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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Potato Chips

Just enjoying his potato chips while taking a break on swimming.
A Spice A  Day # 151
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May 29, 2012:
  • I deep fried some  breaded tilapia for lunch.  For dinner, I sauteed some ground beef with  cabbage.  
May 30, 2012:
  • We visited my FIL and I cooked some spaghetti.
  • On our way home, we  dropped by at my SIL and visited for a while.  Thanks for the Hostas Chris!
  • We went for a walk  and saw one of our neighbors with their puppies.  They are giving away the puppies and we fell in love with one  so we took him home.  We named him Bolt.  Now we have three dogs, oh boy.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Twizlers

Twizlers is a snack famous to kids, not to my kids though. I seldom buy this kind of snack.  Anyhow, this was from the end-of-the-school year party at Hanover Park last Friday.
 A Spice A  Day # 150
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May 28, 2012:
  • We went to the store and bought some groceries.
  • Visited my  FIL and  made some  mini pizzas and ate lunch with  Dad.  
  • I have so many cherry tomatoes in my garden so I dug out some and  planted it at my FIL's garden.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Cookie Cake

One of the Moms, brought this cookie cake for our party last Friday.
Just few of us showed up  in the party but  nevertheless, we all had fun!
 A Spice A  Day # 147-149
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May 25, 2012:
  • We attended  the last mass for the school year.
  • We  also attended the  end-of-the-school party for the first graders at Hanover Park.
  • We visited my FIL after the party.
May 26, 2012:
  • Stripped off  our beds and  washed all the bedding.  My day was spent doing laundry, cooking, and some gardening.
  • We visited my FIL after I got done with my laundry.
May 27, 2012:
  • We  had our family outing at my  BIL's residence out in Chester.  The get-together was a success.
  • I made some rice noodles and brought it there.
  • It's almost 1 am and a still trying to update my blogs, whew.  I have been busy for days and   can't really blog.  

Friday, May 25, 2012

Macadamia Nut Cookies

I bought five different cookies and brought it to the party today.

 A Spice A  Day # 146
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May 24, 2012:
  • We had a very busy day today.  We atended   mass this morning and in the afternoon, we went to Hanover park for the  end of the school party for the first graders.  The  Burritos  played so hard that when we came home, they crashed in bed.
  • When they woke up from a long nap, we went and visited my FIL.  
  • I am so glad that school days has ended, we can all  wake up a little later than  6 am wohoooo..

Mushroom?

 I am not sure  if these are mushrooms.  We saw it  at  a front yard  in the neighborhood where we went for a walk in Marland Heights.
 A Spice A  Day # 145
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May 24, 2012:
  • Ms. Burrito's school had their  sports Olympic  today.  Me and my son went to watch in the school field.  It was a beautiful day and what a great way to end the school.  They still have to go tomorrow  for the ending mass but that is it, they are done.  My little pumpkin will be in second grade already.  We will have a  end-party celebration at Hannover Park tomorrow afternoon.
  • We visited my FIL, I  planted some flowers at his flower bed down the backyard.  We also visited my SIL and played with their dogs and Gracie.
  • We had  upo squash sauteed with  sardines for lunch and  mung beans with pork for dinner.
  • We went for a walk again this afternoon.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Coleslaw Recipe

I love coleslaw and I realy want to try to make some. Glad I found a good recipe at amandascookin.com (to see the recipe, just go to the comment section).   Next time I would make coleslaw, I wouldn't add  onions (am not crazy about the  onion) and I will shred the carrot and  cabbage a little bigger so the texture  won't be mushy..
My little helper did a great job in helping me prepare what I need.  Thanks so much Anak!
A Spice A  Day # 143-144
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May 22, 2012:
  • We had three toppings pizza from Domino's for our dinner.
  • We visited my FIL and we went for a walk at our neighborhood when we came back.
May 23, 2012:
  • I planted the tomatoes that our neighbor gave us early this morning.
  • Ms. Burrito's school will have their school  olympics tomorrow.  This week was a fun week for  Ms. Burrito because  they were done with their  lessons last week, they only did a few this week and the rest are  fun, fun, fun,.  There would be an en-of-school mass on Friday morning.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Oriental Sauce

