Malam tadi we had some guests, Sheri n family and also her mum n siblings who are here visiting from M’sia. They wanted to find halal western food restaurants kat Perth ni and I told Sheri rasanya takde such restaurants here. Then I said to her, I knwo 1 place where they can have yummy and halal Western food…… my house, hahahahahaha. Perasan lah sekejap yang my food is yummy ;-). So I invited them over for some western food, halal definitely but yummy tu…………
But actually it was quite difficult to think of what to cook for my western theme. Nak masak pasta, Sheri pun dah terer la ni masak pasta (kan Sheri kan :-)) so tak best lah kan kalau nak bagi the same thing. I wanted to make quiches or pies but the other half pulak wasn’t in the mood to eat pies so had to throw away that menu. Fikir nya fikir, akhirnya I made mixed-herbs grilled chicken with roast potatoes, bean salad, sausage rolls and vege fritters which I think was Western enough, hehehehe….. And to finish it off I made strawberry pavlova which was definitely truly Aussie ( I know the Kiwis will refute this vehemantly but since I live in OZ land, I have to claim it to be ours :-)).
I love making pavlovas for visitors from M’sia because it’s so easy to make but looks very impressive and the taste is devine as well. And kalau I serve pavlovas, selalunya my guests will think I’m a really good cook/baker, hahahaha…..
Strawberry pavlova. Miss 9 n the other half’s favourite ‘cake’/dessert. Miss 9 has already asked me to make pavlova for her birthday this year. Seronok I dengar cos tak payah lah susah payah nak decorate her cake tahun ni, hehehehe….. Cuma nak decorate dengan whipped cream and fruits aje, pejam mata pun boleh buat kan ;-).
Ok, that’s last nite nya story mory. Today, we had a public holiday as well. Not because of CNY but because of Australia Day. What a coincidence that they both fall on the same day this year. But, I yang pening cos I didn’t know whether to have an OZ spread or a Chinese spread for dinner tonite. Nak fikir pasal dinner aje pun susah, haa…haa…haa…..
But bila fikir yang dah lama jugak tak makan nasi, I decided to make a Chinese ‘banquet’. Kat rumah ni, kalau kena masak more than 1 dishes dah kira banquet lah tu kan! Terkejut the other half and the Little Misses tadi when the dishes nearly filled the whole dining table, wahkahkahkah…. Tapi yang buat lagi terkejut nya, we managed to finish nearly all the food, teruk kan! Sekali sekala makan bannquet ni so ok lah kan…. hehehehe. Memang kekenyangan sangat2 everyone malam ni, Alhamdulillah :-).
5 dishes tu dah kira banyak lah for us. I made steamed seafood wontons, beef and vegetable sring rolls, grilled chicken wings, stir fry veges and honey chicken. Makan dengan nasi but we ended up makan all the lauk pauk aje lebih2, tak sentuh sangat pun nasi nya, hehehehe…