Monday, August 17, 2015

Nasi Kerabu Kemaman

 

Finally got the chance to taste the famous Nasi Kerabu Kambing Bakar! A friend posted her nasi on facebook and made me so teringin. The kambing was nice, tasted like satay kambing, sweet so the kids really like it.

Not the best Nasi Kerabu I've had but sedaplah. From Kerteh turn right at the traffic light just before The Store. Go straight at the second traffic light, in a few hundred meters you will see smoke coming from the left, haha. Itulah kedainya =)

They also serve nasi lemak & nasi berlauk. There was a sign board for roti canai but I guess they closed shop, so the roti canai queen made a scene! Adoii, since she's daddy's girl, Hadi did a roti canai hunt, sempatla berhujan lebat. We were finished with our meal by the time they got back. Love...sorang love for roti canai, sorang love for the daughter. =)


Sunday, August 9, 2015

Arabic Class

 
My Arabic class group at Kak Fini's house for our Hari Raya Potluck. Cannot speak arabic yet, haha, but I'm enjoying the class very much =)

Wael, our teacher is from Syria. I think he's here in Malaysia because of the war in his country. May Allah protect the people of Syria

I made peach crumble/crisp for the potluck, it tasted good but it was superrrr sweet. Here's the recipe. Cut the sugar in half baru lah sedap

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Roti Canai Saturday

Here's our Roti Canai session update:
  
Sally's now a kari person. She usually eats her rice plain without any gravy but ever since she started school and had to eat the set lunch meal, kari's her favourite. Boleh hirup kuah! Haha, something I could not imagine happening before

Full house at the warung so we had to sit in the sun. I think they make untung at least RM100/half an hour. Food business is good in Kerteh, people eat out all the time. Hanan's new "in food" is half boiled eggs. Kids are funny when it comes to food, they'd go like this thing is ewwww then a few months later it'd be their favourite food! 

Maya's favourite food is roti canai. If it were up to her she'd have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
She can usually finish one roti canai, with sugar or susu pekat manis. Malaysian food is so good and so unhealthy!!!
 
Nanananana..ganu kiteeee! :P

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Underwater park

It's been a while since our last visit to the park.  So I shouldn't be surprised when Maya asked me to "jom naik sea horse!"

Lol. She meant see-saw  

Maya came back from school today and asked me " Mama tau tak kanak-kanak semua ada baby lah! Mama tau tak? Mama kena ada baby lah!"

I think she'd been learning about family at school and maybe the other kids said they have younger siblings. 

Sedih.

Salma pulak dok cakap ganu ngan kawan dia..haha. Kawan dia bukan orang Terengganu pun..

Friday, January 23, 2015

Little People's Drawings

  
Hanan made this drawing. Babah on the guitar, Hanan singer ( looks a lot like a boy), Salma on the keyboard and yours truly jadi drummer. Maya got really sad because Hanan didn't include her in the band. Haha, tak cukup space kot. Tetiba je she cried and I was confused as to what triggered it. Rupa-rupanya she felt left out. Sian baby =)

Yesterday Hanan made another drawing of our family. Even Abd Rahman was in the pic ;)

What made me worry was that she drew herself as a boy lagi, huhu. Ever since she was 3 or 4 she's refused to wear skirts or dresses, baju kurung takpe and she loves toys that are usually marketed for boys, we've bought her hot wheels, soccer ball set, Transformers etc. She wears Ben-10 underwear and t-shirts and she just lovesss superheros!

We've been to the mall and seen women dressed like men, so I've asked her before if she wanted to be like them when she's a grown up. Alhamdullillah she said no!

Haihh, things that mommies worry about.

Pray that Allah guides her to do only what is pleasing to Him

  
Here is Salma's drawing of a cartoon character I'm not familiar with...is this sailor moon? Don't think they have wings, hmm..
 
  
And lastly, this is a painting by Sumayya. If she draws three then she'll assign each character with Mama/Babah/Maya. Yang tak cukup she'll always say, "Salma dalam poyot babah, hanan dalam poyot mama" Haha

"Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind.... or forgotten."

Author: Lilo & Stitch

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

My baby's a big girl!

Makcik maya is so hyper everytime I pick her up from school. I think she's really quiet at school (so not like her) so macam terpendam lama so she goes all hyper when she's out of the school!Haha

Glad she loves school, harini je lembik cos she slept late last night. 

Alhamdulillah, I'm also loving the ME TIME!!!!!♥♥♥

Masjid Kristal

We went on a short trip to Kuala Terengganu to visit Hadi's side of the family. Senang sikit now as we have the highway (no tolls yet) so sekejap je dah sampai.

