Thursday, April 30, 2009

Apr 30th : Strawberry Vanilla Cheesecake & Dendeng ( Iseng2 Aja ) :P

At work, I saw a magazine on Carol's lobby desk. I borrowed it ( cos I saw some recipes there ).

I stopped by at Kroger and bought some ingredients. I cooked dinner,too.I tried to make Dendeng ^____^.

Ronnie didn't get use to eating the Chinese Food.This is his first time he had The Dendeng.He said," It taste different . " Iyalahhhhh..gak biasa seh :P

Anyway,me,Mom and MeiLee enjoyed it.Indeed,MeiLee had dinner earlier,but she munched the Dendeng :P

After having meal,I pulled out the Strawberry Vanilla Cheesecake from the refrigerator. Mom couldn't wait to eat the strawberry :P

MeiLee got a plate. Lol..I only had a bite,the rest ? She had it :P

I thought it was very difficult to make Cheesecake.But after tonite,I told myself I could do it. :P

Psssstt.... Cheesecake is the same with Cheesecake from Fridays ( the difference is Fridays has the vanilla bean,meanwhile I used the strawberry ).

Saving money now ( I used to buy cheesecake from Fridays and cost me 4 bucks ).

Now ?? Nehi ... nehi babuji..... Mending buat sendiri :P

Crab Rangoon

I love this snack.Everytime I go to Chinese Buffet,always have some of this :D

Now, I can make it,no need to crave it anymore :P

8 ounces cream cheese
8 ounces fresh crab meat or canned crab meat, drained and flaked
freshly ground pepper, to taste
Chives, finely sliced
Garlic Powdered
1 package won ton wrappers
1 small bowl water to seal the wrappers
Oil for deep-frying, as needed

Combine the cream cheese and crab meat. Mix in the remaining six filling ingredients (up to the wonton wrappers) one at a time.

On wonton wrapper, Add 1 teaspoon of filling to the middle. and wrap it to make it looks like bag.

Keep the completed Crab Rangoon covered with a damp towel or paper towel to keep them from drying out while preparing the remainder.

Heat wok and add oil for deep-frying. ).
Carefully slide in the Crab Rangoon, taking care not to overcrowd the wok. Deep-fry until they are golden brown, about 1 minute, turning once.
Remove with a slotted spoon and drain.

Serve hot with hot sauce ( optional )

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Soy Sauce Chicken

I just tried a new recipe ( Didn't realize that this chicken is the same chicken is sold at CAM ). Lol.

Soy Sauce Chicken is similar with Ayam Kecap ala Indo,but it has different flavor ( ssstttt.... the rice cooking wine )

MeiLee likes it. Ronnie ate 3 drumsticks,and I ate 2 . :D

The chicken is so tender juicy and the meat coming easily off the bone.Even the skin is so tender.


Chicken ( whole chicken or any drumsticks,wings,breasts ). I used drumsticks.

1 cup light soy sauce
1 cup dark soy sauce
1/2 cup Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
1/2 cup brown sugar or 1/3 cup Chinese rock sugar
1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds
3 whole star anise
1 teaspoon Szechuan peppercorn, or reg.peppercorn
1 thick slice fresh ginger, smashed ( I skipped this, cos I am out of ginger )
1 cinnamon stick ( I used powdered one )
4 cups water

1. Rinse the chicken under cold water and pat dry with paper towels.

2. In a pot large enough to hold the chicken (I use an 8-quart pot) combine the sauce ingredients. Bring to a boil.

3. Add the chicken, breast side down. Reduce the heat to a gentle simmer, cover and cook the chicken for 45 minutes, turning over once or twice and making sure it cooks for an even amount of time on both sides. Baste the chicken for a minute or more each time you turn it over.

4. After 45 minutes, turn off the heat and the let chicken sit, covered, until the internal temperature in the thickest part of the breast reaches 170 degrees Fahrenheit (about 77 degrees Celsius).

5. Remove the chicken from the pot, cool and cut into bite-sized pieces. Serves 6 - 8 (or 1/2 chicken will serve 4).

6. If you like, reheat up to 1 cup of the sauce to serve over the chicken. Reserve the sauce to use again: bring to a boil, cool, and store in a plastic container in the freezer.

Apr 11th : Ayo Menabung ^____^

MeiLee got a lovely present, Lamb Piggy Bank from Tante Lilis ( Lilis...thnks a lot ya!! ) That's a very nice thought of her.

Ronnie said," Well.. she can save some money now. " Lol... Indeed,we just opened her account abt a month ago ( transfer some money weekly ).Ha ha ha ha ha.

Plus,MeiLee has a piggy bank now!! Geee...she might have more money than Mommy and Daddy :P

Then, she played with my Bindies ( stickers on forehead from India ).

