Sunday, August 5, 2007

A day in church

Sunday, a day of rest...but not for these fundraisers. My sister, Catherine, one of the very active members of the church rallied our help for the church charity drive. Another sister, Betty and myself were 'commissioned' to deliver 100 'futomaki' (fat rolls) for her stall. As we do this almost every year, there was not much pressure. Shopped for the ingredients on Saturday afternoon after sending K to the airport. Started preparing the fillings for the maki only after dinner with the help of Mui, yet another sister. (Just in case you are wondering, I have 5 sisters, yes FIVE lovely adorable sisters!).
At five this morning, almost ready to go. Waiting for the last batch of rice to be cooked and seasoned...
Betty, the veteran in maki rolling, would get the filling right in the centre of the maki, prefect roll every time!

The dance troops arrived to give a (many) helping hand(s). The dance instructor got instructed on the making of maki...fast learner too.

Thanks to those many hands, we accomplished our mission in record time - 2 hours. Ladies, thank you!! And our futomaki was sold out by 10am!!

Yummy...

Some of our finished products on display

Our bustling stall that also sold cookies, moon cakes, porridge, trotters in wine (yums), fried noodles, roasted chicken and roasted duck rice, and many more...

Catherine, our super capable team leader...

As we finished early, we went roaming around the many stalls in the parish hall. There was this persistent heavenly aroma whaffing through the whole hall that was so strangely familiar. Followed my nose and found this crowded stall that served...LECHON!!! The famous Filipino roasted suckling pig . A traditional festive dish which my father-in-law would painstakingly prepare for Christmas or new year.

Curry chicken in the making....

The ice-kacang stall...

and chilled young coconuts
emm...perfect for this hot weather.

My two all-time favourites - pickles and cakes

Mouth-watering delicacies....nian kao, tzong tze, curries and khew yoke.

Fruits and vegetables stalls

The many patrons at the parish hall enjoying brunch.

Jo

8 comments:

Terri @ hungerhunger said...

Yummy sushi!God bless u hard-working ladies!

Brie Shopper said...

The oink thingy looks good.

The Drool Team said...

Terri: It was fun too..

Brie shopper: Only managed to get the aroma and pic, d queue was so long i figured by the time i do get to the front only thing left would be d tail..

Anonymous said...

The piggy thingy looks exceedingly interesting!

The whole thing brings back memories of me having to wake up at ungodly hours to help my mom prep the foodies for church in Malacca - the things we do for the Lord, but mostly for mom...

cheers//lcchan

The Drool Team said...

Chan: u from Malacca? Share some good places to eat..love nyonya food.

Anonymous said...

Malacca born & bred. Baba to the bone, mom's nyonya to the hilt too! :-)

Hence my preoccupation with food and eating.

cheers//lcchan

Bento Pet said...

Wish I had helpers like yours at our annual fund raiser in our local Parish in PJ.

I have my daughter to help me do the rolling and we can only manage 10kg of rice. It's back breaking but for a good cause!!

Keep up the good work for our Lord!!

The Drool Team said...

10kg of rice between the 2 of you! wow tt's tough..