Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Prawn Porridge

I like to buy prawns whenever I go for sundry shopping; so it will be used as the main ingredient of the porridge this time. I am afraid the porridge will taste blunt with prawn alone, so I added in the black fungus and green peas (since I still got some leftover).



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Outcome:

The porridge taste sweet with the prawn in it.

Sarah kept asking for “prawn prawn” when I feed her the meal. Therefore, she has prawn for every spoon full of porridge.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Neno's Award



When I first got the award from Caroline, I thought it is called "Nemo's Award":-) Anyway, thanks Caroline for the award. Appreciate it a lot.

Terms & Conditions For the Award Recipient:

1. Paste the Award Logo in your blog
2. Give out the award to 10 Blogs that you feels the most inspired and most friendly.
3. Make sure u back linked the recipients' blogs to your blog.
4. Inform the recipients about the award by leaving them comments on their blog
5. Give some love to the person who give you this award.

I would like to pass the award to:
1) Merryn
2) HN
3) Yugene
4) Serene
5) Kylie
6) Kristie
7) Maggie
8) Leann
9) Alyse
10)Esmeralda

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Vermicelli Soup + Cod Fish

Fearing that my brain will get rusty after not cooking for Sarah for a week, I’ve finally come up with this idea - vermicelli soup + cod fish. The ingredient for this menu was: vermicelli, cauliflower, pureed green peas and the cod fish.



I steamed the fish with some fried shallot and preserved soybeans (tauchu). I’ve also pureed the green peas so that it is easier for Sarah to swallow.

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Outcome:

Sarah was not able to finish the vermicelli but the most nutritious foods (cod fish and cauliflower) were all eaten up; and she also like the soup too…I am so happy to see that.

I did not mix the pureed green peas in the soup instead I feeding her with it separately. I think it also add some extra flavour to the meal.

Monday, May 18, 2009

A Happier Sunday

What a difference a week makes.

After the sad episode of last Saturday, this week we celebrated my father’s birthday and also the belated mother’s day…well, I guest life must go on.

We’ve went to Lala Chong (at Kampung Subang) for dinner yesterday. The food taste not bad and they served in big portion too. Sarah has tried their famous dish - Seafood Tofu Soup. She ate with rice and she’s kind of like it. For 10 of us, it is a full filling meal.

After the meal, we went back home for the cake cutting ceremony. We sang birthday song for father. I was surprised that Sarah learned a few words of the song. She even (try to) sang it when she saw a piece of leftover cake in the fridge.

I am glad that my mom is recouping quite well, and I’m sure she will get over the grief soon.






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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Mother’s Day 2009

I guest no words can describe how I feel now.

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day; therefore I’ve bought a cake and will bring it to celebrate with my mom tomorrow morning.



But as fate would have it, things just don’t turn out that way…

I have got a phone call that my maternal grandma has fainted in the house and being rush to SJMC. I was shocked. Fearing the worst, the uneasy feeling is just too much to bear.

An hour later, got to know that my grandma has passed away. I cried badly.

The cake will not be cut and there will be no celebration tomorrow.

RIP, grandma.
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Friday, May 8, 2009

Bolster & Nail Clipper

I remembered reading Ivy mention about Sharlene’s bolster; hence she has given me the idea of writing this post.



The big bolster on the top used to belong to me. All this while it was left in my parent’s house until recently I decided to bring it back.

Once Sarah saw the bolster, she wants it immediately and forgoes what she used to have which is the smaller one.

I think the bolster is a bit oversize for her, but she just like to put it in between her legs and can sleep comfortably with this position. I even brought the bolster to Cameron just in case she cannot sleep without it.



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I’ve marked today as a special day.

This is the first time I cut Sarah’s nail. For the past 19 months, her nails were actually cut by daddy. I just dare not to handle the task. So every time I have to “catch” my husband’s time so that Sarah could get her nails trim.

I just don’t know why today I have the courage to do so.

I started with the toe nails because her daddy has been complaining that the small nails clipper can’t do the job well; so I was thinking maybe the bigger clip can handle it…yes, it really can.

From now on, I will happily taking over the job.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Porridge and Cake

Cranberry Beans, Hairy Cucumber and French Beans Porridge
Now only I know pink beans (what I used to call it) also known as Cranberry Beans. This time, I am able to get it from Jusco cold storage section instead of asking my mom to buy it from her place. So much easier!

I’ve used Cranberry Beans, Hairy Cucumber and French Beans as the porridge ingredients. I also added some onions into it. I’ve seen many mommies using it as one of the ingredient, so I thought to try too.



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Outcome:

The porridge has a wonderful aroma. I think it comes from the onion. It does not taste as good as smell though, it just lack a bit of sweetness in it.

I always use marmite as my last resort when the foods taste blunt. Once the marmite being added into the porridge, it tastes great! Sarah just loves it. She finished the whole pot of it.




Butter Cake

I got the recipe from Mommy Gwen. I am not a big fan of butter cake, but I kind of like this one.

I faced some problem with the ingredients when I start the baking process. According to the recipe, it requires some self-raising flour; but I don’t have such a thing…Thank God, I am able to google search that it can be substitute with the mixture of all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt (I really learnt something this time).

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Outcome:



Well, the cake does not taste very “buttery” or “milky” (Just suits my taste).

But I am wondering why most of my cake has a crispy topping? I thought it is suppose to be soft? Am I over-bake?

Friday, May 1, 2009

About the cradle...

I am so glad to tell that Sarah has not been sleeping in the cradle (for her afternoon nap) for about two weeks. Therefore, I consider that I’ve successfully weaned her from it.

Actually few months ago I’ve tried to let her sleep on the bed during her afternoon nap, but she only managed to do so for the first day, after that, mission failed! She cried and asked me to bring her downstairs for the “Yao Yao”. No choice, I have to raise the white flag when seeing her sobbing.

And finally the right timing has come…

When my sister-in-law came for a visit two weeks ago, I thought that this will be a good opportunity to wean her off from the cradle. Normally we have to bring the cradle upstairs when we have guests, so that Sarah would have a peaceful nap…so much of hassle; so I’ve try to “forced” Sarah sleep on the bed started on that day citing we have guest at downstairs.

Amazingly, she seems to understand what I mean and she was fine with it since then. For now, I’ve pack the cradle into the store room and she also hasn’t noticed that such a thing has “disappeared” from our living room.