Monday, April 5, 2010

At Last...

In my previous post I mentioned how lazy I was to cook. Well, I managed to force myself and did the groceries shopping. :)

However, I was still too lazy to cook until the very last minute! When I accepted the invitation last week, I told the host that I will bring Trifle pudding and macaroni salad for the BBQ party cum pot luck gathering. I managed to prepare the trifle pudding the night before, thanks to hubby who boost me. Reason being? Trifle is his favourite dessert and he cant wait till the next day to devour it! hihi...At first, I thought of making the Black Forest Trifle, but Cold Storage ran out of dark cherries. So I made the fruit trifle instead, the easiest one since the "L" syndrome was pretty much still inside me :P

To Ija as requested, here's the method of preparing a simple trifle pudding. Happy trying, dear :)

Fruit Trifle Pudding
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Firstly, cut the swiss roll into medium slices and arrange it as a base for the trifle.
( I used chocolate vanilla with chocolate chip swiss roll)


Sprinkle the syrup from the mix fruit to wet the rolls.
( I used the syrup from the peaches)
Next, prepare the custard filling
(I prepared the usual: mixed of custard powder, milk, sugar, water and a little bit of vanilla essence)

Pour in the custard mixture on top of the rolls
Let it cool for a few minutes. Arrange the mix fruits on top of the custard
( I used canned peaches and fresh strawberries)
Prepare the jelly topping
( I used instant jelly, strawberry flavour)
Pour the jelly on top of the fruits and let it cool for a while.
In the meantime, prepare the whipped cream
Layered the whipped cream mixture on top of the jelly

Arrange the fruits based on your creativity.
(note: Trifle must be well chilled in the refrigerator before serving)
It can be served in a small portion as well
(Note: Trifle looks more tempting inside a clear container, as you can see the layers
)


For the next menu, I googled the internet on suitable salad menu to bring for a BBQ party and I got an easy recipe from MomWhoThink. Since the rest of my girlfriends were going to bring vege and fruit salad, I go for Macaroni Salad instead. I like the tangy-ness of the taste from the mayo and yellow mustard, something new to our local taste bud. According to the original recipe, it was supposed to be chilled for at least an hour inside the refrigerator but because of laziness, yours truly prepared this menu an hour before she went to the gathering..blasah! :))

Being a Mommy myself, the little babies were not forgotten..I made a simple pasta dish for them, mac n cheese with carrot and broccoli (almost the same as your recipe, Nadia! :) Konon-konon nak prepare pancakes as well but everything was last minute...faham-faham je la yer :P


Alhamdulillah, I managed to force myself to fulfill my promise despite the laziness. But still, I was off duty on Sunday. HHihihi... The "L" syndrome slowly vanished by Sunday night so I'm back on duty again today :)


Anyway, the gathering went well as expected. Fadzil, me and our little Faaz were having fun that night and I am sure so were the rest. Thank you to the host of the day. And uh, the food prepared that night....all were delicious!! ;)


p.s: Photo is courtesy of Fariq & Diyana.
I'll blog about it in the next entry, after I finished transferring the photos ;)

29 comments:

YOI said...

wahhhhhh....'L' nye diaaaaa...hihihi..

Anonymous said...

Shedap nyer..nak cuba lah nanti....

Nadine said...

Nurul,

Hehe.."L" lah nie, sume yg express, sume last minute. Kalau nurul pegi mesti nurul prepare food yg sedap2kan. Nurul kan rajin memasak ;)


Hi Anonymous,

Nampak sedapkan, easy to prepare pulak tu. Give it a try, will you? :) If u are lazy like me too, beli sume yg instant jer..instant jelly, instant whipped cream. hihihi :)

YOI said...

Nurul skrg masak pon gotong-royong dengan Fx..haha..punye la mega 'M'.Nurul masak, dia basuh..huhuhu...

MOMMAHOLICSURI said...

Hahahahaha.. sungguhla L u tu, kira paling R (rajin) untuk i tau!!!!!!!

Nadine, i love your L la.. still can prepare so many dishes!!

Another thing that i love about you is that everytime you posted on what you cook/bake or whatever you touched in the kitchen... mesti nampak menarik tertarik memang debom!! buat i lupa nak diet untuk hari ni!! kekekekeke

i must try your Trifle!!!! Tempting giler ah!!

my.mastura said...

addeehh..x bleh blah tgk gambar tu..faaz pon siap senyum2, posing lg..so kiut!

eh..nk tny..this might be a stupid question, but..nk tny jugak..mcm mana nk prepare whipped cream? yg aku tau, whipped cream ni yg dlm tin, spray tu jer...heheh <-- malu

Nadine said...

