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Friday, July 25, 2014

Green Beans Rolled in an Egg Sprinkled with Cheese

I have abundance supply of green beans from our garden so  I look for ways on how I could prepare it differently and serve it to my kids.  Here's is what I came up with this morning.

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • A handful of fresh beans, blanched
  • Cheese (this serve as the binding ingredients between the egg and the  beans and it is also the  like factor for the  kids.
Procedure:
  • Boil 2 cups of water, put  some  butter and salt in it.  Put the beans and blanched for 3 minutes. Remove it from the pat and let it set in a place.
  • Break one egg, beat it in a small bowl with a little salt and pepper.  Fry it in a small pan.

  • When the egg is halfway done, sprinkle  some  cheese.

  • Put the beans in the middle and sprinkle  a little cheese on top then roll it.  Cut it in half in a slanting  position



My Burritos ate it with a toast but I ate mine with  rice.  This kind of menu is always a delight to my little miss who love veggies so much!
With my son, he eats the egg first then the beans lol.

Ravioli Lasagna

My  Burritos are  craving for some ravioli and my husband want some lasagna so to  compensate the two desires, I make this Ravioli Lasagna.  I found the recipe  at the  can of the ravioli.  I dunno how to make ravioli so I  use the canned one.  It's really  easy to make.  Preparation is 20-10 minutes.

Ingredients:
  • No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1 cup frozen loose spinach
  • 1 can (40 oz) Chef Boyarde Beef Ravioli
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) Diced Tomatoes, drained well.  (I used my homemade canned tomato.)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning (I used the Kernel Season's Nacho Cheddar Seasoning)
  • 1 cup cottage cheese (I used sour cream instead)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup  shredded cheese
Preparation:
  • Preheat oven to 375 F. Spray 8x8 inch baking dish with  the cooking spray (I used my pie pan).
  • Place spinach in a microwave safe  bowl, cover  and  microwave for one minute.

  • Combine the ravioli, tomatoes, and seasoning in a microwave safe bowl.  Cover and microwave for 4 minutes or until hot.
  • Combine  sour cream, spinach, and black pepper.
  • Place half of the ravioli mixture in a dish.  

  • Top with  half of the  sour cream mixture and the shredded cheese.

  • Bake for 15 minutes or until hot.
Bon Appetit!

Birthday at Home

This is a long over due post coz yeah,  I am a  slacker.  I just have so many things on the plate when my kids are on school break.  I don't  blog as much  when they are home because they want to do a lot of things everyday.
 But anyhow,  on my birthday last month, my husband wanted us to go out but since I was in my heaviest day (as always, Lady in Red's perfect timing), I just decided to  cook   dinner at home and bond with the kids while we wait for my husband to get home.
My kids  baked this cake by themselves, I wasn't even allowed to peek in the kitchen when they were baking.  My husband did not know that the kids baked a cake so on his way home, he   also bought a cake from Gus's Goodies so I had so much of a sweet treat on my birthday!
After our dinner, we visited my FIL and  finished the day with  some quality time at the park in Marland Heights park.  All the photos were taken by a phone... 
Oh, I'd  love to thank a very thoughtful friend who always goes out of her way to  remember  our special days!  Thanks a lot sis Dhemz for the pressies!  I love everything you sent!
So that's a wrap.  I thank God for the  41 years of blessing my life with so much precious gifts that life could offer including trials that make me a stronger person  that I am today!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Kohlrabi Achara

I don't know how many times I told you guys that I live in such a friendly neighborhood.  Our neighbors are like  family to us.  They always lend a hand when you are doing something, they give you things, I like it  here.  We look out for each other!  Anyway, one of our very good , kind, generous, and thoughtful neighbors are the  Fancher's.  They have a big garden and they always give me  veggies whenever they are harvesting.  They planted kolhrabi this year and they let me try it.  I have never   eaten kohlrabi  before nor try to cook with it.  IN fact, I did not know it's name lol.  They gave me two of them  to try.  When I was slicing them, it reminded me of papaya so I thought of picking or making it into achara.
We normally use papaya  for achara but thought of trying the kohlrabi.  I have never made  achara before but I always love eating it as a side dish.  My father used to  make it during fiesta and I missed it a lot!  Achara by the way, is the term we use for pickle.  It's Filipinos way of pickling Papaya.

Anyway, here is the recipe that I found at pinoyrecipe.net:  I slightly  altered it as I am using kohlrabi and not  papaya.

Ingredients:
  • 4 cups grated fresh kohlrabi
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1 carrot, peeled and sliced
  • 1 red thai pepper, sliced into long strips
  • 1 (2 inch) piece fresh ginger root, peeled and sliced
  • 1 green jalapeño peppers, sliced into thin rings
  • 1 (1.5 ounce) box raisins
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Preparation:
  • Combine the kohlrabi, carrot, red  and green peppers, ginger, garlic, and raisins together in a clean large bowl; mix.
  • Transfer the mixture to clean, dry jars with lids.
  • Stir the vinegar, water, sugar and 1 teaspoon salt together in a small saucepan; bring to a boil for 5 minutes.
  • Pour the vinegar mixture into the jars, making sure the vegetables are completely submerged in liquid.
  • Allow the vegetables to marinate in the liquid at least 1 day before using.
  • Store in refrigerator between uses.
I let  them  taste what I made  with the kohlrabi  they gave and they liked it!  They gave me another two  and I made it for them.  The only difference is that I added  some dried cranberries to this batch  as I ran out of raisins.  
I like eating achara  with just about anything especially with  fried food like fish or BBQ.  MY husband eats it alone, he never had achara before and he said it rocks!
See, I eat it with my breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  It doesn't matter, it's just so good to eat!
I even ate it with  burger lol.
So, do you want to try making achara?  Give it a try and I hope you like it as much as I do.  MY husband  like it so much that he said, he is going to make a big plot o  a garden next year just for kohlrabi lol.  Let's see about that haha.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

BBB (Buckwheat, Blueberry, Bacon) Pancake

I sent my husband the link of the breakfast we had and he said he's jealous so I made him some pancake   during the weekend.  I made him his favorite Buckwheat mix and I added some  fresh blueberries in it plus  bacon bits, he loved it!
I  just  incorporated the blueberries whole but I would recommend chopping them so it won't affect the  pancake when you flip it.  I also recommend to chop the bacon in small pieces or you can use bacon bits.
My husband love it this way though, the  blueberries just burst and the juice  adds so much flavor into the pancake.
My kids aren't fond of buckwheat pancake so I made them some fried rice to eat with their bacon and eggs.

BBB Pancake was a success in our kitchen.  

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