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Friday, July 27, 2012

Picnic Snack

When going to a picnic, I always make sure that we have enough drinks and sunblock  (clear and no rub spray) is very important especially for the kids. Fruits like oranges are also great for snacks.  The kids  like Caprisun juice

A Spice A  Day # 205-206
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July 28, 2012:

  • Nothing special is planned for today.  Just doing laundry and cleaning the house.
  • Visited FIL.
July 29, 2012:
  • We went to Chester today and  swam at my BIL's swimming pool.  Dad went with us and he  practice shooting with my husband, my BIL, and Ms Burrito.  I didn't practice this time.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Beef Stroganoff

I tried making beef stroganoff using the sauce mix that I bought.  I modify the   recipe a little bit.  Instead of using sour cream, I used  cream of mushroom because I also added some fresh chopped mushroom.  I chopped a little bit of mint and  sprinkled cayenne on top.  It was delicious.

A Spice A  Day # 200-201
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July 22, 2012:

  • Went to church and visited my FIL afterwards.  
  • My husband and kids rode their bikes.
July 23, 2012:
  • Today  was hubby's last day in school.  Wohooo,  congratulations Hon for achieving your goal!
  • We went with him in Newell,  WV so he could signed in at HomerLaughlin.
  • We rode our bikes today.
  • My Burritos and I  bathe our three canine pets.  
July 24, 2012
  • We visited my FIL and went to the store to pick up some groceries.
July 25, 2012:
  • We went to my  sister-in-law and the kids swam in their swimming pool.
  • We  visited  my FIL afterwards.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Green Beans Omelet

The green beans we planted has been giving us a good amount of veggies so I cook it a lot even for breakfast. My daughter love green beans but she isn't fond of eggs. What I always do is make an omelet with green beans as filling and she loves it, even Mr. Burrito would eat it too.

A Spice A  Day # 196-199
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July 20, 2012:
  • It's gloomy outside and  the rain sprinkles every once in a while.  I planned to finish my gardening job in my yard but I don't think it would happen.
  • There is this private number and unknown number that has been calling here at home and it's bothering us.  Hubby keep answering it but no one would talk from the other line.  I answered  it this morning and  I got so scared because  it was a pervert saying  inappropriate stuff.  I slammed the phone and  stared at it shaking, it's  very scary.  
July 21, 2012:
  • I finally finished my project in the garden.  I got blisters in my hand but  I am happy of what I accomplished.
  • We visited my FIL and we bonded with our neighbor when we came home.  

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Skewered Shrimp

I tried something new with shrimp and mushroom just to see if it will turn alright. I stuffed the mushroom with cream of mushroom and top it off with the headless shrimp. I baked it for 15 minutes and sprinkle cheese afterwards, it was actually delicious. Below is the photo of the unbaked version, unfortunately, I forgot to take a photo of the baked ones lol.
I made two dishes of the shrimp because my daughter love skewered shrimp. I also added some zucchini from both ends.

A Spice A  Day # 194-195
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July 18, 2012:

  • I have been so busy at my garden for the past few days.  I a not done yet, still a lot of things to do.  My body is beat with  digging the ground and re-organizing the bricks.
  • It rained hard today which is really good because my new planted   flowers will be happy.  
  • We visited my FIL and ate  pop corn shrimp with him.
July 19, 2012:
  • We have  on and off rain today so my gardening  is on and off also.  I am glad that we have this rain for two days now, it helps the plants and the grass.
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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Coconut Juice

We found some coconut juice at Dollar Tree so we bought a dozen.  Not as good as the fresh ones that comes from the baby coconut but  it's a good alternative.  Azul means blue, we spel that in tagalog as Asul.

A Spice A  Day # 193
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July 15, 2012:

  • We went to church  and  visited my FIL afterwards.   I made some lumpia and toron and we ate it with Dad.
  • I dug out  all of my irises that the dogs has destroyed and replanted them on the other side.  

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Cheesy Potatoes

My sister-in-law Chris taught me another way to cook potatoes.  I forgot what she called this  recipe but it was yummy.  This is basically  baked potatoes, pre-baked it in the microwave then put the  butter and cheese and then bake it again in the oven.

A Spice A  Day # 192
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July 11, 2012:

  • Hubby is off from school today so we got to visit  Dad.  I made dinner  there and  we ate supper with him.  
  • I painted  2 and 1/2 panels of our fence using the left over paint that we had in painting the outside  part.  
  • The kids had a blast playing with Josh again.  Thanks to the Fanchers' for keeping my Burritos.
July 12, 2012:
  • We went to my SIL and the kids swam in their swimming pool.  Thanks Chris.
  • We visited Dad afterwards.
July 13, 2012:
  • Me and Mr. Burrito did some gardening at the back.
July 14, 2012:
  • We visited my FIL and chatted with my  BIL while we were there.
  • Continued my gardening, I have blister in my  hand   now.
  • Saturday is also the day for Mother and Daughter bonding.  We  work out for 30 minutes at our mini gym down the basement then  finish it with shower.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Zucchini

Our neighbor gave me two zucchini seedlings. There's plenty of blossom right now but I haven't seen a single veggie yet.
My SIL Chris on the other hand  had big ones already.  She gave me some  the other day and she also gave me  a loaf of Zucchini bread, it's delish!
 I cooked half of the zucchini she gave me, today.  I steamed it  with onions, cherry tomatoes,  sausage, and topped with cheese.

