Can love be still in the air when you are married for nearly 20 years?
As you might recall, I am now attending a parenting course and one of the topic touched on couple's relationship. The speaker was saying that if a couple's relationship is not strong, the kids can feel it. According to the speaker, it takes 1 bad : 5 good for a healthy relationship. If you find it takes 1 bad : 8 good, then RED ALERT.
There is no such thing as a PERFECT relationship. It is okay to quarrel but at the end of the day, our kids must be able to see their parents make up and be friends again.
Thus it is important for us, dad and mom to stay close. One point the speaker stressed is that holding hands is important in a couple’s life.
In my opinion, getting married is an easy task but staying married required lots of effort from both parties. Especially stay home mother, very often we are the neglected lot. We are neglected by the society, neglected by our family and neglected even by ourselves.
Thus before others can love us, we need to love ourselves more. We need to doll up as often as possible. We need to change our status from being homemaker to perhaps Internal Domestic Director? Give yourself a fancy title if it makes you feel good. We need to make our self worth much more.
With love being in the air, for my hubby, kids, family and friends who don’t judge me for who I am and accepted the way I am. I love you all.
Since hubby is out of town, yes what perfect timing. Not that we are doing a big bash on this occasion but at least a nice dinner together will be fun.
Whatever it is, though disappointed, I have learnt to carry on life as per normal.
Over the weekend, my failed cupcakes were too embarrassing to serve; for being a silly me, I didn't follow the golden rule of baking. That is to read the recipe THREE times. Apparently, one step was missing.
So I tell myself I will have to do it again especially when my goal now is to finish up the tub of egg whites.
These little cuppies are nice and soft. It is very much like the Japanese Cheese Cake that I baked before. So if you like that kind of texture, do give this a try. You might like it especially when you ran out of idea on how to use up your egg whites. A pity if you throw them away.
I am submitting it to Aspiring Bakers #4 Love is in the air (Feb 2011) hosted by Ellena of Cuisine Paradise.
Hahaha... my heart cuppies look like all have broken hearts!
Happy Valentine's everyone.
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If you are trying to reach me by email, buzz me over at Facebook.
In the meantime, I hope Yahoo can help me to reactivate the account. I will totally break my heart if they can’t do that.
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What you need:
60g Cream Cheese
80g cake flour
20g corn flour
200g egg white (room temperature)
1/4 tsp salt
1.5tsp of Chocolate emulco (I added this to create some flavour)
Preheat oven to 160 - 170 degree.
In a saucepan, heat cream cheese, butter and milk on low heat till cheese and butter melted. Sieve and cool.
In a bowl, add salt to egg white and whisk till frothy. Add in sugar in 3 additions and beat till stiff peak.
Add flour to cool cream cheese mixture and mix well.
Add in chocolate emulco and blend well.
Fold in 1/3 of the egg white to the cream cheese mixture. Blend well.
Gently fold in the remaining egg white to the cheese mixture. DO NOT OVER MIX.
Pour the batter to nearly the brim of the cupcake cups. The cake will shrink upon cool.
Place the cupcake in tray and filled it with hot water to the half mark of the cup.
Bake for 20 - 25 mins.