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 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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Chef LuLu (Part 3 + Side of Drama)

June 19


Inspired by the success of my first gathering during the pandemic, I decided to invite a newer friend called Mera over for a BBQ Lunch and Swim at the Pool (I even lit my Coconut Water Candle for the occasion)!

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Chef LuLu (Part 2)

May 25

Once again, past midnight (which was usually when I got the urge to “make things” in the Kitchen) I made some more Home-Made Froyo (recipe to come!) this time using Strawberry Jello (which turned everything a cute pink)!

May 26

Mini Pancake Cereal was trending (ugh, TikTok) so I decided to hop on that trend!

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Chef LuLu (Part 1)

Initially, I started off with the boxed stuff, like Betty Crocker Cake Mix and Betty Crocker Brownies and so on, except I’d try little hacks on them, for example, poking holes in the Cake and pouring Condensed Milk over top, while it was still fresh out of the Oven, to create a Poke Cake. You can find a ton of other Cake Mix Hacks on YouTube, if you’re interested.

I didn’t like how metallic the boxed Brownies tasted, so I learned how to make them from scratch, tweaking the recipe a little more each time, until I perfected it. I also enjoyed baking regular ol’ Chocolate Chip Cookies from scratch.

Aside from our Oven proving to be very problematic (full deets here), I couldn’t get my hands on a lot of ingredients (reasons mentioned here), for example Brown Sugar (which was needed to be mixed with regular White Sugar) for Cookies and things like that. I ended up having to mix Syrup with White Sugar to create a substitute for Brown Sugar.

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2020 (The First Half)

There was a lot (and I mean a lot) of stuff that I’d planned on writing about, as soon as I finished my Bath & Body Works Hauls, from earlier on in the year (this).

However, between my hair and my nails and my teeth and my heart I kinda’ got preoccupied and didn’t get around to doing much blogging.

Not to mention the fact that 2020 was a pretty horrible year all around (not just for me personally, but in general and worldwide). That in and of itself deserves a whole other separate post (maybe I’ll work on it, maybe not, we’ll see).

In any case, the following is all the stuff I had planned on talking about on my blog, but never got around to (because… 2020).

Edit: I’d started writing this post way before the tragic passing of His Highness Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, may he rest in peace. Like I said, this year has been awful.

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The Circle

The Circle is an awesome, awesome, awesome British Reality TV Show! Basically, the premise is anyone can be anyone on social media! Players enter a building and live in that building, isolated from each other (on separate floors even) and can only communicate via social media. Someone gets voted out (the least popular person) and the last one left standing, wins the cash prize.

Initially, I thought it sounded boring and quite frankly, dumb because unlike my beloved show Big Brother, they weren’t going to be interacting with each other. I decided to give it a chance anyway, and man-oh-man was I wrong! I enjoyed it sooo much that I zipped through the entire season!

I was hooked the moment Freddie walked into the building! Watching a very, very gay man pretend to be straight on social media was hilarious! He’d text something nice to one of the girls and turn to the camera and say something catty about her! He’d text something to the guys, about going to go make a protein shake and turn to the camera and say he’s never ever had a protein shake in his life! Also, the way he talked about girls was hyper-sexual, to the point that nobody even suspected he was remotely gay. Honestly, he was my absolute favorite contestant in Season 1!

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Lucifer

For whatever reason, Netflix has been seriously pushing Lucifer. I’ve heard of it before, and noticed it being referenced in several places, but it seemed a bit… corny. However, since it kept popping up all over my Netflix queue, I decided to give it a chance. As expected, it was very corny, but once the cast grew on you, became surprisingly enjoyable! There was nothing remotely scary about the show. Lucifer was portrayed as being more “naughty” rather than straight up evil. He was meant to be charming, but to me, came off as being more obnoxious (like a Kuwaity Boy lol).

Every episode, the cops got a new case to solve… with the help of Lucifer, who had apparently gotten bored of Hell and bounced. Just like Blacklist and Sherlock, watching them solve case after case tends to get… boring. However, there’s also a “will they, won’t they” thing going on with Lucifer and one of the Detectives. That doesn’t stop Lucifer from sleeping around with every other woman (sometimes several at a time) and the occasional man. In fact, Lucifer owns a Night Club and lives right above it. Every now and then, he’ll also perform at said Night Club (he sang a rendition of Jimi Hendrix – All Along The Watchtower) sometimes to an audience, sometimes not. The cast includes a sprinkle of interesting characters including Kevin Alejandro (whom I’d classify as eye-candy, if only his character wasn’t such a push-over) and my beloved Tricia Helfer (who will forever be Six to me).

All in all, it was an easy, mindless and enjoyable watch (nothing stressful)! I zipped through all four seasons (I let it play in the background) amidst some spirited spring cleaning!

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

I previewed it earlier (here) but I’m glad I waited as long as I did to watch this show, because a few days after I was done with Season 1, Netflix released Season 2!

13 year old me would’ve been over the moon with happiness over the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and watched it as soon as it had dropped (on account of the witch-y stuff and all) but 33 year old me? Not so much. I knew it was going to be for a younger crowd and… I was not wrong. Regardless, it was pretty enjoyable!

Initially, I didn’t like any of them (save for Hilda Spellman because she was an adorable mess and later Mary Wardwell because something about her, let’s call it a certain je ne sais quoi, made me unable to focus on anyone else, whenever she was on-screen).

From Sabrina’s clothes to her hair and even her voice (she legit sounded like a young boy to me) was hard to swallow. None of the dudes were cute (Harvey the “main love interest” looked like my toe), but most of all, I couldn’t and still can’t stand Ambrose Spellman. The only person that legitimately looked beautiful (as one might an expect an actor/actress to be) in the entire show, was Prudence Night (girl was stun-ning)! Thankfully, Sabrina’s hair and clothes started looking much better in Season 2. She still can’t act, or rather makes it look so obvious that she’s acting (when the pests show up, she starts muttering “Oh no” over and over again…), but at least she looks better while doing it now.

The main thing that really bugged me (another thing that kept taking me out of the show, other than Sabrina’s bad acting) was how there were only a handful of extras. Why does either school only consist of a handful of students? Why does the coven consist of only a handful of people? Heck, why does the entire town only consist of a handful of people? It was very, very noticeable during the “big event” scenes (such as the coven gatherings and trial and so on).

They’d hype up a certain event and you’d expect to see a massive gathering, but it’s always the same 10 people (which again, detracts from the “gravitas” of the show… lol). Like, where are all the extras? Come on, Netflix. Throw some more money on the show.

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