Sunday, December 23, 2012
The first one was the church Christmas Party on Tuesday (the 18th). I had a really good time because I got to sing carols on stage in front of a packed audience. The food was good but not fantastic. We had fried rice, fried rice vermicilli (lots of veggies!), sweet and sour fish with cucumbers, tomatoes and pineapple, chicken rendang (kind of a dry curry), mixed veggies (cauliflower, green peppers, mushrooms and baby corn) and mixed fruits (watermelon, papaya, pineapple) and homemade fruit cake with chocolate chips (a little unusual but yummy all the same!). For drinks, we had a choice of fruit cocktail or soya bean milk. I heard the fruit cocktail was super sweet, so I went for the soya bean milk, not too sweet, just right for my liking!
I haven't got the photos yet but when I do I'll post them.
And on the last night's (Saturday, the 22nd) fabulous, fantastic turkey dinner! There were only 7 of us but we had way too much food! Each of us like had 4 to 5 helpings each because there was just so much food! First there was the fab roast turkey! Our bible study leader bought a small frozen turkey (3.5kgs) and roasted it himself! It was really moist and flavourful! Then there was the spaghetti carbornara. The chef, one of my friends actually came over to cook it right there and then at the party. The gravy had lots of streaky bacon and onion in it and was super tasty. The pasta was just right too! Al dente!
On to my contribution to the party! I made coleslaw and mashed potatoes from scratch. My friends said that my 2 contributions were yummy, tasty etc. and nearly finished the entire lot! Me and my Dad had the leftovers for dinner today. I managed to also bring back the turkey wings minus the drummets, someone else got that. My Mom also contributed cubed rice and chicken rendang!
I got a good book from my bible study leader for a Christmas pressie! It's about the 7 Lies that Women fool themselves with. For the gift exchange, I got a gingerbread man and a jar of nice, mixed berry jam. For my contribution, I gave away a cross-stitch bookmark, that I sewed myself!
I hope I haven't done to much damage to my healthy eating plan. I had 3 helpings of carbornara, 2 helpings of turkey breast with gravy, 2 small helping of coleslaw and mashed potato with turkey gravy and 3 slices of pizza.
I was really tired after the party last night as I spent the entire week, waking up early each morning because of various reasons. So I like crashed and slept soundly till 3.30pm today! I didn't even make it to church because I was so tired. I really need the sleep! When I woke up, I had a plate of chicken rice with roast pork. The me and my Dad went out to find this furniture shop that has offers on Tablets but we didn't manage to find the shop. We then went to a little mall with Starbucks and KFC. I bought a Toffee Nut Frap (my last chance to do so, no more of them after Christmas) and a large order of wedges.
When me and my Dad came home, he said he was hungry was wanted dinner. Between him and me, we finished what was left of my coleslaw, mash potatoes and the turkey wings I brought back. I also brought back some seedless grapes. After all that food, I was almost stuffed but not quite, I made it a point not to eat till I'm stuffed. I had to lie down to rest for the food to digest. Later on tonight, I ate my gingerbread man. It was yummy and not too sweet.
I hope I get the pics soon, so I can post them. Merry Christmas!!!!
Friday, November 30, 2012
Sigh! My face is rounder already (it's the first place to show, along with my tummy). True, I still weigh the same and I can still wear most of my clothes but I dread my fat composition! yikes! Everywhere you go, there are special Christmas foods and drinks. All those parties don't help either. I have 2 to look forward to, the first is a catered affair, with fancy good foods (I've heard), the 2nd is a potluck among my Bible Study group but consider this : there are only about 10 of us but we are planning on having food fit for 25! I did suggest slimming down on the menu but they wouldn't listen! Oh well! 'Tis the season to be jolly and eat! But I hope I can get away with it and not put on too much weight!
And it doesn't end in January either! Oh NO! Then it's Chinese New Year season for the whole month till February!!!! AAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
I really love their Christmas drinks! Both hot and cold. A nice fancy latte would be nice in rainy weather, which is nearly everyday now! A nice fancy frap would be nice in hot weather, which is nearly everyday too here in Malaysia. Oh yes! The crazy monsoon end of the year weather, hot and sunny one minute, rainy and cold the next! (at any time of the day or night, crazy, eh?!).
The problem is, we're discouraged from drinking our calories! And what's a fancy Starbucks drink without it's festive topping of whipped cream and caramel drizzle?! Oh well, I guess, I'll just get one drink before Christmas is over, just one............
Sunday, November 25, 2012
I keep waking up like 5 times a night, nearly after an hour and a half or so. The last time I wake will be around 5am, then I will sleep like a log till 11am or so. This morning, I was supposed to go to church at 10:45am but was supposed to wake up at 9am because I wanted to catch a ride; as both my parents will be gone for the day (wedding dinner and seminar) BUT I just couldn't wake up. My bed felt so comfy and I just couldn't for the life of me open my eyes. I was so dead tired. So, I didn't make to church today. And it was communion Sunday too!
But one question I have is, why can't the church has afternoon or evening services. It would make life so much simpler!
Saturday, November 24, 2012
We went to a different hawker center today, further away from our usual haunts. I ordered char kuey kak (fried turnip cakes) for myself and fruit rojak (chopped Malaysian fruits with prawn paste dressing and crushed peanuts) to share with the group. The fried turnip cakes cost me RM4.50 while the rojak was RM6. Not too bad but not really very cheap either. But then the cost of everything has gone up these days.
The Bible Study leader order a half dozen bbq chicken wings for RM12. You definitely won't get that sort of price for chicken wings if you ate in a restaurant! That's why most Malaysians choose to eat more often in hawker centers! He also ordered some chicken satay but I didn't have any because I can't have too much meat, it's high in phosphate (I'm on dialysis). He also paid for my drink which was iced lime juice.
I'm really full now (as I type), it was a very satisfying dinner, and I only spent like RM10.50!
Get An Email Alert Each Time EOWYN2424 Posts