The potluck will be starting around 1pm. I anticipated the journey from my place to Sonia's house (Nasi Lemak Lover) is going to take slightly more than 2 hours. I woke up around 6.30am, cooked my kuihs , which i already had the ingredients prepared the day earlier, packed some clothes just in case if i need to stay a night in KL and rushed off to the market to get some crabs. I started my journey around 9.45am, it was a nice drive that morning, not that sunny and also not many cars travelling south on the highway. Reached Sonia's house slightly after 12pm, rang the bell and was greeted by a gentleman. "is sonia around?" i asked him, then he asked my name. "i'm lena'" I said and he asked me "you're here for..?" i said " Potluck" . He then told me that sonia is having her shower and asked me to wait for a while. Phew! thought he's going to check my identity card next. Within minutes, the sweet sonia came out and looked at me , " sharon?" I said "no, i'm lena" and she greeted and happily we walked into her beautiful house.
|photo credit : Sonia|
|photo credit: Sonia|
|from left to right: Sharon, Wendy and Swee San. Photo credit: Quay Po|
|Reese's chicken wings. Photo Credit : Quay Po|
I then get ready the crabs for cooking while sonia frying her lemongrass chicken. Not too long after that, Sharon from Feats of Feasts arrived, followed shortly by Veronica from Quay Po Cooks. It's my first time meeting both of them too. Though i havent met veronica before but of course i can recognise from her big smiles and her punky hairstyle that i always see at her blog. While i was at the kitchen doing some preparation, i knew that Wendy from Table for 2 ..or more had also arrived cos i could hear her voice. I've met wendy a few times so can recognise her voice. When i went out, i also saw Swee San from The Sweet Spot, also my first time meeting her. Then we started all the last minute cooking, roasting, reheating and plating..thanks to Reese from ReeseKitchen who was unable to join us but got her chicken wings passed to us through Sharon. After everything's ready on the table and photos taken, what's next? Let's wallop the food!
Thank you ladies, not only for all of your delicious food, also that nice few hours you all had given me, the laughter and the jokes that we shared. The gathering ended around 4.30pm, drove back, more cars this time going back on the highway and reached home around 7pm. And of course, before we left, a group photo.
|Back row: Wendy, myself and Swee San|
Front Row: Sonia and Quay Po with Wendy's 2 lil darlings. Photo credit : Quay Po
On another note, here are some of the awards that i received from the following bloggers. Thanks so much for passing these awards to me, much appreciated! Do drop by to say hi to all of these blogs when you have the time.
The Liebster Award from Edith from Precious Moments, Cathy from CaThy's Joy, Jennifer from What's Baking?, Citra from My Home Diary In Turkey, Adeline from Lite Home Bake, Alice from ILoveICookIBake, Chris from Yummy Bakes
The Reader Appreciation Award from Jasline from Food Is My Life
The Inspirational Blog Award from Amelia from Amelia's Dessert
Circle of Friend's Award from Wan from Cooking Varieties