Friday, July 31, 2009

Food Friday : Pininyahang Manok (Chicken with Pineapple)

This very easy to prepare Pininyahang manok is my entry for

Just marinade the chicken in pineapple syrup for about 2 hrs. Remove liquid after 2 hrs. Saute chicken with garlic and onion until chicken is atleast half cooked. Pour in the pineapple syrup used in marinating the chicken and simmer together with the pineapple chunks until chicken is tender. Add some some salt and pepper to taste and add in some milk shortly before turning off the stove.
Have a great weekend everyone. Happy Eating.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Scrappin Mondaze: Mamon Monster

This picture was taken last Sunday when her lola wena and tita rio visited her at our house. It seems like Marianna cant wait to eat this mamon , which is by the way, bigger than her head, that she bites on it even if it still has plastic on. She is 10 months old today. Soon she'll be running around the nearest sari-sari store and make mommy pay for all her consumables. he he.

Monday, July 27, 2009

And the winner is .... zzzz

Did it ever happen to you when you're looking forward to watch a certain program and when you're about to know or get to the very important part of the show you snooze off? It often happens to me. Last Saturday, i was watching Jessica soho reports and was awake most part of it. Then before the commercial break, the part where i was most interested in was about to go next, a segment that tells how our favorite pasalubong like walis tambo and the well known Romana peanut brittle in Baguio was originated. As usual I accidentally slept on it and when i woke up, its Mike Enriquez's imbestigador already. It happened again yesterday, I was watching K! and again, i slept on the jackpot round and was clueless if Charlene Aguilar won the jackpot. It was not the first time that i slept on the most important part of the show. I can still remember when i slept on last years' Binibining Pilipinas awarding of winners and the Biggest Looser season 5 announcement of the winner. Funny but it seems that the sleep fairy blows her dust on me not on cue. Next time, I'll probably watch TV sitting down specially when i really want to know the ending.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Okoy (Shrimp Patty)

This is my entry for this week for

Okoy (shrimp patty) with spicy vinegar.

Mama and I prepared this last Saturday.
Really easy and very tasty. Its worth preparing your own than buying it in your local palengke.
We made a batter consisting of equal portions of flour and baking powder mixed with water and seasoned with salt and pepper. Mixed in some togue (bean sprouts) and pumpkin strips and top the mixture with shrimp before frying.

Have a great weekend everyone. Happy eating.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Dishes Galore

Ayan ang nabili ko nung linggo sa palenge dun sa may riles ng tren malapit sa amin.
Ang saya saya, he he. Lahat yan, only for 230 pesos. Actually 235 pesos natawad ko pa yung 5 pesos. Tyagaan lang sa pag pili at yung iba ay may bungi bungi na. Sa department store din daw yan nabili ng pakyawan nung nagtitinda kaya para na din daw ako nag mall. Tiis nga lang sa putik at sari saring amoy, he he. Ok lang. Laki naman ng na save ko.
Simula kasi nung nahilig ako magluto, ehem ehem, nahilig na din ako sa mga gamit na may kuneksyon sa pag luluto at yang mga yan ang magpapagana sa kin na ipag patuloy ko ang aking "adventures" in cooking.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Food Friday : Arroz Ala Cubana

This is my entry for

I cooked this for my baon last week. The usual ground pork with mixed veggies and potatoes, accompanied by fried egg and bananas. Very easy yet very tasty and filling.
Happy eating everyone.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Published SP (Smart Parenting) Comment

I almost always buy Smart Parenting (SP) Magazine every month because of its useful articles and tips. Last May, I answered two of its promo for a chance to win a baby carrier and baby thingies for Marianna. I also submitted a filled - up survey sheet and sent a feedback thru email. This is the first time that i did this and luckily, i was one who got picked for the survey (1 out of 40) and my feedback was published in this months' Issue. 2 out of 4. Not bad for a novice huh?
My published feedback was:


I started reading SP even before I got married, and your Preggy 101 articles were very helpful when I got pregnant. Until now, SP is my mentor in taking care of my baby. Each month, I look forward to your latest issue and I keep my previous ones because of the useful articles. I hope for more informative features for years to come.

--- Djohanna Marie Mariñas, Caloocan City

I was very happy when I saw it. Tapos napansin ko agad pangalan ko .... Marie Mariñas .... hay .... Di ko nga din agad napansin na napublish comment ko. Hinanap ko kasi kung sino nanalo sa baby carrier since I was eyeing on it for Marianna. Im very thankful na din since I got the opportunity to be recognized in a way. I'll treat this month's issue extra special because of it.

Scrapping Mondaze : Marianna sa Bintana

Marianna loves looking out through our window, di kasi sya masyado nakakalabas ng bahay. Good thing pinalagyan ni mama ng rehas yung bintana. The moment it was finished, she immediately tugged me to place her near the window. Nilagayan na lang namin ng pillow para she can sit down as she watches people, specially kids, passing by and playing outside.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Food Friday : Chicken Liver Hawaiian

I cooked this yesterday for my baon and Marianna's yaya's Lunch.

I got this recipe from Del Monte Kitchen Nomics

Chicken Liver Hawaiian

You will need:

1/2 kilo chicken liver, cut in half

1 can (439g) pineapple tidbits drained (reserve syrup)

3 medium saba banana, sliced and fried

1 medium carrot, cut into strips

1 tbsp cornstarch, dissolved in 1 tbsp water

cooking oil, margarine, brown sugar, iodized salt, pepper and soy sauce

Here's how:

1. Marinade liver in 1 tbsp soy sauce, pineapple syrup, 1/4 tsp pepper and 1/4 tsp iodized salt

for 30 mins. Drain and reserve marinade. Fry liver in oil until light brown. Set aside.

2. Stir-fry carrot in 2 tbsp margarine until half tender. Add 3/4 cup water, 1 tbsp brown sugar, 3/4 tsp iodized salt (or 1 1/2 tsp rock salt), 1/4 tsp pepper and marinade. Simmer for 10 minutes

3. Add fried liver, dissolved cornstarch, banana and pineapple tidbits. Continue to simmer for 3 minutes.

The sauce reduced eventually because of the cornstarch. I would suggest you add the fried banana last since it got soggy when I added it with the pineapple tidbits.

This is my entry for

Happy Eating !!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Scrappin Mondaze: 2 Teeth

This picture of my daughter prominently shows her "2 teeth".
I love playing with her and making her laugh.
Now, two more teeth are starting to show. She'll have "4 teeth" very soon.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Food Friday : Refrigerator Cake

I made this refrigerator cake for Marianna's 9th month celebration.
I used some canned peaches instead of the usual fruit cocktail and added some clear gelatin on top.

I also brought some for my office mate.
Good thing everyone who had some enjoyed it.

A good sign that I'll be making more next time ....

Canned peaches
Graham Crackers
All purpose cream
Condensed Milk
Alsa Gulaman (clear)
Mix crushed graham and butter for crust. Layer at the bottom of container and refrigerate for about 10-20 minutes to set.
Mix All purpose cream and condensed milk.
Slice peaches.
Layer container with ready made crust with cream mixture then sliced peaches. Repeat until desired height is achieved. Refrigerate overnight.
The next day, cook gelatin according to package directions.
Put cooked gulaman on top of the prepared Ref cake.
Refrigerate for another 2-3 hours or until gelatin sets.
Once gelatin is set, it is now ready to serve.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Transformers - Pinoy Version

Auto-Toda "The Good Guys"

DECEPTI-TODA - "The Bad Guys"

This is an email forwarded to me by my office mate. Wala lang. Natawa lang ako.