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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Blueberry Buckwheat Pancake, Bacon, and Eggs for Weekend Breakfast

I love weekends because I get to sleep in, lol. I don't have to wake up at 4:30 in the morning. Having a little extra time of sleep during the weekends gets me energized and that extra sleep inspires me to make good breakfast for the kiddos and husband.
I got this 3-set Green Earth frying pan from Ozeri to review so that added up to my enthusiasm of cooking our weekend breakfast.
These pan is on sale right now at amazon and it comes with free shipping so if you are in the market for new set of pans, you might want to check it out while it's on sale.
These textured ceramic non-stick pans are great to have in any one's kitchen. It's innovative textured surface delivers enhanced heat distribution. Their superior non-stick performance is great and you don't have to worry about any harmful fumes or toxins. Ever since I started using Ozeri pans, I have never bought any other brand but them. I love that it is super easy to clean.
I made some blueberry buckwheat pancake, bacon, and eggs last Saturday and mind you, we ate it all. We usually have some left over whenever the breakfast is pancake but U guess the addition of blueberry compote in the batter makes it better so they liked it even better.
Having three pans  is great  because I can cook everything  at the same time.  So when I got done  making the pancake, the bacon and eggs are still  hot.  
It's funny because, I was in a hurry when I cooked our breakfast that day. I was suppose to talk to my mother so when I got done cooking, I told them to eat but I brought my breakfast  by the phone.  I thought when I got done  talking to my Mom, I will come back in the table and find  more pancake but I was wrong, they ate  everything, lol.  
I really do like Ozeri's pans.  If you  take care of it the way you suppose to, you can use it for a long time.  The first  pan that I go from them, I used  an abrasive  cleaning material and it ruined it so after I learned my lesson, I never used that type of scrubbing material anymore.  I used  dish cloth now to clean my pans and it works great.  
Disclosure: The owner of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review.  I was provided with the product/s mentioned  to help me  facilitate this review but  opinions are my own.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Thank a Veteran Today, They Deserve it #ThankAvEt #VeteransDay

The fighting in World War 1 ended on November 11, 1918.  Every year since then, people have honored anyone who has fought for his or her country.  The United States call this  day Veterans Day.  In Canada, it is called Remembrance Day.
 A family friend dropped by yesterday and  gave us a cake.  It's been three years now since they started their family tradition of thanking a vet, my husband included.  In our  street, there are three Veterans so the family gave each family a sweet treat.  Our two neighbors  are both Vietnam war vets and we  respect and salute them for that.
 My kids  brought  papers about  the  story of Veterans day.  I did not learn this when I took my  citizenship test but now I know that there are 35 countries who  in World War 1.  They fought for 5 years, from 1914-1918.  The United States fought in the war from 1917-1918.
 According to the story, when countries finally stopped fighting,  the leaders signed an armistice.  They signed the armistice on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.  The armistice meant that the war is over.  President Wilson made November 11 a holiday to remember the ed of the war.  The holiday was called Armistice Day.

It said that the body of an unknown soldier  was brought to America from France.  His body was buried in a tomb at Arlington National Cemetery.  IT was called the  the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The US was in three more wars, World War 2 (this is where my father-in-law served). the Korean War, and the Vietnam war.  The name of the holiday was changed into Veterans Day.
  My husband served 20 years in the Navy.  He retired   five years ago.  He said that he learned a lot  in the military.  It taught him  discipline, work ethics and respect.
 He spent most of his tours in Asian countries such as Philippines, Kora,  and Japan.  He was stationed in Guam when I met him then he was stationed back here in the US for his retirement.  However, on his last two years of service, he was asked to be stationed in South Korea and we were able to  spent his last two years in the Navy with him.
 He is  glad he served, he is glad he retired but I can tell he miss the travels that he used to do when he was still in the service.  When he was interviewed for a book that a museum is trying to make, he told them that he would do it all over again if he has to.
 My kids admired  their Pap and Dad for their services.  They are their real heroes.  My son wants to join the military as well when he grows up.  Let us see if it doesn't change.  We will support him if he still interested in joining.
My father-in-law survived the WW2, he is now 93.  Two of his  brothers were also drafted in the military.  His brother Paul died in Normandy and was buried there.  I can't imagine how  their parents felt  when they were informed.  I remember Dad telling us a story when they were fighting the Japs in Japan, he said that one bullet  put a hole in his pants.  He believed God was looking  out for him that day.