Chicken with mushroom  cooked with onion, scallions, some spices, and the Sauce from Lee Kum Kee was our sumptuous dinner a couple of nights ago.
A Spice A  Day # 142
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May 21, 2012:

  • There is no hot lunch in school so I prepared a cold lunch for Ms. Burrito to bring in school.  This is the last week of their school so they are not required to wear uniform.
  • I got a blister in my hand after  mowing the grass.  Hubby was going to do it but I told him that I need an exercise, so I did it.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Cake, in a Kid's Perspective

A Spice A  Day # 141
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May 20, 2012:

  • We had hotdog wrapped with bacon and scrambled egg with cheese for breakfast.
  • We cleaned the house after  eating breakfast.  Thanks  to the hubs for helping!
  • We visited  FIL right after atending the mass.  Stayed there for a couple of house.  I made some Kielbasa with sour krout and chopped  one hot pepper.  I also prepared  Dad's stuffed pepper.
  • I started laundry when we came back then when the sun went down, we went for a walk around the neighborhood.
  • I made some grilled beef ribs, mashed potatoes and rigatoni for dinner.
  • I just now  finished folding clothes and now ready to  go to bed.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Lupine's Scent

The lupine's scent is very sweet and soothing.  No wonder the bumble bees love them, and so is Ms. Burrito.
A Spice A  Day # 140
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May 19, 2012
  • We went to  Tomlinson Run for a  birthday party but unfortunately, after   waiting for an hour we left as the salad that I  made might get spoiled.
  • We decided to bring the salad at Dad's then we grilled some burger and hotdogs.
  • I took the kids for a long walk and we went to the  Marland Heights  Park.
  • We had fried rice with corned beef, chicken with mushroom, and eggs for dinner.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Strawberry Shake

 We bought two boxes of fresh strawberries and I made  some   strawberry shake out of it.  I added condensed milk and ice then put some chocolate syrup on top.
A Spice A  Day # 138-139
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Pink Saturday
May 17, 2012:
  • My  daughter came home wit a big smile on her face.  She said that she  was the champion of the  reading contest they did in their classroom.  I am proud of you anak!
May 18, 2012
  • Laundry day today.
  • I made some   sweet and spicy chicken with mushroom.  I used the  Lee Kum Kee's sauce for pork chop.
  • We  baked some tater tots  for  midnight snack.
  • We visited Dad and spent time with him, Jen, and Gracie.
  • We brought Max to the Vet to remove  his stitches.  

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mangoes from Mexico

Whenever we go to the Asian store in Pittsburgh, we always look if there are mangoes.  They seldom has  it so when they do have some, we always buy a box of it.  These champagne mangoes are product of Mexico.  This is the kind of mangoes that we have in the Philippines.
A Spice A  Day # 137
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May 16, 2012:
  • I am making some lumpia today so I will be  a bit busy.  I made  some lumpia, friend some of it and I put the rest in the freezer.   I also brought some to Dad since he like it for snack.
  • We went to the store and bought some  groceries.
  • I made some pork chops for  dinner.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sweet Onion Rings

Our neighbor gave us some sweet onions so I made some onion rings yesterday. It was delicious. I used tempura batter mix and some spices.  I am not fond of onions but I liked the crunchy and sweet onion rings.
A Spice A  Day # 136
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May 15, 2012:
  • Time flies, it is not the middle of the month and I haven't accomplish anything big, sigh.
  • I made some pancit canton   garnished with shredded carrots, boiled egg, and  scallions.
  • We visited my FIL and I brought some plants and planted it in his  garden.
  • We also dropped by at my SIL's house to visit but there was no one there except Fat Boy.  We played with him a little bit then we left.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Peony on Mother's Day

 The Burritos picked  one of the peonies in our garden to add some touch of love on Mother's day!

