Sunday, February 27, 2011

Maher Zain

I love MZ. I love the fact that he's making a difference with his music. This is the guy whom I was told, frequented the Shah Alam mosque every morning for his tahajud during his visit to Malaysia last year. And yes, he's very good looking too. Drool all u want people. But he's not just a pretty face...he's probably one of the few singers who sounds much better live than he's in recording.

We went to the concert last night. Me n Hajar. Hajar was so excited. So did I. First time ever going to a concert. So the very jakunnnnn :) Concert started at 9pm and finished around 11.30pm. So I was quite sleepy towards the end....yawnnnnn...past my bed the sooo very not happening aunty :P And dearest Hajar fell asleep halfway through. The effect of running in cross country in school in the morning. Poor girl.

And a few friends of mine. And it was Ana's birthday too, and I didn't knew it until she texted us when I reached home.

Anyway he sang really reaaaallly well.  And masyaallah, to hear people chanting lailahailallah, barakallah and the selawat was just simply amazing. This guy was simply amazing. Irfan Makki, Mesut Kurtis , Inteam, and Fadli from Padi (Indonesia) were great too, though I had no idea what they are singing....hahahaha...note to self...must listen to more nasyid...

It'so refreshing to see a singer sings about god and Islam and Rasulullah in a non preachy way.  Great company, great concert, glad we went. Alhamdulillah. Great job MZ. May Allah bless u.

PS. Thank u Mr Onn for being my chauffeur for the night...tee hee :)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sweet schweet 15

Yesterday was my 15th wedding anniversary. This is us in Tasmania way back in 1996. Just married. Still studying. Madly in love. Sweet young thing ;)

So what to cook??? Just another reason to bake lah kan? Since I still got lots of lemon curd left, and Mr O hates chocolate cake, and kiddos don't really like carrot cake though it's Mr O's favourite...I need to think think think...what should I cook taht everybody will tadaaaaa :) My first ever cheese cake. Lemon curd cheesecake. Lucky it turned out well. Today it's all gone ;)
 And because I cooked nice cheesecake, I got this from Mr O...hahahaha. Niceeeee ;)
But until today, Mr O is still fiddling with the thingy, coz the wifey is no Ms Gadget let him set up everything before I dump my cheap phone. I definitely can wait :)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

When life gives you lemon, you make lemon curd...

An FB friend posted this. I have never tasted lemon curd in my life, at least as far as I can remember. The doughnut look so sinful. Can't stop myself from drooling. Followed the recipe but it was too tedious for me. An excuse of denial for not being so skilful and demure in the kitchen...hahahaha. Somehow when I sandwiched the two layers of doughnut, the lemon curd filling keep spilling. So messy. Maybe because it's still warm and runny. Anyway, I figured out the better way, just fry the doughnut first, then cut it into half and spread the lemon curd. This way, I can keep the doughnut in the fridge, and only put the lemon curd before serving. The product was so yummy. The tangy strong lemon flavour of the filling just complement buttery doughnut. Heavenly.
Then I get crazier. Was not so happy with the lemon curd. So I found another recipe from videojug. So I did it again. And was very pleased with the end product. That recipe gave me almost 3 bottle of lemon curd. God knows how lemony everybody's life will be after this....I am driving Mr O nuts since he's not a fan of lemon....hahahaha

So what else can I cook with this heavenly yummylicious thingy? Made the lemon mousse fruit tart. It wasn't mini. I used the muffin pans, so they were quite big and only managed to get 12 tarts. Gone in a flash. Note to self; next time double triple the recipe ;P
Still have lots of lemon curd in the fridge. A friend is coming for tea. Maybe a lemon curd cheesecake?? We'll see ;-)