Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Same Old, Same Old

Last weekend, I tried my hands on Dilla's tiramisu. Whalllauuu... terangkat sehhhh!! Sedap giloss!! There were plentiful to go around, so I invited some friends to come over and we had a mini buffet going. To top it off, I cooked Seafood Spaghetti. It was simple and delicious albeit cair sket. All was done in an hour's time. Here's the recipe...

SEAFOOD PASTA

Ingredients:
4 tbs olive oil
1 tps cili boh
6 cloves garlic (crushed and chopped)
2 cans chopped tomatoes (blend for a coarse texture)
6 sprigs of fresh parsley
1 tps oregano (kalau ada yg fresh lagi bagus)
2 packs frozen mixed seafood
1 pack spaghetti
salt and sugar to taste

Method:
1. Boil spaghetti with 1 tbs of veggie oil till al dente.
2.Heat olive oil and add chilli. Tumis sampai garing.
3. Add garlic and fry for a minute then add chopped tomatoes. Stir.
4. Put in fresh parsley and oregano. Stir.
5. Simmer for about 15-20 minutes on medium heat sampai pekat.
6. Bila dah pekat, campur mixed seafood and stir until they are cooked but not too long because you don't want them to be tough like rubber.
7. Add salt and sugar to taste. It should have a spicy taste just enough to tickle your taste buds, seafood sweet, sour but nottoo salty to complement the spaghetti.
8. Serve with warm spaghetti with just enough sauce to coat the strands (jangan banjir ye), fresh parsley and finished with two or three dashes of olive oil.
9. Apa lagi... makan la... slurppp slurppp slurppp.

Adding garlic bread and fresh salad would certainly take the dish to the high heavens. Sorry, I didn't have enough hands to snap a picture or two.

Bon Appetito!

*****

Yeay!! It has been confirmed and booked. We're off to Disneyland Paris on 14th-18th June. Yes! Yes! Yes!

I've just booked and paid for the package i.e. returned Eurostar, unlimited park passes to both Disneyland and Walt Disney Studios for the whole duration of 5 days and 4 nights and hotel with continental buffet breakfast all for the price of £335 per person. Cheapo, eh?! Zareef goes everywhere free of charge because he is below 3 years old. Ahhhh... all the better.

Now... if only I can persuade B to pay for a dinner birthday party with the Disney characters on the 14th. When else can I get to celebrate my 29th birthday amidst all the pomp, fun and grandeur of Disney?! It's a celebration of a lifetime!! Hey, I may be 29, but I still am a kid at heart just like Zareef when it comes to Disney and the likes of it.

Aling... if you're reading this... PLEASE, PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE......

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I had a very, very long chat with Zoowra today. It felt really good talking to her. I get to hear all the latest scoops, bear my soul and catching up with her. It felt like opening a can of whoopass!!

Zoow, I hope I didn't bother you while you were busy working. Believe it or not, it was very therapeutic. We should do it again.

Man I miss my friends back home! I can't wait to get back this September, InsyaAllah. It all depends on B's completion of his PhD. I pray and pray that he will sail through it with ease.

3 comments:

doubleaye said...

Nora...oh yes it was very therapeutic indeed! Working late didn't feel like working late @ all last nite. Definitely shld do this again..and again...and again...heh

dillafahim said...

wah.. buleh lah try seafood pasta nie masa nak buat birthday party utk fahim nanti.. yeay!!!

eh.. kak nora.. u use cili boh jugak ek?? pos dr mesia ke?? kitorg selalu tak cukup cili boh.. cepat habis.. saya prefer guna cili boh sbb lagi sedap dr cili kering mesin....sedapkan???

noresh said...

Zoow... right at this very moment we're talking our heads off... reminiscing the good old days. Man they were good!!! Sometimes I wish I could turn back the clock and go back to uni days and do lots of crazy things and savor every moment of it. But that's the inner child talking. We're adults now with responsibilities. Heck! Who said being an adult is fun?? LIAR!!!

Boleh dilla... try aaa... senang giler. Zareef pun suka. dia boleh makan 2 bowl sekali duduk. Ha'aah guna cili kering dari mesia. adik B datang last year so pesan kat mak saya bawak byk2 makanan kering dlm beg besar. Sampai skarang tak habis2 lagi. Memang sedap tiada tandingan la.