Mea,

Nampak cam banyak you. Tp kalau tgk betul2 semua yg sempoi2, tak payah tumis, masak bagai. n skali jalan je siap. bahan2 pun similar je. Nampak sgt nak senang n cepat :P


Pastu, all nampak menarik because of the flash n lighting. Remember, look can be deceiving. Kadang rupa je cantek, rasa belum tentu. :) Tp if u nak rasa, I'm more than happy to prepare it since its so easy. Erm..jemput2la I dtg potluck rumah you. Nanti I bawak. Hihihi..


Nurul,

Bestnye bergotong royong...Lomantik lo Ibu n Ayah Dina nie ;)

Nadine said...

Mas,

Haah Mas, aku pun terkejut bila tgk gamba tu. Aku cuma suh dia pandang camera atas tripod tu n suh dia smile...tgk2 dia betul2 smile! I guess he was happy lah that night :)

Tak payah malu la Mas. Ok kalau nak prepare whipped cream bahan2 yg diperlukan ialah:

-thicken/heavy cream: ade jual dlm kotak, slalu kat tempat susu n cheese dia letak
-vanilla essence/vanilla estract
-fine sugar

method:
In a large bowl, whip cream tu sampai agak2 kembang. Masukkan vanilla & sugar kacau sampai betul2 kembang. Jgn pukul terlalu lama, agak2 dia dh kembang n puffy, stop. Sebab kalau lama sgt dia jd lumpy..ala2 cam butter plak.

Tips: bowl tu masukkan dlm fridge n sejukkan dulu before buat adunan. lebih kembang n lembut cream tu...aku haritu blasah jer sbb malas..hihi

MOMMY NADIA said...

dear sgt tempting ur triffle and macaroni salad tuh!!
kalau with L word dah gini dpatnye apatah lagik kalau R word coming kan!huhuhu..
pkus ur deco pun cantik,creative!

btw, 2 times I read ur entry tau..takut ter"miss" recipe utk macaroni chees for baby..cepat lah Nad,nak recipe ni..btol!!
ur's yg homemade nye!!plizzz..

dyana "his other half" said...

tipuuuuuu. nampak menarik tertarik n debommmm kan. begitu la juga rasanya. sedapppp.

mea, apa lagi. ajak la nadia pege potluck to ur house. dia dah offer tu. tp jgn lupa ajak i skali tau. tp i nak pege mkn je. ahahaha.

Mimy Hamid said...

rajin nya masak...sempoi lak tu...i copy paste yer buat koleksi resepi pas kawen...hihih...skrng takleh...diet...

Nadine said...

Nadia,

sorry lambat dear. ingat nk buat entry but since u've been asking few times i bg kat sini je ye.

erm, u nak mac n cheese ke macaroni wif white sauce?? hari tu u mintak white sauce punye recipe kan?
here it goes:

basic white sauce for babies
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2tbsp butter (unsalted/salted ikut pref)
2tbsp flour
1 cup of milk
1/2 cup of home made chicken stock (as a replacement of salt)
oregano
1/2 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp sour cream/thick cream (ikut suka nak yg mana: nak rasa msm2 atau lemak2 :)
grated parmesan cheese

method:

melt butter. stir in flour sampai agak perang (jgn sampai hangus yer). masukkan chicken stock, kacau followed by milk and cream. stir. masukkan garlic powder n oregano (ikut suka banyak mana). kacau sampai didih. taburkan parmesan cheese ikut suka banyak mana. when the cheese melted, tutup api n tuang atas pasta.

*oregano is safe for kids 1 year n above

*if for adult, u can add in pepper. u can omit the chicken stock and substitute it with salt instead

Nadine said...

Cee D,

haha..sedap ke? leh buat lagi la nie yer. Amboi2 nak dtg makan jer. mana boleh. sila buat salad kentang kamu itu. saya suka :)

Nadine said...

