Saturday, August 18, 2007

Mission-Have-Fun #5

appetite's here with a BIG ego

yesterday (thursday) was no fun for me cause i was down with what jo calls a STOMACH FLU!!! Vomited twice and had diarrhea! *pouts* reason? i no know! but anyways... thank God it lasted just for ONE day!

the next day... TODAY (Friday) i was up and going! :D
and since it's the LAST weekday of my hols... i called up my antiques (skul frens) to go watch RATATOUILLE :D

uber cute movie! not one of those CGI movies that just-ends-like-that. it has a good story line and it's funny! totally enjoyed it =) and something i learnt: Ratatouille aint the name of the rat... it's the name of a peasant dish! i find that cool cause the producers managed to find a dish that speaks of RATs =)

here's the recipe that i looked up online =)

Recipe (12 servings makes about 4.5 litres)
1.6 kg tomato [tomate]
700 g eggplant (2) [aubergine]
500 g zucchini (2) [courgette]
700 g bell pepper (2-3) [poivron]
1 kg onion [oignon]
6 cloves garlic [ail]
Herbes de Provence (basilic,thyme, parsley)
olive oil [huile d'olive]
salt, pepper [sel, poivre]
140 g tomato paste

* i believe the words in the brackets are in French la :D
here's how u cook it the CLASSICAL way

This is the "old fashioned" method. We did it this way the first couple of times, just for the experience. It fills the kitchen surfaces with pots and pans, takes a bit longer, but doesn't really add to the flavor.

1. Cut the eggplant into rondelles; keep separate. Peel the zucchini, cut into rondelles, keep separate. Clean the bell pepper, cut into small strips, keep separate. Chop the onion, keep separate.
2. Peel, de-seed and drain the tomatoes (*)
3. Using four separate cooking pots, put some olive oil in the bottom; put in the eggplant, zucchini, pepper, and onion into their own pots; sprinkle some flour onto the eggplant and onto the zucchini. Put the four pots on to cook slowly. Each cooks for about 30 minutes, but test and cook each until correctly soft.
4. In a large cooking pot with a thick bottom, put in olive oil, chopped garlic, herbes de Provence. Squeeze the tomatoes in by hand. Cook slowly until you have a thick tomato sauce.
5. Add the four separately cooked vegetables to the tomato sauce, mix thoroughly and heat. Pour off the excess oil from the top. It's ready to serve.

then this is the IMPROVISED way (hmm... Remy did improvise the cooking method tho... this could be HIS idea :P)
1. Prepare a large cooking pot with thick bottom, put in plenty olive oil.
2. Chop the onion, put it into the pot and start it cooking slowly. Chop and add the garlic.
3. Wash the bell pepper, cut into small strips, and stir it in.
4. Wash the tomatoes, chop them up in big chunks, and throw them in (no peeling) and stir in well.
5. Add the herbs de Provence and pepper. If the tomatoes are flavorless (all too common these days), we add a small can of condensed tomato sauce at this time.
6. Cut the eggplant and the zucchini into big chunks, then throw them into the pot. Then then need to be stirred down frequently until they've merged with the rest of the ingredients.

*there you go! all the best creating ur very own Paris experience!

movie was at 1425 hours... before we watched the delicacy... we had our fair share of FOOD :D

after a day of ONLY milo and Jacob biscuits... this KFC tasted HEAVENLY

Yeem indulging in her Zinger burger


Yeem's all grown up now! she can drive!!! *wipes tears away*

this is Pui Yee, she still as laggin as EVER!!!


em went too but she's camera shy... DOIK! but we had a great time yea? =)

Yen couldnt make it cause she was gonna watch the movie with her parents... takkan i say no rite?

Liie and Carrere couldnt make it cause they were busy... =(

HA! then this one! the LAST ONE!!!

CAROL LEE PEI SHIN!!! this mangkuk here told me her trials comin (she's doin STPM)

so me.. bein considerate... tot she had to STUDY la! but i was EVER so NICE... dropped by her house before heading home (which made me skip dinner *long story*) i asked her what has she accomplished when we were watching the movie... can u all guess her answer??? the picture above is pretty much a BIG hint...

the mangkuk SLEPT!!!! -.-

but yea... she had to charge her battery cause she planned to burn her mid nite oil la... (forgiven for the time being)

p/s carol: when Yeem and my bday comes ar... u BETTER plan something good ar!

that was my day with my ANTIQUES! love u girls! MUAX!