Showing posts with label cooking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cooking. Show all posts

December 20, 2021

Enjoy Cooking With

It was quite long before I last posted something about home. I was quite busy with my studies and this is already our last week of the semester.

There has been a lot of happenings in the past weeks. We had our company’s face-to-face Christmas Party where Mommy leads the opening prayer.

Kuya had their virtual celebration too and he was also the one that do the prayer.

Also, early this month, our Bunsoy turned 1 where everything was DIYs from the decors to the table arrangement. Food, including the cake, is cooked by yours truly.
Believe it or not, I love staying in the kitchen and cooking. There are times I will cook the upcoming week’s menu during weekends. Dishes like menudo, igado, adobo, gising-gising, pork sisig, chicken barbecue, and many more.

Bake snacks like banana bread, cookies, and more.

You can check Home Cooked Meals for some recipes. The food is very simple and can be cooked on..

Kuya Matthew is already 11 years old and he can be my assistant when working in the kitchen. However, he is still quite playful and easily bored. This is the reason why I haven’t had him with me in the kitchen for long period.
Even with that, I can still see that he loves to cook and help me in doing the task. He is already the one cooking rice for our dinner, can prepare sunny-side up and scrambled eggs. The other day, we were surprised when he took out from the fridge a tuna sandwich spread.

Maybe I need to have more patience in guiding him to the kitchen.

One thing I discovered is by letting him play cooking-related games. I spotted a site that not only lets kids play but also learn culinary activities online - The CulinarySchools.ORG.

There is a section about kid's games. One of the main games is The Boiled Eggs .
The player will cook eggs in different pots simultaneously. The cook will monitor the time, temperature, and adjust cooking parameters when needed. What the game needs is to avoid overcooking or burning the eggs.

Baking is also one of my passion. As mentioned earlier, I made our Bunsoy’s birthday cake. I made a moist chocolate cake and designed a Baby Shark theme.
Speaking of baking, another game for kids to be prepared in baking is the Sweety Cooking Chocolate Cake.
With this game, kids will be familiarizing themselves with the kitchen and teach them to follow cooking instructions
There are also other food-related games available on the site that you and your kids will love.

Do you kids love cooking too?
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March 22, 2021

Weekly Menu Plan - Week 2


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Since there are still some meal's left from the first week, konti na lang ang niluto ko for the 2nd week. 

Although there are some food tht are not consumed in a week, the First-In-First-Out policy is followed ensuring that the prepared meals will stay in the freezer for maximum of two week.

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  • Pork Igado
  • Sisig - Mixed with tokwa
  • Pine-Chix or Pininyahang Manok
  • Chicken Adobo sa Gata
  • Sweet and Sour Pork
  • Chickboy or Chicken and Pork Adobo
  • Pork Chop - Seasoned and ready for pan grill or frying using Ajinomoto's Crispy Fry
I will be sharing some of the recipes in Home Cooked Meals soon.

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March 15, 2021

Weekly Menu Plan - Week 1

Mommy and I are planning our weekly menu to save time and money. Save time because you can have your list making less time to spend in the grocery. I remember before, i can finish the grocery in 30minutes by havng the list.

Save money against overstocking. There times kasi that we bought items that will sit in the fridge, like vegetables, until they get spoiled.

Two weeks ago, aside from planning the week's menu, I started cooking everything. Packed it. Put in the freezer. Re-heat. Eat.

By having this program, it will avoid the rush especially in the morning. Kanin na lang ang lulutuin then ready to go na.

Here are the meals that I prepared for Week 1
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  • Pork Menudo
  • Giniling
  • Laing 
  • Adobong Sitaw
  • Chicken and Brocolli
  • Chicken Tinola
  • Sinampalukang Manok
  • Adobong Atay ng Manok - to be used in pancit.
  • Pork Barbecue (ready-to-cook) - Marinated for 2 hours in the fridge before placing in the freezer.
  • Chicken Legs - Seasoned and ready for air-frying. Check the Air Fried Chicken at Home Cook Meals
  • Fish Fillet - Cut into bite size. Ready for breading using Ajinomotos Crispy Fry
  • Wake-Up, Wake-Up - Simply Gising-gising. Baka kasi hindi magkasya ung name sa label.
  • Spag - Meat mixture and ready to be added with spaghetti sauce.

Chicken Tinola and Sinamapalukang Manok were sauteed only. The soup and the veggies will be added later. The same with chicken brocolli, the brocolli wa already prepared and ready to be mixed with the chicken.

