Sunday, November 25, 2012


 Today was a special day, we had our school 90th school reunion...will take about it later.
 After a long day and all the excitement ..I came back and was really climb into bed and have a snooze...a very good snooze I might say. Came down for tea..woww  my maid sometimes wows us her Masterchef skills( from watching the series) lempeng and sambal ikan for a bit then prepare for family dinner .. a late one a I started preparing at about 730 pm.

Tried a new roast chicken recipe , made Yorkshire puddings, cauliflower salad, Ceaser's salad and the gravy for the chicken. Simple yet enough to fill the hungry stomachs.

The family dinner spread

 Caeser's salad

2 heads Local Romaine salad , clean and cut into smaller pieces
1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 avocado, cut into pieces
Homemade croutons**

Mix all the above together, spoon the salad onto the plate and drizzle with Ceaser's salad sauce. 
P/S : put the croutons into the salad and mix the salad just before serving.

I made my own Ceaser's salad sauce ( my version of what I think the dressing should taste)

3-4 tbsp Heinz Balsamic Vinegar
4 tbsp Mayonaise
2-3 tbsp Olive Oil
2-3 tbsp Water
1 tbsp lemon juice
Black pepper , sugar and salt 

I put everything in a clean bottle and close the lid. Give it a few shake..Done..yumss..

**Home-made croutons -  brush melted butter or olive oil to both sides of the bread. Cut up into small pieces and put them on a baking tray. Back at 180 C for 10 min or till golden brown. take out and cool.

Cauliflower Salad

1 head of cauliflower, cleaned and cut into florets
a bunch of coriander leave
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp mayonaise
Black pepper, salt and sugar to taste

Boil some water enough to submerge the cauliflowers. When the water is boiling, put the cauliflower in for a minute or two and toss. Put aside to cool.
Once cooled, put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
Put in the fridge till ready to serve.

Yorkshire Pudding

You can find the recipe for the pudding here

Roast Chicken

"This is a very flavorful and simple way to roast a chicken. Recipe inspired by Barefoot Contessa."
1 whole chicken
1 bunch thyme ( I used rosemary)
1 lemons, quartered
1 head garlic, halved
2 tablespoons melted butter ( I used olive oil)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
After removing giblets (discard or save for another recipe), salt and pepper inside of chicken.
Stuff the cavity with rosemary, lemon quarters and garlic halves.
Brush the outside of the chicken with olive oil.
Salt and pepper outside of chicken.
Tie the legs together with string (good idea to soak string in water prior so it won't burn in the oven) and tuck the wings under the body.
Cook in oven for 1 1/2 hours or until done.

(hehehe cannot find any strings to tie my I got some ribbons from some bunga telur lying around in my cupboard and use them..perfect)

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