Monday, September 27, 2010

A twist to the Muffin Tin Meals..

From left to rght: 1st row: Tandoori Naan, Pudding-filled cones. 2nd row: Milk, Moong Daal and Chicken Karhai

Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Day at the Beach..

Saturday, we decided to go to the beach with the kids. We picked a new location called the Canaveral National Seashores near the Kennedy Space Center. N wanted a beach to herself and she got it!!  It was secluded and peaceful. We flew kites, played in the sand, enjoyed the waves and had a relaxing day at the beach. All went well until it was Maghrib time and we got attacked by the mosquitoes.. R was hit hard.. I mean HARD!! It seemed that he got beaten up by someone.. His eyes are swollen and red puffy spots all over.. (I feel so sorry and sad for him, my poor baby!)

Right after we read salaah and left, we stopped by a CVS and got some anti-itch and soothing gel. Alhamdulillah none of the kids complained back home. I gave R some Benadryl and as I type, he is enjoying his Spoon Therapy(details below) right now :D

He is feeling much better! I will be taking them to Chuck e Cheese in a little bit to reward him for all his patience and bravery..

Also need to stop by the car wash to get all those dead love bugs washed off.

I have pics on my phone and will download and share them by tonight InshaAllah.

Spoon Therapy:
Get four metal spoons; one of the fastest, easiest and cheapest ways to reduce puffiness around your eyes is with a glass of ice water and four metal serving spoons. Chill the spoons in ice water then place one over each eye. When the spoons becomes warm, switch them with the others chilling in the glass of ice water.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Its Friday!!

Rasulullah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: "Friday is the best of days. It was on this day that Hadrat Aadam alayhis salaam was created, it was on this day that he was granted entry into jannah, it was on this day that he was removed from jannah (which became the cause for man's existence in this universe, and which is a great blessing), and the day of resurrection will also take place on this day. " (Sahih Muslim)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Introducing *Adam*

I just realized that I failed to introduce Adam to you.. Thats our Beta fish that the kids got as an Eid morning surprise. Kids were thrilled and decided to name him *Adam*

Monday, September 20, 2010

Muffin Tin Monday!!

Finally, today the kids got their first Muffin Tin Meal.. I had been meaning to do this for months.. just never got around to finding the right opportunity.. Today at Target, I saw these foil trays and I got excited to try it out.. and yes the kids loved it!!!! So I guess now I can invest on some real muffin tins..

From Left to Right: 1st row: Grilled Chiken, Sweet corn, Yogurt Curry - 2nd row: Pasta, Grapes, Khichri (Yellow rice with lentils)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Its Friday!!

Here is a Hadeeth that I wanted to share with you..

It was narrated that Ibn ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him)
said: “The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be
upon him) said: ‘Whoever reads Surah Al-Kahf on the day of
Jumu’ah, a light will shine for him from beneath his feet to the
clouds of the sky, which will shine for him on the Day of
Resurrection, and he will be forgiven (his sins) between the two
Fridays.’” [Al-Targheeb wa’l-Tarheeb, 1/298]

So, go ahead and read your Surah Al-Kahf if you haven't done so yet, InshaAllah. I know its a little long, how about reading just one Ruqooh for a start? InshaAllah I will share with you another Hadeeth  next Friday.. Until then...

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Where Am I ??

I know, I know... its been a while.. SubhanAllah, things have been busy busy with the kids.. I got inquiries if I am doing well and everything is okie.. Alhamdulillah, all is well with your duas! Just been busy...

Z has been pretty fussy lately (and I don't blame her) as she is cutting her posterior teeth these days.. Her top two are already out and about while the lower two are on their way.. I feel for the poor baby... please make duas that Allah SWT gives her the strength and patience to bear the pains inshaAllah.

N and R are busy with school again.. homework packets have started coming in and of course since Ramadan is over..Shaytaan is dancing on top of their heads all the time!! (May Allah SWT protect us all from Shaytaan ur Rajeem, InshaAllah!)

