Thursday, February 18, 2010

Kung Hei Fatt Choy 2010!!

GONG XI FA CAI
* ~ *
KONG HEI FATT CHOY
* ~ *
SIN NIAN KUAI LE

Here's wishing everyone a roaring Tiger ahead blessed abundantly with good health, wealth and happiness!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Bento Trail 5

Bento #12 (mango tango ~ 9 Feb 2010)

fried meehoon with mangoes on the side

Bento #13 (say "cheeze" :) ~ 10 Feb 2010)

cheese sandwich with sausages and guava cum mini pears as dessert :)

Bento #14 (CNY reunion ~ 12 Feb 2010)

golden fried rice with chicken meat, kiwi and mandarin oranges


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tiger Year Goodies!

Chinese New Year this year is a big big rush for me. As I'm writing this now, I dont have a single decoration in my house to signify it's CNY!! Usually, each year I'll get pussy willows, the one and only decoration in my house that relates to Chinese New Year.

Well, let's see if I can managed to squeeze in some time to get those pussy willows this Saturday before we leave for hubby's hometown for the reunion dinner!! The house looks rather empty without them. Except for some jars of foodie and mandarin oranges, you wont know it's even CNY if you're in my house! hehehe....

Did some frying and baking. Not much this year as I was rather busy. Dont even know what Im busy with but each day and week is packed and passby rather fast!

Here's some of the foodies goodies my mum and me prepared :

~ Melting Moments ~

Simple and easy to make. Spot the cookie mould presser? It's from my mum's younger days. It's more than 40 years old!! Still in very good condition and working well!!

~ Almond Crips ~

Store bought the ready mix. Just add almond flakes, mix it around, spread it evenly and bake for a few minutes, let cool and taa-da, the almond crips are ready!

I find it a tad too sweet for my liking. Still prefer my own batter concoction whereby I can control the sweetness. The only negative of making my own batter is that the egg whites and flour can be gooey that makes spreading it thinly a problem!

~ Peanut Cookies ~

Made from real groundnuts. It's a ratio of 1 bowl flour : 1 bowl peanuts : 1/2 bowl sugar (depending on your taste) and oil. A yearly tradition found in our home as nothing else beats this cookie. It just melt in your mouth and once you start popping it in your mouth, you cant stop!!

~ Crispy Arrowheads ~

Fried few batches of these. Same amount of money to purchase a tin of this, we can make tins of these!! Saving buckaroos here... :)

So these are our fare to welcome in the Tiger Year 2010!

Bento Trail 4

Bento #9 (mousey day *tsk tsk* ~ 2 Feb 2010)

fried mouse tail (loh shee fun) with steamed brocolli
and sungold cheeries

Bento #10 (meaty treasures ~ 3 Feb 2010)

chicken nuggets, sausages and fish balls on a bed of fries
with apples on the side

Bento #11 (spa.gh.et.tio ~ 5 Feb 2010)

fried spaghetti with mushrooms, brocolli and fishballs,
on the side is apples and mini pear

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Port Dickson 30.01.10 - 31.01.10

This was a short get-away with the Leong family to Port Dickson. Initially we planned to go to Desaru, Johor Bahru as the Monday, Feb 1st was a Public Holiday. Hubby cant take leave as he's serving notice to his now ex-Company thus we settled for somewhere nearer over the weekend.

After checking in, the two boys cant sit still and kept wanting to go to the swimming pool (we had pool view from our apartment). The daddies brought them down to play while the mummies stayed back in the apartment looking after a 6 and 4.5 months old baby!!

~ the brothers ~
Cavan (5 years old) and JooMin (2 years old)

~ the babies ~
Caden (4.5 months) and WenXi (6 months)

spot the difference?
both mummies are checking out babies size! LOL!!
(ppsst... Caden is 8.6kg here)

After the "brothers" had enough of water play, the Chin's went out to have some tea time snack while the Leong's stayed back, relax and had their kiddos take their nap. We ate Hj. Samsuri satay, the same place we had satay previously and pack back for the Leong's.

This time we tried their beef satay. The meat was soo soo tough!! Better stick back to chicken meat next time.

Later in the evening, we took the kiddos to the beach. The two brothers had fun playing with the sand. What else but plot themselves down with their spades and such and start digging!

To the beach again the next morning. Again dig dig dig the golden ooppss... brown sand.

This time besides digging the sand, Cavan played beach ball with daddy. He had a fun time running around chasing and kicking the ball.

Well, where's Caden. This lil boy was enjoying his nap on my poor shoulder. Guess the breeze and waves sound lulled him to sleep! hehehe....

first time at the beach and he fell asleep!

Introduced sand and sea water to Caden on the 2nd day.

He was okay with the sand. Very steady... BUT when it comes to sea water.........

This was what happened. He cried as soon as his tiny little feet touched the water! hehehe....

Dinner was good the first night. Depending on the GPS, it did lead to us where we wanted to go. We only knew the name of the restaurant from a friend's recommendation and didnt have any map.

It was really dark. When the GPS announced, you have arrived at your destination, all I saw was a hut. So yes, there's an eatery but hhmm... signboard, where is it?? Look and look but cant find any!!

Jin Men Grill Fish
(grilled beancurd, fried vege, otak-otak, grilled fish with ginger and
sambal sauce served with lady fingers and fuzhou fish balls, grilled squid)

You only need to let the captain know that you want grill fish, grill beancurd and squid. They will dish it up for you their style, one and only no other style accepted!!

So there goes another weekend, spending it not in KL but in PD all thanks to the two men that made it happened!

~ THANK YOU! ~

Friday, February 05, 2010

Sunshine Award

Received this award from my cousin sister. Thank you, merci! :)



The conditions when accepting this award is as follows:

* Put the logo on your blog or within your post.
* Pass the award onto 12 bloggers.
* Link the nominees within your post.
* Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
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Passing the sunshine along now. Here goes (not in alpha order):

It'll be 5 blogs for now. Do keep the sun shining and dont just stop at 12 as per the rules k! :)

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Bento Trail 3

Bento #6 (golden treasures ~ 26 Jan 2010)

straight cut fries, nuggets, sungold cheeries and sweetcorns

Bento #7 (mc donald's farm ~ 27 Jan 2010)

farm shaped chicken meatloaf with cheese and
meatloaf skewers with sungold cheeries & cucumber

Bento #8 (ongiri day ~ 29 Jan 2010)

boy & girl ongiri (rice ball), sautee mushrooms and
stir fried french beans with sweet corns
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