Showing posts with label Meme. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Meme. Show all posts

August 22, 2011

Have you already seen a house color blue? As in if it's a wedding, blue in motif? Well, not only the decorations and accessories  or painting inside the house but also outside. Yes, a blue house! Blue is the dominating color of it. What do you think about such? You may think weird but it is pretty when it is designed and a cool color but I don't think what I saw is cool unto my eyes. Not that so. Maybe it still need renovation or unfinished. Our car was moving fast as I captured the photo below. I can see it is color blue and fortunately I got a picture of it even if the car was running fast. Nad and I were from school that time and hurried going to get the food for lunch (at 1pm) because we're already hungry. Yeah, you're right I spotted the house on our way. And not so sure of its style. And so this is it below. Maybe it looks like a haunted house. Oops! How do you like to have a blue house like this?

Anyway, happy Blue Monday everyone! Enjoy the blue scenes! ;-)

Smiling Sally

February 25, 2011

Two days from the middle month of February, I made this rice noodles (picture above) through my crave as I saw sis Anne Thompson pic of her daughter Faith's birthday. Of course, I saw it before the day I made it, or should I say days. I craved but I find it uneasy to cook directly. So I find time or day I should have to do it and glad I made what is what I want. :-) Yes, that rice noodles above is the result. I mixed it with my first home-made " embutido " and leftover roasted turkey for the meat then carrots and cabbages (green and violet color) for the vegetables. Yes, that violet color ones is violet cabbage. DH did not ate such, first time I put and use such cabbage, that's why. Guess what, I love it!  Most of the time when am the one cooking, I don't like eating it. And the other good news was, I managed to it such without rice, so less carbohydrates since noodles alone is already carbohydrates and is not good for the body, if lots of carbo especially that I am pregnant. Such noodles was made morning and until then were my snack, lunch (with something) and snack again. Then DH had the last serve for dinner. And he liked it (he doesn't like eating noodles like this, glad that time he liked *happy me*)!

And that's my Food Trip though it does not happen this Friday. Happy FTF!

February 17, 2011

Hello everyone, it's Friday once again. Tomorrow I will have my first ob-gyn visit. I suppose to go to La Puente to visit my friend and bring some yummy foods from the market there (you know Pinoy foods) which I crave. Gosh, I so long to visit tomorrow but the weather broadcast seems do not cooperate. Yep, it will rain hard tomorrow and on Sunday it cannot be. So I have to wait one week more. :( Though, it is fine. At least I have something to look forward to. He he! And so, how's your Friday? I am going to share my food trip today. I was aiming to post my very food trip, "bihon/sotanghon" or bean thread noodles I  made lately in the morning with turkey and my "embutido" homemade to its mixed. Ooh well, I am kinda lazy to get my phone which is on the bedroom. So I have to share it on the next day though it's not FTF no more. Ooh well. Pardon. :( 
Beef Soup with Cabbage
 Nonetheless since this food I am sharing was my two days dinner though picture was month ago but it looks as the same as this. Only at first day, the beef I mixed with were bokchoy and Chinese cabbage whilst on the second (same beef with bones, just added water and some spices) I just put Chinese cabbage which it don't bother me, I had an awesome perfect dinner that time. It surprised me since I do not like eating meat days or weeks already but with it, I eat like a pig. Waaaa! Pigging-out! :-) I so love eating the Chinese cabbage and the beef. I put beef cubes by the way, though raw beef is present. It adds gourmet! ;-) Happy food trip!

February 11, 2011

One typical food I had during my Philippines (birth country) vacation last November-December for just 15 days though. Typical, not as daily but it was really served when I want to. That was because I cannot eat this dish here where I live now (with my DH). And so a request (of course with budget, haha) was granted. For how many missed foods I had, fortunately I got it without any hesitations. I felt loved. Hehe! And now, I am craving for this. The fresh from the market one, un-iced. Ooh well. What can I do but just to imagine to satisfy my craving. Waaahh! If only I can have this in our nearby market/store, I will really get this right away or thinking of buying cheap tickets to go to my birth country home and eat this! Yay!But, yes, but, just but nothing real and as fresh as this. With all the ingredients and such. Mmm.. now, I have to stop. It makes me hungry imagining. Whew!

For this day, I am making "embutido" (sorry I forgot an english of this dish), my first time. Thanks to a friend, Jocelyn W. for sharing the recipe to me. Currently, it is cooling off from the oven. I am waiting for it to cool off so I can put it in refrigerator and enjoy it tomorrow.

