Friday, July 16, 2021

Food we ate during the Pandemic

 Meal kits deliveries was an awesome option during  the pandemic's quarantine period.  I have tried  few companies that offers them and there are some that we like and other's that we can do without.  It was a fun learning experience for my daughter as well.  She gets to try to cook  each meal kit.

Here are some of the menus that we cooked.  I won't specify what they are and who the meal delivery companies are but we had fun trying to create or cook each meals.  Some are Mediterranean, some are asian, and most are  American cuisine.
This chicken with basil pistou dish was really good.  I would like to make this again one day.  The good is, I have the recipe so I can make it again anytime I want to.
The ingredients you need for this is chicken cutlets, basil pisto, roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, fennel, jasmine rice, green chard, and dates,
This pork bowl is a menu that we like very much.  My daughter have perfected  the way to make it so we buy the ingredients from the store and cook it when we crave for it.
Seared cod and peppers with coleslaw and potatoes.  This is not something, we will buy again.
My husband like this steak and cheddar melt.
Korean spicy noodles for breakfast.  I added some greens to make it healthier.
I like this honey mustard salmon dish.  This dish only calls for 6 ingredients; salmon fillet, honey mustard sauce, rainbow carrots, brocolli, red onion, and smoky mustard and thyme blend.  I thought this was the easiest dish because you only need to sear and roast, there's no elaborate process.  I like how it has a complete set of protien.
This Caribbean shrimp and coconut rice was okay.  It's not something I would cook again for the family because they are not very fond of seafood.  
I cooked this lima beans in coconut  milk and added some squid tentacles just for me.  As I mentioned above, my husband kids only eat certain seafood, I like  any type of seafood dishes.  I grew up eating only seafood so I am used to it.
Pasta and chicken dish with mushroom sauce, not a fan of this but thought it was an alright dish.

We have a lot of dishes that we tried which I wasn't able to take a photo of  but pandemic definitely opened us to a new challenge in making food.  I thought it was a great challenge though.  My daughter learned to cook few dishes and  so did I.  How about you?  What did you cook during the pandemic?

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Class 2021 Reception

 Graduation is exciting especially for the kids.  Parents get to cheer their kids on  and happy to see them finish a chapter in their young life.  This year's reception was held  at Holiday Inn, just like the previous years and the food was catered by Undo's restaurant.

Class 2021's  graduation cake, thanks to the Homeroom Moms for preparing the deserts and  treats.

Undo's food was okay but it wasn't bad.

I think the most important thing is that, the kids had so much fun before they parted ways.

Friday, April 23, 2021

15th Birthday Breakfast

I am not a creative Mom so my kids missed out on fun stuff when its their birthday but I sure try.  This was last year on my daughter's 15th birthday.  I know, I know, its pretty late in the game for a  post but I did not have a computer since my last one crashed.  Luckily, hubby bought me this laptop as an early birthday present so I am slowly able to post some moments of my kids
This is just a blueberry mini pancakes.  
I love the fact that my daughter was born in the summer time when flowers are blooming.  I just need to go outside and pick some flowers and boom, I have instant accent for food prepping.
I can't believe my little miracle baby is now becoming a little lady. In three months, she will turned 16 and will be getting her driver's license.  She's been driving for almost a year now with her student driver license and she is doing awesome.
I am glad that I don't have any issue with her when it comes to academics.  We sometimes have different opinions on things but overall, she's a really well-rounded and respectful kid.  I am always grateful to God for saving her during my delivery, we almost lost her but thank the Lord, He saved us both.

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Thanksgiving Dinner 2020

I woke up early and decided to start prepping for Thanksgiving meal.   We bought a small size of Turkey breast  and I slow cooked it on a crock pot.  I think cooking it this way keep it moist and it really cooks it evenly compared to putting it in the oven.  This is the first time I ever tried cooking turkey meat and so glad it turned out well.  I was always intimidated in preparing anything turkey but found out it was as hard as I thought it’s gonna be.

My daughter made some pan de sal ( Filipino dinner rolls) .

We bought a couple of ours, apple and pumpkin, from the store.  I’m not a baker and not fond of it either so dessert is always a store bought for us.
I made scallop potatoes instead of usual mashed potatoes.
The turkey breast was delicious.
The green bean casserole was my favorite among the dishes.  I used dress green beans, it makes a big difference when you use fresh compared to the canned ones.
The left over was a great addition to a delicious turkey casserole that we had for dinner today (a couple of days after Thanksgiving).
How about you, how was your Thanksgiving?

Friday, September 25, 2020

Creamy Thai Carrot 🥕 and Chicken Soup with Basil

I harvested our carrots and beets yesterday and decided to make some soup today.  I found a recipe online but I don't always follow recipes, I usually put my own spin on it by tweaking the ingredients. So here's my own take for a Creamy Thai Carrot and Chicken soup with Basil.  

  • Carrots (from our  backyard garden)
  • 5 cups of water
  • 3 slices of chicken breast (I used leftover rotisserie - this is optional)
  • 1 cube Thai seasoning (optional)
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  •  5 fresh basil leaves
  • Washed and sliced the carrots.  You can choose to peel it but I left mine as is since I brushed it with my vegetable brush.  One good thing about homegrown veggies is that, you can confidently use it without worrying about what's in it since you're the one who grew it.  Nothing beats organic produce. 
  • Pour the water in a pot, add the carrots, chicken, shallot, garlic, Thai seasoning cube, and salt.  Bring to a boil until the carrots is soft enough to blend.
  • Put everything in a blender and add the cream cheese and basil.  

This turned out so good.  The color  looks more like a pumpkin or squash soup because of the cream cheese and chicken but it's delicious.   You can probably eliminate the chicken and  Thai flavoring but I can tell you that it really made the soup very tasty.  The Thai flavoring gave it a little kick and a really unique twist to an otherwise ordinary carrot soup.  I am not sure why while I was typing  carrot soup, the carrot cake keeps popping up in my head lol.  I had some amish  carrot cake a few weeks ago and it was delicious.

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