Friday, September 26, 2008

Ben 10 and Chocolate Popcorn

Little girl and me have been a great fan of Ben 10 (Ooh...  check this out, Ben Tennyson even has his own blog, cool!) lately.  Little girl will ask to watch it the moment she waked up in the morning, and I'd be lazying on sofa with her til it finished.  

The commercial of "Ben 10 Live - Race Against Time" started since last month, and we'd been counting down the days, and today it's the day, premier of the show! Little girl had asked for popcorn to watch along with the show, so made this chocolate popcorn.  Added some colorful sprinkles to make it more attractive.

We'd been watching the movie together at mum's hse with pop-corn at the side table, but after 10 minute of the show, the kids (little girl and cousin Y) were out of sight, well, they preferred the animated version than this live action movie.  As for me, I sat in front of the TV and completed the 1 hour movie, cos I wanna see my childhood hero, Lee Majors!  He acted as Ben's grandpa Max.  If any of u who don recall him, do u remember this hero during the 70's:

Yeah!  The six million dollar man!  He was so cool then and still is now, just aged oledi-lah, ;p

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Chicken frankfurter & Tomato Pasta Bento

Left: 2 flower chicken frank, some sliced oven-baked chicken from last nite, sliced cucumber and angel hair top with chicken frankfurter, cherry tomatoes cooked in Prego spaghetti sauce.

Right: Sliced dragon fruit, sugar (for strawberries, in heart shaped silicon dish), strawberries and bunch of grapes.

Little girl left a few pieces of the oven-baked chicken, dragon fruits and didn't touch the strawberries at all.

I found that little girl's friends will start gather around her whenever she had her bento in school, all asking what is this or that at the same time, cute children, always full of curiosity!

This is a small box for little girl's snack time in school.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Oven-fried Drumsticks

Didn't go over to mum's hse this evening, let little girl have her quiet time at home.  I tried out this recipe which I got from Yum Yum magazine, the oven-fried drumsticks.

Little girl's plate: oven-fried drumstick, sliced cucumber, stir-fried chinese cabbage with baby anchovies and some rice.

Little girl managed to finish all, but complained that the skin of drumstick tasted too garlic.


The recipe from Yum Yum:

Ingredients A:
5 chicken drumsticks
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp garlic powder / mashed garlic

Ingredients B:
1 tsp chopped dried chilli
1 tbsp chopped spring onion
5 slices soda cracker, crushed

1. Rub chicken drumsticks with salt and garlic powder and marinate for 30 minutes
2. Coat marinated chicken drumsticks with B and bake in a preheated oven at 180 for 35 minutes.  Remove and serve.

I changed the recipe, used only 1 whole drumstick, marinated with salt and chopped garlic (that was why little girl complained).  Then coated with crushed seaweed potato chips.  

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Bacon & cucumber roll And Strawberry pancake

I don know what lunch to make for little girl this afternoon.  I still have half cucumber left after little girl had it with 3 nuggets for breakfast, aiya, gotta think of something to finish it, so there it go: had it grated, rolled in bacon and pan-fried.  Hm....   very juicy!

Brother bought lots of strawberries from Cameron Highland, I decided to make some pancake as little girl's after school snack.

The pancakes in left container will be our breakfast for 2moro and the right will be for SIL and cousin.

I got this pancake recipe during our stay at London from a megazine, it is a recipe of American Pancakes (makes 12 pancakes):

120g plain flour
a good pinch of salt
1 tsp golden caster sugar
2 large eggs, separated
20g unsalted butter, melted, plus extra for frying
200ml full-fat milk
maple syrup, to serve

1. Sift the flour, salt and sugar into a bowl, then make a well in the centre
2. Add the egg yolks, butter and milk and beat with a whisk until mixed
3. Gradually work in the flour to make a very thick but lump-free batter
4. In another bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff, then fold them into the batter with a large metal spoon
5. Heat a heavy-based frying pan until medium hot, then grease it lightly with butter
6. Fry the mixture in batches of 3, using a heaped tablespoon of batter for each pancake
7. Cook for about 1 min until golden underneath, then turn over with a spatula and cook for another min.  Serve hot with maple syrup.

What do u think?

I received this email from a friend, it is very interesting, think of sharing it to all of u:


 A friend sent this to me. It's been said that God first separated the salt water from the fresh, made dry land, planted a garden, made animals and fish... all before making a human. He made and provided what we'd need before we were born. These are best & more powerful when eaten raw. We're such slow learners...

God left us a great clue as to what foods help what part of our body!

 God's Pharmacy! Amazing!


A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye... and YES, science now shows carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.


A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart has four chambers and is red. All of the research shows tomatoes are loaded with lycopine and are indeed pure heart and blood food.


 hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.


