Friday, November 23, 2007

Kroket Kentang


Filling:
- 1/2 lb ground beef
- 1/2 lb (1/2 bag) frozen cut vegetable
- 3 clove of garlic, chop
- 1 big shallot, chop
- 1 tsp butter
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 salt+pepper to taste

Heat oil and butter and add chopped garlic and shallot, cook for about 1 minute. Add ground beef, sugar, salt, pepper, cook until dry, and add the vegetable, cook another 3 minutes. Put it aside.


Mashed Potato Ingredients:
4 lb white potatoes (1 bag)
3 egg yolks
2 tbs butter
3 tbs milk powder
1 cup potato powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp chicken/broth powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp white pepper powder
1/4 tsp grated nutmeg

Method:
- Steam all the potatoes.
- While they're hot, combine all the ingredient and mash them until well coorporated.
- Right away, take 2 tbs potato, flatten it and put 1 tsp of filling in the center and cover it with potato, make it shape like a ball. Repeat until finish all the ingredients. Dip the ball one by one with egg white, then bread crumbs. Put them in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or over night before frying.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Perkedel

Perkedel

Inspired by Dwiana blog when she posted this potato cake and made me want to make it myself. I know my husband like it and I love it so much.

Ingredients:
- 5 big yellow potatoes
- 1/3 can of corned beef
- fried onions
- fried garlic
- chopped green onions
- salt+pepper
- 2 egg yolks

Additional:
- 2 egg whites
- 3 cups vegetable oil for frying

Peel potatoes, cut into big chunk and deep fry them until brown.
Smash all potatoes while they are hot with a smasher and add all ingredients above.
Scoop about 2 tbs of potatoes and shape like a ball, then tap it to flat the top.
Whisk 2 egg whites with a fork.
Heat vegetable oil in frying pan with medium heat.
Dip the balls in the egg white and fry them both sides.

Soto Ayam
Sorry, I have no recipe for the soto ayam because I only used instant seasoning. Enjoy the picture.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Chicken Porridge



Ingredients:
- 2 cups of rice
- 2 L water
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 carton chicken broth

Toppings:
- Shredded fried chickens
- Sliced chakwe bread
- Fried onions
- Sliced spring onions
- Padi oat crackers / Emping
- Sambal kemiri

I cooked this porridge with a slow cooker. I put all the porridge ingredients in the slow cooker in the morning before I left to work. When I got home in the evening, voila! I had chicken porridge done by itself without me stiring it.
So I after that I just need to fry the chicken, fry the emping and cut up the rest ingredients for the toppings.
I made kemiri sambal too which is red chillies, kemiri and garlic.
I serve it with one raw egg yolk in the bottom of my bowl, pour right away the hot porridge, put all toppings on top, and serve with soy sauce and sambal.
Phew! I finally had eaten what I've been craving all day yesterday since we had cold days lately.




Monday, October 22, 2007

Little snacks for a shower

I made these for Santy's bridal shower on Saturday. I put purple tissue for the tray to macth her purple wedding theme. Hope you all like them.


Cream.Puff

Monday, October 15, 2007

Ampyang


My grandmother always brought me this when she came over our house in Jakarta. I missed my grandma so much and I missed when she left all of us to be with the Lord last year. I couldn't go home because I was ill. I really wanted to eat this so I tried to get the recipe online and found it. So simple and so easy to make.

Ingredients:
  • 1 lb peanuts with the skins still attach

  • 1 block palm sugar (about 200 gr)

  • 2 inches ginger

  1. Toast the peanuts in the skillet

  2. Grate the ginger and squeeze to get the liquid

  3. Cut palm sugar into chunk

  4. Put palm sugar and ginger in a pot, cook in low heat until sugar melt for about 10 minutes until you get the consistency of caramel sugar.

