After reading this post in my Google Reader, I started to crave it. It truly is my Filipino comfort food. Luckily for me, my mother emails me and asks me if I want to have dinner at my parents’ house this weekend. Um, hell yes! Of course I ask her for the recipe, and she starts whining.
Oh yeah! I forgot to tell you…I sent her a link to my blog this past this week and at first she was happy. The next day? Not so much. She said, “Just look up Filipino recipes online! I don’t measure, it’s all in my head!” And after an hour of bickering, she says, “Fine!” Haha. Love you, Mom.
I promise I know other dinner recipes other than Chicken, but we just bought a huge bag of individually wrapped frozen Chicken breasts from Costco.
I got this particular recipe from the recipe book that came with the Bullet Express Trio my mom got me this past Christmas. You don’t necessarily need the Trio to make this dish, btw.
Yummy Monday night dinner.
I’ve been in a cake mood lately. I bought Nigella Lawson’s How to Be a Domestic Goddess months ago and I still hadn’t made anything from the book. I typically use the internet to find recipes, but thought, “Well, you do have many cookbooks, why not use them? You did buy them after all.” And yes, I talk to myself using second-person narrative.
I like using any reason to bake/cook something. Take Super Bowl weekend, for example..
Pair this versatile low-fat recipe with Roasted Vegetables and Rice, or use in other innovative ways. Shred the cooked chicken, and toss with hot cooked pasta. Create a casserole or jump-start a filling for easy enchiladas or a fast pot pie. Or splurge and spoon this dish over freshly baked biscuits.
I felt like making a cake, so I did. My intention was to make a birthday cake for my mother, but she already had one. But that didn’t stop me from baking during this wintery weekend. Nothing fancy shmancy, but good ole cake!
Yes, weeks. Plural, baby!
Over the past two weeks, I’ve gone to 4 restaurants for Virginia Beach & Norfolk’s restaurant week(s). Not as many as I would have liked, but my wallet (& waistline) has already threatened to break up with me, so I didn’t want to push it.