Also, I made her birthday cake - steamed moist chocolate cake with some simple deco - the recipe many bloggers talk about lately
The pics below couldn't really justify the yummilicious factor for the feast we had last night, since all were taken at night
Below is the birthday cake... now I know why this cake has been highly raved by bloggers - this cake is seriously chocolatey, soft, moist and rich, especially with the chocolate fudge topping - it's heaven for chocoholic!
I, as you all know, is lousy in cake deco..so here it is - just a simple one :P
Recipe can be viewed here
Next is the meatballs spaghetti bolognaise.....
What you need:
*For the meatballs:
500g minced beef
approx 100g white bread
1/2 cup breadcrumb
1/4 cup fresh milk
1/4 cup water
1 medium onion - grated (OR 1 tsp onion powder)
2 cloves of garlic - crushed (OR 1 tsp garlic powder)
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 egg, beaten
salt, pepper and oil for frying
Soak white bread in milk and breadcrumb in water - set aside (approximately 15minutes)
Mix beef, onion, garlic, oregano, egg, salt, pepper - mix well
Add in bread mixture as well as breadcrumbs mixture and mix til well incorporated
Shape into balls
Keep in the airtight container and store in the fridge for approximately 1hour
Heat oil on the non stick frying pan - fry the balls til golden
I used Prego roasted garlic and parmesan pasta sauce (yeah... lazy me, even for my own's sis big day, premix still won *grin*) - mixed with sauteed garlic, shitake mushroom and sliced cheese, add a little water if it's too thick, a little more seasonings if need to adjust the taste
Lastly, all meatballs added in the sauce
Prepare spaghetti as per instructed - drain
Arrange cooked spaghetti on serving plate - pour the meatball sauce over
Sprinkle with parmesan powder and add a dash of tabasco
Mix and open your mouth wide!!!!
Below is baked macaroni in chicken bolognaise sauce, it's for the kids whom prefer pasta with more cheesy flavour, espscially if it's tomato based.....they love this dish!
I used the same pasta sauce mix I made above but I added minced chicken
Prepare some macaroni as per instructed - drain
Mix with the chicken bolognaise sauce, arrange on baking dish, top with grated mozzarella cheese
Bake in preheated oven of 180degC for approx 20-25minutes
Also great to eat with parmesan powder and tabasco
As if we didn't have enough, the bday girl bought some onion garlic bread and roasted garlic creamy mushroom soup :)
Btw, this is a bday card Abby made for her...
She made two actually, after both finished, she decided to keep the nicer one for herself....gosh! :P
Btw, the front page on the pic blow is My Melody - in case you can't recognize hahahha...
Happy bday sis! Hope u had a great time and most importantly - feast! :)