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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Play Doh Dessert

Ms. Burrito's / creation made by play doh.  Looks delicious isn't it?
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February 29, 2012:
  • We went for a walk  after I get Ms. Burrito from school.  We spent an hour  walking around the neighborhood and   enjoyed the warm weather.  It was unexpected because it was raining hard this morning.  We are also on a tornado watch.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Rigatoni Alforno

I tried the recipe at the package of the rigatoni, the procedure is just like making a lasagna, only you are using rigatoni shells.

A Spice A  Day # 59
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February 28, 2012:
  • We visited my FIL  after dinner, I feel bad that we  don't visit him as much as before.  My husband's schedule in school  are very long so he spends most of his days at school.
  • Class picture was taken today.  Ms. Burrito did not want to go to school but  when we mentioned about the photo session, she  went lol.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Fat Tuesday

This cup cake is called "The King's Cake", a custom that began in France. Legend has it that cakes were made in a circle to represent the circular routes that the wise men took to find Jesus in order to confuse King Herod and foil his plans of killing the Christ Child. Bakers would hide a "baby" representing Jesus in the cake. Whoever found the baby was said to have Good Luck in the coming year.
The word Mardi Gras means "Fat Tuesday" in French.  Mardi Gras is the last party before LENT begins on Ash Wednesday.  Lent is a time of prayer, preparation, and sacrifice to celebrate Easter.  
The official color of Mardi Gras are purple (a symbol of justice), Green (representing faith), and Gold (to signify power).
A Spice A  Day # 58
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February 27, 2012:

  • My eyes are so watery because of  cold I am having.  Sometimes my right ear can't hear anymore because my nose is so clogged.  Both hubby and I are so congested.  Ms. Burrito's cough went away, thanks God for that but Mr. Burrito is still coughing.  
  • We made some pork chop, steamed broccoli, and cream corn for dinner.  Sorry hon, I wasn't able to make the mashed potatoes you requested.  
  • Me and Mr. Burrito  started to read another book.  We were not able to have classes last week because of the stomach flu so we have some catching up to do.
  • All my lovelies are now asleep and I would love to go to sleep now too.  My eyes are not cooperating  right now.

I'm Lovin It

 Ms. Burrito love the fruit  and yogurt parfait at Mc Donald's.  Below  is the yummy goodness of a caramel apple parfait. A creamy low-fat vanilla yogurt topped with diced apples and drizzled with caramel.   Other varieties  of parfait  is available in blueberries and strawberries.  

The first image isn't mine.
A Spice A  Day # 57
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February 26, 2012:

  • I did not  clean up the house yesterday so I did  that this morning while doing laundry.
  • We went to  the store to buy something that we   need and  dropped by at Taco Bell to get some Chalupa and Burritos.
  • We visited  my FIL on our way home.  
  • I am finishing my last load of laundry.
  • I am so glad that all of us are feeling better although we still have  cold but cold is better than flu so we'll take it.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Taco in a Plate

 This is how I eat my taco.  I put the filling in the plate and just scoop it with the  taco shells.  I don't like the mess when the filling is inside the shell hehehe.  Taco is one of my daughter's favorite dish to eat.

A Spice A  Day # 56
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February 25, 2012:

  • I feel a little bit better today than yesterday.    I though for sure I would end up in the hospital the way I was throwing up, it's an awful feeling.  I am glad the tummy is settled although  I have a cold.
  • I made4 some mung beans and  rice for dinner.
  • Hubby took the kids to DQ today but I stayed home, I did not want to spoil their fun.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Homemade Cookies

 These are some of the homemade cookies that my  SIL made for the kids during the Valentine's day.

A Spice A  Day # 55
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February 24, 2012:
  • I am trying to  entertain myself by  peeking at my blogs or else, I would be laying in bed the whole day. I feel so weak, nauseous,  and cant take anything  because it just goes out.  It's a yucky feeling.  
  • I was  like floating in the air when I  walked to school to get my  daughter, I was  praying that I don't have t get dizzy and  puke wahhh.  Thanks God, He heard me.
  • I wasn't able to cook or do anything for the kids and hubby to eat, I felt bad!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Eat 'n Park at Highland Hills

 We ate lunch at Eat 'n Park at  Highland Hills, Wheeling last weekend.
 I felt bad that my son wasn't feeling  good that time.  He  did not  eat and slept  the whole time we were there.
 Ms. Burrito enjoyed her  salad bar order.
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February 23, 2012:

