Saturday, December 26, 2009

Getting married

A moment in my life to remember...

Waiting in line to take the marriage vow [and waiting for the witnesses to arrive]
Repeating the marriage vows by taking an oath :o
Exchanging wedding rings [Now we're bound for *life*]

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Day Dinner

The meal preparation started around 4pm. We targeted dinner to commence 7pm.

A swirl of activities - everyone's hard at work, under the Chef's supervision (ahem!)
Cream of pumpkin all ready to go (a whole pumpkin went into this - no Campbell contribution this time round)

Potato stuffed capsicum, topped with melted cheese and cheese baked aubergine. Trying to go less-meat this year.

Boiled brussels sprouts. My favourite, also a legacy from grandpa.

The roasted turkey, from The Ship, Damansara. They always lived up to their name.

A flurry of knife work. Turkey carving had become my main task each year.
Not too shabby eh...

Ask me not what those bratwurst are. I've no idea. The can's not in English, it was a gift, and the instruction given was to boil em, peel em, eat em.
Tasted ok, a little saltish. For the life of me, I couldn't really stomach what I don't recognize.
The highlights of Christmas - 3 lobsters, imported frozen from East M'sia.
Halved, spiced with oregano by recommendation, salted and peppered. Generously topped with mozarella cheese.

Oven baked for 30 minutes...

Voila! Pardon the poor photography. Cheese was nicely browned...
Dessert was fruit tarts, infused with 12 year old Glenfiddich Single Malt Whiskey. Yummy....
And to wash it all down, I made a little cocktail...
P.Wen felt the kick from the first sip...
Jo says "Hmmm..."
Sunkist + Vodka + Lemon juice = Can't go wrong cocktail
And that's me after dinner, and a full bottle of Vodka.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve dinner

Decided to do a light Christmas Eve dinner this year, since Jo and Cheng will only be back on 25th.

So for the 5 of us, oven bake was the order of the night.

Baked potatoes in dried parsley

Oven baked Salmon

Baked, cheese stuffed chicken breast

Friday, November 27, 2009

Movie night: New Moon

My review of this movie may likely ellicit some resistance from the many chicklets and chickadees who're fans of this saga.

Having sat thru 2 hours of the movie (excluding the various snipped off scenes by 1M'sians), it got me thinking of some of the practical aspects of being the mythical creatures...

Like the human lady who's dinner to one, and lover to another...

Or the group of hunks (I kept hearing loud ooohs and aaahs from the chicklets in the cinema each time these gents appeared) that changes into *stinking mutts* conveniently when provoked.

Ever wondered where they got their pants when they change back to their human form? I'd reckon werewolves don't have a pouch akin to kangaroos. Which leaves them with one possible hidey hole - the butt!

And not to forget the fact that vampires can re-create their kind with a little *infection*. This rather tilts the balance in the face-off. Imagine 5 w-wolves vs 500 vamps? After all, the movie makes it clear w-wolves were a genetic trait of the tribe. So don't expect to see an afro-american wolf?
Me being a leather-freak, I got to thinking about those sparkling hide - they could be a good income earner if nicely cured. You'll have the supermodels strutting the catwalk with a Cullen hide, sparkles brighter than diamonds in the sun..
But what impressed me the most [not having read the books] was Jane's ability. She said *pain*, and you get *pain*.

What if she said *orgasm*? Hmmm..... [humans are never meant to be given special abilities] :)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

First meal from home

Just wanna share the first meal cooked at home. None of your business anyway hahaha...

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Pan Mee @ Jln Abd Aziz, Kuantan

I was introduced to this whilst on a business trip to Kuantan...

Hand made pan mee with fish ball, anchovies and lots of seasoning

Extra serving of pork lard, fried till crispy.... and blardy sinful

Extra serving of fried anchovies...... I'm headed to hell for this
But of course, I didn't have it all to myself. Food for two.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

DELL kaput

How could this happen?
One moment it went just fine, the next... kraaak!

And there goes one hinge...

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Father's birthday

Father's birthday at San Francisco Steakhouse...

Opening starters with a limited edition Murray McDavid Macallan 1990. The verdict - super aromatic and smooth.At 58% alcohol content, its definitely an excellent throat whetter...

Old timer frozen margarita
Angus Beef Burger, 150 days of grain fed beef

Crispy Fried Chicken Maryland
Angus T-Bone Steak

Upside Down Pear with Vanilla Ice Cream