Weekend Chit Chat

Hi my lovelies! Yet another weekend, yet another Friday. I said bye to my hubby last night who traveled  back to Pakistan. The days become awfully long here in UAE with kids and chores and its nice to have him here so we can do stuff together with the kids. Taking them out becomes much easier and more fun when they have their Dad with them. Anyway since he was leaving, there was something that I wanted to do for him. His birthday falls on the 29th of July and knowing he wouldn’t be here with us I tried to throw him a little surprise also to make the kids know and feel that they were part of his b-day this year. So baked a layered chocolate cake, put up fairy lights (i’m obsessed with these things) got the candles ready, bought his b’day present in under 15 minutes (boy! I got lucky!) and packed everything without him knowing and you’ll never guess where. Haha! Packed his presents in the washroom, imagine that!

Thank God he loved everything. Also that reminds me that there are some great deals at Springfield so you might wanna check those out. I loved their shirts, hats and caps. Super nice!

This time of the year in UAE means you will be spending a good amount of time at the malls, or maybe at the beaches during the evenings. Plan your evenings. Make some sandwiches at home, get a nice bottle of fresh lemonade and get your flip flops. Make the most of it.

The malls have some great deals with Dubai Summer Surprises in full swing. Best time to grab what you’ve been wanting to get for so long.

This week also brought the news of Chester Bennington leaving the world on a very sad note. May his soul rest in peace. As much as i’d hoped this year to be better than the last..this year has been a year of heartbreak so far. I’m not really in high spirits this weekend so bear with me.

So will be posting some DIY skincare this week along with a little about hair extensions.

Stay Tuned!

LOVE
xoxo

 

Food Talk- Chicken Cheese Balls

Chicken cheese balls are always a sure winner at high teas and iftar tables. Now that we have reached the last week of Ramadan, it’s time for you to invite people that you haven’t yet given a taste of your delectable homechef skills. One of those scrumptious food items should be the chicken cheese balls. Trust me you can never go wrong with these. They will be a sure hit with kids and elders alike. And the best part is that they are super duper easy to make. So get hold of your notepads and jot down the ingredients

Here is what you’ll need:

Chicken mince 1/2 kg
Dried parsley 1tsp
Garlic powder 1tsp
Onion powder 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Black pepper powder 1/4 tsp
Ginger garlic paste 2 tsp
Butter 3 tbsp
Egg 1

Mix all of the above and set aside.

Now let’s take a look at what goes inside, this is what you’ll need for the filling
Mozzarella cheese – grated or cut into cubes
Pinch of black pepper powder

Outer coating:
All purpose flour 1 cup
Egg white 3
Bread crumbs 1 cup

Now that your chicken mince is ready and your cheese is grated (or cut into cubes) its time to make your chicken cheese balls. Take a small amount of chicken mince in your hands, flatten it and put a little amount of mozzarella cheese in the center, now roll it over the cheese and make small balls. Now one by one start dipping the balls into flour, egg, then flour, egg again and finally give it a good coating with crumbs.
Once you are done with this process you either fry them immediately or keep them in the freezer for a bit before frying (recommended). That way chicken balls won’t break while frying.
Of course these have to be deep fried till golden brown and served hot.
Serve them with ketchup or any other dip of choice.

You can make these balls and freeze them for later use. Just take a few out, deep fry till golden brown and you are good to go. These yummy things taste heavenly and are a treat for your tase buds. Remember me when you make these 🙂

Vegetarians can replace chicken with potatoes and make potato cheese balls which are as delicious as this. My kids love potatoes so its a win win for me 🙂

Signing off
Sonya Ali