  • Hubby brought Max to the Vet  today to have his cast  checked.  His right front leg got broken, poor little thing.  Glad he is recovering so fast.
  • Ms. Burrito  is feeling  okay today so we let her go to school.  She had a test and she said that she missed two of the questions and she was bumming out.  It's alright Baby Love, you can  make it up  next time when you are not sick.
  • It's been days since we last visited my FIL, we don't want him to get whatever is tearing my lovelies here so  even if we want to see him everyday, we are holding it till all of them gets better.
  • I felt so nauseated this morning, gagging here and there, glad the meds took care of it.
  • We went grocery shopping but Mr. Burrito   felt the tummy cramps so bad that we had to  hurry and went home.  
  • Thank you all for your  prayers!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Chocolate Pie

My SIL  made my husband a chocolate pie for his birthday. The Mister with a sweet tooth was in heaven lol. Thanks Chris.
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February 22, 2012:

  • My husband forced himself to go to school today even if he  was still  groggy from all that  yakking due to stomach virus.  Ms. Burrito did not go to school today, we let her rest  for an extra day because she wasn't  well  fully yet.  Mr. Burrito is feeling a little better but got  the big D again.  Both of them were in the mellow mood.  They both took a long nap this afternoon.
  • I spent my day   washing all our blankets to get rid of whatever these three has.
  • I made  a pan of rigatoni alforno for dinner.
  • I picked up Ms. Burrito's homework in school at noon and she did it  before  she took a nap.  The Mardi Gras treats that the teacher sent her made her day.  Thanks Mrs. Gain and to the Mascio family.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Potato and Carrot Soup

I made this potato and carrot soup with chunky beef today.

A Spice A  Day # 52
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February 21, 2012:

  • My husband  has a bad  stomach ache  when he woke up so he did not  go to school  He is s6till laying in bed so sick.
  • When I woke my daughter up, I saw it i b her eyes that she wasn't feeling very well so I ask her if she's okay and she said  yes.  At  around 12:30, her teacher called and informed me that  Ms. Burrito is indeed sick.  She  vomited all over the place so I  went to school and picked her up.  Now I have three  patients at home.  Mr. Burrito just got better with his stomach flu  but he is still recuperating.  Oh, I get worried when all the three are sick.  It's very hard for a Mom to see   her kids suffer.  Ms. Burrito  threw up again when she came home  and now she is  sleeping.  I hope and pray that the three will get better soon.
  • It's almost midnight  and I thought that   everything will be okay but my son  woke up and  vomited  all over the bed.  I had to give him a hot shower and now I am washing all the bedding.  I spent washing  yucky clothes and bedding today.  Oh my goodness, I hope that  the  stomach virus will leave my lovelies alone.  

Monday, February 20, 2012

Salada Tea

We usually buy Lipton Tea to make our ice tea but  we recently tried this Salada Tea.  I like the tags  with funny  quotes on it.  Below is one of the quotes.
"Busy Bakers makes lots of Dough"
A Spice A  Day # 51
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February 20, 2012:

  • Good morning everyone.  I am just taking a break  from doing stuff at home.  Glad Ms. Burrito is off from school today,  she did a great job playing with Mr. Burrito..
  • Will update this tonight.
  • Did  laundry today and   changed  our window treatment at the living room.
  • Me and the kids made some taco for dinner.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Forty Three

The father of our household turned forty three last Friday.  He had  classes the whole day that day.  Ms. Burrito asked me not to cook  until she gets home from school so she could help.   We made some rice stick noodles (pancit bihon) and made some  puto.  
Hubby skipped one  subject so he could get home early.  So when he came home, the food is not done yet.  The puto was a little dried out because I baked it instead of  steaming it but it still tasted good.
We had a simple celebration at home.  The kids made a home made card  for their Dad.
A Spice A  Day # 50
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February 19, 2012:

  • Mr. Burrito is still sick so we won't be able to go to church.  We might  just stay home the whole day since hubby has a lot of homework to do.
  • Will update this tonight.   Need to start doing my weekend cleaning since I wasn't able to do it yesterday.
  • Hubby and Mr. Burrito  visited Dad but  me and Ms. Burrito  stayed at home.  I painted her   nails to lighten up her mood, she was having a pissy mood when she got up this morning.
  • I made  a pan of pizza for dinner.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Love is on the Cookie

The cookie that Mr. Burrito bought for Ms. Burrito.

