Milo and Oreo Jelly

Milo and Oreo jelly

Assalamualaikum and a very good day to all. How are you guys doing? Hopefully semua ceria ceria selalu. As for me… always ceria except when I go to pick up my son from school… emmm…. nothing serious… just that the weather here is still hot… about 42C in the afternoon and walking for 300m to fetch him from school is really torturing me especially coming back from school. The weather dah la panas and ditambah pulak dengan cars’ engine running kiri kanan jalan makinlah mengelegak rasanye and my son pulak tu jalan really really slow… like strolling in the park… hai geram betul la. Hmmm tak boleh jadi macam ni… starting from tomorrow, I will drive to school to fetch him… well, at least until weather dah sejuk sikit. Lepas tu bolehlah jalan balik. Macam macam hal betul, dulu rumah jauh complain pasal traffic jam, dah duduk dekat sekolah ni… panas la pulak… he he he. Begitulah manusia, ada aje yang tak kena…

Orait… back to recipe for today.. I was so excited bila tengok jelly ni kat Blog Bissous A Toi  and after selongkar my pantry, I finally jumpalah agar agar powder yang I beli masa balik Msia hari tu. So tanpa berlengah I pun teruslah pour the jelly powder into a pot of water and guess what… my water turned green. Oh my God… what’s wrong???? Tak kan lah jelly powder ni gone bad… so I quickly checked the packet… it turned out that I bought a GREEN jelly powder. Terduduk sekejap… then I remembered that I have a jelly powder that I bought in Kuwait… alhamdulillah menjadilah jugak jelly I ni walaupun rupanya tak lah secantik Rima punya jelly but I’m quite certain that the taste is about the same kah kah kah.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 packet / 10g Jelly Powder (Agar-Agar Powder)
  • 750ml Water
  • 160g Sugar
  • 1 can (400g) Evaporated Milk
  • 3/4 cup Milo Powder
  • 1 pack (137g) Oreo Cookies – break into small pieces but keep the sandwich together

Can you see the Oreo chunks in the jelly?

METHOD:

  1. Place jelly powder and water in a pot & cook until jelly is dissolved.
  2. Add in sugar & cook until sugar is dissolved. Add in milk, stir well & switch off fire once boiled
  3. Separate 2 cups of the mixture into another pot & add in Milo powder.
  4. Stir well until Milo is dissolved.
  5. Pour 1 cup of the Milo mixture into a square container and let the remaining half warm up on smallest fire. Let it set slightly on surface before pouring another layer. Pour the plain mixture on top. Sprinkle Oreo cookies & let is set on the surface. Pour the remaining Milo mixture.
  6. Let it set completely at room temperature before chilling it in the fridge. Serve cold.

TIPS FOR LAYERING:

  1. Do not wait until the layer is completely set before pouring the next layer, or else it will not stick. If this happens, scratch surface with a fork before pouring the next layer.
  2. Make sure the mixture is still hot when pouring on the earlier layer so that it will stick well.

Heavenly delicious

Fridge Magnet London Europe Trip 2012 – Part 2

Our 3rd country in this 15 days tour was Netherlands or to most of us it is referred as “Holland” which is technically incorrect, as “Holland” is actually a region in the central-western part of the Netherlands. “Netherlands” actually means the Low Countries… 20% of its area is below sea level and and 50% of its land lying less than one meter above sea level. So, due to the nature of  this low land, you can see lots of ditches along the countryside especially around farmland that are used as a drainage to drain water from these low lying areas. Their countryside sceneries are breath-taking…

Okay… enough with the facts… lets look at my new addition of FM… the Netherlands… where selling marijuana at “the coffee shop” is legal…

Marijuana in Amsterdam

My Amsterdam Alphabet FM

Holland is famous for their tulips and windmill

My Netherlands Map FM

Windmill

Clogs FM….

Pointed toes Clogs are for the fisherman

Rounded edges clogs are for farmers

Clogs (klompen)

Has to be farmer’s clog he he he

Fridge Magnet London Europe Trip 2012 – Part 1

Before we flew off to London last June, I told my other half that I’m not gonna buy any London fridge magnet anymore since I already have few of them from our last trip in 2010 but what can I say… I got to have the 2012 Olympic FM right …. he he he. So, I present to you my new UK FMs collection muahahaha.

Official London 2012 Olympic fridge magnet.

London 2012 Olympic

Bought this at Dover, UK before crossing over to Calais,France

Bought this in the gift shop at Dover

Beli kan mana lagi kalau tak kat Harrods.

Roman Bath FM that I bought on our 2nd day in UK

Brussels was our 2nd destination. Time given by the tour manager was rather short for us to shop around but we managed to grab a few FMs while we were at the Grand-Place…. siap kena marah lagi sebab lambat balik ke bus ha ha ha.

