Today, we went out again to buy groceries... not much stuff that we bought... left the house quite late in the afternoon, most wet markets already close shop, so I just went to supermarket and get some wet stuff like the prawns and frozen chicken...we had nasi lemak tumis as 'brunch' ...yummy!!
Haish..it seems, so long that I have not gone shopping....I missed the window shopping that I used to do ...missed 'spending money' buying things for myself, missed meeting my friends and basically missed meeting people... or maybe I missed my work??? hahaha
But to think of the working late almost everyday, the mental stress I had in designing especially when you have to think of new creative ideas every 2 days really made me think again...its the money or the kids? Sometimes I thought to myself, the sacrifices that I made, are worth for?...Only god knows...
I also wonder how come other women can do it? They worked, got their own career, got their own money, cook for the family and still can raised kids at the same time..!!! I really salute to this ladies who can do that...I am not complaining about my life now, and I am not saying that Mr Hubby not giving me enough, but its just that, did I do the right thing???....By quitting my job?...I guessed the answers only can be seen in the next few years....
Nasi Lemak Tumis
4 cawan beras panjang, dibersihkan dan tus
200g kelapa parut, dapatkan 41/2 cawan santan
3/4 sudu besar garam halus
4 ulas bawang merah, dihiris halus
2 helai daun pandan
1 batang serai dititik
1/4 cawan minyak
1 sudu teh lada hitam
Panaskan minyak, tumis bawang, halia serta lada hitam. Bila kuning masukkan santan, garam dan daun pandan serta serai. Setelah santan mendidih, masukkan beras. Masaklah hingga santan kering. Kacau nasi, kecilkan api, tutup periuk dan angkat sehingga nasi masak.
Sources:-From mesra.net- majalah saji ogos 2000
125g ikan bilis(disiang, direndam & toskan)-(Ayu used 1 cup)
125g bawang merah-(Ayu used 10 nos)
60g lada kering(direndam & toskan)
6 biji buah keras
5cm belacan bakar
2 sudu makan minyak
1 batang serai dititik
1 cawan santan
1 sudu besar gula
garam & serbuk perasa secukup rasa
3/4 cawan air asam jawa pekat
1 bawang besar dihiris -(Ayu added)
Giling kelima-lima bahan yang pertama. Pijarkan minyak & tumiskan bahan giling hingga garing. Masukkan air asam jawa & teruskan memasak hingga keluar minyaknya. Buangkan serai. Rasalah asam garamnya & isikan kedalam mangkuk. Hidangkan nasi lemak panas2 atau sejuk dengan sambal & sajian tambahan.
Sources:-From mesra.net- masakkan idaman melayu 1977