The nation is celebrating Pakistan Day on 23rd March with traditional fervour and zeal to rejoice the emergence of Pakistan that marked the emancipation of an independent Muslim state.Allama Iqbal’s dream was redeemed as the Quaid responded to his vision with resolve, commitment, sincerity and devotion. He virtually fought single handedly to carve out Pakistan.
It is an auspicious occasion for the Pakistani nation that calls for evaluation of our failings and achievements to seek guidance for the future. Pakistan has endured many ups and downs in the course of its history over the past six decades.I am hoping for a bright future for my kids and this poem is dedicated to my new generation…
© Kathy J Parenteau
Stand tall oh mighty oak, for all the world to see,
your strength and undying beauty forever amazes me.
Though storm clouds hover above you,
your branches span the sky,
in search of the radiant sunlight you
count on to survive.
When the winds are high and restless and
you lose a limb or two,
it only makes you stronger, we
could learn so much from you.
Though generations have come and gone
and brought about such change,
quietly you’ve watched them all yet still
remained the same.
I only pray God give to me the strength he’s
to face each day with hope, whether
skies are black or blue,
Life on earth is truly a gift
every moment we must treasure,
it’s the simple things we take for granted
that become our ultimate pleasures.
Today’s recipe is my special treat on this special day….:)
|Doughnut dough||as needed
|Oreo biscuits||as needed
|Icing sugar||as needed/1 cup
|Food color||few drops
|Water ||1-2 tbsp
- Knead the dough, leave it for 2-3 hours at warm place, before baking or frying add crushed Oreo biscuits in it.Again knead them.
- In icing sugar add 2 drops of green food color and 1 -2 tbsp water ,mix well and dip doughnuts in the icing.
- sprinkle crushed Oreo biscuits on top.
- You can dip doughnuts in chocolate and then sprinkle Oreo.Choice is yours.
- Enjoy delicious Oreo glazed doughnuts.
Low fat and highly healthy snack or can be a lunch box item as well. Spicy and crunchy chickpeas are very easy to make, you can make them in just 10 minutes. Boil chickpeas and freeze them when needed just microwave them, add spices and your crispy and spicy snack is ready…:)
|Red chili powder||as needed
|Crushed red chillies||to taste
|Chat masala||to taste
|Oil||just to grease tray.
- Boil chickpeas and drain water now with paper towel pat dry them .
- On baking tray spray oil and spread chickpeas, sprinkle salt, red chili powder, crushed red chili and chat masala.
- Toss them so that all spices coat on chickpeas evenly.
- Bake at 180c till chickpeas become brown n crispy.
Pop corns are kids favorite snack but what about caramel pop corns with M&M buntees… Sounds good especially for young ones. It’s an easy recipe you can store these for a month as well and on top of all only three ingredients are involved in it.
|Brown Sugar / Shakar
|M&M Buntees (or any other brand)
- Add sugar and butter in a pan and stir till it melts.
- Then add both, pop corns and buntees and mix welland fast.
- Make small balls (you have to do this fast otherwise the corns will not stick ).
- Serve it 🙂
If you are thinking of making easy and time saving pizza for you or your kids then you should try this one.. Can be your evening snack or kids lunch box item, you can add mushrooms, chicken or any other thing you want along with fries, otherwise simple fries pizza is also tasty. One more thing no measurement required in this recipe…amazing….isn’t it..???
|Cheddar and Mozzarella Cheese
|Mushrooms, Chicken BBQ Chunks or Sausages
- Make French fries and put them on paper towel for the oil to be absorbed.
- Now in heat proof dish layer up fries, you can sprinkle salt a bit then in a pan heat pizza sauce. If you want to add salt then you can add in sauce as well (up to your taste ).
- If you want to add any other filling then add after fries then pour sauce on fries.
- Sprinkle cheese on top and then sprinkle oregano on cheese (optional). I normally do this because I like the aroma of oregano a lot.
- Bake till cheese melt and is a little bubbly.