I will be posting some of the recipes in Home Cooked Meals soon.
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January 23, 2014

Family Day Sundays: Busy Weekend

Last Sunday has been a bit productive for me compared to other Sundays. Aside from crocheting, I did carwashing, gardening and of course cooking. By the way, Matt and I went to the barber shop early to have his haircut. Two months na yata since his last haircut. Here he is: 
Matt before his haircut
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February 16, 2013

One Week Fast Food Inspired Meals: Wrapsabado

Goldilocks Fresh Lumpia


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Lumpiang Sariwa (Togue version)
Recipe? Check this Lumpiang Sariwa Togue Version Recipe.
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February 15, 2013

Valentines 2013

Simple dinner
Last year we celebrated our Valentine by dining outside not only for me and Mommy but we had Matt too. This year we made it simple by having dinner at home. I just cooked crispy chicken and malunggay pesto. Simple but fulfilling.
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January 7, 2013

Kitchen Adventures: Bibingkang Kanin

I taught this one my father. However, he doesn’t teach me how to do it but I just observed him how to cook this one. I am on my elementary days that time when we cooked this one for New Year’s Eve and now I am the one who does for New Year’s Eve.
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December 29, 2012

Kitchen Adventures: Saucy Crab

Saucy Crab

Sounds “sosyal” and difficult to prepare, right? Try to find out.

I am got this recipe in one of cooking segments in TV. Good timing because I just bought some alimasag few hours earlier. However, the recipe featured fried alimango. Why not try with steamed alimasag?
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December 28, 2012

Kitchen Adventures: Rellenong Bangus (Stuffed Milkfish)

Thinking of what to cook and prepare for the New Year? Try this one – Rellenong Bangus.

You will need:
1 medium-sized bangus (milk fish), deboned, meat removed and set aside
1 medium-sized carrots cut into tiny cubes
1 can green peas, drained
2 medium-sized potato, cut into tiny cubes
1 pack raisins
1 medium-sized onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
Oyster sauce
Cooking oil
Salt and pepper to taste
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December 18, 2012

Kitchen Adventures: Sinigang na Hipon sa Sampaloc

I am back with my kitchen adventures. Now I would like to share one of the easiest meal we can have especially for those who are always on the go – Sinigang na Hipon sa Sampaloc. 
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December 17, 2012

Simple Kitchen Tips for the Holidays

Christmas is really around the corner. Have you already decided what to cook for the Noche Buena and Media Noche? Or still thinking on what to cook? Here are some simple tips that will help you enjoy the holiday and prevent you on cramming in the kitchen.

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November 6, 2012

Kitchen Adventures: Chicken Tacos

Here's another way to enjoy tacos instead of what we had last time (See it HERE).

A bit or shredded cabbage
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September 27, 2012

Arrozcaldo + Tokwa

This has been one of the best among food pairs I love especially during cold wheather. To be a bit healthier, I put some dried malunggay leaves in the arrozcaldo. Next time, I’ll try to add a stalk of tanglad (lemon grass) or pandan leaves.

I tried to imitate the tofu by Chowking including the sauce and seems to be successful.

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September 22, 2012

I love Sinigang!

Sinigang na Ulo ng Maya-maya sa Miso

I love soupy dishes. One of them is the sinigang na ulo ng  maya-maya sa miso.

I haven’t cooked this one but Mommy did. She adds a stalk of tanglad (lemon grass) not only to add flavor but to lessen the fishy taste. Which is really effective. We had one pot of tanglad at home but I think I need to plant some more.

We are lucky that we are near market that sells such fish at very low price. I bought about a kilo for only 30 pesos.
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August 25, 2012

Kitchen Adventure: Dinegdeng with a Twist

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I mentioned dinegdeng in my previous post as pasrt of my Long Weekend. Some bloggers asked me to share the recipe. It was really simple but I made a twist on the said dish. There are other methods of cooking this dish as well as veggies that can be included. In my version, I used: 

Okra, eggplant (round variety) - fried and set aside
Kamote taps
Katuray flowers
Onion and garlic

Just saute garlic, onion and stir-fry kamote taps and katuray flower, add patis (you may use fish bagoong) and a cup of water, the fried veggies and simmer for about a minute and serve with steamed or fried rice.

You can add other veggies like patola, upo, squash flower, etc. It will be more delicious if you will add either fried or grilled fish.
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August 24, 2012

Long Weekends Part 1

We reached our home in Nueva Ecija at around 9PM. We might be earlier if we haven't encounter traffic at Baliuag, Bulacan area. Due to tiredness, we just took our dinner and have our sleep.

The following day, we woke up early because Matt wants to go out already and see the fishes as promised by Papa. 

