strawberry Peanut Butter Smoothies - Recipe from here

Here some photos of the not so surprise candle light dinner.




The food 







Simple table setting



 Lights off!



Strawberry Peanut Butter Smoothies


 I bought the glass at super cheap price. Mana ada stock gelas mcm ni kat rumah. So rembat yang cheap2 je. nanti pindah rumah baru, baru beli yg bagus sikit :)


The cake = Super cute!

Last but not least, the birthday boy enjoying everything :)






Till then. Walaupun whatever i cooked maybe tak rasa macam hotel 5 star, but hey it's the thoughts that counts! Sedap tau makan masakkan yang dimasak sendiri ( make sure that they taste good la! Tell you guys what, my mango chutney tu rasa dia mcm pelik sikit. tapi husband kata sedap, sedapla kot. haha)

Happy Birthday dear husband :) Love u then, love you now, love you forever :) Thanks for everything. Wait for next month ya for your pressie inshaAllah :) Sorry for all the flaws on your candlelight dinner, but i really hope that you enjoy them.... :)