  5. Turn off the stove, add all the peanuts into the melted sugar.

  6. Righ away scoop one tablespoon on a greased aluminium foil or parchment paper quickly.

  7. Let it cool and ready to eat.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Happy Ramadhan Everybody



Nastar ala Fatma NCC
Bahan:
300 gr mentega & margarine
75 gr gula tepung
4 btr kuning telur
1 btr putih telur1 sdt
1 sdt vanilla pasta
40 gr tepung maizena
35 gr susu bubuk FC
450 gr tepung terigu (protein sedang)
bahan olesan:
5 btr kuning telur
1 sdm air
1 sdm mentega leleh
Cara membuat:
- Kocok mentega. Margarine, gula tepung dan vanilla pasta hingga pucat, masukkan telur, kocok lagi hingga mengembang (lk. 2 menit)
- Masukkan tepung, susu, dan maizena, aduk rata. Adonan siap diisi selai nanas
Selai Nanas:
Bahan:
1 kg nanas yg sudah di haluskan
300 gr gula pasir
1 ruas kayu manis
1 bh biji cengkih
- Masak nanas diatas api sedang hingga airnya surut, masukkan gula pasir, kayu manis dan cengkih, masak terus hingga kental.- Buat bulatan kecil untuk isi nastar

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Chicken Cordon Blue


Ingredients:
- Boneless chicken breasts
- Sliced cheeses
- Sliced turkey
- 1 egg
- bread crumbs
- salt+pepper
Make a little slit into chicken breasts, fill with cheese and turkey. Dip in egg and coat with bread crumbs. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes.


Thursday, September 20, 2007

Creamy Toasted Bread

Ingredients:
  • French Bagguette
  • Steamed Broccoli
  • 1 can tuna
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • Salt+pepper
  1. Poach the egg, put it aside.
  2. Heat the cream of mushroom soup in a pot, add tuna, milk and salt+pepper.
  3. Slice the bread, toast in the oven until brown.
  4. Arrange toasted bread in a plate with steamed broccoli and poached egg.
  5. Pour the cream soup on top.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Jajanan Kampung

Ketimus

Singkong rebus gula jawa


Pisang rebus

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Tuna Mac&Cheese

Ingredients:
  • 1 bowl dry macaroni, boil
  • 1 can of tuna
  • 1 bowl grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 eggs
  • chopped parsley
  • salt+pepper

Combine all in a caserole dish, bake 375F for 45 minutes.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Friday, September 7, 2007

Selamat Jalan Sahabatku


Pagi ini aku dikagetkan dgn sms dari mbak Tini, yg aku nggak tau maksudnya, trus dia telpon aku, sambil nangis kalau teman kita tercinta, Endang Powers udah nggak ada. Aku kaget banget, wong lagi nyetir ke kantor, sampe nggak konsen.

Aku nyesel banget, langsung kayaknya aku salah besar, soalnya gini. Minggu lalu Endang telpon aku, tapi aku lagi di ruang doa, trus dia left message, katanya minta aku balik telpon karena mau doa bareng. Suaranya bagus banget nggak kayak waktu itu dia di rumah sakit, so aku seneng dia pasti sudah sembuh. Aku nggak sempet mbales telponnya krn ada aja kesibukanku untuk gereja atau rumah. Selalu tiap aku angkat telpon mau telpon dia ada aja halangannya. Tapi aku tetap berdoa sendiri secara khusus, hampir tiap hari. Waktu weekend aku sempet belanja buat dia, aku beliin baju tidur dan slippers. Baru sempet kemaren siang aku kirim paketnya beserta surat kecilku dan aku buatin dia handmade pembatas buku 2 biji dgn ayat2 kesembuhan. Terus sekitar jam 4 sore aku telpon dia di rumah tapi nggak ada yg angkat dan nggak bisa left message. Aku pikir dia lagi bobok siang. Memang ternyata dia sedang bobok, mau dipanggil Tuhan. Tiga jam kemudian dia dipanggil ke pangkuan Tuhan.