A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help develop more than three (3) dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.


Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.



Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and many more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don't have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.


Avocadoes, Eggplant and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female - they look just like these organs. Today's research shows that when a woman eats one avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? It takes exactly nine (9) months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit.

 There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).


Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the mobility of male sperm and increase the numbers of Sperm as well to overcome male sterility.


Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.




Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries


Oranges, Grapefruits, and other Citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.


Onions look like the body's cells. Today's research shows onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. They even produce tears, which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes. A working companion, Garlic, also helps eliminate waste materials and dangerous free radicals from the body.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Bacon Roll

Croissants?  Bacon roll?  Hm.....  Actually this is the 4th version of baked roti pranta.  I baked this batch for a girl who visited my mum's hse - Big girlie.  My mum baby-sit her ever since she is 2 months old, and she is now a pretty girl turning 19 next month.  My family loves her very much, and she too, will definitely try to make ways to visit my mum's hse.  She is the one who introduced me to the blogging world during her last visit, which I'm so much addicted to now.  So big girlie, this posting is dedicated to you.

Ok, back to the bacon roll, I thought of turning the roti pranta to croissant before hand but after rolling it with bacon, it looked like bacon roll more than croissant, do u think so?

Here is another pic of the bacon rolls...

Friday, September 19, 2008

Cough Lozenges

I'd been troubled with coughing for almost a month, tried drowsy and non-drowsy cough syrup but just didn't help.  Went to Guardian Tmn. Tun yesterday, got the pharmacist to recommend me something to get rid of the itchiness from my throat.

After looked-see at the cough syrup I took before, he told me to try sucking this:

He was kind enough to tell me there are only six in the packet, if I wanna another extra.  Well, just some lozenges right, won't cost much, said ok, gave me an extra pack.

When I paid it at the counter, it costs RM63.90 for a pack!!!!!!   RM10.65 for 1 little lozenges!!!!!!  Stupid me, didn't care to ask for price before hand, this was what I got into ....  Painful lesson learned.

So, no matter it's effective or not, I'll remember u for sure, Mr Pharmacist!

Sky Cloud Not Alive!

One evening....

Weather: About to start raining
Me: Busy fixing dinner at kitchen
Little girl: Watching cartoon at living room

LG: Mummy, sky cloud not alive! * Yelling *
Me: What?  What is that?
LG: Sky cloud not alive!
Me: I don get u, baby, what sky cloud?  * Moving over to living room *
LG: Neh!  Sky cloud not alive!  * Pointing at the TV *
Me: Ok, I know u can't watch cartoon now, it's drizzling outside.
LG: Yes, mummy, Astro said sky cloud not alive!

I got her point finally, do u?


She just use the 1st letter from each word and made a sentence by her own!  * Slapping forehead *

Since then, whenever she sees this appearing on TV, she'd start giggling and say aloud: "Sky Cloud not Alive!"

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Roti Pranta Bento

He he he...  this is the 3rd attempt of experimenting ways on cooking roti pranta dough (there are 2 more in the fridge).  It is closest to the common way of cooking it, just shallow fried with bit of butter, but cut with a few cookie molds before cooking.

Top tier: Dahl curry (I got it from mamak and had it froze at the fridge), it is the only curry little girl would dare to try.  About 10 pieces of cute roti on the right.

Bottom tier: Other than the pieces of plums on the right and edamame, the rest were left over from last nite's dinner taken from mum's house: a piece of fried wanton (hiding at bottom), skewers of edamame, chicken with skin and fried meat balls.

Here is another pic of the bento and a cup of iced cold tangerine 100+ (just in case the curry is too hot for little girl) ready to go.

Little girls finished everything in 15 minutes, without me spoon feeding or urging her! 

This little box here is for little girl's snack time at her school: a cute Hello Kitty cake (bought in SS2 Pasar Malam), cut plums and skewers of edamame, chicken and crab stick.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Bacon Rosti

While I kissed goodbye little girl at the door of her classroom, she told me she wanna a surprise after school.  Her usual surprise after school will be snack, thus decided to make her this.

In my recipe, I used:

3 small potatoes, grated
2 pieces of bacon, thinly sliced
Pinch of pepper

That's all.  After grating the potatoes, squeezed the juice out from the potatoes with towel, I read from the net that it will help the rosti turning crispy.  Mix everything together and shallow fry til golden brown.

Little girl enjoyed it with a bottle of yogurt drink, she finished everything during the 15 minutes journey from her school to my mum's house!

Monday, September 15, 2008


Gyudon, or beef bowl, was 1 of hubby and my favorite dish during our stay at Japan few years ago.  We went to Yoshinoya quite offen, usually a bowl of gyudon with onsen tamago (half boiled egg), salad and miso soup for our economical dinner.