Searching what to cook for breakfast, Mama told me to cook the eggs as well as the instant noodles. Then I saw bunch of different freshly picked veggies in the backyard and I decided to cook "dinengdeng" (an Ilocano dish) with a twist. Instead of directly cooking it in boiling water, I fried the veggies (round eggplant, okra, kamote taps and katuray flowers) before adding the soup. That was really delicious. Papa told me that the smell alone can already tell. 
Dinengdeng with a twist
Bahay Kubo...Kahit Munti...
After breakfast, we went to Mommy's customer to deliver the ordered items (yes, we are still working even on holidays, LOL) together Papa, my sister and her daughter since we will proceed at CLSU Dairy to buy some of their products like pastillas de leche, polvoron, yogurt, and flavored milk drink. It was also Matt's chance to see carabaos in live. Of course, we have some photo sessions before going to the next spot, the feeding fishes (Matt's favorite hang-out in CLSU).
Yum! Yum! Yum!
Kudos to the Carabao!
Jump! Jump! Jump!
Papa and his Apos
Before lunch, we headed to the Poblacion to deliver another set of items for our high school classmate's order before proceeding to Lupao to fetch Mommy's sister and her daugther. Since it was raining, I was able to take pictures of the foggy mountains on the way (Sadly, most areas in the mountains does not have trees already). We have our lunch at MIL's house and spend the rest of the day before going back to our house.

That's is our first day of our long weekend.

Foggy Mountain at Lupao
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August 17, 2012

Kitchen Adventure: Biscocho Made Easy

Last Wednesday, I prepare and easy to do breakfast meal, BISKOTSO.

In the Philippines, it wa originated in Iloilo. It was typically known as toasted bread with butter or margarine and sugar toppings while some added garlic on it.

The word biskotso came from Latin phrase "bis coctus" meaning twice baked.

I just used the loaf bread covered and placed in refrigerator for at least overnight. Spread with margarine, dipped in white sugar (the part with margarine), then toast. I used pan in toasting process since I have no oven toaster at home. We have this with hot chocolate (cocoa powder, milk and sugar in equal parts simmer for about a minute).

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August 13, 2012

Kitchen Adventure: Tokwa Sisig

Tokwa Sisig
(Sorry for the quality of picture)
Thinking of what to do with tokwa aside from turning it into adobo or just frying and dipping it with soy sauce and vinegar. This is also good for vegetarians that wants to eat sisig.

You simply prepare the following:
6 pcs tokwa fried and chopped into small bits
1 piece medium-sized onion, finely chopped
1 piece medium-sized chili, finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup calamansi juice
1/2 cup mayonaise

Mix all the ingredients thoroughly and serve. You can add calamansi juice depending on your preference. You may also make this in a sizzling varation.
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July 30, 2012

Kitchen Adventure: Choco Pancake

Choco Pancake
Searching the kitchen for possible snack, I resulted to make pancake with a "twist". Here's what I did:

Mix 1 cup of flour, ½ cup of sugar, ½ cup Bear Brand Choco, 1 medium-sized egg, ½ teaspoon baking powder, ½ cup water and 1 tbsp of metled butter or cooking oil. Mix continously until no more flour lumps.

Pour about 1/4 cup of the batter in a preheated pan and cook for about two minutes each side. Serve with a hot or cold drink of your choice.
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July 12, 2012

Kitchen Adventures: Fish Balls in Sweet and Sour Sauce

It seems I got more of entries for my kitchen adventures this week. Here's another one.

Fish balls in Sweet and Sour Sauce
Can you believe that this dish, which is good for 5-6 persons, costs only less than 100 pesos? I'll include the price to prove it.

You will need:
Fish balls:
1/2 kilo Maya-maya fish - 20 pesos
1 ginger crushed - 2 pesos
1 piece medium-size carrots - 5 pesos
2 small kamote, boiled and mashed - 5 pesos
Green onions, chopped - 2 pesos
1 piece medium size egg - 5 pesos
1 cup flour - 5 pesos
Salt and pepper to taste - 1 peso
1 tbsp malunggay leaves (optional, free of charge)
Cooking oil for frying - 10 pesos

2 tbsp catsup - 2 pesos
2 tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 1/2 cup water - 1 peso
2 tbsp white sugar - 2 pesos

Total price: 60 pesos

Drop the fish in 2 cups of boiling water with ginger. Remove the fish when it already changes its color (from pinkish to white). Flake the meat and discard the bones. Add the remaining ingredients mix until thoroughly. Get about a tablespoon of the mixture and form into balls. Fry until golden brown. Place in paper towel to drain off excess oil.

For the sauce: In a saucepan, mix the catsup, sugar and corn-starch water mixture until the sugar is completely dissolved. Put in low fire and stir continuously until the mixture becomes translucent.

Drop in the cooked fish balls and stir until it completely coated with sauce and simmer for another minute. Add julienned bell pepper, if deesired.

Actually the one in the picture is just half of the total numbers of fish balls made.

You can replace the boiled camote with a cup of flour.
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