We did a lot of visiting, hehe, feel very accomplished. 4 houses tu! It's really good that we get to visit everybody, it reminds us that we need to take care of ourselves, exercise, eat good food so we'll at least be able to take care of ourselves when we get older. It's also Sunnah to visit the sick

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, "Every Muslim has five rights over another Muslim (i.e., he has to perform five duties for another Muslim): to return the greetings, to visit the sick, to accompany funeral processions, to accept an invitation, to respond to the sneezer [i.e., to say: 'Yarhamuk-Allah (may Allah bestow His Mercy on you),' when the sneezer praises Allah]."

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].


In between visiting family we went to Mydin (yawn) and Masjid Kristal. Kinda disappointed with the place, sebab tak cantik. I don't know whether the masjid got flooded ke apa but dalam dia not nice, siap ada this really huge machinery, a supersized vacuum/carpet cleaner? I thought a lot of people had their nikah/tunang here???

The other place was closed even though on the signboard it should be open, I think that's the area where you have to pay to look at the miniature masjids. Well we couldn't do that. So kami makan ice-cream je. Good ice cream kambing..mbekkk.


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Birthday Babah

 

We're old folks now, lower metabolism, grey hairs etc haha. Time pass by so quickly, I always think of myself as 23, unable to accept the fact that I have to add 10 years to that number. 

Alhamdulillah for every single day we get to spend together =)

The girls were so excited nak celebrate Babah's birthday. They made birthday cards and Salma even made her dad a ring. Hadi's got a thing for rings (so like an old man kan?hahah)

Didn't feel like eating cake and Hadi's not a cake person so I decided to make Cinnamon rolls - ok, sebenarnya sendiri teringin nak makan. It's his fave too so win-win! Made it extra special as I know he loves cream cheese. Turned out real good even though I did everything using a whisk and my hand, no mixer. The most tiring was mixing the cream cheese frosting. I didn't really measure the ingredients and wanted to cut down the sugar so the mixture was so likat!!Haha, I think I grew some muscles.

The recipe made a lot more than I could fit into my pyrex so I decided to freeze it. The next day ada orang tanya dah habis dah ke cinnamon rolls??

So I just popped it out of the freezer straight into the oven. Turned out as good as the first batch. Definitely a recipe to keep =)

Cubalah

Recipe for cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting here 

Ingredients

Dough:
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 1/2 cups (or more) unbleached all purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons rapid-rise yeast (from 2 envelopes yeast)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
Filling:
  • 3/4 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
Glaze:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

For dough:
Combine milk and butter in glass measuring cup. Microwave on high until butter melts and mixture is just warmed to 120°F to 130°F, 30 to 45 seconds. ***I did this part with a whisk*** Pour into bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment. Add 1 cup flour, sugar, egg, yeast, and salt. Beat on low speed 3 minutes, stopping occasionally to scrape down sides of bowl. Add 21/2 cups flour. ***Used a spatula then my hand for this part***Beat on low until flour is absorbed and dough is sticky, scraping down sides of bowl. If dough is very sticky, add more flour by tablespoonfuls until dough begins to form ball and pulls away from sides of bowl. Turn dough out onto lightly floured work surface. Knead until smooth and elastic, adding more flour if sticky, about 8 minutes. Form into ball.
Lightly oil large bowl with nonstick spray. Transfer dough to bowl, turning to coat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, then kitchen towel. Let dough rise in warm draft-free area until doubled in volume, about 2 hours.
For filling:
Mix brown sugar and cinnamon in medium bowl.
Punch down dough. Transfer to floured work surface. Roll out to 15x11-inch rectangle. Spread butter over dough, leaving 1/2-inch border. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar evenly over butter. Starting at 1 long side, roll dough into log, pinching gently to keep it rolled up. With seam side down, cut dough crosswise with thin sharp knife into 18 equal slices (each about 1/2 to 3/4 inch wide).
Spray two 9-inch square glass baking dishes with nonstick spray. Divide rolls between baking dishes, arranging cut side up (there will be almost no space between rolls). Cover baking dishes with plastic wrap, then kitchen towel. Let dough rise in warm draft-free area until almost doubled in volume, 40 to 45 minutes.
Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 375°F. Bake rolls until tops are golden, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and invert immediately onto rack. Cool 10 minutes. Turn rolls right side up.
For glaze:
Combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla in medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat until smooth. Spread glaze on rolls. Serve warm or at room temperature.