A Spice A  Day # 134-135
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May 13, 2012:
  • On Mother's day, we decided to just  relax at home  because it's rainy and wet outside.  Instead of  battling with the crowd in a restaurant, I cooked a simple meal for us to enjoy.  Some fried chicken, mashed potatoes, veggies and rice filled our tummies.
  • We visited  my FIL to  complete our day.
May 14, 2012
  • I made some onion rings for snacks today.  Corned beef with cabbage and rice   was our dinner.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Robin's Eggs

These are the robin's eggs at our back porch. Mama Robin built her nest a little later this year.  We used to have three robins   laying eggs both fro  our front and back porch but since we tore down the front porch,  only one came back.
A Spice A  Day # 133
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May 12, 2012:

  • Did my laundry today so tomorrow I am free.  
  • We went and visited my FIL after a quick trip to the store.

Friday, May 11, 2012

House Cake

This is a birthday cake from the gathering that we attended last Easter. We did not know that someone was celebrating his birthday that day so we did not bring any present.

A Spice A  Day # 132
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May 11, 2012:
  • Oh boy, it is now past midnight and I am still up. I was so busy today that I wasn't able to   bog.  Oh well, we had a productive day so it's okay.
  • I mowed the grass at our backyard today  I was going to work out at our mini gym downstairs but decided to work in our lawn.  
  • We visited  my FIL after I got done mowing the grass.
  • When we came home, we went for a long walk together  with our good friend/neighbor, Don.  He showed us the cave  at the hill where the Football field  for Madonna is.  It was our first time   walking around in that place.  It was nice.
  • I made wild rice,grilled chicken, and broccoli with bacon bits and cheese for  dinner.

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Fresh Roses

This is what I love about warm season, I get to enjoy the blooms of the flowers in my garden. Fresh flowers is always present inside our home.

A Spice A  Day # 131
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May 10, 2012:
  • My son and I went to church this morning to watch the first graders sing during the  2nd graders  first communion.  It was very sad that no priest showed  up  for the special occasion.  Our former priest has transferred to his hometown  and the new one hasn't arrive yet.  
  • We visited  my FIL  after  Ms. Burrito got home from school.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Sailor Chip

My daughter love Doritos and the other day, she was surprised to find this one that shape like a boat. She blurted "This is perfect for Dad, a sailor's chip ship."
A Spice A  Day # 130
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May 9, 2012:
  • Ms. Burrito went back to school today.  She enjoyed the  two extra days off from school due to  their teacher's meeting and  the election yesterday.
  • I hope I could get more task  because my sister will be enrolling an a couple of  weeks.  I need to send money for her tuition and to pay for her  dentures too.  

Monday, May 7, 2012

Berry?

 I saw this bush full of fruits at my BIL's  yard.  I am not sure what it is though.

A Spice A  Day # 128-129
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May 7, 2012:
  • I sauteed some mung beans with pork for our lunch.  I also made some mango smoothie for refreshment.
  • We shoot basketball at our neighbor's driveway.  Then we played at our backyard.
May 8, 2012:
  • We visited  my FIL  and we hang out till my SIL and family came.  I was so nauseated and threw up.  I don't know what triggered my migraine but it was bad. 
  • We had  sauteed cabbage with  ground pork for lunch.
  • Hubby voted   down the college   near our  area.
  • Hubby found a toad in our front porch so we save him in the kids bug box so the Burritos can see them when they wake up.  We seldom see frogs here so  it's amazing  that he was in our front porch.  The kids would love him.  We will release him after the kids see him.
  • Hubby set a trap by the  trumpet vine because there is a rat that keeps digging a hole there.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Refreshing Treats

A refreshing treats for the Burritos at Dairy Queen.  Mr. Burrito love their dip cones while Ms. Burrito likes the wild green arctic slushy.

A Spice A  Day # 127
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May 6, 2012:

  • We visited my brother-in-law in Chester, it's a 45-minute drive from our home.  Dad went with us and we had fun in the woods.  We fired three  kinds of pistol, our 45, Dad's 25 and  a WW1 pistol.  I got to fire a gun for the first time in my life.  I conquered one of my fears today and I am glad I did.  Ms. Burrito also fired  the 25, she was very brave.  She is braver than me lol.
  • We  stayed at Dad's for a little while when we came back and then came home.  I did some gardening and now I am cooking adobo for dinner.  Want some?

