Saturday, May 26, 2007

My Favourite Day Of The Week

If you ask me what's my favourite day of the week, the answer has got to be Thursday. Why Thursday? And not the weekend; Saturday or Sunday? Well for starters, upon reaching Thursday I'll remind myself that the next day is Friday, which is the last day of the week at work (that is if I don't get summoned to come in on Saturday!).

Another reason why Thursday is such a favourite is because it's one of the rare days when dear hubby doesn't have his night shift. He works 3 nights a week (on top of working during the day as well) and we only get to have family dinners only 4 times a week. Mind you this has been going on for many, many years...7 years to be exact. If he happens to be at home on the nights when he’s supposed to be out working, it’s only because he’s down with flu, fever or suffering from severe backache (the last one an occupational hazard of course!).

But mainly Thursday is such a joy, simply because it’s a day when my mother cooks a special Thursday nite dinner for us. It all started a couple of months ago when my mom one day announced that every Thursday would be a family dinner day…and more importantly she’ll be the one cooking! You see, although I’m married and don’t live with my mom, I have the benefit of having my mom live a few houses away from me. Our houses are so close to each other, so much so that when I look out of my bedroom window I can actually see her house.

So this Thursday nite gastronomic fare has gone down well with everyone in my family. My kids and husband loves the idea because mak tok / mother-in-law is such a good cook. Truth be known, my mom was a Home Economy lecturer at one of the local teachers training college before she retired. And cooking is her forte and just one of her many specialities. To make it more interesting she said we could ask for anything that we wanted to eat (not all at once of course). Every week, one of us would place an "order" and each week it'd be something different.

Listings of Thursday nite menu;
Week 1. Fish and chips – Yusuf
Week 2. Laksa Johor – Hannan
Week 3. Lemon Chicken and Tomyam – Husband
Week 4. Mee Lemak – me
Week 5. Lamb broth (foul medamas)- mom
Week 6. Baked Macaroni – Yusuf
Week 7. Nasi Ayam – me
Week 8. Murtabak – Husband

Week 9. Spaghetti Bolognaise - mom
Week 10. Chicken Chop - Hannan

I have to say that this little arrangement has caused my two brothers, who live very far from us, to be very envious indeed. My younger brother and wife who work in Manchester asked us if my mom could come and stay with them for a short while. To this my husband replied "Sorry, we may have to negotiate on the transfer fee. But most likely the answer is No. She’s too busy preparing Thursday nite dinners for us". Enough said.

To my mom, I can only say two things.

Thanks and we love you lots!


fame said...

Bravo! It sounded really like you.Now I know where to have our dinner on thursday nite.I must put it on record that I really missed your mom's cooking.It reminds me of my stay with her long time ago.Macam macam ada.

nanny said...

aunty baru nak tulis, "now I know the best time to come over", uncle beat me to it..sometimes we do think too alike that it could be freaky..:-)
that aside, ur mom is indeed a fantastic cook! and she makes it seems easy, even those elaborate dishes...
if I could cook half as good as she does, I'll be deliriously happy!!
till thursdays then!!heehee...

bluewonder said...

now u know when is the best time to come to my humble abode. Thursday nite...gerenti mkn sedap

D said...

yum yum.. kudos to mommy!! hey, i've tagged you. come over and check out at my blog yeah?

manja_dy said...

+ From your brother ash with love:-

Hey ! I thought we were supposed to share mum ... this is soooo not fair ! Oh well looks like I have to wait till next year when mum comes *hint-hint* for the 'new' arrival ( kan mak kan kan kan .... ) In the meantime we'll stick to fish and chips with mushy pees

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