Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
One last time... and my life as a student is done for good.
I'm definitely excited about not having anymore homeworks and research papers to do, but to finally get out and be on my own, not quite sure.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Phone rings... Looks at screen...
Yenn: "Hi JIE!!!!"
Lynn: "Hello!!! I just watched you videos!! I like!!!"
Yenn: "Really? Which one you like?"
Lynn: "The One Night Stand song."
Lynn: "But, really you put on weight adi."
Situation number TWO
Called mom for the first time in forever because I finally refilled my calling card.
Yenn: "Hi mom!!!!!"
Mom: *turns to kids* "Shhhhh.... I gotta a call from US.
*turns back to me* Hello, finally call me ar? How are you?"
Yenn: "I'm good. How are you mom."
Mom: "Good. Eh you know ar, you fat already lo. You better stop making cake. You need to lose weight. You know that you are in this performing field, you have to be slim!!!"
Yenn: =.= "I know ma.... I have not worked out since I sprained my ankle. It still hurts in the mornings.
By the way, did you see the youtube videos that I posted?"
Mom: Yeah. Fat lor!
Situation number THREE
Wakes up by my text message tone... Looks at screen...
Text from Lynn: "Dad called mum and the mum called me to tell you to lose weight. Yeah, so no more baking for you. Start preparing for New York.
So sad. Best part is all this happened three days in a row.
I know that I have put on weight. I think I need help. Working in the bloody cafeteria is not helping at all too. I don't know what is wrong with me. I have been falling in this sin of gluttony. Worst, I JUST fell in love with baking! It makes my soul feel good. I spoke to bestie Amin about this and here's what he said.
Amin: "Why don't you just bake and not eat it?"
Yenn: "wow. that's like torturing myself right?"
How? Sometimes I really envy those people who stuff their faces , not workout, and not care about what they eat and they still stay stick thin. Why are they so blessed with such high metabolism? Why is it that being meaty/fleshy/or just plain fat part of your family genes? So unfair. Ask everyone, I am probably the healthiest eater among my group of friends.
Worst thing is that, I know all of this is true. I've been noticing that I've gained weight. I complained and all my friends told me that I am just thinking too much. Friends will always try to make you feel better about yourself, which is great. But I guess in this case, I really needed a wake up call. Someone to tell me, "Yenn, bloody stop eating. YOU ARE FAT!" The thing about family opinions is that, they ALWAYS tell the truth and they are always bluntly straight forward about it (which is great because I know that everything that they say is true). This time I needed not one, not two, but three of my only family members to knock that in my head.
Damn emo. But damn true.
I am officially giving up baking until I lose at least 5 pounds.
The only exception would be when I am baking for friends.
No more baking because I have extra bananas, or because I wanted to for no reason.
Dear fairygodmother, I wish that I
Monday, April 19, 2010
Burger Patty Recipe
5 1/2 lbs Lean Ground Beef
2 Jalapeno Peppers
6 Cloves of Garlic
1/2 cup Worcestershire Sauce
Everything else to taste. Sorry, not that helpful :(
Stuff to go with
Sautéed mushrooms and sweet onion
Chips on the side (great with avocado if you add onions, salt, and lemons to make Guacamole)
Anything you want
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Thanks to all who came and support! :) You have no idea how much it meant.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Friday, April 09, 2010
Thank God Its Friday!
Earlier this week, I have been itching to bake something with oatmeal just because I bought a tub of oatmeal.
I have had a planned date with a girlfriend of mine to bake Carrot Cake on Friday, which is today!
I googled multiple carrot cake recipes and finally decided on the specific type of carrot cake. You have no idea how many there were! Lemon zest, rum, pineapple, etc.
- 4 eggs
- 3/4 cups vegetable oil
- 1 cups apple sauce
- 1 small can of crushed pineapple (drained)
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 1/2 shot of rum
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 3 cups grated carrots
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 3 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon lemon extract
- Marinate raisins in rum, covered with plastic wrap (preferably overnight)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.
- Mix shredded carrots with brown sugar. Fold in Pecans and Walnuts.
- In a large bowl, beat together eggs, oil, white sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Mix in flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Stir in carrots. Pour into prepared pan.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
- To Make Frosting: In a medium bowl, combine butter, cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Frost the cooled cake.
Saturday, April 03, 2010
Friday, April 02, 2010
Thursday, April 01, 2010
It gives me a sense of peace and it relaxes me after my long hectic days. Still, I am incredibly new at it. I would love to bake with more complex recipes, but I guess that I don't have the balls to try it just yet, and I have no money to invest on nicer pans. Yup, all my baking is done on my faithful 11 x 7 x 2 pan which is not even mine. LOL.
1 cup butter (softened)
2 cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups flour divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cups fresh blueberries
1 cups fresh strawberries
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time and beat until light and fluffy. Add vanilla. Sift 2 cups flour, salt and baking powder together. Add sifted ingredients to creamed mixture and beat.
Dredge berries in remaining flour. Gently fold floured berries into the batter. Grease and dust the bundt pan (or tube pan) with flour; pour batter into it. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until it’s done.