Tuhan, aku mohon pengampunan atas kesalahanku yg tidak sempat membalas telponnya. Saya percaya Tuhan mengasihi Endang dan Tuhan punya rencana yg sangat agung melalui kehidupan dan kematiannya. Sampaikan salam rinduku buat sahabatku Endang, sampaikan permintaan maafku.

Jeng Endang, cintamu selalu akan ada di hatiku dalam hidupku, kamu memberiku banyak berkat melalui perjuanganmu melawan cancer. Bahkan kamu beri aku semangat dan kekuatan waktu aku harus menjalani operasi. Aku bersyukur diberi Tuhan kesempatan untuk mengenalmu, walau belum pernah bertemu muka, hanya melalui suara di telepon. Tuhan memang ajaib, dan aku yakin kamu sekarang ada di alam yg ajaib yg kita semua belum pernah melihatnya. Kamu sudah bertemu dengan penciptamu, bahkan ada di pangkuanNya. Sekarang kamu bisa melihat Kemuliaan yang nyata, hidup kekal bersama Tuhan Yesus.

Selamat jalan sahabatku...

I missed you terribly...

Monday, August 13, 2007

Chicken with Cream of Mushroom


Part I: Fried chicken breast
Part II: Cream of mushroom (canned)
Part III: Sauted mushroom

Weekend Blogging

Lunch: Lamb Gyros as my "after the gym meal"

Steve b-day dinner: Flank steak, shrimp fajita, baby back rib, grilled chicken, mashed potato and corn on the cob from Austin Grill.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Bench it like Beckham

Can't say this anymore, coz he was really playing last nite, not sitting on the bench. Not that I'm a huge fan of beckham until last nite I saw him in person. First of all I want you to know that I was dissapointed to myself not to buy tickets long time ago. When I knew the tickets were sold out, I realized how big this game gonna be. I wanted to get this for Steve b-day's present. Some people held tickets to resell with crazy prices I didn't want to spend that kind of money to see this guy. The lowest offer was at least double price than normal. So I put an ad in craigslist like this:
Help me...help me... 2 tickets needed for DC United vs Galaxy on Aug 9. I'm looking for someone with a good heart to sell their tickets to me with a fair price. I know there is a good person out there willing to help me with a birthday surprise. Please contact me.

No body replied to my ad, so I had to post again and again with different words, and until the 4th ad someone email me and wanted to sell those tix with the price affordable, still not cheap though. Short story, I set up appointement to meet the guy/girl. I was praying that that was not a scam and the person was not a serial killer or something like that so meeting at a public place is the smart choice. So, I met her, yes thank God it was a girl and nice. I got the tickets in hand and after I got home I wrapped it and gave it to Steve and told him was his early b-day present. He opened it and he was surprised of of he saw. He was so excited and jumped around. Gals, when you see that kind of moment it was really priceless, and I thank God, I didn't waste the money to pay.
The next day, he took me to a soccer store to buy soccer's jersey. He wanted to wear DC United and he was shock that I told him I wanted to wear number 23, and I couldn't change my mind. Then he made rules that I cannot cheer for that blonde guy and his team, I can only cheer for our home town team. Yeah yeah yeah....

At the game...
The stadium was full and all seat were filled with 47,ooo people. I never saw a game like this where almost all eyes were watching to one guy. Whatever he did, people clapped for him. Yes, include me, and I missed seeing the only goal DC made, then Steve told me twice, "you have to pay attention to the game!!!! you'll see when he's in the field playing. People got crazier when he got up from the bench and warming up coz that's a chance he's about to play. And when he took off his outer jersey, I was screaming with all Beckham fans, and Steve asked me," what are you cheering for?" coz that's nothing going on the game, and I was screaming. LOL.
He finnaly got in the field and played for 20 minutes, whew what a record. Steve thanked me for getting the tickets and he had a good game, but I really...really had a blast time! DC beat Galaxy 1-0, but who cares?

Honey, I didn't see beckham...

What a reap off! $23 meal for fish$chips and brisket sandwich.

