raya prep – cornflakes madu cococrunch

This innovative recipe was unintentional. I accidentally opened a different cereal pack and ended up with cococrunch instead of cornflakes. So kita jangan membazir..

 
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My little man helps me arrange the cookies in the baking tray. While picking those bits that fall out from the cup and help reduce wastage by eating it.. 😬😬

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And of course there is always a jar for my beloved MIL.. 😙
2 cookies down… few more up my sleeve..

Raya Prep – Popia Nestum

I have 3 major things to do before Eid;

  1. to complete my pending medical reports – urghhh.. I hate them. So many paperwork
  2. finalize certain details regarding my mini Tabung Minci project for Ramadhan
  3. literally prepare for Eid

with regards to the latter, I have summoned my domestic genki in listing down my juadah raya and building up actual motivation to accomplish them.

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Props biar gempak.. semangat mesti ada.. 

My cookies/cakes would include;

Cornflakes madu (every year mesti ada)

Popia Horlick Nestum (this is new)

Kerepek aneka rasa plus rempeyek of course

Apam mekar – like yeh.. rumah aku pun.. I will serve whatever I want

Kuih lapis – yet to decide which one. Mestilah home made!!

Special drinks

Soursop soda .. or bandung soda.. and like any Sarawakian although staying in Semenanjung… is ayek gas

To start the ball rolling -I made POPIA NESTUM today. Despite its simple recipe, it still took me nearly 2 hours to make it. I loved the result. My son enjoyed the crispiness of it as well and like any wonderful daughter in law – I’ve made a jar for my MIL. So baik and solehah right.. muekekeke.

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Manual labour involved a lot of rolling and cutting. And for a pack of 40sheets popia, I managed to fill in a tub of popcorn tub. OKlah hoh..  The powder mixture for sprinkling was easy. You combine nestum, horlicks and castor sugar together. After frying the cut rolls, you just need to cool it down before coating it with the mixture.

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Selamat mencuba!! 

Mini Project : Hantar Kad Raya

When was the last time you receive an Eid Card? Because I would like to send you one since I’m feeling quite festive this year.

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It’s quite hard to find a cute and fun card lately. I used to get one that looks like an ATM Machine and gives out fake rm50 notes. Ha ha. Oh.. where can I find a Memory Lane like shop here? I’ll have to make do with the traditional mosque, serious-y cards for now.

But I will keep on searching. Just like birthday cards.. if I ever stumble on a cute one, I will buy it and store it – to be used for future birthdays! I am still looking for independent local illustrators who designs postcards so I could buy some for my postcrossing projects.. LOLz..

If you are keen to participate in this project, PLEASE SEND ME   AN EMAIL  HERE!

This offer is only open to residents living in MALAYSIA. Open to 15 slots only.

It is FREE

You will get pretty stamps

You will read happy stuff on the card

 

Eid Al Adha this year

Eid fell on post-call day. Post-call routine usually includes a quick hot shower at home, eat instant maggi, lower the curtains creating that dark, cozy air conditioned atmosphere and just doze off – for at least 4 hours. But its Eid!! So korban tido.. and have breakfast at the in-laws instead. *grin sheepishly*

I wore a black jubah (Mom bought at Mekah last umrah)  over my work scrubs and voila.. and Eid outift in 5 minutes. He he.

 

SELAMAT HARI RAYA!! 

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20 Syawal.. and Eid is still lingering

I was actually looking for the kids from the orphanage centre – just to say HI – but none were to be seen. I take it its because I  have arrived fashionably late for the annual Eid gathering organized by the hospital committee. I was after all scheduled to come in for the evening shift thus honestly not keen to arrive early for the ceremony. The plan was to sneak into the hall, grab some food, take selfies and proceed to my worldly duties. Indeed, that was what happened last Friday. I joined the fun in just under 30 minutes. Chomp chomp, Nom nom, Smile Smile, and off I went.

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People were dressed in colourful dresses, baju kurung and kebaya. Food was awesome. Laughter and jester was heard from every corner of the concourse.

 

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It also brought out hidden photography talents among colleagues. I wished those who could sing would go on stage and hum a tune or two. No one claimed to have such talent though. Selfies took place like mad. We had a ‘family photo’ as well and I thought it was interesting regarding a colleagues technique in trying to make us smile.

It wasn’t the classic ‘Cheese’ or ‘Kimchi’. Instead, at a count of 3 at 2.. he would abruptly scream ‘senyum!’ in a loud commanding voice and by 3, we were grinning or laughing hysterically.

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Apart from a chance to have good, delicious food, it was also a moment for myself to get to see my colleagues family – those who bring their kids and stuff. It helps to put a face to a name especially when they talk about these special people during casual conversations at work.

20th Syawal today.. and the Eid engine is still running like the Snowpiercer. Already I have another 2 invitations for another Eid gathering this month.

My dieting regime is going down the drain… Oh noooo..