Saturday, January 30, 2010

Liz Special Sopas

I can still recall that when I was young, the only time I can eat Sopas was if there’s a birthday or if it’s Christmas. Life was hard and we didn’t have the luxury to cook sopas all the time. So when we do, we really savor it up to the last drop.

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It was last week when I made sopas. And oh boy, even Roan loved it. Roan is a picky eater like his dad, so when I cooked something and he ate it, I can tell, it must be really good. Dan also loves sopas, so I guess, this can be a regular recipe in our household.

I won’t write down the recipe, since I do know that everybody knows how to make this meal. I just thought of sharing this so that the people who would view this,  will crave for “walang kamatayang sopas”, hahaha!!!!

Bon Appetit to all!!!

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Chicken Enchiladas ala Liz

Long time ago, I was at my friend’s house and she made this meal for us, and I thought it was really good. So, since then, I was making it for my family. It’s a Mexican recipe, but, it’s good and my husband and son love it. The younger kids don’t care for  it, they prefer Chicken nuggets instead.

This is easy to make, and not a lot of ingredients.

Ingredients:

1 lb. skinless, boneless chicken breast (boiled and cut into little cubes)

1 cup salsa

1 cup cream of mushroom soup

3 tbsp. taco seasoning

1/2 cup sour cream

1 cup grated cheese

1/2 cup onion (optional)

10 medium size soft tortillas

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Direction:

1. On a medium size bowl, mix  1/2 cup salsa, 1/2 cup cream of mushroom soup, 1 1/2 tbsp taco seasoning, 1/4 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup grated cheese, 1/2 cup onion (optional) add the chicken and mix together.

2. When the mixture is ready, wrap  in  soft tortillas, and put in a glass pan.

3. Mix the rest of the ingredients, except the cheese. Pour on top of the wrapped mixture, sprinkle the remaining cheese on top , cover with aluminum foil, and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F.

4. Serve with Spanish rice, and cherry peppers.

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Serves 4. Enjoy!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Blog Hop MONDAY

Hello to all! While I was doing my EC drop, I have seen this blog site, but I cannot recall which is it anymore, and it’s about blog hopping. all you have to do is leave your link, and if there’s already a link before you, you try to visit them and vice versa, they will visit you, I know I will. I just thought of doing it and see the result.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Breakfast in Bed

Once in a while, I try to be the best wife to my husband,  not very often that I get my butt off my wooden chair away from my computer to make sure that my family is taken care off, especially my husband during weekend. Saturday, Sunday or Holidays are the only days that I can cook for him in the morning, or that we can eat as a family. The kids, I have no worries, they would eat anything I give them. with Rodney, he will be thrilled if I put effort and time to make him breakfast.

Last weekend, I had this motivation to get up and make breakfast for him. Even though he’s been complaining that his pants don’t fit anymore, and he needed new belt with more holes, I still did what I thought is best, “cook him breakfast” and I did, and served it while he’s in bed watching episodes of Battlestar Galactica. He gets so excited when I do that, he feels loved..Hehehe! I guess, it doesn’t happen all the time, so when it happens, he really savors the day and the opportunity.

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My husband’s breakfast last Sunday, Cinnamon rolls, steak ham and scrambled eggs.

One serving was enough for him. I limit his food intake now, he’s gaining weight and he’s getting wide, grrr…

Have a great weekend to all…

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

STEAKHOUSE??

Not a chance…

How much do you spend when  you go to a Steakhouse? I remember when Rodney took me out to dinner at Lone Star Steakhouse in Clarksville, TN. we spent  a whopping $50 for both of us. I almost wasn’t able to digest my food. It’s too much to swallow.

When we were in Korea, I learned to cook our own steak. We used to buy T-Bone since it’s really good. You go to a steakhouse and an order of T-bone would cost you at lest $16.00. Now, I go to Foodland, it’s a grocery store close to us and I get Ribeye steak, and oh boy! it’s really good. At least twice a month, we cook steak and it would be a feast, since it’s a huge one. I just sprinkle it with Steak Seasoning with garlic, or any kind you want, and voila! it’s better than you get at the restaurant.  Rodney is so expert when grilling stak, he can cook it to perfection.

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Just sprinkle it with the steak seasoning 15 minutes prior to grilling. This is my plate with corn and green beans. Rodney likes mashed potatoes and corn with his. Ribeye is great, perfect thickness too, with matching A-1 sauce. Yummm!

Monday, January 18, 2010

My Favorite Orange Juice….

When you drink an orange juice, what brand do you buy? I know that the fresh squeezed orange is always the best, but with my being lazy, I don’t have the patience to squeeze. I have tried different brands of orange juice, tried Sunny D, Minute Maid, Florida, Tampico, and all that..but, I ended up sticking to TROPICANA.. Yummm..I don’t like the plain juice, I like it with some PULP. Oh, it’s really good.

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See how refreshing this picture is? As if you’re drinking out of the grove. Try it and see what I mean..

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Pork Steak for Dinner

imageI already posted this long time ago,  but my SIL in New York was asking for the recipe, since when we were living in NY, I used to make this for the whole family, and she loved it. 

Normally, this recipe asks for Beef, but I like to cook pork steak better because it’s more tender and tastier. Beef has the tendency to get tough. The procedure is the same.

This is what I served for dinner last night, and my husband loved it, I did too, although I cannot eat this in a regular basis due to my high blood pressure, but once in a while is not going to hurt.

This meal is so easy to prepare:

Ingredients:

2 lbs. Pork Steak (beef, chicken..)

