Saturday, August 28, 2010

Ramadhan so far...

There are goods and bads.

The goods...

We have not been to any bazaar Ramadhan yet....wooohhoooooo....I have nothing against small traders, but I do seriously think the bazaar ramadhan or param as it's known now...param for pasar ramadhan is a RIP OFF...the hygiene bothers me a lot, the food quality has gone reallyyyy down while the price is skyrocketing...it has become a once a year money making venture for some people...and many of them don't cook nice food...anyway that's my personal opinion...so don't get offended.

I have been following my ramadhan menu quite diligently, don't think it saves us so much money considering the amount of $$$ I spent on every TESCO trip...but it does reduce the food wastage a lot. So moi is pretty happy...

Mr O and kiddos have been doing more tarawih compared to last year...thay have only missed 3 times so far...the 3 times that either we had our iftaar out or people came to our place to had the iftaar...so that's pretty good...albeit the whining and 1001 excuses...;-)

The bads...

I have not been very productive..hmmm...that is an understatement...more like have been SOOO unproductive....think it's the caffeine deprivation...considering my lab work has slow down tremendously, and one of the main reason I have a monthly menu is to free me from being stuck in the kitchen forever... it is more daymmnnn pathetic...have promised myself to read the Quran...but so far has managed to read not even a quarter...and we are on day 18..or izzit 17?? anyway...my point is I am not happy..but probably that is what Ramadhan is all about...need to keep working on cleansing my soul.... and improving myself.


Anyway, we are halfway through, and before you know it it will be Eid. I have been very lazy to even think about the cookies...but then I am very kiasu mommy...I need something to remind my kids about our tradition...and what is Eid without baking cookies???? Home cooked cookies....that only my ummi can make...that we will make them drool and whine for me when they are away from me....hahahahha...so I started googling for the cookies...and suddenly all those pictures make me so greedy and over ambitious. So here is THE list, and the reference of the recipe...tadaaaaa...

1. crunchy-peanut-butter-and-sea-salt http://almostbourdain.blogspot.com/search/label/Cookies
2. pineapple tart
the jam http://cherryonacake.blogspot.com/2010/01/pineapple-jam.html
pastry http://thelittleteochew.blogspot.com/2010/01/pineapple-tarts-buttery-melt-in-your.html
shaping the tart http://www.seasaltwithfood.com/2010/02/pineapple-tarts-pictorial-video-guide.html
3. biskut batang buruk
http://coolandeasy.blogspot.com/2009/05/biskut-batang-buruk-kacang-hijau.html
http://www.hakimfaridzul.com/2010/08/resepi-biskut-batang-buruk.html
4. biskut makmur http://hanieliza.fotopages.com/?entry=937395
6. orange cranberries cookies
http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/cranberry-orange-cookies/Detail.aspx
http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/orange-cranberry-drops/Detail.aspx
http://flamingobear.com/2010/02/white-chocolate-cranberry-orange-blondies/
7. chocolate-thumbprint-dulce-de-leche http://cherryonacake.blogspot.com/2010/06/chocolate-thumbprint-dulce-de-leche.html
8. oat cookie
http://obsessedwithbaking.blogspot.com/2009/04/thin-and-crispy-oatmeal-cookies.html
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/gale-gand/crispy-oatmeal-cookies-recipe/index.html
9. date cookies
http://thebakingpan.com/Cookies/datepinwheel_cookies.html
http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=259156
10. Bourke Street Bakery's Chocolate Cherry Cookies http://almostbourdain.blogspot.com/2010/02/bourke-street-bakerys-chocolate-sour.html
11. Hershey's choc chip cookies

Wokeh...I knowwwwwwwwwwwww...so kiasu kan?? hahahaha...we'll see how many will materialize..or whether it will materialize at all....so will start shopping for the ingredients today...wish me luck ;-)

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