Saturday, September 11, 2010

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri to all of my family and friends! This is the second year we celebrated Eid away from home and it's not the same as when we're in Malaysia. In fact it's pretty really low key  for us since the boys went to school and Daniel went to work as usual. I spent most of the day cooking dinner. My parents, my brother Najib and my sister Nabila are in Mecca celebrating their Eid ul-fitr there and my brother, Nasfi and my sis-in  law, Shahnaz went back to Shahnaz's hometown in Johor and my brother, Najmi is somewhere in KL. So we're pretty scattered all over. Being a close-knit family, this is not normal for us. It's kind of sad in a way to have Eid differently from what we used to have. But changes are sometimes inevitable. My wish is to have our families, from both sides nearby. That would be great  because we love to have all of you here or we could visit you guys :-)

Mushroom and onion quiche for breakfast, back to normal breakfast time. During Ramadhan, we have to get up super early in the morning to have our Sahur before fasting time starts at dawn. In summer, it could be as early as 3.30am. But towards the end of the fasting month, it is more forgiving, the last morning of Ramadhan we got up at 4.30am.

Dinner was the highlight of the day. We decided to wear our traditional outfit to put us in a more festive mood. Ezzat lost his front tooth later that night. Poor boy already had a hard time eating during dinner.

Our dinner - beriyani rice, tandoori chicken, cucumber raita, cucumber and onion chutney, dhal curry and fruit salad.

Cheesecake as dessert. I accidentally baked this 30 minutes longer than I should. But it turned pretty good fortunately.

Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. Kak Nadiah, Selamat Hari Raya..
    Your Kazen,

  2. Assalamualaikum kazen! Selamat Hari Raya!

  3. woww...sedapnya .... Selamat hari ray!!!!

  4. Akum Munie, Selamat Hari Raya wei!

  5. Yum the food looks all so wonderful! I can imagine it must be tough to celebrate Eid the way you used to do within your close-knit family. It's such a different experience being faraway from home! Hope there will be times for you again to celebrate it all together!