That's the blonde guy

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Monday, August 6, 2007

My Weekend

Girls nite out on my mother in law 85th b-day dinner
This is what I had, tenderloin steak and arugula with parmesan cheese

Girls at Indonesian Independence day's bazaar.
Me, Iya, Nuke, Hessy and Ike

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Shepherd Pie


Ingredients:

Mashed Potato:
- 2 lb potatoes
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- salt+pepper
- 2 tbs butter

Filling:
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 lb frozen mix vegetables
- 3 cloves garlic, minch
- 1 onion, chop
- 1 tbs dried herbs
- salt+pepper

Boil potatoes until tender, drain the water. While still hot, pour the milk and the rest ingredients, mix well and put it aside.
In a big bowl combine all the filling ingredients.
Put the filling in he bottom of a caserole dish, cover with mashed potato. Sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese, cover with aluminum foil, bake for 30 minutes, uncover the foil, bake another 10 minutes until the top is nice golden brown.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Jambalaya Rice

Another quik and easy dinner. I know, I know, I've been doing easy cooking lately. I wish I could do more than this, but lately I had to cook in between chores. But...one day...yes one full day, I will not do anything else but cooking and baking. I'll send my husband to go fishing on the ocean eventhough he doesn't fish, i'll get him fishing lesson and fishing license.



Ingredients:

  • 3 cup of rice, rinse and drain
  • Beef kielbasa sausage, slice.
  • 1/2 onion, chop
  • 5 cloves garlic, chop
  • 1 can red bean, rinse and drain
  • 1 tsp cumin (optional)
  • salt+pepper
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tbs cayenne powder
  • 3 whole jalapenos pepper
  • 6 cups chicken stock or water

Heat 2 tbs olive oil in hot pan, saute the sausage for 5 minutes, add onion and garlic until brown. Put the rest of all ingredients and stir. Wait until boil, stir once again, reduce the heat to very low, cover the pan, simmer for 30 minutes, do not open the lid, do not stir, do not touch.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

BBQ Chicken

I'm not a big fan of chicken, but I made this dish last night coz it's so easy, just marinated the chicken with bbq sauce for at least 2 hours. Bake 350F for an hour, don't forget to turn them over after 30 minutes. I served it with purple cabbage coleslaw I made. Surprisingly Steve loved it sooo much.

Monday, July 16, 2007

All You Can Eat




I didn't cook this weekend, instead I went out with Lucy and Liza and hit a buffet restaurant called Tysons. We spent about 3 hours there until we all full and cannot stand of any foods anymore, then we left the place.
It's a new restaurant around here, and we always want to try. Not that I'm a big fan of buffet restaurant, coz I usually got sick after eating a buffet's food, either I overate or the MSG in the food, but I was just there too on Friday for lunch with my colleagues. LOL.....
Can you believe that most of Indonesian people I know here love eating at a buffet restaurant, for family party or anything and specially on ramadhan month, yes... the places were like Indonesian's meeting joint there. We had been invited so many times, so Steve asked me, why do Indonesian people eat so much? *note: Steve only took one plate for main dish and one plate for desserts, that's it! and for me at least 3 plates of main dish, a bowl of soup, a plate of fruits, a plate of desserts and ice cream... all unlimited......
I guess it's not that we eat a lot, we just love to have lots of many many variation to choose as we can go back to the table as many many times we want, unlimited food you name it, clams, crabs, sushi and DIMSUM (heavens)....whatever...and any drinks you want, all under one price, $7.95 for lunch, and weekend $11.95 whoopeee.....
You know, I think it's all about FREEDOM. Yes, freedom of choice and freedom of eating!
Well, these are few photo of my plates, not include the soup, desserts and fruits....coz my friends kept asking me why I took picture of all my food. ..hmmm gals...don't you ever heard about a blog?