She picked some from my face and put on hers. :D . Later on, I took her to the library with the bindies on her face ^___^

Apr 25th : MeiLee's Pulled by Tader ( ^___^ )

Sorry,just wanna share the funny thing happened last weekend. . I almost wet my pants when I saw MeiLee was pulled away by Tader. lol....

MeiLee looked at me ( as if she would like to say," Mommy,it's not funny! ). Ha ha ha ha ha ha


Thursday, April 23, 2009

Chicago - Style BBQ Ribs

Never been to Chicago,but I have tasted the famous ribs from Chicago....from the kitchen!!!!!!! ^_____^

It tastes better than Fridays's BBQ Ribs :P

baby back ribs

For rub: ( as needed )
cup celery salt
dark brown sugar
garlic powder
mustard powder
dried thyme
white pepper
cayenne pepper

For Barbecue Sauce:
1 cup ketchup
1/4 orange juice
1/3 cup white vinegar
1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup molasses
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
1 tablespoon hot sauce ( optional )
1 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon cooking oil
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Combine rub ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Set aside.
Trim and clean ribs.
Rub ribs with spices and let sit for 30 minutes.
Preheat grill.
Cook over indirect medium heat for about an hour .
Turn once and cook for additional 30 minutes.
Watch carefully to avoid burning.
You might need to grill large quantity of ribs in shifts.
When the ribs have finished cooking a knife will pass easily into the meat between the ribs and you can see no or very little pink.

Apr 23rd : Even MeiLee Sucks the Bones ^___^

I am so happy that tonite I don't work at Fridays ( yeah... but,I'll work on Sat instead.Ughhh ).

I called Mom earlier from work,telling her that I would like to cook dinner. Yay!!!

I was short of idea,but then again, my mind reminded me abt the Chicago Style BBQ Ribs I watched couple weeks ago on tv.

So, I searched the recipe and I went to Kroger. I bought some Baby Back Ribs and started cooking.Kinda late to start,I had to admit.

I bought some crab meat the other day,and I made Crab Rangoon!!
Mom got company, Dominique and Tashanda ( the new neighbor's kids ). They played in the backyard with the dogs and MeiLee.

I offered them to try my Crab Rangoon.They liked them.Dom asked me if I could cook Fried Rice. I told her I could.She said," Well, I will have my Mama cook Soul Food for you and you cook us Fried Rice." Ha h ah ah aha ha ha.

I took abt 1.5 hours to cook the Ribs. I bet everyone was hungry. Finally,the Ribs done. Yay!!!

Ronnie got the biggest part. Me and Mom split. Couldn't eat that much.Ronnie said," I broke my diet.This is a big rib." Lol....

MeiLee first enjoyed her rice with the left over of Ikan Asam Manis.But,she saw me holding the bone,then she wanted it.

I gave it to her,she started sucking the bone. Ha h ah ah aha ha. She loved it. She reminded me months ago,she did the same thing,too. KA KA KA KA KA KA.

MeiLee wanted another one,so I gave her a full rib. But,she insisted to keep the other one. She has 2 bones with full hands.Lol...

After sucking for awhile, we gave the bones to the doggie.Then,MeiLee had some dessert, Brownies Obsession ( Brownies n Ice cream with hot fudge ) :D

One word : FULL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Ribs's AWESOME!!! It tastes different. Fridays' Ribs ?? Ehem..... less delicious than the Chicago Style :P

Click resep Chicago Style BBQ Ribs

Cincinnati Councilman Wants to Ban Texting While Driving

Apr 22nd 09

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - If you text and drive in Cincinnati, you could soon get a ticket if a city's councilman's bill becomes law.

Texting while driving is an obvious distraction. You can't keep your eyes on the road and the phone at the same time.

It's why councilman Chris Bortz wants to ban texting and driving in Cincinnati.

Earlier this year, a driver flipped off a Queensgate overpass while texting. Each year, 2,500 drivers are killed because of cell phone distractions.

"Unfortunately, it's getting to be an almost everyday occurrence," said Lt. Robert Hungler with Cincinnati Police.

It's why Councilman Bortz wants texting while driving outlawed in Cincinnati.

"When you're texting, you're taking your eyes off the road, you're taking sometimes both hands off the wheel," said Bortz.

Councilman Bortz worked with Cincinnati Police to write a law that would allow officers to pull over drivers and write tickets to texters.

"You'd get a citation if an officer sees you doing it. It's really very similar to a seat belt violation," said Bortz.

That law is on paper and will be debated at the next law committee, before going to vote before full council. It needs five votes to pass, and could be passed in a few weeks.


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Duh, kena deh saya !!!!!!!!! Soalnya paling sering nyetir sambil telp2an,even sms an. Kaki dilipat kyk minum di kede tuak,sambil 1 tangan ber-sms-ria.

