Monday, April 23, 2007

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR!!!'s my husband's birthday....24 April


DON'T WORRY...u r not getting any older
u r getting wiser

(psstt...we know that it's not true ;) , especially the part of 'getting older'...heheheh)

Friday, April 20, 2007

Happy Anniversary

To my dearest husband and partner in crime....
Happy anniversary...I am not as good in words as you are...
Thanks for the gift...they are lovely....

This is for all you ladies 30 years and over... and for those who are turning 30

This is an article written by Andy Rooney from CBS 60 Minutes.

This is for all you ladies 30 years and over... and for those who are turning 30, and for those who are scared of moving into their 30's. AND for guys who are scared of women over 30!

This was written by Andy Rooney from CBS 60 Minutes. Andy Rooney says:

As I grow in age, I value women who are over 30 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why:

A woman over 30 will never wake you in the middle of the night to ask, "What are you thinking?" She doesn't care what you think.

If a woman over 30 doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit around whining about it! She does something she wants to do. And, it's usually something more interesting.

A woman over 30 knows herself well enough to be assured in who she is, what she is, what she wants and from whom. Few women past the age of 30 give a damn what you might think about her or what she's doing.

Women over 30 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you, if they think they can get away with it.

Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it's like to be unappreciated.

A woman over 30 has the self-assurance to introduce you to her women friends. A younger woman with a man will often ignore even her bestfriend because she doesn't trust the guy with other women. Women over 30 couldn't care less if you're attracted to her friends because she knows her friends won't betray her.

Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 30. They always know.

A woman over 30 looks good wearing bright red lipstick. This is not true of younger women.

Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 30 is far sexier than her younger counterpart.

Older women are forthright and honest. They'll tell you right off if you are a jerk if you are acting like one! You don't ever have to wonder where you stand with her.

Yes, we praise women over 30 for a multitude of reasons.

Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed hot woman of 30+, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year-old waitress.

Ladies, I apologize. For all those men who say, "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free". Here's an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage, why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire PIG, just to get a little sausage.

p/s... thanks to 'Add my enemy' for this article...
we're still sexy...gurl...

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

My naughty hero.
Very naughty, but yet very smart...

My sweet little girl...
Can be very stubborn at times.

Spaghetti Bolognese(beef) -microwave oven

I managed to prepare spaghetti bolognese(beef) with only using microwave oven....

At the place where I am at the moment, the kitchen is only equipped with a microwave oven. I have to really used my brain on what i can cook.

Back at home, i used to cook all sorts of dishes daily (of course my kitchen back home is well-equipped).
I planned to come here only for a week. My hubby is supposed to send us back after a week, but he seems to postpone it week after week. So, i really missed cooking. Missed making homemade breads/buns, cakes, cookies, and god knows what else.

Today, i tried to cook spaghetti with it, and how easy it is.
Before this I only used microwave for reheating.

I've been asking around for what dish can i cook with it. My 'enemy' Add in Aussie suggest that i just fry an egg with it. (hang goreng teloq ja..).

After searching all over the internet (that resulted in mild headache-due to constraining my eyes page after page), and improving some of the recipes that i found, today..the VICTORY is mine...hehehehhe

here goes.......

-boil water in the kettle
-pour in a microwaveable bowl
-place pasta in
-put in microwave oven
-put on HIGH for 6 minutes
-stir, set HIGH for another 6 minutes
-repeat process if pasta is still not ready

-pour 1 tablespoon olive oil in bowl
-place meat in
-heat on HIGH for 8-10 minutes
-break the meat with fork into small pieces
-drain off the fat
-pour pasta sauce on the meat
-heat on MEDIUM 1 minute

ready to serve.

Next time I will try to prepare one from scratch. (this recipe calls for bottled pasta sauce)

And the kids are terribly hungry for pasta, that I did not managed to snap any photos.. they quickly finished it up.
p/s so i posted the picture of the microwave oven itself.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Bread Pudding

Found this recipe in an internet cooking site. It has hundreds of good review.
I tried this. My 'ever dearest' like it. As for me- it's not my type. I never like bread pudding.
Anyway, it's a good recipe. Anyone who loves bread pudding should tried it.


* 6 slices day-old bread
* 2 tablespoons butter, melted
* 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
* 4 eggs, beaten
* 2 cups milk
* 3/4 cup white sugar
* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. Break bread into small pieces into an 8 inch square baking pan. Drizzle melted butter or margarine over bread. If desired, sprinkle with raisins.
3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Beat until well mixed. Pour over bread, and lightly push down with a fork until bread is covered and soaking up the egg mixture.
4. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until the top springs back when lightly tapped.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


We always have scones with coffee, however if buying scones in cafe (especially for the whole family)'s sure to burnt a hole in the pocket. Why not make them yourself at home.
This recipe is very easy even for a beginner. The scones are very fluffy and yummy.
Most importantly, it doesn't involve lots of work.
Will be ready in 30 minutes time (including baking time).


* 1 cup milk
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 4 cups all-purpose flour
* 1/2 cup white sugar
* 2 teaspoons baking powder
* 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 cup butter
* 1 egg
* 1 cup raisins (optional)


1. In a small bowl, combine milk and baking soda, and set aside.
2. Preheat oven to 175 degrees C.
3. Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt. Cut in the butter, until resembles bread crumb. Stir the milk mixture and egg into the flour mixture. Mix in the raisins.
4. Knead briefly. Roll dough into two 3/4 inch thick round. Cut each into 6 wedges, and place them 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
5. Bake 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven.

Serve with butter and jam.

p/s to make it even fluffier, try adding a tablespoon of vinegar/lime juice to the cup of milk, set aside for 10 minutes, then use as per recipe.
Better, if u could get sour cream.

Silly me.........

I haven't posted anything here for quite sometimes...
It is not because that I have nothing to mumble about nor because i have no more recipes to share (I have tons-well kept in various files and notebook... :))......
the main reason is...i could not upload anything to this site...
I've tried everything (almost).
I've even tried to reduce the sizes of the images, etc, but to no avail.
I've tried asking for my husband's help...but he is tooo busy with 'work'(which is watching football, sleep, surfing the net, football, sleep, net.....).
What a headache...

And today...after a few months...I found the answer.....
my new laptop web browser is not compatible with blogspot!!!
Hahahhaa..... I've been using SAFARI all this time with this laptop.
And today...I changed back to Firefox..and voila... I'm back in business..

Anyway...have a nice day...want to start searching, where on earth did i put all the image that i've been saving to upload here....
Ta da...