Today is Sunday. Mr Right took the cub to the Zoo. Since I have boycotted zoos since the day I turned 10, they had to go without my company. Actually, I didnt mind it. It gave me some time to sleep in and recuperate. This morning, we had more Roti Jala or Lacy Pancakes for breakfast. The cub can never have enough of it. I have pictures, but have not had the inclination to upload it yet. I am still sleepy.
It has been a wonderful couple of days of entertaining. The menu that I planned didn’t totally go exactly the way it was supposed to. Mum arrived at our house in the afternoon, so, we had a minor cake and samosa tea party. For dinner, we had Chicken Rice, followed by more chocolate cakes and cut fruits for dessert.
The following day, we had Nasi Lemak – rice in coconut milk served with sambal and other condiments for a brunch of sorts, and Apple Pie with Custard made from scratch.
Then our guests left to visit relatives and I got to spend some time with mum before sending her to elder brother’s house and mum spent the night there.
The next morning, I prepared breakfast at home for mum and my brother and his family. We had chicken curry with Lacy Pancakes. Then a very late lunch or rice, chicken curry, beef in soy sauce, fried fish, stir fried veggies, sambal belacan etc, etc. When our guests arrived, we served Lacy Pancakes and Chicken Curry to go with the tea. (In case it didn’t cross your mind before, yes, I made a BIG pot of chicken cury!)
Then mum and everyone left at about 5pm.
The house felt very quiet after that. I was left wandering around from room to room with the cub. Just looking at stuff and not knowing what to do with ourselves. I am sure we did something as a family last night…. but, I just cannot remember what it was.
Today was the dad and cub Day at the Zoo thing and for dinner, we went to Pizza Uno. Cub had chicken parmigiana, hubby had his usual Lamb Shank. I tried the Baccalao (salted cod made into little croquettes — looooovely!!) then shared a REALLY, REALLY spicy Pizza Mexicana with the cub and hubby. It was sooo spicy that both of them had a nice time laughing at my red nose.
So, today was really a very relaxed day for us. But, somehow, I wish my guests were back! It was fun cooking for everyone and made me realise that I really miss all the entertaining that we used to do when we were abroad during hubby’s tour of duty.
Sigh. OK, I will post the photos and more recipes when time permits… :o)