1-2 medium sized onions (sliced)

2 tbsp. cooking oil

1 cup soy sauce

3/4 cup lemon juice

1 tsp. ground pepper

1 tbsp. onion minced

MSG (optional)

Directions:

1.  Mix all the ingredients together except the onion  and set aside for at least 4 hours or  overnight and put in the fridge.

2.  When ready to cook, pour some cooking oil in a pan and fry each pork or beef until it's cooked.

3.   When all the pork or beef or what have  you is cooked, pour the marinade into the pan together with the onion.

4.  Let boil for at least 2 minutes.

5.. Pour the sauce on top of the Pork Steak.

6.  Serve with rice.

Bon Appetit!!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Chicken Marinara

After I have seen the movie Julie and Julia, I got so inspired with the story. I started looking online for Julia Childs recipes. When I looked for her name, I came upon  lots of recipes and I came across this one but I am not sure if it’s hers, coz the website name is different. It was from Simply Recipes, and the food looks really appetizing. So, I cooked it for dinner and it was great..

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                                     Chicken Marinara

I kind of modified some of the ingredients, but I did follow the recipe to the T, but had to adjust the measurement.

 

Chicken Marinara Recipe

Ingredients

8 Tbsp olive oil
4 garlic cloves, chopped
Half sized medium onion, cut in small pieces
1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
1 teaspoons dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup breadcrumbs 
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 large eggs, beaten
3 skinless boneless chicken breast, cut in half and not too thick
3/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese

Method

1 Heat 4 tablespoons olive oil in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and shallots and sauté until tender, about 4 minutes. Add tomatoes, oregano, and crushed red pepper. Simmer until sauce thickens, about 10 minutes. Mix in basil and season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.

2 Blend breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese in small bowl. Place flour and eggs in separate shallow bowls. Coat chicken with flour, then eggs, then breadcrumb mixture.

3 Heat remaining oil in heavy large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches if necessary, add chicken and sauté until golden brown and cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Place chicken pieces on a microwave-proof serving dish. Spoon sauce over chicken pieces. Sprinkle with Mozzarella cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for at least 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Makes 6 servings.

Serve with Garlic Bread..It was yummie!!! My family loved it, Roan ate it, I cannot believe that.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Great Home Items

When we bought the house we are in right now, I was planning on buying new home furnishings, since most of our stuff are well used. But, I cannot find anything that will get along with my budget. I had been to different stores and they’re pretty pricey for me. Until I found this Pottery Barn Home Furnishing and wow, I fell in love with their items, so beautiful, variety of great items to choose from. And if I ever want to remarry, I can do a wedding gift registry, how’s that for a bonus? They have thousands of affordable and high quality merchandise. This store can supply your whole house, top to bottom, they also have items for children. Right now, they are running a promotion of free shipping for pillows, (limited time offer) and a 25% White Sale. If I were you, I will go to this site and give your home a make over for this new year.

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Kitchen is my favorite place in the house, I guess because I love to cook. I admire those people who have beautiful kitchen with amazing tableware, I am a fan  of stoneware as well.  I love finding dinnerware with  unique  design  and magnificent colors. When I go to a store, I go straight to their Housewares section and just admire the beauty of their tableware. My ultimate goal is to have a complete set of Pfaltzgraff items in my kitchen. They are just amazingly wonderful to have in my collection.

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But of course, if I am dreaming of having those  items in my kitchen, I am also wanting to have the greatest flatware to match my amazing tableware. Imagine the compliments that I am going to get when I have guests come over for dinner. Once  they see my dinner table presentation, and they love it, I  might feel like I am on cloud nine. Being complimented as the best hostess is the greatest achievement one can ever get.

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So, what are you waiting for, check this out and enjoy shopping!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

FRIED PORK CHOP

Last night was Fried Pork chop here in our household. Hubby likes it fried and he would eat it with Mac and Cheese. I always eat it with rice and spiced vinegar for dipping. We don’t eat pork chop very often, since Spaghetti is our specialty and I cook it once a week for the kids.

Most of the wives bake the pork chops, but I fry them, hubby likes it crunchy. I would sprinkle it with Season salt, ground pepper, garlic powder and a little salt. I put it in a bowl and pour a scrambled egg on top of it, to coat the meat.

Then, I prepare flour with sprinkled garlic powder, salt and pepper. Before frying the pork chop, I coat it with the powdered mixture, and it needs to be deep fried for the crunchy effect..Ahhh! my hubby will do everything for me once he is done eating, hahaha! Pork needs to be cooked thoroughly, otherwise, we can get sick from it, same as chicken, we can get salmonella out of uncooked chicken.

imagePicture is courtesy of Google, but, finished product looks exactly like this, and oh boy, you would ask for more…

What did you have for dinner? You can try this recipe and you say that I was right, it taste really good.

Bon a petit!!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Under Renovation

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                                              My old layout.

I am sorry for the inconvenience, my site is under renovation. I thought of changing my lay-out since it’s new year, so I am starting to put all the gadgets back and it’s not easy, whew! if you don’t see your link here, that means I haven’t gotten into it yet, but I will.

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year Menu

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Hi Folks!! What you having for New Year? I know that on this day, most of us have prepared delicious food and scrumptious dessert and stuff. In our household, today, I only prepared Ham, shrimp cocktail and fruit salad. It will be enough for all of us.

Ham: I buy the Smithfield center cut ham, put in a pan, pour pineapple juice with some chunks and brown sugar, cover and bake for 30 minutes, 350 degrees.

Fruit Salad: 2 cans tropical fruit cocktail, 1/2 cup condensed milk and 1/2 cup heavy whipped cream.

Shrimp Cocktail: I bought the ready made one, easier that way.

I hope you enjoy your New Year’s day. We will be watching movies all day today.

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