Happy Food Trip Friday!


February 07, 2011

 Hello everyone, its Monday once again. Manic Monday time, eh? Time to move our asses off. Ha! It is workday again to those who work. Good luck to the hard working ones or the work people. This time, am sharing of one of the blues in my table. The blue pens, blue writing on a scotch holder and on the big pen and shades of blue in a not-so-visible air freshener which is located above the bluish-purple plastic flower. Much blue in an image above, eh? To see is to believe. Ha! 
Such ones are just few of the blue stuffs which can be found on my table. Just sharing. You can also share should you like, well, it's better. :) Do you love color blue? And how do you like it?

Thanks by the way to Smiling Sally for hosting this awesomely Blue Monday meme. Happy Monday everyone!

 Smiling Sally

January 17, 2011

 Smiling Sally

This is my first time of this year participating a post which contains blue or Smiling Sally's Blue Monday meme. How I love posting memes but due to some important ones that have to be prioritized first, it is just now that I have my "come back" post. And so now, here's my first entry for this year (which it was being taken last October 20th the other year): 

Those are three blue cars and the blue curtains in front of the apartment complex. You might wonder where is this, well, this was in front of where Cacai_Nad lives. It is in front of the apartment complex to where DH rented. I was the one who made that shot through my cellphone, such time the time I went up downstairs into the mailbox to get the mails. It was raining though blue colors are still visible! Happy Blue Monday!

January 14, 2011

Can you tell there are errors (in terms of arrangement of utensils and obviously one food) in an image below? Yes, there are four mistakes! Can you find it? I should have to say, obviously! Sorry about it, I ran out of time that was why I just put it as what you see. I know it right after it was arranged (the day after such actually since I already have time to search it out how. Hehehe! Sorry about this.)

And so about what I displayed above (you can enlarge through clicking the image), it was what I prepared on Christmas Day. The highlight was a hamonado-de-pinya or pineapple ham since that was my first cook of such recipe. I got such recipe from my maternal aunt-in-law which before Christmas of two years ago, I thought of how tasty her ham was when I was still there in Philippines. She usually cooked and served it during fiesta but since there is no fiesta here in USA and ham is the main food during Christmas then I planned and got her recipe through text and call. Ha! What a silly me. After that, I was not satisfied since I want to see a video or picture how it was being made. You know, ingredients are not cheap and I do not want to messed it or wasted. I was intimidated of my curiosity actually. And when I went to the wet market to buy such pork upper leg, I found nothing just enough for three or four people, it was big so I decided not to buy. Until Christmas 2010 came, still such pork upper leg could found nowhere as the size I wanted. And so I settle of small one which fit to my standard which do not have skin just few fats (I wanted the fats and the skin as well) but that was fine. And so that was it. I also baked two cakes (red velvet cake and carrot cake from Betty Crocker) which ended up looks like only one and haven't artistically completely done. But it ended up taking off the frosting as DH preferred it nothing, too much sugar is no good. For some other foods in there (other than I mentioned lately) were ready-made barbecue chicken, broiled catfish, Christmas-sy decorated cupcakes, fruit cocktail and cheese breads. Together with the foods are martinelli and sprite for the drinks. Let's eat and Cheers!

And this is my Food Trip this Friday! (Again sorry for the arrangement of the utensils and the undone cake)


October 23, 2010

It's Friday once again. How time flies. So today am in again for a food trip post which is what I cook last more than a month ago. It was a crispy pork chop and a chicken partnered with steamed rice and chicken gravy over it.

It was not actually a typical type of cook how this served as DH prefers broiled one. But during that time, he likes the fried one. And so I deep-fried the meats with olive  cooking oil as for a low cholesterol and some other benefits an olive cooking oil possess. What a relief to have cooking oil as we won't worried about typical cooking oil has. 

Alright, so it is your time to share what has been your food trip this day, what is it? ;-) You may like to share your yummy food trip though. And so, have a great Friday and happy food trip!

July 01, 2010

Yes, just a doughnut, a big tasty doughnut from my DH favorite convenience store (and became my favorite 24 hrs store too). While doing my thing in the "lappy" computer one day, the husband told he wanted to go out and buy some drinks and other small stuffs. I just then told, I wanted to go with him and hurriedly dressed-up. Off we went to a certain store. I actually did not knew that such store sells doughnut but my yes caught it up and there you go, I got four of different artistic faces but of same taste, sweet. Ooh well, do we have a sour doughnut? Ha!

