Tuesday, October 7, 2008

First day of Raya and the baking done before that......


Raya started well enough with me giving my MIL 3 kg of beef to make rendang the day before the Raya. So that i could concentrate on baking the cakes. Ms. hart, no cuti from the kitchen for me this time too. After delivering the cakes below, i went to Kuala Pilah to collect some lemangs from my sister. I had to thank my dear hubby and the boys for cleaning the house. ( i nih mmg tak reti mengemas actually he he). In the morning, the guys went to Eid prayer at Masjid Negeri in Seremban town. Then we gathered at my in laws house across the road for Raya morning feasting. Lemang, ketupat, nasi impit, etc etc.........on the table. Then as yearly routine since i got married 16 years ago, we drove up to KL. I just felt disgusted of the wastage i saw along the many road in Seremban town and the one on the way to the highway. Each lamp post had the MB face for Raya wishes. Isnt that a waste of the RM??

The highway was clear for us going to KL but look at the opposite direction. Thats the normal sight every year when we drove up to KL. My siblings and i had agreed to meet at my dad's resting place this time. The sight of my dad's serene white house, i just couldnt hold my tears. The heart felt so heavy and the tears were just pouring and pouring as though i just lost him that morning. Went to my mum resting place too. Abah, mak......I miss both of you very much..........al Fatihah...An hour later we lepak at my sister's place (the house where my dad stayed when he was around)....with my dad not around and the youngest brother not able to Raya with us , i felt a tinge of sadness this time. Whatever it is, feasting is a must.....we ate and ate and ate.....at about 6.00 pm, we left for Seremban and that was the first day of Raya for us this year.

cheese cakes, fruit cake



Chocolate cake, lemon butter cake


Choc cake for a birthday, Lemon butter cake

choc crumble cheese cake for Raya...

7 comments:

ms hart said...

Zai, I think people who laugh a lot like us are also neng yatimah at ANY time!! ha ha ha...what more on first Raya, huh? My son said mummy cried until her nose turned red like a clown!!!! kah kah kah Sampai hati, kan? ha ha ha

ummi said...

Salam lebaran Zai, maaf zahir dan batin. Banyaknya buat kek bawak balik kampung...rajin betul. I pun balik kampung beli daging 5kg just for Daging Dendeng..liciiinn! Rendang ayam 3 ekor. Abah beli daging buat kari..Sume tak bersisa pun..ish ish..family ramai, camtu lah! Makan ramai2 seronok kan..

Kak Teh said...

zaitgha, everytime I visit your blog mesti terliur tengok all those cakes and dishes. I must try your mini cheese cakes. Am sure my children will love them too.

all the best to your son doing the PMR. Am sure he will be more than okay.

Pak Tuo said...

Dear Zai,

real magic figures you had.
Not all yang able to blend cheese cake.Cheese cake my personal fav.I was able to do one before but out of tourch.The last time I tried out a home made chesse cake was rays 1994.It turns Ok aje.

But yours make my air leleh melior.

Cheers I might need your service one of this find day.

Wassalam dear.My salam to hubby and the boys.

zaitgha said...

ms hart,

mmg lah the son no hold barred nyer comments ha ha ha they just being kids, honest and straight to the point...

ummi,

bkn kek balik kampung nih, kek org tempah...my parents in law seberang jalan jer he he...

kak teh,
try la the cheesecake, easy and yummy....and i pray for his success

Pak Tuo,

looking forward to receive from you the request of my service soon he he....thanks for coming

jabishah said...

Hello Zaitgha,
I am among those misfortunate drivers every year driving towards South on the 1st day of raya... sigh.

Selamat Hari Raya to you & family.

zaitgha said...

jabishah,

its ok, once a year jerr...those days when i got stuck in the jam, i jadi karaoke singer ha ha ha or if ada company time for me to catch up with them either the other half or the kids....

take care...