Sunday, November 13, 2011

Terry Fox Run 2011


This morning was the Terry Fox Run, an annual event that we would participate in, primarily because my office is a major sponsor, and staff are highly encouraged to join, in support of Cancer Research. With my mom who was diagnosed with Lymphoma about a year ago and losing a grandfather and cousin to the Big C, this event now is even more meaningful to our family. Kids enjoy the once a year 3-4 km walk/jog/run/stroller ride. It's all good family fun. This year it was held at Padang Merbok, KL which is around the Lake Gardens - National Monument Area. 


We were there bright and early, somehow it was much easier to wake the kids up compared to the usual Sunday morning routine to attend swimming lessons that starts at about the same time. When we reached our Talisman tent, we got the usual goodies to fuel our run.


Bananas.


3 types of muffins - Chocolate, Vanilla & Strawberry.


It was blazing hot this morning even at 8:30 a.m.


Group picture before starting.


In the shade with Su, Azleen, G-Ha and kiddies.


Somehow either we were early or the organiser was late, 
we had to wait quite awhile before actually running.


Things they do when bored!
 
 
I prefer taking loads of pictures... ha!ha!ha!


The turn out was good. 



Somebody from the Canadian Embassy too.



The warm up session.



I've got the moves like Jagger... uhuh! sure! :-D


And off we went...






It was quite hard work pushing Zaim all the way... burn more calories that way... 
yeah sure, burning the muffins that I had before the run walk and stroller pushing.





Look Nayli, it's the National Monument, stop for a picture girl!





Hot hot sun all the way! Way better than rain eh?


Towards the last 100m (or less) of the route, Zaim got off to actually run.


Woohoo, go Sonic! 
(Yes, he is either Sonic the Hedgehog, Ultraman, Iron man, Batman... 
which ever suits the occasion).



Phew, that was quite a run... ;-).



Catching our breath.


JT picking up a name for the Lucky Draw.


That's Ron A, our big guy who just joined us in October.Incidentally, it's his birthday today too, apparently I missed the birthday wish and cake cutting earlier. Happy Birthday Ron - we're both Scorpios! High 5!


On the way back to the car. My bookworm, actually brought his current read!


We had our brunch before we left.


Until next year!!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Ribs & Caesar Salad tonight.


For dinner tonight I decided to cook the ribs that we got from last weekend's Eid Al-Adha Korban. Just look at the size of the ribs! Unfortunately there were not much meat on it, but I decided to roast them anyhow.


Marinated with Smoky BBQ sauce, rosemary, black pepper and salt. 


Par boiled some potatoes and toss them together with the ribs in the oven. 
Found some leftover mushrooms and carrots in the fridge, added those to the roasting pan too.
 


As expected, the meat was very little, good thing I had some frozen baked pasta 
and broccoli soup as side dishes.


Oh, and I made Caesar Salad for the first time ever!

I totally love San Francisco Coffee's Caesar Salad (why SFC particularly?, well simply because it's in my office building and it's a quick take away for my late lunches after gym). I found romaine lettuce (or cos lettuce) at the supermarket this morning, so I decided to try the dressing recipe that I found online sometime last week. I thought it turned out well, at least the kids loved it.

Caesar Salad Dressing

Ingredients:
3/4 cup mayonnaise or less
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 clove of garlic minced (1 used 2 cloves)
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/2 C Parmesan Cheese ( I have no idea what this C meant, so  I just added as much as I liked the taste)
1 tbsp of milk ( I also added as much as it felt right)

I also added a couple of squirts of mustard and a dash of olive oil


Method:

Mix all ingredients together and I blitzed with my trusty hand blender. Chill before serving.
Serve the lettuce chilled too, and throw in some home made croutons in the end before serving. Divine!



Croutons

Ingredients:
A few pieces of bread.
Remove crusts, but I find that it's wasteful to do so, leave it in if you don't mind crusts.
Spread with garlic infused olive oil before dicing.
Roast in the oven or pan-fry without oil.
Leave to cool before serving.

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So how did my family enjoy the meal?


Like this.




And this...


This one just loves to be photographed! 
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