Monday, September 20, 2010

**Woes of summer**

The days of summer... know when the days start getting hot, ladies where shorter dresses and men start saying "EISH" (supposedly in a good way) when a nice woman walks passed...yeah those days are upon us dear bloggers...and as always...the gyms start getting full! Monday evening at 6pm, summertime - the gym is a NO GO ZONE unless u like waiting in line to use any of the machines..

Why oh why do people wait until summer to start working out...I am not exempt from this question!! I too have waited until the last minute to do something about the extra winter weight..instead of just sticking to my routine that I started in feb this year, I decided to go into hibernation along with all the other warm blooded animals, and have only now started thinking "oops I better get rid of these 5kg's" hahaha

So on my journey to try and get back into things, I opted NOT to have a packet of flings today as my afternoon snack and opted to have a glass of fresh orange juice...which I juiced at work!! I am busy with THEE most mundane task so any minute away from my desk is BLISS!! :)

Trying to be healthy in an office full of people who don't rteally care can be challenging...while I'm drinking my orange juice, I can hear the rustling of chip packets and chocolates...

ARGGHHHHHH Once it becomes a way of life, I am sure it will be easier...right??!?


Friday, September 17, 2010

Mid month meal masked as month end special

I've been b*tching and moaning lately about how I feel like the slave in our house by always cooking and cleaning...and guess what...this time my complaints did not fall on deaf ears!!

The other night T made us dinner...I love it when he cooks! He puts a lot of time and effort into it, though he would probably diasgree or perhaps it just seems that way because he doesn't just throw things in the pan (as I sometimes do)...and I LOVE that he CAN cook..and believe me when I tell you that he cooks more than just rice and/or a boiled egg!

BONUS - he's also a sexy cook...

but enough of my "dreamy-moments-watching-this-sexy-man-cook-while-I-sit-on-the-couch-looking-like-a-lovesick-puppy" ;)

Order of the night...Pasta a la T :)


Pasta - any shape? We used the shells because it's what we had in the cupboard
Can of tomatoe and onion mix (works well when you're lazy to chop things up yourself)
Thyme - doesn't have to be fresh but fresh is always better
Garlic and Chilli mix
Worcester Sauce


Pasta - boil until al dente..
Set aside and keep some of the strained water for the tomatoe gravy

Tomatoe Sauce

Fry Garlic and Chillies until brown. How much oil to use?? Not a lot of course because we're ading loads of fat later
Add tomatoe and onion mix
Add a few dashes of Worcester Sauce (I think the spelling of this sauce is wrong - but its pronounded "whooster" sauce - well that;s how I pronounce it anyway ;)) T added about 5 or 6?
Add one heaped teaspoon of Thyme
Add about 2 tablespoons of the leftover pasta water to the mix

Cover pan with lid and allow sauce to cook for a few minutes (how many minutes - maybe 15minutes? I'm not sure) Our test is to use a wooden spoon when mixing and when u part the sauce, it needs to separate for a few seconds (maybe 2) - almost like the biblical parting of the sea ;)

THENNNN the final touch - what made this a SPECIAL mid month special :) - add the creamy mascarpone!! We (or rather T) added half the tub ;) Stir all together, allow to simmer on very low setting...

Mid month meal masked as month end special is now ready to be DEVOURED!!

I didn't only have seconds...I had third helping as well! But I'll work off the pasta ..*wink wink*

Thursday, September 02, 2010

A favour for a friend on her wedding day...

So it was a very good friends traditional wedding this weekend! What an amazing occassion it was. I had to be at the house from 8 in the am to experience the "behind-the-scenes" of such an occassion and wow wow wow~! It was truly awesome...I cried..the entire morning...Of joy of course

We've been friends for about 8 years ..had a fall out 2 years ago and never spoke during that time. I missed her. I'm glad that we're able to talk again...when we just met we used to chill on the couch and talk about how one day we would both be married (our boyfriends are cousins) and how our kids would more than likely grow up together...and its happening..hence the tears!! Tears of joy I might add....

Anyway I made her red velvety goodness cupcakes for her and husband to enjoy after the wedding! :) Even though I hid the box in her mom's room during the day, someone managed to get a hold of the box and ate every single cupcake! I guess I should be honoured - that must mean they were good - right? hahaha

Guess I'll be making these again...but it was awesome making them ...considering the fact that I was making them for a very good friend on her wedding day....