I went to kelas mengaji pagi tadi and while I was away, The Other Half did this in the kitchen…
He put up a metal rack with hanging rod on the wall.
Sebenar benarnya I dah lama asked him to build me a wall rack in the kitchen sebab kitchen I ni tersangat lah terhadnya the cupboard area. The old owner of the house ni I rasa jenis yang tak suka masak and tak suka masuk dapur sebab their kitchen area is just so tiny with not enough cabinet and pantry space to put anything.
I pulak jenis yang selalu masuk dapur so I amatlah sukanya kalau ada extra pantry and cabinet space in the kitchen so I boleh sumbat segala jenis barang2 in them.
But The Other Half is not a DIY kind of guy when it comes to anything that needs to be drilled to the wall. Dia seriau kalau2 tersilap drill termasuk ke dalam paip air or ke the gas pipe or the electrical wiring in the wall, hehehe.
But sebab sayangkan bini, dia cuba jugak buat tadi, heeeee….. Alhamdulillah menjadi .
Now, I have more space in the kitchen and also in the laundry area (he built a wall rack in the laundry as well, yippeeee.)
But bila dah dapat the rack, I tak tau pulak nak letak apa on the rack, hahahaha…
The Other Half pasang rack hari ni, I pulak buat home-made tomato sauce hari ni!
But I didn’t use all 4.5kg of the tomatoes to make the sauce, I cuma guna around 1.5kg aje.
(penat weh nak meng ‘peel’ off the skins of the tomatoes one by one!).
I used this recipe for the tomato sauce. But it was a bit too hot for me sebab of the cayenne pepper. Next time I buat this sauce again, I will omit the pepper.
Merrily bubbling on the stove top. Lama weh nak tunggu dia pekat. After dah masak, I blitzed the sauce in a blender so it’s all smooth.
You have to use overly ripe tomatoes to get the rich colour. I tak tau berapa lama this sauce boleh bertahan since I didn’t use any preservatives.
Esok I nak start buat sundried tomatoes pulak, heeee……
And for dinner pulak, I made parmesan and garlic bread, angel hair pasta with olive oil and sundried tomato and chicken cacciatore.
The bread tu I used pizza dough recipe of flour, olive oil, salt sugar, yeast and water. But instead of rolling it thin, I buat bentuk dome and then I sprayed olive oil on the surface and tabur grated parmesan and garlic granules on it just before baking.
The pasta pulak, I sauteed diced garlic, diced sundried tomatoes in olive oil until softened. Then I add the cooked pasta to the garlic mixture and drizzle loads of olive oil on in and mix them all together. Bila nak makan, I grated some parmesan cheese on top and carik2 some basil leaves on it as well.
The chicken cacciatore I loosely followed this recipe. But I didn’t have mushroom nor red capsicum so I used diced eggplants and banana chillies (from the garden) instead. And then I added my home-made tomato sauce along with the pasta sauce and added some chicken stock and a bit of sugar to enhance the flavour.
It was heaven to eat pasta and bread after 10 days of eating rice daily, hikhikhik…..
Don’t get me wrong, I love rice but I also love pasta .