Some time in a day, we just want to eat something sweet and even sour, bitter or salty but that time, I wanted to eat sweet. Yes, so sweet just like what I had and it made my day. Just a taste of doughnut. And it made me going, eh?! ;-) Yes, I got to do some backlog and chores which it needed to be finished but of course with meals and a lemon juice. What a day (but fulfilling one)! :) Have a fun-filled food trip this Friday!

June 27, 2010

It has been a long time of not h aving my blue Monday in here. Oops! It is just a literal blue, okay? ;-) As I grew older or a mature individual, I learn how to embrace what I do not like. Just like a color blue, yes, I do not like this particular color before. It is not really that I hate it but I just do not like as what most folks like. My sister likes this color a lot and it actually is her favorite color but not me. But as I said, I now embrace it though it do not become my fave color but ooh, I love it!

Just a good time, last year, my sister gave me a gift -- a blue stuff toy. A teddy bear which I call it teddy. She gave me that blue teddy (pictured above with a card and other stuff) as her first birthday gift for me. Yes, it is first as in first ever birthday gift. ;-) And I kept it, until now it looks like new. :) I am a good keeper so one/she could expect me to do that. With that, I was more happier with my natal commemoration last year. :) And also this year, and hopefully in the next coming years! Have a great Blue Monday everyone! Have a fun weekday!

June 24, 2010

Happy Friday everyone! Happy foodies trip too! ;-) Here I mentioned Friday though it is not yet Friday in Pacific Time, that is because some parts of the world is already Friday and it is because food trip Friday meme already started. Aw. :) To those who like to see the delicious foods presented or also blogger's trip for foodies, you may like to hop-in to our food trip meme to see each other's presentations/food trips, somehow this will give you an idea what to prepare on your table or the next thing to happen. :)
My food trip is vegetable gourd sauteed with pork (you may like to click images to enlarge it should you like to do so). It was long time already I had been meaning to cook again this vegetable viand but time and space won't permit me. Ooh well, perhaps this weekend I could find time to search for this vegetable. Sometimes, I could only see this many miles from our home but since the craving on me wants it, will find it. Whoops! I hope so. Do you like to eat gourd veges? How do you like it? How do you like to cook it?
Above by the way is the raw picture of gourd. That is all folks! Happy food trip!

June 13, 2010

It has been long time already that I was not able to eat a sauteed shrimps paste just like dried fish though I have it on our refrigerator. Then it came that I was craving to the highest level already. Ha! ;-) At the same time, I had a lot of beefsteak tomato which about going to loss its natural flavor. Yep the big tomatoes are going to get rotten. No choice but to find ways to spent it. :) I had a chance for my cravings. You know I do not want to spoiled my appetite because if I do, I can eat a lot of carbohydrates especially foods like this but ooh well..

That shrimps paste ruin my diet.. hahaha.. I could not resist it! The shrimps paste, I cook it with an olive oil mix with the spices: a lot of tomatoes, garlic and onion fresh from inside the bottle came from refrigerator (it's great it if you warm it first so there'll be no big oil sounds on your skillet or else it will harm your face if not having an extra careful while cooking). And the result is sauteed shrimps paste. ;-) And then it's time to chow with a cold juice drink by the side. ;-)

Happy weekend folks and have a great food trip!

June 03, 2010

Food Trip Friday may be down but that doesn't mean it's fully down. :) Mommy Willa, the moderator of this foodie meme assures to be back in normal or you can post or view an entries in FaceBook. Just comment should you like or any way you have questions or just plain comments.. that would be great.. I love comments! Anyway, an entry of mine is mushroom chicken dinner. A dinner for me, couldn't be only a mushroom chicken but should have rice (be it fried rice or steamed). It could be without noodles but having steamed mixed vegetables (composed of broccoli, green squash/cucumber-like, beans, celery, mushrooms). Yes, I like to have many vegetables. :-)
mushroom chicken dinner
Image above is composed of a dinner "to-go" plate of mushroom chicken rice and steamed mixed vegetables with a drink (invisibly seen) at the side, pink lemonade. So that is it! Cannot have stomach-in anymore.. but full stomach! Hehe.. :)

What about you, do you like mushroom chicken (as much as I do) ? How do you like it?

