Sunday, August 2, 2009

Hari Minggu

After reading (or browsing?) some weekly newspapers, I begin to think of the meal I should prepare for lunch even though I don't feel like cooking. There is the school work load that I have to attend to, but I don't feel like doing it either. Time to laze around, I guess, but oh I feel guilty!

So I browse the kitchen shelf. There is a can of carbonara sauce. The girls don't like it. It is a mistake to buy it during one of our grocery shopping trip. Yesterday I was thinking of making mac n cheese, like the one they have at Kenny Roger's outlet. But I ended up cooking sambal tumis udang and ikan pelaling goreng instead. Served with steaming hot rice, off course!

A few days ago, a friend of mine taught me how to prepare mac n cheese. Easy - melt the butter, add in cheddar cheese and toss in the cooked macaroni.

Well, there is no cheese in our fridge. So I drive to a nearby shop. It is a quiet Sunday. As it always is in my neighbourhood. A poem by A. Latiff Mohidin, entitled Hari Minggu comes to my mind:

Hari minggu
hari kelabu
tiang lampu

satu persatu

I get the cheese. And carbonara.... what should I do with it? And there is a packet of mince chicken too in our freezer.

So here it goes:
Blend the onion, garlic and ginger. Heat a little oil, fry the onions until fragrant. Add in the mince chicken. When it is cooked, pour in the carbonara sauce. Sprinkle a dash of salt and pepper to your taste. Done.
Cook the macaroni. Add in a little bit of butter and salt. Drained.
Melt the butter. Add in the sliced cheddar cheese. Then add in a little of moza cheese.
Lastly mix the carbonara sauce, cooked mac and the melted cheese. Voila! Lunch in a jiffy!

The girls like it. And my carbonara don't go wasted. But to add colour and taste, sprinkle some parmeesan cheese and serve it with steamed brocolli and carrot.


aint-super-woman said...

Mmmmm....bila tengok any recipe, I always want to try....tengok food, lapar laaaa.....kalau dekat boleh mintak semangkuk...hehehe....

Rositah Ibrahim said...

Tu la pasal... mai la pindah dok sebelah rumah I...

Anonymous said...

wah, interesting masakan ni. do you always have time to cook?

Rositah Ibrahim said...

Time ada kalau diadakan.But lately I only cook during the weekend. Age is catching up la... he he