Shadow is a colour as light is, but less brilliant; 
light and shadow are only the relation of two tones.
-Paul Cezanne-
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February 18, 2012:

  • We will be out  for the day.  Going to Highland Hills to do our taxes and visit relatives.
  • Mr. Burrito was complaining of a stomach ache when he got up then he  vomited  three times.  We already had an appointment so we  went  and I was worried sick while on the way because he  vomited again in the car.  I think he has a  stomach flu virus because whatever he takes in, goes out too.
  • We got done with our taxes  right around  2 pm and was able to reach home around 3.  We were not able to visit my FIL because of Mr. Burrito's condition.  Hubby went alone to  clean up  Dad's gutter.
  • My SIL came here tonight.  She   made a  chocolate pie  as a birthday treat for  my husband, thanks  Chris.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Bliss Raspberry Meltaway

The Bliss Raspberry Meltaway that  a thoughtful blogger  has sent me along with a pillow that I won I her giveaway, thanks again Jann!  This post is for you Hon, since you are a sweet tooth and it's your special day.  Happy birthday, we love you  very much!
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February 17, 2012:

  • Something unfortunate happened here at home yesterday and I lost my  motivation to blog.  Accident  is costly!
  • This is just a quick update, planned to cook some foodie for my husband's birthday.
  • Me and Mr. Burrito did some arts for our class.   I helped him  make a birthday card for his Dad.  He did a great job in making it and hubby loved it!
  • Me and Ms. Burrito  made a pan of  pancit and  some puto.  I don't like baking so, no cake for hubby wahhh.  We got creative with the puto though.  That's where we put the candles.
  • We visited  my FIL after we  ate dinner.  We went for a family walk, it was so cold  but  we enjoyed it.      Oh we brought Champ with us and he was  running so hard that he broke one of his  nails, ouch!
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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Computer Lab

During the open house at my daughter's school, we got to see them in action.  We  got  the chance to see them interact with the teachers and fellow students.   Our last destination was the computer lab, even my son got the chance to use one of their computers. Private school doesn't get  funding from the government so I am sure that the school administration  look for cheap computer desks when they buy their school supplies.

A Spice A  Day # 47
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February 16, 2012:

  • We attended mass today but Ms. Burrito wasn't there.  I failed to look at the schedule of their  masses at church.  For the last two Thursdays that we did not attend, she said that it would be great to have us there in the church  so we went.
  • We visited Dad after the mass and stayed there for a while.  When we came home, I started my laundry.
  • I made some tacos for lunch.  We ate  bacon, eggs, and Hawaiian rolls for breakfast.
  • Hubby brought max to the Vet today.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sweet Valentine

Ms. Burrito got a lot of sweet treat from school yesterday. Mr. Burrito is happy because he is the sweet tooth and everything is his.

A Spice A  Day # 46
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February 15, 2012:

  • Oh how time flies, it's the middle of the month again.  Soon March is here, can't wait for Spring to come.
  • Will update this tonight.
  • Ms. Burrito came home with a slight fever so I  let them nap while I cook dinner.  I made  caldereta and rice.
  • I was going to  teach Mr. Burrito some Math problems but he preferred to  read a book so that's what we did today.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Cucumber, Lettuce, and Pepper

My Burritos are very picky when the vegetable is cooked but when you offer them fresh veggie salad, they love it!

A Spice A  Day # 45
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February 14, 2012:
  • Hubby had to stay late in school so Valentine's day for us is just an ordinary day.  He  got me a pot of miniature roses which I love and a sweet card, thanks Hon!
  • I made  spaghetti for dinner and we brought some for Dad  when my husband  came home.  We spent a couple of hours at Dad's the kids   made him a card and he was pretty happy.
  • My SIL  also came and she   got  the kids  some sweet treats and other stuff, thanks Chris.
  • Ms. Burrito is  coughing so we gave her  a doze of  meds before she went to bed.
How about you guys, how's your Valentine's day celebration?

Monday, February 13, 2012

Pizza Sisig

 Sisig is a Filipino dish   made from pork, hot pepper, and onion.  I made some the other day and we had  left over.  My husband wondered if  it would be good to make it a pizza so I made a pizza using the sisig as toppings.  It was delicious!

A Spice A  Day # 44
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February 13, 2012:

  • Ms. Burrito did not go to school today.  She was so congested so we told her to just stay home.  It's better that way so the other kids won't get sick.
  • I went  to school and picked up her homework.  She just got done doing all of it.  I am  now baking some chicken wings  for our dinner.  Hubby will be home  in an hour so this would ready by then.
  • We finished our valentine project earlier this morning.
  • Will update this later tonight.
  • We gave Ms. Burrito  some meds again, she still hasn't feeling well.  I am  not sure if she could go to school tomorrow.
  • Mr. Burrito on the other hand cut himself with a scissor this afternoon, oh boy, my baby boy is very prone to accident this month.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Footlong Sandwich from Subway

For the month pof February, Subway is offering $5 for their footlong sandwiches. It's my first time trying it and I love it!  The veggies are fresh and I like how tender the meat is.

