Friday, December 29, 2017

Stress-Free Meals at Christmas #MetalMeatRakes

One of the many things that I miss celebrating  Christmas from my home country is the presence of my family.  We always come together and cook food that we all love to eat.  We  sing karaoke and catch up, I miss that so bad.  We used to do it too here when my father-in-law was still  around but now that he's gone, we  kind of drifted off and have our own.
I don't cook much because it is only the four of us so there's no sense of cooking so many food that we won't be able to consume.  In a way, it is a stress-free   way of celebration because I only have to prepare some of our favorite Filipino food.
This Christmas, this pair of metal meat rakes from Cavetools is a great tool in preparing our Christmas  breakfast and dinner.
I made my version of shepherd pie for brunch and shredding the beef was a lot easier with these pulled pork shredder rakes.
This is a heavy duty version of the meat handling claws that I also got from them a while back .  My favorite part of that  one  is the  handle, it's a lot easier to shred meat  than this  rakes.  However, this can handle really heavy meat so it has it's advantages as well.
This shepherd pie was so  good.  It was so cheesy that my son asked for another serving after he ate his first.
I made some  lumpia or eggrolls.  This is always a hit with the kids and hubby.  These are so good to dip in a sweet and spicy sauce or  you can make a sauce that you would like.
On Christmas  morn, I woke up at 3  o'clock and could not go back to sleep.  So after an hour of tossing and turning, I got up and  cook.
For dessert, I made  some sweet rice.  Almost all of the food I made  was Filipino dishes.  My family doesn't mind.  We eat more Filipino food than American food here at home.  Hubby got so accustomed with the Asian food when he was overseas  so it was never a  challenge  for me to  make dishes.
Some freshly baked  dinner rolls to go with the  rice noodles.
If you want to purchase a pair of this awesome meat rakes,  here's a coupon code to use for a 15% off  via Amazon, just enter MEATCLAW15 upon checkout.

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

16 delicious comments:

Ashley said...

You had me at stress free. These meat sticks look like a great idea for dinner!

Alli Smith said...

My husband has the meat claws and he used them whenever he is smoking meat and making barbecue. They sure come in handy and all of your food looks amazing.

AiringMyLaundry said...

Yum, I'm hungry now. These look tasty! I need to get these claws. They'd make my life so much easier.

Candysfarmhousepantry said...

Meat claws come in handy when shredding tons of different meats for different dishes. I thought I was the only one who got up to cook when I could sleep.

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

This made me think of my stepmother-in-law, who was Filipino. She made lumpia and my husband's family all loved it. Ponsit also.

Gisele Gamble said...

These look awesome and like they would be fun to make.

Miss Angie said...

Yum, this food looks so good and these claws look super handy! I've used forks to do this kind of work before, but these would definitely make it easier.

Angelic Sinova said...

Those egg rolls look SO yummy! Those meat rakes would definitely come in handy here in my house. I need to get some ASAP.

Mimicutelips said...

I make a lot of pulled pork and pulled chicken so these meat rakes would make it much easier for me. The grub looks good.

serena hale serena@god4bandme.com said...

I have used these before. I liked mine too. They looked a little different. Your recipe looks good.

Jennifer EngineerMommy said...

I am always looking for ways to make meal time prep easier and stress free. These are wonderful meal ideas. Those meat claws sound super handy!!

Marysa said...

Those meat rakes are impressive! They would make a nice gift too. Sounds like you guys had some great food over the holidays.

Sara Welch said...

I've used similar meat rakes before. They come in super handy especially when a large amount of meat is involved.

Tatanisha Worthey said...

It sounds like your Christmas was rather relaxing. I had a lot of cooking on my hands.

Debra Hawkins said...

I have always wanted something like this! Every time I have to shred meat I wish I had gone ahead and bought some!

Cascia Talbert said...

Looks like a great tool! Thanks for sharing.

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