To Dad, John, and all veterans, thank you so much for all your sacrifices!
If you get a chance, thank a Veteran today, they deserve it!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Smoker Box for BBQ Grill Wood Chips #ProductReview

When I was still in the tropics, smoked fish is  a regular  fod  that I love eating.  I love  fish more than meat and I actually miss  having  "tinapa"  in my meal.  There is also a smoked meat that  is called "tapa" and those were good too.  Anyway, my husband have mentioned  a couple of times that he wants to  try the nrisket at Arby's.  We have never been to this establishents since we seldom really go out and eat. I cooked most of the times and we only  eat out when we have a special occasion to celebrate.  
I tried their  beef slider with jalapeño.  I wasn't crazy about the  meat but it was okay because it was spicy.  For the price they charge for it, my satisfaction wasn't met.
My daughter got a farm salad with grilled chicken.  She only ate a little bit of this.  She said the  garden salad at Eat n Park is  way better than this.
My son did not even eat his order.  My husband said his food was okay.  Over all, our experience was not all that great and we all agreed  that we'd rather eat at Wendy's  than return at Arby's.  Food in Wendy's is a lot better and it  is not pricey like  Arby's.
I can't wait to  be able to use  the stainless steel smoker box that I receved from Cavetools to review.  I wish  that I could have got this  before the summer has ended so I could have enjoyed  some smiked fish.  We covered our grill  for now since we can no longer grill outside   due to cold weather.  So now I have to waut for  feqw months before I can  finally use this.

This smoker box has a hinged  lid for an aeasy access.  This would accomo-date large wood chips  to create  thicker smoke.  I will have to buy wood chips for this.  I can't wait to use this!

  I watched a video on youtube on how to use this because  quite honestly, I have never  used or had  one of this before so I don't know how this works.  I wish that they can include  a manuakl on how to use in the packaging box but that is not really necessary since you can poretty much  get information online right?  But it would be  awesome to  have the manual included.  Anyway, you have to  soak the wood chips on water first before you [put it inside the smoker box so ut won't get burned easy.  

This would be a nice gift to give to the BBQ  Grill master at your home. You can purchase   at Cavetools website or you can get at  Amazon .  You can enjoy a  15%  discount by using the  discount code TJ4VTYCS.  Thanks again Cavetools!

Disclosure: The owner of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review.  I was provided with the product/s mentioned  to help me  facilitate this review but  opinions are my own.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Turn a Plain WAffle into a Fun Breakfast

I cooked breakfast most of the times but there are days that my kids crave for  waffles.  I always pair it with  fresh fruits and they like that.  They also love it when I  do a little  art in their waffles just like these ones.  I love my waffles with peanut butter, bananas  and honey.  They love theirs with  maple syrup. 
How about you guys, do you serve waffles for breakfast to your kids.  One thing that I would love to  buy soon is a waffle maker.  It would be nice to  make my own waffle instead of buying the frozen ones.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Cheerio and Oatmeal Heart Treats

I am not fond of eating cereals but my kids and husband  do.  This popular American  breakfast cereal brand is a favorite among the households.  We always have this in our ki-tchen although the kids does not eat this for breakfast, they  make use of it as an after-school snack sometimes.  
 I thought of mking some treats with this and added some oatmeal with it.  Here's a simple recipe:

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 cup marshmallows
  • 1 cup cheerios
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
Melt the butter in a medium pan. Then add the marshmallows.  Mixed the two together and then add the  cheerios and oatmeal.  Mixed it all up and turned off the  heat.  Wait for it to cool down and mold it the way you want it.  I used my heartshapped  bento mild and it turned out really great.

 According to Wikipedia, Cherrios was introduced in May 1, 1941.  It was originally called CheeriOats but was changed into Cheerios  on 1945.
I mentioned that I am not fond of cereal but I ate  these treats because it was delicious!

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