I found the recipe at this site, not difficult at all.  The taste is exactly the same as those in Yoshinoya! Not bad!

This is little girl's, I had blanched broccoli and baby corn, also a slightly overcooked half boiled egg on top of the beef bowl.

Look at the runny egg yolk, look yummy?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Rose buds sushi bento

I learned the methods of making this sushi from Leisure-cat 為食貓, she has a very detailed photo-tutorial explaining the ways, see here.  

Little girl: Mummy!  Is this anchor?  No, they look like dog-dog's mouth!   
Me:  (I nearly fainted hearing this)  Don they look like rose buds?
Little girl:  ....  (looked closer)  ya-hor!

Anyway, she gave me an idea of making anchor, dog or teddy-bear sushi oledi!

The rose bud sushi-es were laying on 2 pieces of lettuce.  Some grape tomatoes at the centre and 3 small kebabs of edamame, crab-sticks and flying soccer fish ball.

In the pink container, there were strawberry syrup sago jelly and iced grapes.

Little girl left 1 sushi and a big spoon of sago jelly for me.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Onigiri dinner

While I was preparing dinner this evening...

Little girl:  Mummy, can you mold the rice for me please?
Me:  What mold?  (too busy to understand her)
Little girl:  Neh!  That mold ah, auntie H bought for me ya!
Me:  Ooh!  Ok.
Little girl:  Hurray!

So, she got what she want for her dinner.  "Take photo mummy!  Show daddy what we eat!"  Ok, ok, there you go:

The onigiri-es are stuffed with pork floss, little girl decorated some floss on top of the onigiri too.

Over the bowl, she had fish ball mee and bayam (yuan choi) soup.

We had this too, steamed pomfret with sliced tomato; fried ginger, shallots, garlic; and garnished with spring onions.

Fried "Lou Shi Fan"

Little girl wanted me to buy the lou shi fan during our "shopping" at SS2 Pasar Malam.  I never cook it before, well, since little girl made the order, gotta give it a try!

I cooked it for our lunch, ya, a stir-fried lou shi fan.  Since lou shi fan is a bit chewy, I added some chinese cabbage for its crunchiness.  Some colorful ingredients too, ham (for red), lettuce (for green), and egg (for yellow).  Hee hee... I like my meal colorful!

This was little girl's portion, she finished it even after eating 1 small rice dumpling with kaya (her breakfast).

This was mine, hm...  I finished it too!  I know it was a lot, too hungry, did't take breakfast mah!  :b

Strawberry and Grass Jelly

We had this for dessert sometimes ago (when macbook was at service centre), each of us took a pic.

The 1st one was by me from the kitchen:

The 2nd one by little girl, she insisted she wanna had a shot too!  Took it by standing on a stool ;)

The last one belongs to hubby, he took it while we enjoyed it with some strawberry syrup.  Nice-huh!


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Cheesy Twister

More experiments with the roti pranta!

I made cheese twister this time:
  1. Cut roti pranta into long strips
  2. Press some shredded cheese onto the strips
  3. Twist them
  4. Put into oven and bake for 20 min
Wow-lah!  This is how it turned out:

Little girl liked it very much, left only 3 for me.

More gifts

It was truely a weekend full of gifts.  Those from bento party and this from an insurance agent friend F, it was a box of moon cake, but look at the box, so pretty!

Let's look at the contents, 4 nicely packed moon cakes and a beautiful mug with sifter and cover.  I gave the moon cakes to mum and got the mug for myself.

Then I received a package from a friend H on Mon, I'd sent her to Daiso to get me some bento accessories, and here are what she got me:

From top left, sea creatures cookie molds, animal onigiri mold, little animal spoons and forks, bear-bear bento belt, colorful food picks, heart-shaped silicon dish cups, and penguin-shaped silicon dish cups.

Little girls and me were terribly excited and happy this weekend!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Goodies from Bento Party

I'll start with the goodie bag, it contained so many items: bento box, pop-corns, brownie mix (I'd given to mum), recipe books, kikkomen shoyu, cookie cutter, sausage cutter, tooth paste, candies and some beauty products.

Things that I bought: pink bento bag (RM12 from Bento Pet), plastic cup, onigiri maker, bento belt, small containers and another bento bag (all these from 100yen shop, RM4.90 each).

Not forgetting the prize from Bento Pet, wow!  Lots of cute items and candies, can u see a little hand on the left, little girl couldn't wait to ransack it  :).  Sorry, I didn't take photo of it, cos there were too many items scatter around.  Let's steal some photo from Bento Pet's, see here...  ;)