- Serve hot and enjoy this easy peasy pizza…
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If you are nuttela lover like me… 🙂 then here comes again a very nice recipe , you can give this to your kids for school lunch boxes and can be a perfect Hi tea item.
flour 3 cups
yeast 1 tbsp
milk powder 2 tbsp
icing sugar 3 tbsp
butter 3 tbsp
In a bowl mix all ingredients and knead all with warm water ,dough should be soft .Now set aside and keep it for 3-4 hours.
nutella spread as needed
cream cheese softened
icing sugar as needed
METHOD OF MAKING ROLLS:
Divide dough in equal portions then roll each ball and make a flat circle ,should be thin .
Now spread generous amount of nutella chocolate spread on top ,roll it up and cut 2 inch pieces ..
Now grease the muffin tray and place three pieces in each muffin mold .
Bake it at 180c for 20 mins ..
CREAM CHEESE ICING:
In a bowl mix cream cheese,sugar and vanilla essence …beat them and make a soft and smooth paste ..top rolls with icing and enjoy with evening tea ,can be your children lunch item as well…
I like all those things in which i can add bbq sauce ,the smell and taste of bbq sauce is very appealing ,the recipe i am sharing with you is very nice and easy to go sort of recipe …My elder son like this very much ,for kids you can use mini burgers or croissants.
chicken breast 2
onion 1 small chopped
garlic cloves 2 chopped
paprika powder 2 tsp
black pepper 1 tsp
bar b q sauce to taste.(i’ ve used American Garden bbq sauce)
buns or croissants
First marinate chicken with salt. pepper ,paprika,garlic (minced), and 4 tbsp bbq sauce…..set aside for 2 hrs,now grease your pan and saute onion add meat , cover it, let it cook till chicken tender …take out chicken and shred with hand or fork ,now again put it back in sauce mix well and add more bbq sauce according to your taste ,just cook for 5-6 mins till sauce thickens.. remove from flame .
Now butter your buns and toast them then place chicken and add spoon ful mayonnaise on top and serve…..enjoy it with tea or even can take in lunch and its a weight watcher also.Even you can make this mixture and keep in fridge for 2-3 days.
All time favorite of my kids and mine also…lol. This is my evening tea time snack and my son’s lunch box item , very easy to make but please do not freeze them because potato become soggy if you store them for longer period of time. I always prepare potato based things fresh. Make in the evening for kid’s lunch box and fry them in the morning.
hard boiled eggs 3
boiled potatoes 4 medium size
black pepper crushed 1 tsp
corn flour 1 tsp
soya sauce 1 tsp
egg 1 for coating
bread crumbs as needed
Mash potatoes and mix all ingredients.
Cover each egg with potato mixture and dip in egg then coat crumbs, set a side . Make all and then deep fry them…..very good for your kids lunch box…:)
A very healthy and easy recipe ,only four ingredients involved in it….light snack it is especially for kids, i made this with different styles ,which i will add in my list time to time .This is my first muddy buddy recipe, in which i have used nutella .
chex cereal 2 cups
nutella as needed
peanut butter 2 tbsp
icing sugar just for coating
In a large bowl add chex ,In a separate bowl mix butter and nutella , place in micro wave for 20 secs and mix with spoon you need smooth texture …now pour on chex n toss them ..after coating, spread them in a tray to set. Now dust icing sugar on them and coat them again with sugar…. its ready to serve…can give your kids in lunch box or as an evening snack.
I saw this recipe ,I made and I succeeded …..The joy and brightness in my son’s eyes showed me his likeness ..my one year old son also grabbed one in his small hands and had it with great interest.
noodles/spaghetti as needed (boil it)
cooking chocolate /milk chocolate as needed melt it
peanut butter 1 tbsp
m&m eggs as needed
In a bowl add chocolate and butter melt it and dip noodles in it ,coat it properly and place in paper cups ,now put these cups in muffin tray to give firm shape of nest…..keep in fridge to set then carefully remove paper and serve with eggs…..kids will definitely enjoy these choco nests…..:)
I tasted these in my friend’s house ,i liked them a lot. They were bakery made but i examine them and at home I’ve tried myself , these were very close to original one. You can use these in your iftar menu also.
chicken 1/2 cup
potato 4 medium size boiled
crushed red chili 1 tsp
garam masala powder 1/2 tsp
sabut dhania crushed 1/4 tsp
zeera 1/4 tsp
ajino moto 1/2 tsp
Add all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well ,chicken should be shredded and potato mashed,now make rolls , deep fry them….
I will not recommend u to freeze them for longer period,use within a week because of potato filling.