Friday, September 30, 2011

Our Pumpkin...

John said "Likes to be on top of other things, our pumpkin"

p/s: I like it if he said "our", smiling wide...

Monday, September 19, 2011

DIY Steam Boat

We change our habit of barbecuing on Saturday this week to steam boat. Once in a while it's nice to change. I love doing steam boat, especially on rainy days. It is simple and doesn't require much. here is the recipe if you want to try it!

- slice of beef / chicken (as you prefer)
- mussels
- octopus
- tiger prawns
- fish balls
- quail egg
- napa cabbage / chinese cabbage
- enoki mushroom
- kai-lan (chinese brocolli)
- egg tofu
- baby corn

- water
- 4 tbsp chicken stock
- 1 sup bunjut (soup ingredients)
- napa cabbage / chinese cabbage

Chili and garlic sauce with chopped coriander leaves

Pineapple Upside Down Cake (ala Betty Crocker)

I've been craving for Pineapple Upside Down Cake for so long since I watched one of Desperate Housewives episode where Bree baked Pineapple Upside Down Cake for Gabby. So yesterday, I bake it! I get Betty Crocker's recipe and try it. Simple and easy. I change the recipe here and there, and next time should lessen the sugar as it is super sweet. But anyway, it is nice! (even I have to say it myself) For the first trial I feel impressed... (chuckles)

Pineapple Upside Down Cake (ala Pixie)

- 1/4 cup butter or margarine
- 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 9 slices pineapple in juice (from 14-oz can), drained
- 9 maraschino cherries without stems, if desired
- 1 1/3 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup shortening (I use cream cheese)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 egg

Step 1 - Heat oven to 350°F. In 9-inch square pan, melt butter in oven. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over melted butter. Arrange pineapple slices over brown sugar. Place cherry in center of each pineapple slice.

Step 2 - In medium bowl, beat remaining ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour batter over pineapple and cherries.

Step 3 - Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately place heatproof serving plate upside down over pan; turn plate and pan over. Leave pan over cake a few minutes so brown sugar mixture can drizzle over cake; remove pan. Serve warm. Store cake loosely covered.

Happy Trying!

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Steroid Overdose

During the recent Hari Raya, one of our neighbor which is a police inspector was admitted to the hospital because of steroid overdose. We know that he is in body building but did not know that he takes steroid. Anyway, he's been taking steroid to build the muscle and with no proper supervision from professional trainer and the last thing happened was all the muscle broke and his kidney failed because of high toxic level in his body. I really hope that  he gets better.

Note: Please get advice from your doctor before taking any supplement or enhancer.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Lemang Making!

As tradition, every Hari Raya we will be busy making Lemang and Rendang. This year all of our Lemang and Rendang finished on the first day itself! Yummy.

 My brothers busy make sure that the bamboo is clean so that the Lemang will cook evenly

My aunt and uncle poured coconut milk in the ingredients

Look at this little piece of tablecloth art

Note: what is your "compulsory dish" for Raya?

Monday, September 05, 2011

This IS What You Get when Your Stepfather..

is in Opposition Party (PAS), even dates have party logo on it!

Note: My mom is biggest supporter of the government, they survive..(so far)