Sunday, March 23, 2008

Potluck Party & Moroccan cooking

Kak N just moved to a new place and called for a potluck party the other day... on Good Friday. By the time I arrived, the dining table was filled with soo much goodies, there was no space for my Arabic Bread and Keema.

Kak N made Swedish sandwich, a special request from AJ. It was delish! Really really rich!
Kak S made Pilaf, Kak H made Satay Goreng and S made Briyani. There was also fried chix wings, salad.... Kak N even prepared some appetizzers. I could sit and eat forever! The highlight of the night is Kak N's infamous cheese cake. Kinda regretted that I didn't take pictures. Didn't cross my mind to bring camera....

Everyone got to bring the leftover food home. Heheh.. F was soo looking forward to the food when he came back from his night shift. We had a huge brunch. I saved the Satay Goreng and the leftover Arabic bread in the freezer. Planning to make a wrap with lettuce and onion and salsa. Hahaha....

Mum gave some Mee Rebus gravy earlier (Saturday). And MIL is having a religious feast today (Sunday), that would mean more food! I have more cooked food in my freezer than non-cooked items. That's a load off me brain for a week I guess.....

But I have been researching for new recipes. I borrowed two books from the library the other week... Moroccan Cooking and Thai Curries. Thai Curries in anticipation of our upcoming trip.. I know overly enthusiatic. But hey.. that's me!!

Moroccan cooking is so amazing. The ingredients are easy to get since they are quite common spices in Malay cooking. Things like Cumin seeds/ powder, Flat Parsley, Cilantro. Even if your nearby Mama shop doesn't sells it, I'm very sure Mustafa would. I like how their recipe combines meat and veg in one dish. And they combine a sweet veg with spices for a balanced flavour. There's lots of beef and lamb recipe which is what I was looking for. I'm trying to cook less chix and more beef and lamb. I am trying to wean F from chix... heheh. and Oh! Most of the recipe calls for you to pop the dish into the oven. Me likey!! That way, you just put it in the oven... and I can sleep (after night shift) or do other stuff... and do not have to worry. But have to stock up on the alu-foil. I might just get my own book!


Anonymous said...

Don't know if you've seen this already but if not Yu might be interested in this website.
It's got about 30 recipes each one with a cooking video to go along
Good if you like to try cooking Thai food at home

MagiKPiper said...

Hi Norris,
Thanks for dropping by. Yeah!! I'll definitely try out some recipes. In fact I'm off to BKK tmrw. And experiencing the food FIRST HAND!!