Salad with Mayonnaise and Balsamic Vinegar Dressing

Posted by Volvoxx On November - 21 - 2009

Out of ideas of what to cook for dinner? Dining alone? Salad makes an awesome, simple meal for one, or side dish for two or more!

Instant Tiramisu / Happy Birthday Dad

Posted by Volvoxx On October - 27 - 2009

My two nieces are more than happy to celebrate their grandfather's Birthday with him

Soya Bean Milk

Posted by Volvoxx On October - 22 - 2009

Ever wanted to try making your own soyabean milk? Check it out!

Baked Macaroni Cheese

Posted by Volvoxx On October - 12 - 2009

Fancy some simple satisfying Baked Macaroni Cheese at home? Check out this recipe.

Fish Chip with Beer Batter.

Posted by Volvoxx On October - 10 - 2009

An attempt in making Fish Chip with beer batter...while forcing QJ to consume fish :P

The end of sem 'pick-a-kitteh' syndrome.

Posted by Volvoxx On October - 09 - 2009

Kittens will mysteriously appear at our doorstep come semester break. This time, its happening again. A cute, manja, noisy kitten visits 391D.

Valentines 09

by Volvoxx On February 25, 2009 8:42 PM
In our effort to save up for Singapore, QJ and I decided to celebrate Valentines at home with home-cooked food. There the 'no car' factor too but we didn't really feel like going out and getting ripped off with over-priced food...if we were loaded and in KL, I wouldn't mind Chilis or TGIF or sumthing but at the moment we just couldn't afford sumthing so budget!

However....thing's weren't as pleasant as we planned it to be. We planned to just spend the  whole day 'lepak' at home, watching movies and laze around and eat good food....but the virus from my PC had jumped to QJ's and he spent more than half the day fixing the problem on his PC. Felt awful to have infected his PC >.< ....but thankfully he got it done by dinner time so it was all well at the end of the day :3

I couldn't really decide what to make at first...I had a rough idea but when I try to decide....I wanted to do everything that came to my mind :P

So in the end, I settled with 3 dish: Ravioli in spaghetti sauce, stuffed baked mushrooms, and chicken pie.

It was a weekend so as usual, neither of us are awake until at least I made sandwiches for both of us: ham, cheese and hard boiled egg in mayo topped with black olives... mmmmm it was good. XD Black olives always makes me think of sedapnyer~

I started making the spaghetti sauce after breakfast...since it would take longest to cook and can be reheated when about to eat. After that, I started making the filling for ravioli: blended pre-grilled marinated chicken, fried bacon, onion, boiled baby spinach and cheese. After that I went on to do the pasta dough for it. Couldn't the previous recipe I used for ravioli dough. The last one's easiest to make as it was easily rollable into thin sheets. Best if I had a pasta/noodle maker but I don't so I'll have to rely on my small rolling pin. 'Assembled' the ravioli and froze them for later use.

Next, I started preparing ingredients for the chicken pie. My crust isn't one of those pastry flaky crust (I find it a lil bit more difficult to make. Its purchasable, but why waste money? :P). QJ loves this pie. I've made this so many times, its getting so easy to make now. If you ask him whether he'd want a birthday cake or a pie, I'm very sure he'd prefer the latter. U can put candles on it for the effect but he doesn't mind not having a cake at all if he gets a pie...haha!

Pre-baked the bottom crust of the cake (and almost ruined the whole thing cuz I forgot to poke holes at the bottom crust and it kinda 'mengembang' from the tin, causing the sides to 'run' and shrink away from their original position.) 

Next, I prepared the stuffed mushroom in a different cooking tin, and put them into bake for about 20 mins while I assembled the pie to be baked later. Meanwhile, I took out the frozen ravioli to be boiled. Also, fried some baby spinach to go with the whole meal (which according to QJ, was a bit out of place...but I loved it :P)

Finished cooking the ravioli, topped with hot pasta sauce, and took the baked stuffed mushroom out...put everything onto the plate...and voila~ Dinner is served.

Put the pie to bake while we had dinner but we definately wun be having that until....the next day...too stuffed :9

QJ took the pie to his tournament in KL the next day and couldn't help showing off to other ppl there.... /giggle....makes me happy knowing X3

So yeah...that's Valentines, homemade style~

3 Response to "Valentines 09"

  1. kid Said,

    If there's one thing I dislike about coming to your blog is that I ALWAYS come with an empty stomach and looking at the food pics well just make me hungry. -_-;

    And yeah, which guy wouldn't be proud if their gal cook something for them on Valentines ? :P


  2. nOoRoLe Said,

    so sweeeeeet!!! i wanna learn how to cook that mouth watering pie from u... it look so tasty...
    then i can cook for my Sayang also.. hhehe


  3. Volvoxx Said,

    Kid: LOL...sorry la haha XD...and thanks for the compliments...I'm just happy that my sayang likes my food...haha.

    Fahizha: yang tu dah trial and error a few times but it's not too hard to make once you dah biasa..can send u a copy of the recipe u can cuba buat :D


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