Friday, October 28, 2011

A year older..

mixed fruit meringue 

chicken pie



The birthday came and went, three days ago. For the first time, the kids got together and brought food to celebrate at home, instead of the usual family dine-out.

I offered to prepare dessert - was thinking english trifle or bread pudding - but they told me to lay off the kitchen for a day. Like I needed reminding, heh.. 

Pies were the meal of the evening, super rich and meaty chicken pie and shepherd's pie. The former went in the blink of an eye; the latter made it to breakfast the following day.

Completing the menu were a bowl of mixed vegetable salad with balsamic dressing, various types of buns and rolls, slices of succulent Thai mangoes, and a jumbo-sized, super-sedap mixed fruit meringue. 

[PS: I 'returned' the favour by accidentally breaking the salad bowl; butterfinger me. Thankfully, it was neither Bohemian crystal nor someone's family heirloom. Phew!]

In all, it was a memorable evening - good food & good company. Nothing beats having the ones you love around you; thank you guys!

A couple of days earlier, Izan, who made Awwa's wedding favours recently (story here), turned up at my doorsteps with a surprise birthday gift of a heart-shaped chocolate. Much appreciated, Izan.. 


Cheqna said...

Happy Birthday! Semoga dipanjangkan usia dalam rahmat dan redha Allah SWT.


Wan Sharif said...

Semuga di panjangkan umur, di sihatkan tubuh badan, di murahkan rezeki.. di lembutkan hati dan lidah untuk sentiasa berada dalam zikrillah and may Allah's Magfirah and Rahmah be with you and yours sokmo sokmo ;))

naniasda said...

Happy Birthday! Semoga dikurnia kesihatan dan dipermudahkan segala urusan oleh Allah SWT hendaknya :)

Oldstock said...

Alhamdulillah.. Mudah-mudahan tahun depan celebrate dgn menimang cucu pula..

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Puteri,
What's another number? ehem....I could have helped you finish the Shepherd Pie....purrr....meow!


Kama At-Tarawis said...

cheqna & nani - ameen, ameen!

yohwang - ameen .. bab lmbutkan lidah tu kena baca kuat sikit.. hehehe.. bekeng sokmo..

oldstock - begitulah hendaknya.. hehehe

cat - awww, if you feel like having shepherd pie, tell me.. i'll bake one for u.. :D