Despicable Me Overload

Minion balloon

Despicable Me fever is still going on.  Last weekend we was invited to my cousin nephew’s 1 year old birthday bash.  Lo and behold, they have a birthday arch made from Despicable Me balloon.  If I remember correctly, there is about 6 or 7 life size balloon on the Minion.  Right after the party ended, Minion 2 and Minion 3 was lucky to be gifted with the balloon.  Obviously I don’t look very happy being squeezed at the center behind the car.

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Bento #105 – Despicable Me Bento

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Decided to jump in the bandwagon and make a Despicable Me Bento for minion #2.  Slice golden kiwi into half and cut out the rest of the details from nori sheets.  On the left there are some zucchini with ham and far back, penne with crab sticks.  Was running out of time this morning hence why the penne is in a little mess.

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Bento #104 – Pork Belly Lunch

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I love cooking tau yu bak (pork belly simmer in soya sauce) with lots of hard boiled eggs in it.  Sometimes I would throw in a couple of tofu or bean curd sheets, cooked them in a huge pot and we could have this for two meals. This dish came in handy too for my Little Man’s bento.  As his lunch is at 12noon, I would make sure that his pack food contains liquid so that they don’t get cold easily.

Incase you are wondering, the look-alike car is a hard boiled egg that has been cut into half.   That way I get two looking car since the imprint is double sided.  Far back is white rice sprinkle with some furikake.  This is dish my Little Man’s favourite #happy!

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Bento #103 – Yellow Ladybird

 

When I finished putting up this bento for my youngest, I thought to myself, “Now, this is quite plain”.  But it took me about 15mins to put them (the ladybird and mushroom) together! It would take me longer if I have not cut up the nori for the ladybird the night before.  Yes, lots of hard work but the looks on my youngest’s is priceless!

Food consist of fried noodles.  There’s some omelette, meat balls and cabbage hidden at the bottom of noodles.  Don’t want them visible as it create distraction to the presentation.  Yellow ladybird is hard boiled egg decorated with cut up nori sheet.  Mushroom is cheddar cheese, carrot spot and facial consist of punch out nori sheets.  On the other hand, bought this new bento box from my recent trip to Osaka.  It came with a set of cutleries and a matching hankie.  So lovin’ it!

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Most Irresistible Chocolate

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This is the most irresistible chocolate biscuit! And also because I am a caramel lover *lick fingers* .  They say the best Arnott’s Tim Tam came from Australia cos their chocolate is richer.  Don’t know how true it is but I always get my supply from a dear friend of mine, Ian, whenever he drop by Kuala Lumpur from Perth.  Gotta love that man.

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Post It Note

Ever wonder why people like to stick Post-It note on the fridge?  My reason is because kids spent more time rummaging food in the fridge rather than looking at the notice board!

Since I’ll be leaving for holiday in 2 days time (uppababy vista), I have to set a reminder for each of them.  They are more like weekly task that should be done before the start of a new week.  Meaning, by Sunday, all homework, uniform, shoes, etc have to be washed/pressed/done by then.  Using a post-it note is more convenient too as when they finish each task, just tear and discard.  I told them, “When you see no more post-it note on the fridge, meaning all tasks has been complete”.

On the other hand, I tried to pack as light as possible for my trip.

Only 30% occupied!  This is all I brought for my 10 days trip to San Francisco and Las Vegas.

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Six Years Ago Today I Became A Mother For The Third Time

Just a quick post there to commemorate Little Munchkin 6th Birthday.  She is seen here happily posing with her cousin brother.  Both can be real buddy and enemy at the same time!  But they look forward to each other’s company whenever possible.

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Pre-Birthday Wish

The Little Munchkin is turning 6 and out of the blue, she asked, “I wanna sit on tu-tu train.” So we granted her the wish and went for a train ride.  And I recalled when Jie-Jie was her age, we went on a train ride too.  Good thing I blogged about it!  And viola, just punch in “KTM” as the keyword on the search engine and Google pulled up my old post. Easy job right ;)

Left:  Jie-Jie (then 6y/o) with Di-Di (then 4y/o) Right:  Mei-Mei (now 6y/o) with Kor-Kor (now 8.5y/o).

Another significant is the dress the girls are wearing.

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I’m Lovin’ It!

I meant to blog this earlier but my attention was always distracted by other thing whenever I sit down in front of the lappie.  So I’m glad I am here now sharing with you guys a great big deal from McDonald!

In conjunction with the celebration of Gold Putra Brand Award that McDonald achieved, for the whole month of March 2011, you are getting 2 Big Breakfast for Free (!!!) with any purchase of RM5.00 and above.  You can get the cut-out of coupon from the newspaper or just drop me a line with your e-mail address and I will be gladly to email them to you.

This is probably my 3rd time in my whole life eating Big Breakfast.  Seriously!  My choice of breakfast is definitely not from a fast food eatery.  The first time I had Big Breakfast is at the airport and another time was in Singapore.  All the while I thought Big Breakfast comes with everything including hot pancakes (i heart those!).  If you see the picture above, I have requested the maple syrup thinking I could enjoy my hot pancakes.  No wonder the waiter look at me with a funny face when I asked for it! LOL!  With the promotion going on, we had been eating them 3 days in a row now.  I was kinda know of the promotion late too.  But it is better late than never ;)

So there you go, guys.  Two more days to go before March ended.  2 Big Breakfast for FREE!!!!

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Twist, Lick, Crush

Eating Oreo cookies is not only addictive, making oreo ice-cream is none the less very addictive too!  Let’s just short-cut the process unless you can make a tub of sinfully heaven vanilla ice-cream otherwise, just buy them like I did.    It is easier to fold crushed Oreo into semi melted ice-cream so the best time to make the Oreo flavoured ice-cream is that very moment when you reached home with your groceries.

Ingredients:

1 bar/packet of Oreo cookies
1 tub of vanilla ice-cream

Method:

Twist Oreo cookies but please DO NOT lick the cream! :p  Remove it and pop them into your mouth :p The amount of cookies depends on your licking.  However, too much of cookies will over power the ice-cream.  Lightly crush your cookies.  When it is all done, pour crushed cookies into semi-melted ice-cream.  Stir moderately. Cover the lid and freeze it.  You may notice that your ice-cream is not fluffy anymore and has shrunk.  It unavoidable!  But it is extra delicious now ;)

Like I say, it is very addictive.  The kids love it very much.  Sometime, they even sprinkle crushed Oreo on it to get that extra crunch.  When you start counting the calories, you will cringe!  But not to worry, epistane can help.

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