Thursday, September 30, 2010

tonights dinner

it`s hard always trying to this of what to cook for dinner as you don`t want to always cook the same things




so i took some chicken pieces out of the frezzer and thought what can i do with this , then i remembered i have some spinach

so along time ago a friend of mine showed me a red sauce using the spinach so i though let me add the chicken and see how this works



ingredients

a few chicken pieces

some spinach

potatoes

garlic

black pepper

cumin

carwia

salt

method

place chicken and garlic in a pot with a little oil and put on a low heat  cook for about 5 mins

then add spices and cook for another few mins

then add some water or chicken stock

and let cook for a little while then add spinach and continue

once everything is nearly cook add a little tomato puree and let the sauce reduce a little

while all of this is cooking  fry up some chips and then add to sauce

insha`allah you will enjoy this , my kids left nothing on the plate masha`allah






Wednesday, September 29, 2010

whats for dinner

so lately we have been eating alot of rice at my dh rerquest

and one of the things i have cook is a curry, chicken and green beans to be exact

i normally put mushrooms and peppers , but one day i decided to try it this way and masha`allah it turned out nice as i used natural yougart to help with the cooking





ingredients


2 chicken fillets

1/s kilo of green beans

3/4 pots of natural yougart

black pepper

cumin

carwia

coriander

saffron

tumeric

ginger

curry powder

salt

method

place chicken and spices and yogurt in a bowl and leave for about a hour or more depends on yourself

then after this time add to a pot and place on a medium heat once everything has loosened add you green beans and cook until everything is soft

i sometimes add a little tomato puree and if i want the sauce thick i will add a little flour that i have mixed with a little water

it as easy as that

Thursday, September 9, 2010

eid cakes

so tomorrow is eid yeaaaahhhhh

i`m not one for baking, and those that know me would tell you yes thats true, but this year alot has changed  and i started to bake some different types of cakes

so i`ve been asked are you baking for eid and as usual my answer no , well that was until last night when i decided to give it ago

so this morning off i went to the kitchen and started and by the time it was to break our fast i had finished masha`allah

i didn`t makelot of different kinds as i don`t know that much, but as the years go on i will try to increase it

so here is what i made







and now in a while i will make a carrot cake and maybe something else , i will just have to wait and see

Monday, September 6, 2010

well it`s nearly

so we are coming back to that time of school again and new routines , so what will be in store this year

i have 2 in secondary school and 1 still in primary, so i will be all over the place , trying to figure out who to pick up first last year it was fine as ds came down to the primary school by himself but now the dd 11 is in their and i know that some time their classes will not finish at the same time so i will have to figure out about getting her as she will finish at the same time as the dd9

anyway i`m not going to stress myself over it now

Saturday, September 4, 2010

thinking

so masha`allah today i had to make two different types of borak

one with potatoe, onions , mince, tuna, chesse,

and one with potatoe, onions, minced turkey ,olives, chesse



so then i started to remember the first time i made them , my dh tried to teach me and his way was the strangest

it wasn`t till i met my best friend when i learned to make them much better

so we also made some turkey breast marinated in lemon juice with black pepper, salt , ginger , and garlic

and after about an hour i placed it in flour , then egg and then homdae bread crumbs mixed with garlic and black pepper

the were delious



and to go with it on my dh request was garlic mayo also homemade

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

kids

so we are in the last week of ramadan and eid is coming soon, so my kids are getting excited esp dd11 she has decided to put her money together with one of the neighbours so that they can buy each mother a gift to say thank you for all the hard work we have done this ramadan .

as for the other two not sure what they are doing they are all hush hush

so our eid will be an experience this year as i will have the baby with me , we normally go for eid prayer , so i`m hoping insha`allah that i can go this year too

so i leave you with this

Hadith 2.73 (Al-Bukhari)

Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) never proceeded (for the prayer) on the Day of Eid-ul-Fitr unless he had eaten some dates. Anas (radiallahu ‘anhu) also narrated: The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) used to eat odd number of dates.