Thursday, January 22, 2009

Run up into the CNY

Yes, it has been a hectic few weeks. With new schedules that arent even fixed yet, and the CNY is barely 5 days away!!

Well, baked my pineapple tarts again this year, and I must say, this time, after tweaking the recipe, I am so pleased with it. I managed to get that "melt-in-your-mouth" pastry that I really love!! Not sure if it is because the kids did not have a hand in it, (I used to blame the hard pastry on the kids man-handling it!) or the change in the recipe. Anyway, I am soooo pleased!

This last week also marked my 2nd Blogoversary, but I had no time to blog on it the day itself. 2 years of blogging, with a few stops in between, and many good friends made. Thanks ladies for being on this blogging journey with me!

Started on a new detox method which was recommended by some "friends". Its called the "oil pooling therapy". Not sure if it works, since I have only been on it for 5 days, but I find that since I started on it, I have been hungrier and thirstier. Will post more on it after I have been on it for at least 2 weeks. If you cant wait to find out about it, try googling it.

Finished most of my CNY shopping already. Only a few more stops at a couple of places today and tomorrow specially for MIL, as she likes everything "fresh".

I also "made" some oranges for Little D to give to her friends for her class CNY party.

Today is also the day of the Singapore Budget. Yes, its earlier than usual, but I guess there is a need for it to be early as everyone wants those "help" measures implemented quickly to jumpstart the economy! What do I hope for? Actually I dont even want to hope, coz have been disappointed these past few years when they have absolutely nothing for SAHMs. So, hopefully they will surprise me with some real goodies this time round.


Yan said...

Nice oranges - so creatively done! I am sure little D proudly gave out to her classmates!

Blessings for the new year to you and yours.

TripleJin said...

OMG..those oranges look gorgeous..what are they?

Please plesae please share your p-tart recipe..PWEASSSEeEE...i'm dying to make some..coz it's just too ex to make it here...

u can email me...

NomadicMom said...

What are the "oranges"??

This is the first CNY that I did not bother to do/buy anything. Donno why I don't really have the mood. Last year, at least I went out to buy the "pussy willow" and some RED CNY hanging-thingys..

Anyways...GONG XI FA CHAI!!!

stay-at-home mum said...
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stay-at-home mum said...

The oranges are made from netting - the type used to pack fruits! They are decorative, not edible.

Mott - will let you have the recipe later ok?

iml said...

A Joyous Lunar New Year!! Those mandarin oranges look so professionally done.

Stardust said...

Hey, the oranges are made from netting? They're so cute! Well done SAHM!

Happy Belated Blogoversary, I'm so glad to know a good stopover. =)

I've specially dropped by to wish you and your family, a HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hugs.

bp said...

Happy belated blogovesary, and I've been an ardent fan since the beginning! Do keep blogging, thanks always for sharing and caring, my dear friend!

Aw, so creative your oranges from the netting, they look like the real thing!

Constance Chan said...

wow! love those cool oranges! if not too busy can post how to make them? my girls are into craftwork.. maybe it's not too difficult for them?