A Spice A  Day # 191
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July 9, 2012:

  • Me and the kids did some bike riding today.  We also did some  cleaning in the garden.
  • Ms. Burrito is getting addicted  in making pot holders.
July 10, 2012:
  • Me and EJ did some gardening.  I  pulled  out all the irises that the dogs has destroyed.
  • The kids had a blast  playing with our neighbor's grandson.
  • Ms. Burrito sold some of the pot holders she made.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Birthday Yummies

These are some of the foods that we had at Ms. Burrito's birthday party.  My mother would always say that during birthday's you should  cook something loon for "long life" like noodles so I made some rice noodles.
Sweets that  my SIL Jill's family brought to the party.
Cupcake and triple chocolate cake.
My l7umpia is a always a hit so  I always make some during gt together.
The chocolate birthday cake.
There are  other foods that I  wasn't able to capture like  the seven layer dip tacos that my NIL made, grilled hotdogs, pasta, vegetable  salad, and more.

A Spice A  Day # 187-190
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July 8, 2012:

  • We did not attend mass for few  weeks and  we finally went today but the schedule that we used to attend was already changed  wahh..
  • We visited my FIL.  Thanks for the gifts Chris!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Oranges

My son does not like fruit juice but he likes fresh fruits like oranges and strawberries.  Ms. Burrito on the other hand have different  preference when it comes to fruit, hshe likes the tropical ones k like mangoes and  jack fruit which are hard to find in the store.  She  eats oranges but those that are in the can.  
A Spice A  Day # 185
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July 4, 2012:
  • Happy 4rth of July everyone!
  • Hubby makes some leche flan to take to the Filipino party later today.  
  • We went to the party and had some fun.  We proceeded to my FIL's after that to be with the family.  The kids had  fun with the firework.  Thanks Jen and Jim for  sharing the fun with the Burritos.
  • On ur way home, we watched the firework at downtown Weirton.

Fresh Greens from the Garden

Some fresh lettuce from our garden. This is what I like about summer, you can grow your own veggies and you can eat it fresh.
A Spice A  Day # 184
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July 3, 2012:

  • Hubby has a test tonight so he is busting his brain studying hehehe.
  • Ms. Burrito made breakfast today, thanks Anak.

Sliced Strawberries

Strawberries are only a dollar at Walmart a box so we always buy a couple of boxes. My son love strawberries so I always slice it every morning for dessert with our breakfast.

A Spice A  Day # 183
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July 2, 2012:

  • The son of our neighbor is coming here today to  measure  things for the new AC installation.  He came and found out that there is a rest button to our old AC.  He said that the old  ones has this reset button  that automatically shuts off when the unit  gets so hot.  He said that it could still hold up  for a year but if we prefer to have a new one installed, he would do it.  Oh that was a relief because it will give us time to save for the new AC.

Yummy Breakfast

Hubby love hotdog wrapped with bacon but Ms. Burrito doesn't. So I made her a rolled egg with just fresh lettuce and a little bit of cheese inside it.  This was  our yummy breakfast a couple of days ago.  
 On the other note, Ms. Burrito love the fruit  and yogurt parfait at Mc Donald's.  Below  is a caramel apple parfait, a creamy low-fat vanilla yogurt topped with diced apples and drizzled with caramel.  

A Spice A  Day # 182
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July 1, 2012:

  • We went to my SIL so hubby and the kids can swim then we visited my FIL afterwards.  We ate dinner there, my FIL  made some baby back ribs, mashed potatoes, and green beans, it was delish!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Smores Marshmallows

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My Burritos wanted to   experience making smores so I  lit up the grill and  put some marsh mallows in the sticks.
It's  nice to let kids try  things so they will know how it is to do it.
They burnt some but  they did some nice ones too.

A Spice A  Day # 181
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June 29, 2012:
  • Doing laundry right now.
  • Picked some green beans at my garden and cooked it for brunch.  Chopped it and added some carrots, scallions, smoked sausages and it was delish!
  • Hubby and I are going to watch Jimmy Buffet's concert tonight.
June 30, 2012:
  • Our AC decided to stop working  yesterday, the time when we needed  it the most as  the temperature was so hot.  We had it  recharged with Freon last year but this year, we are going to replace the old AC with a new one.  It's not really in our budget but what can you do, oh boy!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Chicken Noodle Soup

Ms. Burrito love the chicken noodle soup at Eat 'n Park, she always order a salad bar so she could get this particular soup.

A Spice A  Day # 177-180
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June 24, 2012:

  • Hubby and the kids went to my FIL earlier.  I stayed home and cleaned then  he came back and picked me up.  We stayed the rest of the day at Dad's.  Thanks for the dinner Chris!
June 25, 2012:
  • Hubby had classes so we just stayed home.
  • We made some progress with our 2000 pieces puzzle project.
  • Made some pork ribs BBQ for lunch.
June 26, 2012:
  • I let the kids  ride their bikes at our street while I water my plants.  
  • Pork chop  with rice  was our lunch.
June 27, 2012:
  • Visited my FIL.
  • We rode our bikes.
  • Cleaned the house.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Turtle Porkchop

Before savoring the flavor of this pork chop, I took a picture first because it looks like a turtle to me. What do you see?

A Spice A  Day # 176
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June 23, 2012:

  • Fried rice, egg, and bacon  for breakfast today.  I had to wait for daughter to wake up because she wanted to  help me cook.
  • Hubby and the kids  went to my SIL and swam in the pool.  I stayed home due to dysmenorrhea.

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