Thursday, July 12, 2007

Chicken Salad


Ingredients:
- Chicken breast
- 1 cup roasted pistachios
- 1 chopped boiled egg
- 1 boiled egg for garnishing
- 2 cup of red grapes, cut in half
- 1 cup mayonaise
- 1/2 onion, chop
- salt+pepper
Boil chicken breast (dont put too much water, jus barely cover it), add 1 tsp salt.
Cut it in cube size. Mix all ingredients, add salt+pepper and put in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Serve with lettuce, sliced tomatoes and boiled egg. Sprinkle with cracked pepper.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Monday, July 2, 2007

Sour Beef Tounge


Ingredients:
- Beef Tounge
- 7 clove of garlics
- 2 inches ginger
- 1 bunch green onion, chop
- 1 lb pickled mustard (sawi asin)
- 2 green tomatoes, cut by four
- salt+pepper
Boil beef tounge for 2-3 hours until tender then slice, reserve the water (500ml).
Rinse several times pickled mustard and cut them up.
Chop ginger and garlic and saute them in olive oil, add pickled mustard and beef tounge, add 500ml beef stock, add salt+pepper to taste, cover and cook for 30 minutes in low-medium heat. Add tomatoes and green onion and cook for 5 minutes.


Friday, June 29, 2007

Toasted Breads


One of the easiest and quickiest dinner, you can always use anything from your refrigerator, I used left over stuffs.

- White breads
- Sliced roasted beef
- pickeled hot peppers
- Sliced boiled eggs
- Sliced red onion
- mozarella cheese

Lay the bread, put the beef, hot peppers, cheese and a slice of boiled egg on top, sprinkle with salt+pepper, toast in the oven for about 10 minutes, voila!


Thursday, June 28, 2007

Perkedel Jagung Kornet


Ingredients:
- 3 Corns
- 1/2 can of corned beef
- 2 eggs
- 3 tbs flour
- chopped green onion
- 5 cloves garlic, make a paste
- salt+pepper

Combine all together and use a spoon fry in hot oil.



Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Cutie Jelly




Oh finally, I made this happend. After searching for the molds like this all over the kitchen store and didn't find any. All the ice cube tray is just boring, so I asked my mom who lives in Java to send me some. She said the molds like these are all over the places. I finally got them, and o boy I love em so much. I bought the nutrijel from an asian store here. For you who live in Indonesia may be this is not a new thing but here where I live, just hard to find, usually we make jello and just put it in a bowl, and scoop it to eat it, hahahha.... not fun at all.
I just love to watch them since they're too adorable to eat. OK, wish me luck to find more cutie molds around.

Green Chicken


This is one of Steve favorite Indonesian dish. Since I could not get all the ingredients, so I opted out many of them. I admit that I was out of control putting the hot peppers, so Steve was on fire, and he had to wash it out with two breads afterward. That hot til he couldn't talk, he said his mouth was numb. The funny thing was I ate it just fine and ate lots of the green stuffs, no problem. Is it me the queen of hot peppers or him getting whimpy? I don't knooooow.....
Ingredients:
- 6 chicken drumsticks
- 5 jalapenos
- 5 cloves of garlic
- 1 bunch green onion
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 2 inches ginger
- 2 lime juices
- 2 glass of water
- salt+pepper
Chop garlic, ginger and jalapenos with a food processor. Chop cilantro and green onion by knife. Heat a pan with 3 tb. olive oil, saute the first ingredient for 5 minutes. Add chickens and chopped greens and stir. Add 2 glass of water and salt+peppers. When it boils, turn the heat down, cover the pan and cook for about 45 minutes. Add lime juices at the end.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Spaghetti Caserole


No time for preparing dinner? Surprisingly the taste was incredibly amazing delicioussssss!
Try this dish, you can always use any meat or vegetable in your refrigerator. Mine was:

- Spaghetti, boil for 7 minutes and drain.
- Roasted beef, dice
- Mushroom, dice
- 1 Onion, chop
- 5 cloves garlic, chop
- 3 cup milk
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup chedar cheese
- 1 cup mozarella cheese
- salt + pepper

Combine everything together except mozarella cheese in a big bowl, then pour it in to a caserole pan. Sprinkle with mozarella cheese on top and bake for 30 minutes.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007