Banofie Pie–Lazy Chef Version :P

October 15, 2010 Leave a comment

I was listening to the radio this morning and I heard them talking about food. I have always had a sweet tooth so when they started talking about Banofie Pie—I started salivating. And darn, I was thinking about it all day!!

First thing I did when I finished work was to head off to the Supervalue. I made sure I have everything for the Chicken Dinner for The Weary and the full irish breakfast tomorrow before I headed off the baking section. I couldn’t get to the house quick enough to start cooking.

For the Banofie Pie, you will need:

1 can of carnation caramel milk

12 crushed digestive biscuit

2 big spoons of soft butter (just about enough to cover the crushed biscuits):)

3 medium bananas chopped in discs

 250 ml  fresh cream, whipped

1. Mix the soft butter and crushed biscuit and put in the base of whatever container you wish to put your pie into–little bowls/ little glasses/baking tray –whatever!! Press the mixture down then pop it into the fridge for a while to set.

2. Pour the caramel milk on top of the biscuit base. Make sure to cover the whole biscuit.

3. Top it with the banana discs then pour the whipped cream on top. LEave it on the fridge for an hour of preferably overnight to set. Serve.

Make sure you have serviette nearby coz there will be drooling all over the place–that’s not just the toddlers but the grown ups too.

Easy Peasy Lemony Squeezy!! Lazy Chef’s Banofie Pie.



I wish I could figure out how to attatch pictures and make it stay in the format that I like. 😦

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Dinner for the weary

October 15, 2010 Leave a comment

Beloved has been a bit moany these past days. I understand coz he is new to his job, barely 3 months into it. His previous job was in the construction industry, now in the health sector–how far is that??

Anyway, to make him feel better, I promised I would cook him a good dinner tonight—-Chicken with white wine and rasher!

You must have:
2 part boned chicken breasts(washed&dried)
1 cup chopped leek
1 up celery sticks
1 cup carrot sticks
1/2 cup chopped rasher
1 bay leaf
4 cubes of butter
2 cups chicken broth
1 glass of white wine
a dash of olive oil
a spoonfull of flour

I’m so sorry i dont normally measure my ingredients–i go by feel and if I do measure I use cups. And I am sorry I dont have pictures but I promise I will post one on my next post. I am new on wordpress and I hate reading instructions so I am still ‘feeling’ things here.

1. Fry the chicken breasts till slightly browned. Set aside.
2. Put the chopped rasher on the hot pan that was used to fry the chicken–fry the rasher till it is slightly crunchy.
3.Add the chopped leek and the butter cubes. Stir to prevent it from burning.
4. Add in bay leaf and celery sticks, followed by the carrot sticks. Keep cooking for 5 minutes—remember, medium fire!!!
5. After the vegetable sticks are wilted, add in a spoonfull of flour and continue cooking for 2 more minutes.
6. Add the wine and chicken broth and bring it to a boil. Once it boils, put it to slow fire and let it simmer for 45minutes to 55 minutes–or till meat is tender. Adjust seasoning and voila!! A hearty chicken with rasher and vegetable sticks!

Easy peasy lemony squeezy! It can be served with rice or mashed potato. I prefer the rice—it’s my cpmfort food during the cold winter days!!

I think I am stuck on my college self coz all the foods i tend to cook are easy and should I say— A Lazy Chef Cousine!! 😛 I might consider changing my blog title! Happy eating!!

Beloved loved loved loved it. And he is asking for Lasagne tomorro! Eeeek!! And not the jarred ones—everthing must be from scratch– the bolognese sauce and even th eroux sauce!! argh!!

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wordpress idiot

October 14, 2010 1 comment

that’s me! I’m new here and I dunno if it’s just me or is it in women’s nature that we have reading INSTRUCTIONS! How do i add images on my posts and put them on the right place and format that i like folks? Help me out please – in plain english and none of those jargons a computer idiot does not understand. Thanks !

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I Feel Like Ranting!!

October 10, 2010 2 comments

Drama…arent we tired of it yet? Coz I am. I’m fed up with everything.  I’m fed up of listening to other people telling me how to live my life. I’m fed up of listening to others  holy ‘righteous’ people preaching to me. I’m fed up of pretending and having to smile through gritted teeth just to keep the peace and make others happy.