Mimy,

silakan dear. kasi impress sket sama itu en megat. he he he :D

Mrs. Ishamizu said...

wow so attractive la trifle tu..mst yummy!! izu mmg suka sgl jns pudding tau..tp xlulus lg wat pudding2 ni sbb jrg buat..:D

Hmm nice recipes macaroni salad tu..very simple ..Nway, L - L nadia pn byk jgk aa hasilnya!;)

wah, rmi dtg eh, meriahhh! klu sume dok kl bley la wat potluck sll, gilir2 kt rumah korg..:D

Nadine said...

hasil banyak tp simple je Izu..ala Izu, trifle ni xperlu lulus. pakai lapis2 je izu. trifle tu buruk cemana pun rasa sure sedap sbb sume ade..kek, cream, pudding, jelly, buah..hehe

Aah tu la..now ramai yg baru beli rumah. so boleh gilir2 buat potluck . kitaorg lambat sketlah since masih belum own our own place :)

sarah said...

oh my..terer nye u masak..
nanti i ajar i ye before kawen ni hahaha

MOMMY NADIA said...

wokkey,dah salin dah..tq so much dear,seems semua ada kt my kitchen..but thick/sour cream tu ada jual ek?
hmmhmm..kalau yg mac cheese plak camane Nad..(alang2 mintak kan??:P jgn marah yer!)

btw..mcm tv show RR plak rs..mintak pendapat pakar!uhukS!

Nadine said...

Oh Sarah,

I tak terer you. But I love to cook. Kadang2 tak jd jugak you. tak percaya tanyalah Fadzil, he's my food tester yg sgt committed. Sedap pun dia makan, tak sedap pun dia makan jugak. muahaha!

I'm sure bila dh kawin automatic pandai. lagi2 nak impress the hubster tersayang. kan? :)


Nadia,

thick/sour cream ade jual kat leading supermarket. u pegi sections dairy..tmpt milk & cheese. They sell in boxes :)

ala..I takmo jadi RR..nak jd Nigella bleh tak (perasan) :P.

mac n cheese,I tak reti buat. Itu u kena refer others. My version syok sendiri punye resipi. Boil the mac and set aside, boil the milk + yellow cheese + fresh cream. Gaul n serve. Itu je :D

Ija said...

Thanks Nad for the recipe..tak sabar nak try.

Yeah, agreed with Che D...sedap trifle tu!! :D

MOMMY NADIA said...

oo..so for baby pun boley jgak ek??

I pun buat cm tu jgak at first for mac cheese,tp simple yet nice kan..
ok lah..dah habis menuntut..lain kali recipe lain plak ye Pn Chef!

utk white sauce td,ur recipe ok simple,dlm buku I beli nak dgn english mustard la..aduh!!

Nadine said...

hahaha..I bkn chef lah you. bnyk ilmu nak kena tuntut lg ni. if u sedar all my recipe sume simple2..iyela dtg dr org yg asik malas je kan :P

yes..some letak mustard jugak tp i dont think its suitable for kids...kalau tak silap mustard pedas kan :)

RuZaNNa said...

Nadine,
Recipe Fruit trifle puding kita sama la.. cuma tak pakai whip cream aje.. habis stakat letak jelly, pasti i terus masuk dalam fridge.. tak pernah la daku tahu ada nama to the puding.. it was a recipe turun temurun from my mom.. itu je la puding yg reti buat pun.. heheh

Sungguh kena L syndrom la konon.. if mmg kena syndrom tuh, i would expect only satu menu aje.. ni sampai 3 ok!! dah terlebih vitamin R dah ni.. heheheh..

Anyway, i tgk at the last gambar.. mcm ada senior i masa kat Uni dulu.. nama sabri.. ade ke? dah lama tak jumpa die.. huu huu

Nadine said...

Anne,

Hihi, iye ke. Dulu I pun tak tau ape trifle puding tu. I "berkenalan" dgn trifle ni through my hubby since it's his fav. dessert. First dish I blaja ngan MIL :)


Haha..betulla. kalau tak kerana I dh promise to my friend, satu je kot I bwk. Macaroni tu pun I buat last minute sampai lambat pegi gathering..punye la drag diri nak masuk dapur susahnye. Yg for baby tu last minute jugak. Tiba2 terpk Faaz nak makan ape nnti..

Erm, nama sabri tade. yg bukan dr UIA cuma ade nama fairuz and fariq. seiras kot :)

RedApple said...

Nadine..
looks so yummy..!!! gonna try one day since my husband is dessert lover...;) thanks for the share...

Nadine said...

its my pleasure dear :)

cubala..its so easy kan? hihi..my hubby loves dessert too. eh if u have dessert recipe do share with me tau! :)

Nadine said...

Ija,

sorry I overlooked ur comment. Ni I dh post the recipe sila cuba ok?

:) glad u enjoyed it..

Diyana Didie said...

kak nadia! terima kasih bg recipe Fruit Trifle Pudding. lepas ni, i pon nak buat utk potluck office.. senang :)

Nadine said...

Its my pleasure, dear. betul2, kalau office DD ade fridge, simpan dulu dlm tu, nak makan br kluarkan br sedap makan sejuk2 ;)