May 27, 2010

I grew up in a place where sea foods are plenty, different kinds of fish (small and big including shark :), squids, and alike so expect the person to eat foods like that. ;-) Shrimps are just one of those. Though the sea foods whore of me loves it a lot, cooking skill sometimes won't cooperate, that is the immature young me way back. For now, I embrace the love of cooking (trying-hard cook me). There are still a lot and long way to learn the tricks but I am loving every single minute of learning it. Foods. Cooking. Food trip!
Image above taken from my cellphone (without flash {you can enlarge images by clicking it should you like to do so} ) that is why there's no time-stamp unto it (unlike my digital even if it's late, still has it). I cooked it a week ago. That was my first time cooking shrimps with butter though I heard a lot of folks that they cook their shrimps through butter but never ever tried it myself not until AcMomCee/AC/Ace (co-blogger --- I guess you knew her because so far I didn't recognize any name other than her alone in FTF blogosphere, Khayce but not Ace but you know that they are not identical right?) food trip was a buttered shrimp. I looked every detailed of it and every word she wrote.. hahah.. and memorized. Though I don't know if I got all the details she shared but one thing I knew, I didn't forget the important process of it, as well as ingredients (butter with a little oil so it won't go brown, a little vinegar, bell peppers, rose marie leaves, garlic, onion, a little water and I add a little H2O)
I thought I didn't did it good at first because the taste was not good (my most first cooks isn't good) but to my surprise after putting all of the stuffs and balanced the taste, I said to myself "I did it".. lol.. I must be grateful to sis Ace.. thanks marz.. ;-) Image above and the first one are just the same expect the latter, I use a flash or did my magic with the light. So you can choose what you like, either a picture with flash or without... :) So then, happy food trip!

May 02, 2010

Monday, ooh Monday... here you are! It's time for blue color hunting folks. Time indeed flies so fast as if we will not chase upon it. And now, it's Monday! My entry is crystal clear blue sky with a dash of beautiful white clouds on it. It is just a sign that the weather we had the following days (and onwards ;-) is still as this. I couldn't be happier for it. No much so worried about nature problems and such. God is great!

blue color sky

I got tempted with my phone to catch this beautiful blue color sky with a dash of white clouds which looks like cottons up above in the apartment complex where DH and I stayed. It's beautiful so I again, I can't resist out of it. ;-)

moi haggard look with blue trash can, dash of blue in my red shirt and bubbles ;-)

Yep, it's me on my haggard look. I just woke that time, then went out straight unto facing up in front of my PC doing some checking and at the same time doing my art thing (you can see it at my art above.. ha ha ha! ;-)

Happy blue color hunting Monday! For more Blue Monday, head on to Smiling Sally blog. Have fun hunting.. ;-)


April 23, 2010

fresh fruits: cantaloupe, green and red melon

My food trip this Friday is fresh fruits. Buying peeled fresh cut fruits, is not that my type not until sometimes ;-). I usually buy whole fresh fruits and I am the one who will just peel and cut it whenever I and DH like to eat, yeah we buy preserved fruits which are in cans so anytime we feel like to eat --- it is always available since its expiration is longer. I know, nothing is best than fresh fruits and I nod on that, who won't? Well, that is your own perception and opinion. That is your own appetite and you are the master of yourself and I respect that. :-) So then, the fruits that I bought which I bought another one to which am currently eating right now are mostly cantaloupes and melons (green and red). I just bought separately an avocado, banana, ripe mangoes, apples and oranges. I so love to eat fresh fruits! When it's already peeled and cut from the store, you just have to consume it on or before the "best before" date or else its odor and taste are no good no more. I just like it because I need not to exert an effort and time peeling the fruits skin and just munch in every time I feel like it. ;-) Ooh well, during laze days.. hah.. And I would like to include it in my grocery list today that I will going to get it hours from now. I am just busy --- keep on running up of the time, ooh well, lots of going to do but just so little time... :-(

So then, have a great foodie trip this Friday! For more of my food trips, just click the label "fFod Trip Friday" or "kitchen journey" and for more foodies from other participants or if you wish to join, click the logo below, should you like to do so. Have fun... ;-)

April 19, 2010

I was walking down to our downtown city stores when I passed this newly painted business establishment's building into blue with a dash of red and some but more on blue. I was like in awe because this was not its color before and looks good on its new color. I never knew that it was an order from city hall that business establishments including stores, apartment complex buildings (including our rented place), restaurants, movie theaters, car wash, townhouses, condominiums, shops and even residential homes was ordered by our city hall that it need to have a newly repaint and am so glad with it. It looks so new in our surroundings by now. :-) It is really cool to have it painted especially this blue painted business establishment building I told earlier.
blue painted building

