Sunday, January 4, 2009

Pleasant Sunday but hectic and painful Monday ........

On Sunday i hosted a late lunch do for a fellow blogger and baking enthusiast Boxhousestudio when she and the family came down to Seremban to send the oldest son to one of the boarding school near here. I served a simple dish of rendang cili api kerang, my version of spices fried chicken and fried cabbage 'bodo'(named by dear hubby ). The cold drinks were tropical juice mix with soda water . I only got 1 pitcher of that and i mixed mango cordial with soda water when the juice finished. After lunch we had Starbuck coffee from my coffee maker to go with banana choc chips muffins, blueberry crumble tartlets and pandan muffins(courtesy from my guest). She ordered fruit tartlets for the son, and i assembled the tartlets with her help and i used fresh peach, strawberry and kiwi. What i loved so much about this lunch do was how the boys so enjoyed the simple food that i served. I felt guilty not serving something more elaborate. They left for the boarding school just before 5 .00 pm . Thanks Boxhouses and i hope you ' tak serik' to come over again.

Spices fried chicken
Rendang chili api kerang(cockles)



Fruit tartlets
Monday morning i woke up with a very bad pain on my left back just below the shoulder blade. The pain was so bad if felt like i was getting a fever. Still gotta send the kids to school. But since the children are all familiar with the routine , I only need to do that. Thank God....but as my Angah was just started Form One, i needed to be with him for awhile and worst that hes in evening school. While sitting under the big mushroom in front of his classroom building before the students went into the classroom i wondered why theres a need for the classrooms to have curtains for the windows. The materials were torn apart and it looked so untidy . Later i found out that no school fees to be paid as yet , i left the school. Went home , had a short nap hoping the nagging pain would go away but it did not. I could not slept a wink, so i worked on decorations of wedding favors containers for my month end project. I keep all the ribbons and tools for this kind of work in this nice basket given by a fellow blogger the darling ms.hart. Thank you dear , just what i needed and the other things too.

16 comments:

Ezza Aziz said...

zai,nanti akak kol kamu ya..nak cup cakes tu selalu nya berapa biji nak buat hantaran. anak akak nak warna oren lembut.

kek fondant tu tak jadi tapi dia nak kek coklat yang macam dalam blog kamu tu...

nanti kamu email akak bagi sebut harga ya, tarikh bertunang 25/1/09..

Kak Teh said...

zai, the tarts and the ayam look tempting! Hope the pain has gone. Salah tidur kut! Take care.

Anonymous said...

Assalamualaikum Zaitgha

Terima kasih yang amat sangat keran sudi melayan kami yang datang dari tg malim ne...kasi makan tengahari lagi..kasi bekal bawak balik muffin chocolate chip pisang, kasi duit kat anak, kasi bawak balik strawberry segar ngan buah peach segar lagi..opss kasi bawak balik lauk kerang ..apa lagi yang tertinggal nih he he he....bawak balik fruit tartlet lagi...yg pasti dah habis dah sume makanan tu....syiok sangat...opps dapat minum kopi starbuck...sambil kanda ngan anak-anak borang ngan hubby zaitgha ... kita tak lepas peluang duduk kat dapur ... tolong menyibuk sikit-sikit kalu ikut hati tak nak balik tapi dek kerana anak nak balik asrama first day sekolah...berat hati terpaksa balik gak hu hu hu

korang jangan tak rasa air tangan zaitgha..sodap...anak kita yang bongsu susah makan pun...bertambah bila makan nasi kat umah zai ...istimewa beb...itu belum pekena spagethi ngan gravy buat sendiri....psst ini angah yang puji bila kita tanya angah suka makan apa bila mak masak...wah!!!!

salam nak datang lagi..he he he
boxhousestudio

bella said...

Kak Zai,
Kecur air liur baca your posting!hehehe...nak resipi rendang kerang boleh?that's my favorite...
back pain dah ok? maybe you need to go for a massage session...

tireless mom said...

Dear Zai

You are such a lovely host. Hope the pain has disappear.

wanshana said...

Zai,

Hope the nagging pain has stopped nagging you! If it hasn't, I would go with Bella and suggest that you go for a massage or something.

Kalau tengkuk sakit because salah tidur, orang tua-tua cakap kena jemur bantal kat terik matahari. Tapi, kalau part shoulder tu, tak tau lah pulak nak kena jemur apa, ya?!

By the way, how to cook that fried cabbage 'bodo' tu, ya? :)

Anonymous said...

ye la zai...ko dah baik ke...?

boxhousestudio ne..

zaitgha said...

kak Ezza,

dah hantar email and saw u reply dah...nanti i bagi ya kak..

zaitgha said...

kak Teh,

ayam tuh favorite budak2 and tarts tuh mmg sedap ....bkn salah tidor rasanyer just the body nak warn that i am getting old he he

zaitgha said...

boxhouses,

the pleasures are all mine...its a nice feeling to see people enjoying my food...datang la lagi and make sure you let me know early kay...

zaitgha said...

bella,

senang ajer...

nanti senang i letak ek

zaitgha said...

TM,

just enjoyed watching kids eating my food heartily he he...as for the pain its not as bad as on Monday but its still there...rasanyer memang kena urut nih

zaitgha said...

wanshana,

yeah i think i have to go for a session of massage...and kobis bodo tuh will come soon too...

zaitgha said...

boxhouses,

dah ok dah sikit...

the principal said...

kak zai,

bestnye rendang kerang tuh...

I once worked kat Seremban for more than 4 years. What I miss most - masakan nogori...

Madam Tai Tai said...

Zai,

I did say that I was going to pop by so here's my first visit - and it's going to be a regular one from now!

Aaah...just as I was about to let go of rasa kempunan for Malaysian food, I see pictures of them here. You are one terror cook, Zai! As Bella rightly said 'Kecur air liur baca your posting'.