My life is without a drama for as long as I can remember. And not just the ordinary drama or the OTT exaggeration of things. I have had a tough life. Everytime I close my eyes at night i would wish that I do not wake up anymore. I am tired! And others trying to dictate and control  the way I have to live my life is making things even harder for me.

So unless you have been in the same situation as I have been– stay out of my way and my life if you are just gonna judge me and shove your ‘unsolicited advice’ down my throat. If I need advice I will ask, I’m an adult, I am not a child.

I am going to have a rant here and pretend that I am saying this to all those people who are creating dramas in my life. I am a bit of a chicken LOL but I guess it’s better this way rather than hurt  other people’s feelings or worst I might go all crazy I’d start chasing them all with a hurley and will provably send them to the hospital and be lame for life or die of aneurysm and me languish in jail!!

Here comes my virtual rant:

1. I am not a religious person so stop preaching to me and shoving the bible to my face! I let you practice your religion and I tolerate you everytime you say ‘praise the …..’ every 5 seconds but for crying out loud stop trying to convert me!! I only went to church with you once coz you have been harrassing me pretty much every day for the past 5 years!!  If you were so worried I’d end up in hell for my sinful ways i suggest you start praying for my soul now coz werent you the one who told me that prayer is powerful??I respect your views so respect mine!

2. Stop meddling with my relationships, okay?? This is my life and I will do what I like with it. I am doing all my responsibilities in life.  I bring food on the table, send the children to school, help out others in need, I volunteer in the community, work for charity, I have a decent job that I can be proud of so what is your problem?? After all, when things go wrong, I am the only one who is left to sort things out. And where were you?? I made my bed, I will lie in it. And again, I’m an adult!!

3. Just because I dont mince my word does not make me a cold insensitive btcih. I am no good at pretending. If I offend you, tell me. I know how to apologize, my mother and gran taught me well. Dont go about telling things to others. Remember, I am not a mind reader.

4. I do get tired as well you know. Try turning the hoover on 24/7. It wont last the whole week. I have been really good. Doing 12 sometimes 14 hours work daily. I am on call whenever you want, the nights and even the weekends. Yet you are asking for more?? Bloody H*** !! You are not even paying me and when did you last say thank you?? I am not a door mat!

5. hmmm I cant think of a # 5. I guess I’m not angry anymore. 😀 Writing is really very calming. I was able to off load all those negative feelings without hurting anyone!

It get’s easier everyday…

October 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Yes I believe that now. It was hard to even say it a few days ago. I had a bad case of PMS ( Pity Me Syndrome) the past days but I guess I’m over it now. I have said my last words and in my heart, I truly believe that I have done everything I can. Now it’s time to let go. I’m still sad, coz it’s not easy losing someone you love in the pettiest and most stupid way. If only I have a wand so I can just wave it and everything is fine again.


Just last week, I was writing about wanting to fly and float away somewhere even just for a while and forget everything. I didn’t in the end. But for now, what ever hurt, pain and bitterness I have inside, I’m letting it float away from me so I can go back to my normal self. I hate being sad. I wanna go back to my old self. I also realized that happiness is a choice. I am still sad, but I’m doing something to make myself happy again.

I never knew writing is so therapeutic till today. Save me from saving horrible things to people all of which I’m sure will be regretted in the end.

Fly away balloon…fly away hurt…fly away bitterness.

...float away.

My Plan B

October 9, 2010 Leave a comment

I didnt really need a Plan B till today. You see, I use to blog somewhere else. It’s a small blogging community with people i have grown to love and hate. I have met a few nasties, but i met a lot of good ones too. However, because of careless words spoken I offended the one person that makes staying there bearable. So I have decided to sign off for good from that site.

I want to believe that I have a good heart and I did not set about trampling other people and hurting their feelings during my stay there. Yes, I cried. I laughed. I got annoyed. I vented. I lost a few friends. I gained some. Then lost some more again along the way. I blogged. I b!tched. I complained. And, now it’s time for me to leave. C’est la vie.

That is why I am here, testing the waters. A new beginning.

This…is my Plan B.

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