I rasa Perth ni kan makin lama makin macam Msia pulak when it comes to cuaca!
Pagi tadi hujan dengan ribut petir berlaga2. It made the temperature cooler a bit after such a hot few days and nights.
Tapi sekejap aje hujan tadi, pukul 10 lebih macam tu dah berhenti.
Lepas aje berhenti hujan, panas terik sangat2 with really high humidity.
Siap I berpeluh2 tadi while doing housework and haus sepanjang masa walhal punyalah susah nya nak berpeluh2 kat Perth ni selalunya even during Summer time sebab it’s usually a dry Summer with not much humidity.
Keluar jemur kain tadi pun berpeluh2 dah!
The girls kata macam balik bercuti kat Malaysia aje rasanya, hot and sticky everywhere, hehehe…..
Kesian the aircond, tak berhenti kerja Summer ni .
But panas2 pun, my oven still kena kerja jugak.
First, I used it to make scones this morning.
Miss 8 woke up early and I have some cream to be used up by tomorrow so I asked her to help me make this lemonade and cream scones using this recipe.
I rasa this is the easiest scone recipe ever and will always produce light and fluffy scones. Kalau I ada stock lemonade and cream kat rumah, I will make these scones.
Then, I made tomato pasta sauce sebab I have to use up the tomatoes. I used 1kg of tomatoes tadi but still ada about another kilo in a basket on the kitchen bench waiting to be used. I dah tak tau nak buat apa with the tomatoes. I’ve made tomato sauce, oven-dried tomatoes, so many salads, pasta sauce…
I used this recipe to make the pasta sauce. I know it is a recipe for tomato soup but people yang dah buat dia kata it tasted more like pasta sauce tu yg I cuba. And memang it did taste like pasta sauce! But I baked it in the oven for around 20 minutes so the juice is reduced a bit more.
I am just waiting for my chillies to turn red to make sambal nasi ayam penyet with the chillies and tomatoes . Buat lah stock untuk 3-4 bulan kan, hahaha…
And then for dinner, I made swedish meatballs with fries and salad.
Guna oven lagi untuk masak the meatballs and fries tu.
Lupa nak cerita, when I went back to Msia in December, I managed to singgah IKEA for lunch. And I tried their swedish meatballs because people said they are so nice.
My verdict- sedap lagi my meatballs! No joke okay!
The IKEA ones were unbelievably dry and the sauce was so bland and ugh. I tak tau lah whether it was just that day they overcooked the meatballs and terlupa nak season the gravy or memang everyday macam tu. Menyesal I took that. Kalau I tau, baik I makan salad dia aje kan, hehehe.
This is my version of swedish meatballs. I used this recipe but obviously using beef mince aje lah. And I added a dash of paprika to the mince mixture. And I baked the meatballs in the oven instead of frying them sebab malas nak berdiri panas2 kat tepi stove tu.
I baked them at 150°C (fan-forced oven) for 20 minutes. Kalau longer, they will be dry.
Then, I made the sauce using the leftover juice in the baking tray, 1/4 diced onion, about 100g of the homemade pasta sauce and chicken stock. Then let it reduced a bit and then masukkan the meatballs.Simmer for about 10 minutes or until the meatballs dah cooked through and dah sebati dengan the sauce. Add cream at the last minute. Season with salt and pepper.
My swedish meatballs….(lagi menarik dari IKEA punya tak? hikhikhikhi…habislah I kena kutuk dengan peminat tegar meatballs IKEA nanti)
We had it with salad (with more tomatoes and letuce and cucumbers form the garden).
I ambil 6 biji meatballs aje, hehehe….
The Other Haf started off with 7 meatballs but then added 4 more!
Ish ish ish…..