Saturday, January 02, 2010

A great time playing together – Me, Ma and M (Em)!

If my son sees the heading, he would get all excited. He is always excited when things rhyme, I don’t know why. He has a fascination for anything that rhymes and could go on and on to try to make things rhyme! LOL!

Well, this doesn’t actually rhyme, but, it can still get him all excited by the fact that it sounds almost similar! LOL!

Ok, I am digressing again even before I could even start on this posting! LOL! *blush* So typical of me, huh? *grin*

Anyway, my mum stayed with me 2 weekends ago, from the 19th to the 21st of December, 2009 . She came home with me after the Kenduri Doa Selamat at my MIL’s place.

It turned out to be a very busy and hectic weekend as I wanted to re-learn how to make the Kuzi, a dish I grew up with as my grandma loves making Kuzi Kambing.

So, the second day that my mum was here, we had Kuzi Ayam for lunch.

We also had Acar Timun, which I forgot to peel off the skin, though! LOL! But, I had washed it thoroughly! LOL! *grin*

My mum also made sambal cili. My mum makes the best sambal cili in town!

My mum also made Nasi Minyak to go with the Kuzi, Acar Timun and the Sambal Cili. It was one of the best home cooked meal I have eaten in weeks!

I still have the sambal cili and the Kuzi, but minus the chicken. I have put it in the freezer, and hope to buy more chicken pieces and recook the gravy with the chicken as I still can’t seem to get enough of the Kuzi yet! LOL!

I even dip bread in the Kuzi for breakfast and it is so yummy! Even my hubby and son loves it!

While my mum was here, I also felt like making `claypot’ chicken rice for dinner, but minus the claypot. I replaced it with Corel instead as I did not have any claypot in the house.

Maybe I should get one since I love making claypot chicken rice?

Well, I have not made it (chicken rice) in ages. But, with my mum here, I was inspired to cook it again. I served it with some fried veggies.

I was also busy frosting the Carrot Cake while my mum was here, on Sunday, 20th December, as a neighbour’s friend ordered two for a Christmas Party. I had baked the cake the day before.

But, what I spent time most while my mum was here was playing with Em, making things for my mum. She was fascinated by the machine as she kept telling me how she had learnt the embroidery by hand in her younger days. Wow! I salute my mum for her patience!

I was, of course, excited to show my mum on how the machine works, and so decided to make something for her.

My mum chose the design and the colours for the design, and I made it into a pouch for her. She also decided on the wording for the other side of the pouch.

She is now happily using the pouch to carry all her daily medicines. I feel so proud to be able to make something for my mum that she is happy to use. *smile*

Just before my brother picked her up on Monday night to spend the night at his house, I managed to embroider her a pocket which she said that she wants to make them into a pocket for her praying mat bag which she hopes to go home and make using the notes she got from me which I learnt at Epal.

Good luck, Ma, and have fun!

Thanks for staying with us! Thanks for teaching me the Kuzi again, and the sambal cili. But, sorry about the unpeeled acar timun though! *grin*


ShannyK-L said...

YUMMMYYY!!! Wah your mum's & your food looks so good!

Datin Nik Zaharah said...

Thank you Nun, for the lovely time I had at your place.It was wonderful to see you playing with your new Toy. It bring back so many fond memories, especially when I was young when I used to make dresses for you. Ah! those were the days. But I am glad you took after me in so many ways especially cooking and sewing, which I, on the other inherited from my mother.

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