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Aluminum Foil and Eggs

I'bve seen a different technique in decorating an egg. My SIL used aluminum foil in coloring the eggs. They used glue aong with other coloring materials.
A Spice A  Day # 126
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May 5, 2012:
  • Did my laundry today and hubby mowed our grass.
  • We went to DQ, grabbed some  snacks and visited my FIL.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Play Doh Burritos

 Our daughter made these Burritos  out of her  play doh.  Don't they look yummy?

A Spice A  Day # 125
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May 4, 2012:
  • We visited my FIL after Ms. Burrito came home from school.  We stayed there for a couple of hours then we went for a walk at Marland Heights.
  • We  planted the herbs that I got from listia.  We have dill, parsley,  chives, and basil.  Our  lettuce are sprouting already so hopefully the birds won't  mess with it as they did with our beans.
  • We had breaded fried fish and rice for dinner.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Hotdog Wrapped

Mr. Burrito's breakfast a couple of days ago.

A Spice A  Day # 124
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May 3, 2012:
  • Will be at school until two pm to help with the market day.  I had  fun with the other moms helping  for the market day in school.  It was my first time volunteering  on market day so I was a little nervous at first but I am glad I did it.
  • Hubby brought  Max (our toy fox terrier? at the vet this morning to remove the pin in his leg.  He left Max there  and we came back to get him after we got done with our function in school.
  • On our way home, we visited my FIL.  Hubby helped in mowing his grass.
  • My PMS this month is killing me, I had severe dysmenorrhea yesterday and now, a headache that  won't go away.  Is it just me that have this kind of  condition every month?  Oh boy!

Famous London food

If you’re passionate about food, then London is without a doubt one of the best cities in the world to visit. You’ll find everything from haute cuisine in world-famous Michelin starred restaurants to fantastic market stalls selling tasty take-away that’s made fresh for you while you wait.

Fans of Indian food should definitely take a trip down to Brick Lane, where a whole cobbled street is dedicated to the varied flavours of the continent. It can get pretty hectic at the weekends, so it’s a good idea to book ahead if there’s a particular restaurant you’ve heard about. Otherwise, why not take your chances by strolling down the lane and checking out the deals available in each restaurant – competition for customers is quite fierce, so many restaurants will offer a free beer or side order to tempt you inside.

Camden Market is another great place to head to if you feel like sampling something a little bit different. The food market is home to a whole range of stalls selling everything from tasty burritos to African goat curry. The market is usually buzzing at the weekends, and on a sunny day there’s nothing better than getting a cold drink and a plate of Mexican food and heading down to the canal to watch the ducks go by.

Then, of course, there are the famous English gastropubs, which you’ll find in almost every London borough. The gastropub is home to the good old fashioned roast, so grab a table for Sunday lunch and enjoy a huge feast of roast beef and Yorkshire pudding with a pint of traditional ale. Some of the best gastropubs are located along the south of the river towards Kingston and Richmond, but the newly regenerated East End of London also has its fair share of excellent pubs serving great food.

If you’re planning on enjoying some great grub in London, why not make use of a cashback card to pay for your meal? American Express cashback credit cards offer you the opportunity to earn cashback on virtually all your purchases – so although there may be no such thing as a free lunch, you can at least make yours a bit more affordable. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Cookies

These are the sugar cookies that my SIL made during Easter celebration.  The shapes of the cookies  are crosses, eggs, and chicks.
A Spice A  Day # 123
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May 2, 2012:

  • I had a rough day today.  PMS kicked in early this month and  I have a sever dysmenorrhea.
  • I made some pork nilaga or pork soup for dinner.  
  • Hubby and the kids  went to store but I stayed home and rested while they were gone.
  • I am going to bed early.  I have to help  some  of the first grader parents for the market day in school tomorrow.  I hope that my dysmenorrhea will be gone by tomorrow.
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