Chef LuLu (Part 10) Final Post

December 18

I turned 36! Coulda’ sworn I was turning 37 (I’m bad at math lol) but after a certain point, does it really matter?

Aside from our usual go-to Birthday Cake from Cake’d my favorite cousin also sent over a cute little Cake! May surprised me with a Unicorn Brush Set and some Face Masks with a beautiful Birthday Card using our special language which we created (we had a lot of free time as kids lol). Abrar got me a gorgeous bouquet of Red Roses with a Gift Card for an at-home service (Mani-Pedi). The list goes on and on.

My favorite gift was from my younger brother and his wife though (shown in the photo above) which was a rather large basket filled with Baking Tools (everything from a Rolling Pin to a Brownie Pan and much much more)!

I was quite touched by everyone’s kindness! They didn’t have to get me anything but they did and it was just so thoughtful and sweet! ♥

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Pandora Haul (Nov 2020)

I was on Instagram (even though I’d asked her several times not to, Mera was constantly sending me videos of very graphic surgeries) when an ad for Pandora popped up.

Since my eldest niece’s birthday was coming up (she was turning 14), I figured I’d check out their site. That’s when I stumbled on – what I thought – was the perfect birthday gift!

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Cinescape Nachos = Food Poisoning

I believe it was around November 27 when Abby and I went to see Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (disappointing movie) at Cinescape (The Avenues).

We could’ve gone to any movie theater, but I insisted on Cinescape purely for their nachos (my fave)! I didn’t love the nachos over at Vox (The Avenues) and we’d gone to see Antlers (horrible movie) at Grand Cinemas (Hamra Tower) a few weeks prior and their nachos weren’t as nice either.

I ordered a thing of nachos asking them to hold the jalapenos and double the cheese instead, like I always do. However, this time the cheese tasted incredibly sour!

I asked Abby (who was fully engrossed in the movie, because like myself, she’d played Resident Evil on the Playstation as a kid) for her opinion on the nachos and she confirmed that the cheese was in fact quite sour. We stuck to our popcorn (hers salted, mine caramel) after that.

A few weeks later (December 12) Abby and I went to see House of Gucci (excellent movie) at Sky Cinema (Dalal Complex) because we wanted to feel pampered lol The point being that I didn’t get a chance to try out the nachos over at Cinescape to see if the overly sour taste had been a fluke.

On Saturday December 18, a big group of my friends went to see Spider-Man: No Way Home over at Cinescape (The Avenues) and out of all of them, only two girls ordered the nachos.

Both girls (separate households) ended up not being able to sleep at night from severe stomach cramps! They both ended up in the hospital as they were both diagnosed with food poisoning!

After I spoke with them, both of them swore up and down that they’d had nothing to eat aside from the nachos. They both got an IV drip and some meds and are feeling slightly better (but not enough to make it to work as they’re still quite weak).

I dunno’ what’s going on with Cinescape but maybe the cheese they are using had expired or mayhaps it’s just a bad batch? In any case, people should file a complaint (to warn others) until Cinescape gets their nachos situation sorted out (so others don’t get poisoned as well).

It’s a shame really, because as I said, out of all the movie theater nachos, the ones from Cinescape were my fave…

Two Inch Punch – Moonstruck

All the clips used to portray the emotive love story narrative were taken from the 1968 space film ‘Barbarella’ which completely reflects the songs futuristic spacey sound whilst also adding a nostalgic late 60s early 70s vibe to it.

Obsessed!

Imagine playing this song while going for a drive on Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Causeway on a cloudy day! ♥

Everything about this song sounds so good to my ears! It’s so chill! If you’d like an eargasm, give this a listen!

Chef LuLu (Part 9 + Goodbye Mera)

December 2

I decided to introduce my newest friend (Mera) to my oldest friend (my bestie) so I invited them to BBQ by the Pool.

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Chef LuLu (Part 8)

September 28

Mera made me promise not to have lunch, because she was bringing over “The best seafood you’ve ever tasted in your entire life!”

I however was already used to her exaggerations, so I knew to keep my expectations low.

After I’d ignored Mera’s phone calls one too many times, she’d called up another one of her friends and made plans to go walking in Shaheed Park. After the walk, her friend had taken Mera to Lobster Shack for the first time.

Since Mera had enjoyed the food so much, she had to have it everyday, until she got sick of it (her MO). That’s why she was bringing it over to my place that day, and would go there by herself to have lunch there, every single day (unless we had plans), up until she could no longer stand it.

Mera called me up over the phone and asked me if I prefer Mixed Seafood (Mussels + Crab + Shrimp) or just all Shrimp? I told her I was fine with whatever, but after much prodding from her, said that I prefered Mixed Seafood (I eat everything).

To which she responded, she doesn’t eat Mussels or Crabs and prefers Shrimp. So, I told her she could get whatever, again. I didn’t see the issue…


She came over with a Tub of Mixed Seafood from Lobster Shack… in the size Small (shown in the video) meant to be shared between the both of us.

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Chef LuLu (Part 7 + Mera Overload)

September 9

Sick of Mera, I invited Abrar over.

She brought over not one but two desserts from Mr Baker, which I thought was so sweet and thoughtful! One was these amazing Saffron Rose Water Balls and the other was Pistachio Ice Cream Balls!

Better still, she hadn’t opened either one up and started noshing on them on the way over (unlike Mera, who prefers to paw everything and dribble over the food beforehand, which grosses me out so much).

First, I forced Abrar into the Kitchen (she’s never been) and had her help me make an Apple Crisp and Banana Bread. She was super proud of herself and took a ton of pics afterwards for Snapchat lol She was so cute!

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Chef LuLu (Part 6 + More Mera Drama)

September 1


Of course since Mera had enjoyed the Ice Cream at Vermilion, we just had to go there again and again and again (it was her MO, revisit until we were sick of it, ugh).

You can see me hamming it up for the camera (lol) while we waited for our turn. Mera is the one next to me with huge sunglasses.

Since Mera was parked incorrectly (cringe) she had to leave (suspiciously right before it was time to pay).

Meanwhile, I chatted with this absolute darling of a woman, who agreed to let me take a photo of her pretty hand holding up the Ice Cream in the flavor Black Gold, complete with the Charcoal Biscuit Cone (for my Snapchat).

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Chef LuLu (Part 5)

August 1

I don’t know why but this seemed easy to me. I was set on making Choux au Craquelin (Cracked Cream Puffs)!

I mixed 1/4 tsp of Salt with 1/2 Cup Sugar and 1/4 Cup Corn Starch and 2 Egg Yolks and 1 Large Egg. I whisked it until the Yellow Mixture turned into a Light Beige (it’s noticeable).

Then, I heated 2 Cups of Milk in a Sauce Pan and added 1 tsp of Vanilla Essence and let it simmer for a few minutes. Next, I poured some of the Milk into the Egg Mix (gradually, so the Egg wouldn’t cook).

Next, I placed the Egg + Milk Mix back on the fire for 5 minutes. Afterwards, I added 4 tbs of Buttah! With the fire off, I stirred the Butter in.

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Chef LuLu (Part 4)

July 12

So, I found these boxes of Ice cream Powder in the flavors Strawberry and Chocolate and Vanilla from the brand Dreem on taw9eel.com and decided to give them a try. No Ice Cream Machine needed!

Basically, you just mixed the Ice Cream Powder with Milk, use the Electric Mixer on high for about 5 minutes, then pop it in any Dish and store it in the freezer (for it to freeze into Ice Cream)! Super fast and simple and easy!

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