As I saw this newly repainted building's color, I remember of Blue Monday which is hosted by Smiling Sally and like that blue bird above that eventually I am playing every Monday like what I do now. :-) It was beautiful unlike its last color. Surely, it will be seen by its prospect customers directly. It is such a joy to have seen and chasing blue you know.. :) One more thing, I had also one more blue which I saw DH put it in one of the box in our bonus room (or my stepson's room when he's here) to which I do not know why he put it in there, possibly he dried it or he knew I am chasing blue? Lol.. absolutely not the latter one because first, he was at work and he doesn't know about BM.. heheheh... it is just coincidence, I guess. What do you think is the reason/s?

blue handkerchief over a box

So then, have fun chasing blue color of stuff folks! Have a great busy first weekday or Monday! :-) ~hugs&kisses~

April 15, 2010

grilled chicken salad and ice cream malt

You may be a little crack of this food long name, the salad by the way is named "Cranberry, Apple Walnut Grilled Chicken Salad" and the drink at its side in an image is called "Banana Chocolate Chip Hand-scooped Ice Cream Malt". Have you been gasping your breathe reading such a foodie name? LOL.. yep, it is quite long but I don't know why Carl's Jr. fast food chain make it that long. Hmmmm.. but on the other hand, it is yummy as can be.. heheheh.. I am not that fond of eating fresh salad, actually I do not eat fresh salad. What it got on my eyes because it has grilled chicken on it. :-) By the way, the salad consists of fresh spinach, grilled chicken, cheese, onion and an area of bacon that looks like a corned beef to me but to my surprise, it is bacon. Eeeee... :( Then the salad comes with raspberry vinaigrette, glazed walnuts in a pack and a dried cranberries. I eat all of the salad's stuffs excluding fresh spinach and the bacon. It just that my taste didn't go with the bacon and unfortunately with the green fresh vegetable. I won't close my taste bud of fresh salads especially that pizza is now one of my favorite food. To tell, I really2x don't like to eat pizza before, even its smell makes me awe. :( But it became now as one of my fave. :) And ola! I so like the drink. It has a thin strips of black chocolate and others to which I enumerated above. :-) That's my food after went from my doctor last week - check up of my reddish pink small round stuff on my right cheek. DH and I got some food through drive-thru and because such food chain don't have heavy meal, I just get such or else I will be forced to eat burger and fries (I don't like its french fries by the way, sorry to say). That's it, this is my food trip of this day for Food Trip Friday!

Have a great foodie day trip folks! Enjoy... ;-)

April 12, 2010

One thing also am excited about Monday is having a blue Monday hunting of blue stuffs.. Though it is a bit of work to spot the blue ones but it is fun to do, so am participating! :) Well, as I said am not that so fond of color blue but I cannot also deny that there is something in it that makes me feel great, I mean look at that blue bird don't you not like to chase with it? With its beautiful color blue, you will be enticed to look at it even just a minute. :) Wow.. the feeling is not blue but rather a happy and gay! :) Today, I just spotted a blue small plastic on the table containing my hair clips besides my computer. Aside from my hair ties (which is in another plastic) and hair stuffs in the bedroom, I also have this on my PC table so anytime I want to get a clip or anything it is just within reach.

blue plastic containing my hair clips

I also have this blue bowl and a blue cup below. This blue small bowl used to be a carrying holder of the bc pills I am taking in everyday and constantly put in our table and refrigerator so it is easy to spot on so I won't forget the pills am taking in.

small blue bowl and a blue cup

Would you also like to share color blue that you could spot on now? Tell us about it.. :) Happy Blue Monday! Head on to Blue Monday meme for more blue colors. Enjoy blue hunting...

April 01, 2010

This is so far my first taste of pork blood stew or "dinuguan" here in US of A but definitely not my very first ate. I like this cuisine so much but yeah some folks think this is weird especially the Muslims?... Americans also would be shock of this cuisine but to other folks like me, it taste so good and so delicious! There are two ideas of color this cuisine is as what I have seen in my entire eating of this food. :) Some cook like to do the brown color pork blood stew and some likes to have the idea of black color though there are many ways of how they cook it, according to ingredients and measurements but all uses vinegar and spices. :)

black idea of cooking the pork blood stew

This cuisine is great if paired with white rice cakes or steamed rice. Then a bottle of 12 ounce soft drink afterward. :) That is it folks, have a great food trip Friday! Enjoy eating.. :)

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