i vowed to not have a dining table filled with pasar ramadhan food this year and i've managed to keep to that, accept for one day. we used to have oodles and oodles of kuihs and lauks and satays for iftar and they either had to be finished during sahur or end up being shoved in the fridge. so this year, no more. Ramadhan is about controlling oneself, so controlling from toppling over the table with food we shall.
i actually made a list of what to cook this year, for sahur and for iftar. but some days, tiredness and laziness just takes over and the list gets thrown out of the window. but good thing i had back ups, i.e. googling 'what to cook with chicken' or 'quickest way to cook meatballs' helps.
i've kept our iftar menu simple this year. something quick and easy on weekdays, because picking up the boys would take up almost an hour due to traffic, and something slightly heavier on weekends, as i can take longer time to cook. alhamdulillah, for 14 out of 17 days, i've managed to lay the dining table with home-cooked meals for the family to break fast with.
iftar day#2…spaghetti meatballs, lamb chops and peanut butter cup brownies
iftar day#3…mee kari
iftar day#5…creamy baked chicken with fries and salad, nutella cupcakes for dessert
iftar day#6…nasi lemak, ayam goreng, sambal udang and vanilla cupcakes
iftar day#7…nescafe jelly to accompany bought satay
iftar day#8…nasi tomato, kurma daging and ayam masak merah
iftar day#9…baked meatball parmigiana with fries, carrots and broccoli
iftar day#12…steamed fish, ginger fried chicken and beef with oyster sauce
iftar day#13…kuey teow with fish ball soup and cream caramel
iftar day#15…butter rice, kerutuk ayam, chilli eggs and salad
iftar day#16…roast chicken with fries and salad and ice cream for dessert
iftar day#17…ayam cili and udang masak lemak