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Eggnogs make me happy

1st Dec 2010

Since my fiancé’s good friend is down in KL, we’ve been spending almost every night out eating, drinking and be merry. A couple of days ago, we stopped by George & The Dragon and I helped myself with a cup of eggless-Eggnog. How did it tasted?

Yummy!


I also get to bring the mug home! ^_^

So for this Christmas, I think I’d make some Eggnog for my family. Forget gifts like indoor tanning lotions, Eggnog is the best!

Traditional Eggnog Recipe

12 eggs, separated
6 cups milk
2 cups heavy/ thickened cream
2 cups bourbon
1+ 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup brandy
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg

Directions

1. In a large bowl and using a mixer, beat the egg yolks together with the sugar for approx 10 minutes (you want the mixture to be firm and the colour of butter).

2. Very slowly, add in the bourbon and brandy – just a little at a time.

3. When bourbon and brandy have been added, allow the mixture to cool in the fridge (for up to 6 hours, depending on how long before your party you’re making the eggnog).

4. 30 minutes before your guests arrive, stir the milk into the chilled yolk mixture.

5. Stir in 1+ 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg.

6. In a separate bowl, beat the cream with a mixer on high speed until the cream forms stiff peaks.

7. In yet another bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.

8. Gently fold the egg white mixture into the egg yolk mixture.

9. Gently fold the cream into the egg mixture.

10. After ladling into cups, garnish with the remainder of the ground nutmeg.

3!

28th Nov 2010

3 years ago, we found her on display for sale somewhere in Tawau. As I was meaning to get my mom a dog for companion (since my siblings and I had left the nest) and that little golden brown colored dog looked so attractively cute, I decided to get her.

A female Finnish Spitz only a month old, my dad decided to name her Girly since she looked so girlish sans the need for acne treatments in future (LOL).


Now 3 years later, Girly is like the best thing that ever happened to my family.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRLY!!!

Love, C

So this is Christmas..

15th Nov 2010

Finally got my Christmas theme up. YAY!!

I know, I know..it’s too early, but I love Christmas! I just love the idea of having an early Christmas deco in my own blog! So here it is, ladies & gentlemen – whether you like it or not, I have put up my Christmas deco. :-P

Didn’t took me the whole day to work on it – so there was no need for sleeping pills to keep me awake.

I hope you like it! :-)

My aging sister’s birthday!

19th Sep 2010

She’s actually my kid-sister.. I used the word aging just to make her feel older. Hahaha!

It’s her birthday today so here’s a card (since I didn’t have the time to go out and buy a traditional birthday card…):


Sorry lar Dym ar.. it’s a recycled birthday card I made for you 2 years ago. :-P You know how busy I am these days, right? Coming back late at night for 5 consecutive days, overworked, exhausted blablabla.. that I wanted to make use of my weekend with sleep, sleep, sleep and more sleep. But in a way, it’s good to recycle, you know? Saves energy. Hijau.

We’ll probably have a small family dinner tomorrow – let’s see what our big brother have in mind. If not, I might buy you a bottle of tan lotion since you walk under the sun everyday to your work place. :-P

Anyway, HAPPY BIRTHDAY dearest sister. May God bless you with all the good things in life ALWAYS.

Thirty-Something

3rd Aug 2010

So it’s my birthday and that always feels like an occasion for a blog post. For skin elasticity’s sake and all that. Although the older I get, the less I feel like celebrating. I think I didn’t age at all this year and my fiancé would agree to that. There are times when he’ll ask me to act like a grown up. lol

My body however, is giving it’s way to the old age. I couldn’t bend and rest my head on my thigh anymore. Sometimes my back would hurt involuntarily. Unwanted fats popping up at obvious places – the tummy, under the chin, arms, thighs etc. An attempt to lose weight by going for a jog resulted in you throwing up like you’ve had a bad food-poisoning case.

But it’s ok. I don’t mind getting older. I have all the love and support from my loved ones. My fiancé would carry me when I couldn’t cross the river. My parents would keep telling me how beautiful a daughter I am. My sister would tell me how lucky she is to have me as her sibling. And my brother.. oh.. have I told you that he’s treating me to dinner tonight? I’m thinking Nandos. Or maybe I can get him to buy me some wooden swing. I’ve always wanted a swing for myself since I was a kid.


Maybe being 30-something is not bad after all.