Sebenarnya,minggu lalu,hampir tabrakan.Ceritanya pas plg kerja,udh malam, telp2an ke Ronnie.Perasaan jalanan udah clear,so belok ke kiri deh,eh gak taunya tiba2 ada dengar suara klakson, ada mobil ternyata datang dari arah kanan. Lahhhhhhhhh.. datang dari mana ????? Oh my gosh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Diklakson,ya otomatis kagetlah!!!   Muncung mobil udh dkt. He he he he he he..


Yg ada,malah jantungan.Sambil buru2 ngomong ke Ronnie.Untung Ronnie gak tanya,soalnya pas lagi ngomong sama Ronnie,itu kejadian. Cpt2 blg ke Ronnie," Ok,hun,I'll be home soon."

Duhhh...... Puji Tuhan,gak apa2.Cuma ya jantung ini berdetak kencang!!!!!!!!!!! Sport jantung.

Bagus juga tuh counsilman ada perhatian.Iya deh,Pak... bsk lusa saya gak sms or telp an lagi deh.. Atuttttttttttttt...............

Thanks for the concerns abt our safety.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Apr 22nd : MeiLee's Sick ( Ear Infection ) :(

Duh... I didn't realize it's getting worse!!! From last week,she had runny nose ( indeed,it's been like 1 months already it's on and off,she coughs,too ).

It's been 2 nites I sleep with her in her bedroom.At nite,she coughs many times.She didn't wanna eat ( but,MeiLee likes munching cookies.Thank God!!! )

After watching her situation,I called her doctor from work on Tuesday.I was asked to take MeiLee at the same day,3.30 pm.The nurse said she might have ear infection ( which is right.Dr.Bird said MeiLee has ear infection!! ). Duh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank God,we are given the medicine.I picked it up at Kroger,and shopped a lil bit. MeiLee likes the dropped medicine.

Last nite, I still watched her. She coughed again. Today,she is getting better. I cooked her Ikan Asam Manis,but she ate a lil.


Get well soon,Pumpkin!!! Mommy,Daddy n Grandma love you so much!!!!


Saturday, April 18, 2009

April 5th - Sun : MeiLee,Mall & New Shoes

After awhile,we went to Mall after church.I bought Ronnie and MeiLee's new shoes. Mom bought MeiLee's new shoes a day before,but they're too big. I was wrong, I thought she bought them at Payless Shoes,but she bought at Walmart :P

So, I ended up buying new ones ( the next day,Mom returned them to Walmart ). Ronnie got 2 new pairs of shoes ( formal shoes and working shoes ).

Then,we had lunch at food court. MeiLee kept falling since she put on the new shoes. Lol... She picked the shoes by herself :P

Ronnie took MeiLee to the riding toy. MeiLee was afraid. Lol... So,Ronnie moved her to another riding toy. She didn't wanna,so we let someone's son continued riding it. Lol.....

After spending time at the mall, we went home.. What a day !!!!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Apr 11th 09 : Happy Easter !!!!!


May the beauty,the joy and the blessings of easter fill your life with special happiness.


God Bless,


The Ries

Apr 4th 09 : Daddy's Lil Helper ^__^

Wahhh!!! I have no clues abt these pics,when they're taken. I just checked my cam tonite and saw some of these. Lol...

I bet when Ronnie's trying to fix the heat in the Escort,MeiLee was accompaning him.

So proud to see MeiLee. Lol... She's been helping us a lot lately.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

April 1st '09 : MeiLee's Attending Music Class

It's been Ronnie's dream to send MeiLee to music school ( even when I was pregnant ). Lol.......

After arranging the time,finally I took MeiLee to meet Ms.Amanda.She owns the music school ( it's in the church ).

She offered us to join for one day for free and see if we liked it.After that,we can register and put MeiLee there joins with the other kids.

From what I saw,MeiLee is the youngest one.She's so excited to see many kids.We danced and sang. She sang with her own tunes. Ha ha ha ha ha.

When Ms.Amanda turned on the Waltz music,she moved her body left and right.ha ha ha ha ha.

It only took 30 mnts,but we had fun.Especially when MeiLee was given a change to beat the drum. Oh my....she made her own beat. We're waiting for her to beat the drum ( cos we're singing,and the song is matched with the drum). MeiLee made it slow. ha ha ha ha ha ha. We had to wait for her to beat the drum and keep our breath longer.. ha ha ha ha ha ha

I need to see my schedules,hopefull I won't have a problem with that.I'm just afraid that her schedule ( only Weds/weekly ) is not matched with my schedule at work. But,Ms.Amanda said I could move to Thursday if I can't make it on Wed. Sounds cool!!!

Since MeiLee's been good,I took her to library ( North Central got lotsssss of new dvds. MeiLee loved roaming around there ). Then,I took her for lunch at China Garden Buffet. wasn't great.But, we're hungry. I thought MeiLee's hungry,but she didn't eat much.

We went home at 2.30pm.It's a long day,but we enjoyed it.

Good job,MeiLee!!!!