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Thursday, February 24, 2011

FTF: Embutido

One of my fave Filipino food that I seldom make because it takes a lot of work, but once it is'll forget all the hard worked because this is one yummy dish!

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Embutido is a type of meatloaf prepared Filipino style. Though a well known dish for the holidays, Embutido can be enjoyed everyday without any hassle. Several meat processing companies now produce this meatloaf for commercial purposes; all you have to do is grab one from your favorite grocery store.


2 lbs ground pork
12 pcs Vienna sausage or 6 pcs hotdogs, cut in half lengthwise
3 pcs hard boiled eggs, sliced
1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
1/2 cup tomato sauce
2 pcs raw eggs
2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup red bell pepper, minced
1 cup green bell pepper, minced
1 1/2 cup raisins
1 cup carrots, minced
1 cup onion, minced
salt and pepper
2 cups bread crumbs (made by placing 4 slices of tasty bread in a food processor. If not using any food processor, just tear the bread.)

Cooking Procedures:

1. Place the ground pork in a large container
2. Add the bread crumbs then break the raw eggs and add it in. Mix well
3. Put-in the carrots, bell pepper (red and green), onion, pickle relish, and cheddar cheese. Mix thoroughly
4. Add the raisins, tomato sauce, salt, and pepper then mix well.
5. Place the meat mixture in an aluminum foil and flatten it. (see video for guidance)
6. Put in the sliced Vienna sausage and sliced boiled eggs alternately on the middle of the flat meat mixture.
7. Roll the foil to form a cylinder locking the sausage and egg in the middle if the meat mixture. Once done, lock the edges of the foil.
8. Place in a steamer and let cook for 1 hour.
9. Place inside the refrigerator until temperature turns cold
10. Slice and serve.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

We Need Wooden Swing Sets

As I mentioned before, we need to buy our son at least a swing set for his birthday. We really like the neighborhood where we are now for we are close to everything from shopping center, hospital, school and parks, but the thing is, we cannot go to the playground and play when my son wants to for it is quite a bit walk from our house. There is a playground at the school nearby, but unfortunately, the school closes it after school.

Since his birthday is fast approaching, I am busy looking online for wood swing sets. I want to get my son a play set, but we couldn't afford it now. We may buy him one two years from now. At least a wooden swing set will do and he would be happy having it in our backyard which is empty at present.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

FTF: Fried Catfish

Last week, hubby and I was craving for fried catfish. So, after our son's karate lesson we stopped by at a catfish fast food on our way home. T'was our first time in that resto and so we didn't know what to order in the menu. We chose the one with two sides (red beans and coleslaw) and added a corn on the cob. This was like a family dinner. When we got our order, we were so disappointed; it did taste good but the price is ridiculously high!! We paid $20 including 2 bucks tips (which we weren't supposed to give because they didn't really served us)....hubby being a generous man gave them tips. Oh well, for 18 bucks we could have gone to Long John Silver and got more catfish! Oh well, lessons learned and we decided that, that would be our first and last trip at to catfish fast food.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Pasalubong from Ams!

Who would have thought that through internet I would meet such a simple, smart outgoing and real friend in the person of Amy Nobillos of Florida. Yup, I found a real friend in her. Though we haven't met yet in person I know and I can feel that she is a friend you will keep. We've been friends for more than two years now and yet she hasn't change a bit. I am pretty sure that one of these days we would meet in person and I couldn't wait for that day! Anyway, she went for a month vacation in the Philippines and when she came back, she sent me a package with some of the foods I missed most. Thanks again dear for being so thoughtful and sweet.

The package includes: dried sweet mango, dried fisg (danggit), pili nuts, polvoron (goldilocks) and chocolates :-)!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Professional Cleaning Services

I was talking to a friend yesterday and she told me that due to heavy rains in their place, several areas became flooded. She even said that most of the residents have been deployed to evacuation centers where they would be safer because their houses were already filled with water and signs of water damage were everywhere. I can understand the situation of the people there and I feel sorry for their plight. I know that it’s not easy to leave your house and the rest of your belongings at such a situation but you must do so in order to save your life and that of your family’s.

What’s harder is when these people get back to their homes and they start cleaning up the remnants of the flood. It’s not very easy to repair a house that’s been damaged by water. At such times, professional cleaning services is a must but then such service doesn’t come cheap. But if repairs of a flood-damaged home here will be the same and as good as repairing water damaged floors Austin, then maybe it will be worth the price. Well, it’s not just floors that get badly damaged during storms and flooding. Carpets and even upholsteries can get damaged.

Indeed, flooding leaves behind a spectacle that’s quite depressing and if the system here works the same way as in other places like Austin for instance where there are constant advertisements for residential carpet cleaning services austin than maybe residents will have an easier time restoring everything back to the way they were. Even furniture with delicate upholstery wouldn’t have to be a problem if we had something like ads for silk upholstery cleaning Austin here. People wouldn’t have a hard time looking for the service they want and badly need.

You Can Earn and Have Fun Too!

In the past, people went online to do some research or to communicate with friends and family through instant messaging. They also went online to read and compose e-mail because it allowed them to conduct businesses in real time. Today though, people’s need for computer and Internet connectivity extends beyond sending an e-mail or chatting with a family member or friend. Nowadays, the Internet can be a huge recreation area for people who simply want to relax and unwind. If you feel bored, you may simply log in to your favorite social networking site and connect with friends. You may also browse music videos and even download media. You may also start playing an RPG or role playing game like age of war to ease your boredom.

Indeed, the Internet has become a welcome respite for some from the hustle and bustle of everyday living. However, the Internet serves another purpose from which a lot of people benefit from and I’m referring to the opportunities it presents to people who want to earn some passive income right from the comfort of their own homes. These days, people can work from home. Even mothers who choose to stay at home can start online activities that help them earn money. There are a lot of people who have even started blogging for money because they realized how lucrative it can be.

They realize that it’s very easy to earn money from the many opportunities presented by the Internet and all it takes is persistence and determination on the part of the person. A person can have fun playing, let’s say for instance boxhead 2, but he can also make the time he spends online profitable. This is very ideal if a person is trying to be practical but doesn’t want to sacrifice recreation at the same time.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

FTF: Red Velvet Cake

The best cake I have ever tasted is sold at Costco for $9.99! It is very yummy, not too sweet...just right! Hubby and I loves it! So whenever we crave for cake, we just go to Costco and buy one to satisfy the craving of our sweet tooth, lol!

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Apple Braids Anyone?

I braved the weather yesterday morning that after dropping my son off to school, I went grocery shopping. I spent two hours shopping. I don't know why it always takes 2 hours for me to shop. I wasn't doing anything but grab every stuffs we need. Do you have the same experienced, too!

Anyway, I got this apple braids at the pastry section and it was very good....not to sweet, just right!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Lolcats On The Internet And Visualizing Pi 3.14

LOLcats on teh InternetSource: Online Education

Online Schooling - Visualizing PiSource: Online Schooling

FTF: Biko

Last week I decided to make Biko for the first time. It turned out to be good though the latik didn't turn out the way it should be...but my friends told me that they tasted good. I think I would make some again next week. This cold season is making me and my kitchen busy, and I am always in the mode for cooking!

Without the Latik
then with Latik :-)

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