With S, I have started some sorting and counting activities and her favorite is 'the Nerds game' these days. She loves sorting out the Nerds (candies) according to their colors in a muffin pan and then once she is done, she gets to eat them all..

Hopefully over the weekend InshaAllah, I should plan out some activity for the kids and if I do get around to it, I'll keep you all posted..

And to the friends who follow the Cook Book blog, don't worry!!! I am not starving my family, Alhamdulillah.. Just not getting around to making something new or not able to get pictures to post on the blog.. don't loose hope.. just keep up the encouragements and InshaAllah things should come together soon..

Love and Hugs!!!

Friday, September 10, 2010


Taqabal Allahu Minna Wa Minkum

May Allah accept it from us and from you.  Ameen!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Revert Barbies, Alhamdulillah!!

اشْهَدُ انْ لّآ اِلهَ اِلَّا اللّهُ وَحْدَه لَا شَرِيْكَ لَه، وَاَنَّ مُحَمَّدً اعَبْدُه وَرَسُولُه

Ašhadu al-lā ilāha illā-llāhu,wahdahu la sharikalahu,wa ašhadu anna Muḥammadun ʿabduhu wa rasūluhu.

I bear witness that none is worthy of worship but Allah, the One alone, without partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger


By the way, Their abayas/coats were made with hubby's socks..and an outgrown Z's dress-top... 
The last picture was an attempt using construction paper.. And these prayer rugs were weaved by the kids as well..just for the barbies.. :D
We are trying to get Batman to revert as well.. Please make duas!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

UPDATE: Ramadan Coloring Pages

I know today is the BIG day.. I have some good news and some bad news..What do you want to hear first??

Well, let me tell you the bad news first... I have been getting messages from a lot of you that you tried emailing me the pictures.. but I never got them for one reason or the other..  I just checked my Junk folder and I was able to retrieve only some..  MY HEARTFELT APOLOGIES... (hey its my first time.. have Sabr.. remember its still Ramadan!)

Now the Good News... I will be posting all the pictures that I received... they are all Super cute!! Good Job EVERYONE!!

True Random Number Generator  3Powered by RANDOM.ORG

Winner is 3rd Picture:  Ru !!!!  Mubrook!!!

Here they are:



Ru (The Winner)







Ch**** Kh**a

Monday, September 6, 2010

The Five Pillars Song..

(1) We pray five times a day
We pray it everyday
God told everyone
to pray five times a day.
(2) We give to Charity
We give as best we can.
God told everyone
to give to charity
(3) We 'll go to Hajj one day
God willing, we'll all go.
God told everyone
to go to Hajj one day.
(4) We fast one month a year.
We fast it every year.
God told everyone
to fast one month a year.
(5) We worship God alone.
We worship only God.
God told everyone
to worship God alone. (Sing this verse twice)

Found this HERE

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Checklist for Eid Day..

Please print this out and put in on your fridge as a reminder for us all and the kids InshaAllah. Jazakallah Sis Umm AbdulBasir.

Click HERE to print.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Another Ramadan Quiz by Ru

Post your answers in the comments section. Ru will be answering the questions on 09.03.2010 and you can cross check.

(1) Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammed (SAW) during which month:
1- Rajab
2- Shaaban
3- Ramadan

(2) Fasting help the believers, because :
1- It teaches them self control.
2- It makes them feel what a hungry needy person feels.
3- It makes them strong believers.
4- It is a healthy practice for the body.
5- All of the above.

(3) Who is allowed not to fast Ramadan :
1- The very young who cannot fast.
2- Sick people
3- The very old people who cannot fast.
4- All of the above.

(4) How many days is the month of Ramadan ?

(5) Which system does the Islamic Calendar follows,
the lunar (moon) calendar or the solar (Sun) Calendar?

(6) What is the night that is better than a thousand month ?