A Spice A  Day # 43
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February 12, 2012:

  • We decided not to go to church today.  Ms. Burrito isn't feeling well.
  • I a doing some laundry and planned to bloghop earlier but  until now I still haven't done any bloghopping, whew.
  • I made some pizza out of the sisig left over that we had from last night.  I jus took it out from the oven and  will eat after this post.
  • Will update this later tonight.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Omelet with Spinach

 I make omelet  once in a while and I always put different  fillings.  Sometimes I use mini pepperonis,  bacon bits, tomatoes and peppers, but this time I only used frozen spinach and cheese.  It was my first time but I a glad it turned out really good.

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February 11, 2012:

  • We just got done  eating our brunch (fried rice, bacon, and eggs).
  • We  set a doctor appointment for Mr. Burrito.  I noticed some  ring-lie red spots on our son's feet and I am worried about it.  With my husband's family having a history of cancer, I am  a little paranoid.  It's better to make sure and find out what's wrong than to assume that it's nothing serious.  Medical bills are expensive but  the life our children is  worth every penny.
  • I did my weekend cleaning (vacuuming and dusting).
  • Will update this later tonight.
  • We just got home.  We went straight to my FIL after  we brought Mr. Burrito to the doctor.  The doctor  did not know  what's in Mr. Burrito's feet.  She said that it looked like hives but she said to observe it  for a day or two and  call them when it get worse.  Hmmnnn.
  • The kids  went sled riding with their Dad, I was only  few minutes outside and I couldn't take the cold so I went inside lol.
  • Hubby baked some muffins here this morning and baked a cake at Dad's.
  • We had a good snow accumulation today.  The road was a little bit slippery when we came home. 

Friday, February 10, 2012

Muffins

 Muffins are one of the favorite  snack/dessert here at home.  We always buy the Betty Cracker mix.

A Spice A  Day # 41
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February 10, 2012:

  • I had a horrible day today.  It started this morning when I checked  my email and  saw that  the setting was changed, inbox was empty (which was very  odd), and I suddenly   get a lot of  bounced  email.  Oh boy, I hurried up and changed my login info but  it was too late as the hacker  hacked my email two hours before I checked.  Everyone in my list was sent with an email containing a sobbing story asking for  money.  Oh boy! 
  • Ms. Burrito had a play-date after school today.  She rode a transit bus with her friend after  school.
  • Then I was busy attending to my email  issues, Mr. Burrito   got bit by Wubbzy.  Good thing, it was just a warning bite.  I guess my son provoked our bunny because he never  bite as long as you don't hurt  him.
  • Hubby had a bad day in school too.  He came home later that I expected, he said that he talked to one of his professors after the test.
  • Thanks to the Butervaugh family for having Ms. Burrito.
  • When hubby arrived, we  went to Ms. Burrito's friend's house and  got her.
  • I made some sisig for dinner and  the kids ate beefaroni.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Korean Cake

I am not very fond of eating cake but I must admit, I love the cakes that are made in Korea. There is something in their cake that tasted so unique and I love it actually.

A Spice A  Day # 40
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February 9, 2012:

  • We visited  Dad after we picked up Ms. Burrito from School.  Ms. Burrito and I  played some piano tunes  while we were there.  We are planning to   look for  a piano teacher that could teach  the Burritos, they  are very interested in learning it.  I do want to learn too.
  • Our dinner was  Subway's footlong sandwiches.
  • Ms. Burrito's ballet  class went well tonight.
  • Gotta  hit the sack now as I have to  wake up really early tomorrow.  Need to prepare  hubby some lunch.  He has long days in school on Friday's.  He leaves  very early and doesn't come home till  later in the afternoon.  Oh by the way, I would like to congratulate my husband for  making the Dean's list once again.  It is his 4th time in a row ever since he went back to school.  Great job Kulangot!

Orange Layers

I like this three-layered orange, quite unique.

A Spice A  Day # 39
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February 8, 2012:

  • Did laundry and some reading  lessons with Mr. Burrito.
  • I made some pork chops, Asian style using the Lee Kum Kee  sauce for dinner.
  • We visited my FIL after eating dinner and got done folding the clothes.  I feel bad  because he  said that he has been waiting for us but  he's glad that we came even if it's late.  He wanted me to make  stuffed pepper but thought that we won't come anymore so he made it.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

How Sweet!

 The cookie and lollipop that Ms. Burrito has brought home for her brother,  how sweet!
A Spice A  Day # 38
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February 7, 2012:

  • Oh boy, it's past midnight and  I am still in front of the PC wahhh.  I wasn't able to do any online activity today because I ran my defraggler to free some space from my PC.  after this post, gotta hit the hay , need to wake up early tomorrow.
  • Hubby  brought home some footlong sandwich from  subway that served as our dinner.
  • I taught Mr. Burrito some Math 0- addition - problem today.  Math isn't his  favorite thing which is contrary to Ms. Burrito.

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