Brussels FM

Broodhuis at Grand-Place

Grote Markt (Grand-Place) Brussels

Brussels Architecture

Brussels

Brussels Map

Mannequin Pis, famous Brussels landmark

I love this rubber type of FM

Got to have this one as I got the similar type of FM from other cities he he he

Creamy Butter Prawn

Creamy Butter Prawns

Our internet line at home has been nothing but a pain in the %$#@ for the last 5 days. I was trying to post this recipe since Monday but due to the super duper slow internet connection… it was unsuccessful… so frustrated. Just imagine… login into my website took  me ages, let alone uploading photos, so after a couple of days trying, I finally gave up but thank God that the service is up and running on full capacity today. Finally I can share this recipe with you guys.

The delicious taste of this creamy butter prawn brought back some good memories when I was a young engineer doing site commissioning at Shell PD. Back then my boss normally will “belanja” me and my other engineers buddy at this seafood restaurant and this particular dish was my favourite. I actually tried to make this dish couple of times but was not that successful until I stumbled upon this blog recently. So, please give it a try, who knows you will love it as much as I do.

Aina loves this soooo much he he he ….

Ingredients :

  • 8 – 10 Big Prawns
  • 1/2 Stick of Butter
  • 170gm Evaporated milk
  • 3-4 Small chilies (chilli padi)
  • 5-6 strands Curry leaves
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic (chopped till fine)
  • 2 tbsp oil for frying

Methods :

  1. Heat oil and fry the prawns with some curry leaves for 1-2 minutes, just so it is sort of half cooked . Remove and keep aside.
  2. Using the same saucepan, put in the butter and garlic for 2-3 mins on low heat, then add in evaporated milk and curry leaves. Let it simmer.
  3. Now add sugar and salt to taste. Once the sauce is thicken, add small  chillies so that the spicyness sips out.
  4. Lastly, when taste is right, add the half cooked prawns back  into the saucepan and cook for another 1-2 minutes.

Yummy

Okay… here are few snapshots taken during Haqeem’s first day of school.

Haqeem in his new school uniform.

Playground

Senyum la sikit bang oi…

Eid ul Fitr 2012

Eid 2012 family photo

Assalamualaikum and a very good day to everyone. It has been almost 3 months since my last posting… so nak start balik menulis memang liat lah. I know that we are already coming to the end of Syawal and it is kind of late to wish everyone  Selamat Hari Raya but I’m gonna wish it anyway. So… Eid Mubarak to everyone and may the Guidance and Blessings of Allah be with you and your family always.

I hope that everyone enjoyed their eid and had a great time with family and friends during the holidays. As for us here, this year is our 5th Eid ul Fitr away from home. Raya celebration in Kuwait this year was rather quiet as most of Malaysians took the opportunity to celebrate Eid in Malaysia, taking advantage of the long summer holidays here. As usual, we performed our Eid ul Fitr prayers at the embassy and then we attended the Hari Raya Open house hosted by the TYT Dato Adnan Haji Othman, Malaysian ambassador to Kuwait and his wife YB Datin Azlinda Rosli. These are some snap shots taken during the “makan makan”.

At Multipurpose Hall, Malaysian Embassy Kuwait

Main menu was Nasi Minyak, Dalca and Ayam masak merah.

There were also rendang, lemang, ketupat, nasi impit and kuah kacang… alhamdulillah.

The Ladies….

Even though we are thousands of miles away from home, every year for the last 5 years, our menu for pagi raya is always nasi dagang… the smells of nasi dagang in the morning giving you the illusion that you are at home with families back in Kelantan… enjoying your breakfast before off to the mosque for prayers. Insyaallah, ada rezeki, panjang umur maybe next year we will be celebrating our raya in Malaysia.

Menu di pagi Raya…

Diperantauan….

Nasi Dagang and the gang.

Open house…. well…our open house is always done on the first day of raya, right after maghrib. Menu tak de lah hebat sangat…. just the normal raya menu; nasi dagang, nasi impit, kuah kacang, pulut kuning, rendang, rojak buah, spaghetti and some raya cookies. Alhamdulillah everything went well.

Selamat Hari Raya, Maaf Zahir Batin

Raya cake

Small Raya Open House 2012

Ustaz Muhd and his family

Malaysian Ambassador to Kuwait TYT Dato Adnan Haji Othman (baju melayu )

YB Datin Azlinda Rosli, Seri, Yati, Ayu, Hamimah and Siti Khadijah

My other half, Azheem and Romizi

Raya celebration is more or less over, even though we still have one or two invitation to open house last weekend and this weekend. Kids just started school yesterday after a long 3 months summer holidays. Academic year for 2012/2013 started yesterday,Wednesday 5th September. A lot of people think that it is kind of strange for the school to start 2 days before the weekend. Well… for our school, the first day of their academic year is never on Sunday, it is either on Tuesday or Wednesday…. I guess they want to start slow…. allowing the children to slowly adjust to the normal school routine after 3 months of holidays… The kindergarten children(KG – age 3 1/2 years to 5 years) will start a week later in 2 batches… giving the teachers, assistant teachers and the class maids more time to calm the children… just imagine if all 25 children in one class cry at the same time… it will be havoc, they wont have time to attend to everyone. So by splitting them into 2 batches they hope that by the time the 2nd batch starts, the 1st batch is already well adjusted to the class routine… My boy Haqeem will be starting his KG next week ,11th of Sept and I have butterflies in my stomach for weeks already. Well… good luck everybody!