Wednesday, October 04, 2006

A Helping Hand



You know the blessing of Ramadan being far away from a country with those delicious looking Bazaar Ramadhan is that my kids get to eat my food and also experience seeing me do it

Anyway, Batrisyia is always the excited one. She would come in the kitchen, checked the real cooker, open the lid, look at the table, look in the sink and ask, what are you cooking today? Then she would also ask, "Are we going to someone's house?" or "Is someone coming over?" She is asking this because I rarely cook dessert at home unless I am going out or someone is coming over.

Then she would ask, "Can I help?"

Now this is a magic question most of the time. She is always excited to "help". Actually she is always trying to do something but I notice this more during this fasting month since I am doing something every day.

The first time was when I was making keria. I was shaping into a ring and she helped shape it into heart shape. It didn't come out so much like a heart though.

Then she helped me roll the roti jala.

The other day I made sardine roll. She watched me cut off the crusts and roll the bread thin. Then she volunteered. Since I was rushing to do everything before iftar and have not done the main food yet, I let her do them while I filled in the sardines.

Then I have finished mine and was waiting for her batch of bread. I urged her for the rolled bread. Quick Batrisyia I need to fry them up. To this she answered, "Ibu, I am only a little child ok."

Now, that is my daughter for sure.

27 comments:

rad said...

Hm...cute & gal + a fantastic cooker = busy kitchen!!
I did venture into the kitchen area too but I'll be saying things like, "Ada apa2 yg nak ditolong ke mak?" knowing that my mak will took pity on her helpless daughter who barely know how to cook will say, "Dah, semua dah siap - mak boleh buat. Kau pergilah buat kerja kau tu..."
I know, you'll be thinking, "Spoilnye or manjanye orang tua ni..." hahahah!

sare_reyes said...

bagusnya your daughter nak tolong, ada gak teman kat dapur tu ek...meriah la skit.

p/s: roti jala tu nampak sedap laaaa...hehe

Nana said...

yayy for batrisyia for being so rajin!! just hope my little girl will be as rajin when she grows up.

Anonymous said...

must learn to be a domestic goddess like lollies soon..must! must!

nef

JoKontan said...

Tengah syiok layan kat dalam kereta.

".....

dengan tanganmu aku menyentuh
dengan kakimu aku berjalan

DENGAN MATAMUUU KUMANDANG,

DENGAN TELINGAMUU KU MENDENGAaR..

"

"Siap tarik lagiii.."


Arip went,.

"Abah kenapa bah ?"

Ha ha.

~ahni~ said...

Bagus, nanti terror masak macam ibu dia jugak...

Lollies said...

rad- itu baiklah tu. saya dulu tak pernah masuk dapur pun untuk menolong. hancus

sare - memang meriah dan bersepah

nana - pasti anak awak lagilah rajinnya. sebenarnya batrisyia thinks it is like an experiment thingy. i kasi dia nak buat apa shape dia mau. even cek mek molek and donat. so dia rasa ownership. tu yang dia suka masuk dapur tu. i also kasi dia dough untuk diuli sikit.

nef - but you already are. I am imaging you in deep kohl shadow. pergh babe mengancam

TJ - lagu tu berhantu kan. asik nak nyanyi aje. the ;yrics lagilah menusuk kalbu

Lollies said...

ah ni - ibu dia budak baru belajar. sama je macam sya

Halley said...

Bestnya...you buat roti jala...I baru je order roti jala acuan from my fren to bring back this weekend. Will definitely try to make it next week before balik Malaysia...

atrco said...

sedapnya...roti jala tu.

raya ni i nak buat roti jalalah

simah said...

comelnyaaa ur daughter...just wondering..nama dia tu apa maksudnya..the name is a bit different..ada special meaning ker?

Jill Yusoff said...

looking good babe. saya juga selalu tolong mak saya kat dapur. saya juga suka main masak-masak. cuma bila besar ni saya tersangat lah malasnya.

k.d said...

oohh..that's soo cute..! I wish I got time to do the kuihs..but since buka posa kat Dublin nie makin lama makin cepat i.e soon going to be before 7pm and I'll reach home by like 6:30pm battling with the traffic..time weekend je le berpeluang..

ruby said...

Hi Lollies,

The other day I fell in love with Simah's daughter, Hatice. And now, with your daughter, Batrisyia. Duh! What a sweet intelligent almost matured child answering you like that. Such great entertainment in the kitchen, the both of you. lovely. Have fun always. Kisses to the little sweet one. Cheers.

dlt said...

sweetnya. goddess and her lil one main masak2.

Lollies said...

halley - tapi sekarang kena jimat cermat. kari nak habis dah.

artco - silalah ambik gambar dan blog ya

simah - batrisyia means smart. Insya Allah. Ameen. Nothing special, I just thought that I like that name

jill - saya pun malas sampailah sekarang. mungkin kalau sya pandai masak saya suruh dia aje masak

k.d. - aduhai terkejar2nya. dulu masa saya kerja saya masak lepas buka. and buka light-light sahaja

ruby - sometimes she always surprise me with her quick answers.

dlt - main masak-masak memanglah syiok. he he

maklang said...

Sedapnya...Ada 25 minit lagi nak berbuka....

Anonymous said...

maaannn... yr cutie cutie sya is so assistive.. "sya..!!! sya gulung woti jaler lagi cantik dari tanter gulung. tanter lipat macam suwatkhabar jeerr.."

lollies.. gud gesing eekk.. me no owang minyak eh.. me the queen of minyak masak.. my hon jer..

-mulan-

Idham said...

:) so so cuteee

idham

Pak Tuo said...

Salam,

hmmm..I presumed a M'sian expat.in Doha.
Well,salam perkenalan.
The food ,I'm sure a hit to the children.

Any way the link from Ruby's make me vists the blog.

Salam and Selamat Berpuasa.

Lollies said...

mak lang - mak lang masak apa ari ni?

mulan - heh heh.

idham - sya is

pak tuo - salam perkenalan juga. the food was a hit. thank you

sya said...

Rajinya sya... he he he lollies orang yg nama sya ni semuanya rajin-rajin tau...

Boleh jadi menantu

anggerik merah said...

Sya is so comei...

nanti bila dah pandai masak bolehlah jadi assistant ibu, or masak for ibu..

Emmm..sedapnya roti jala tu..post mai sini skit..:-)

1 said...

adoiii sungguh sedap kelihatannya juadahhhhhhh2 itu mummy. aiseh. bertambah2 cute la batrisya ni. rajin tolong bonda lak tu.

aie said...

rajinnya sya..
haziq tolong jaga jack2?

Lollies said...

sya - rajin eh? heh heh

AM - nanti dah besar tak tolong masak kalu siap ko

wan - bolehtak tinggalkan ink wan. dah hilang pulak dalam cookies saya tu

aie - haziq? mananya dia tu. ha ha ha

Anonymous said...

if i'm not mistaken, batrisyia is a name of Persian origin.. not Arabic..