Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Chicken Porridge for Sickly Me!

I'm sick! I think my mom gave it to me when I visited her O_o. I was already feeling weird last night. Then, I woke up this morning with a really sore throat, ear ache and body ache. I called in sick because I couldn't even get out of bed...This sucks!

So I was able to rest and made myself some Chicken Porridge using homemade chicken broth. It's really easy , delicious and easy to swallow lol.

First, I boiled some bone in chicken breast, celery, carrots and onions. I wished I had ginger. It would've added a nice aroma to the broth. Second, after the chicken cooked, I took it out and I added some left over cooked rice I had the night before. And third, I shred the meat and placed it back into the broth.

I scooped out the nasty stuff that bubbled on top of the broth. You want the broth to be clear.

Kiko got me medicine and I drank this Coconut Chai Tea, which helped to relax my body.

Take care! Don't get sick like me.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Dinner: Turkey Patty with Mushroom Gravy on a Bed of Rice

This is what I made using the last 4 turkey burger patties I had in the freezer. I didn't have any burger buns, so I decided to cook it in the pan and mixed with a can of cream of mushrooms, carrots and parsley. The cream of mushroom turned into a really delicious gravy that made the turkey patty really soft and moist. It's so delicious on a bed of rice.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Adobada Ribs, Mexican Mac and Cheese, Lumpia and etc...

A few friends and I had a potluck dinner last Saturday. I've said it so many times in this blog how much I love potlucks. To me, it's an easy way to get my friends together. They almost never turn down an invitation to eat.

Here's what we had...

My friend Lupe, made most of the food. She made these succulent, perfectly cooked, fall off the bone Adobada Pork Ribs. Adobada is a Mexican marinade with red sauce and spices. It was my first time having it, and it was delicious.

She also made Cheese Enchiladas in red sauce. So simple yet delicious!

My best friend Mon made her special Mexican Mac and Cheese requested by me. She used to make it a lot back in college. The base of the sauce is tomato sauce, sour cream, butter and lots of garlic, queso fresco and shredded cheddar cheese.

Lupe's Mexican was perfectly cooked!

My Chicken and Shrimp Lumpia or Filipino egg rolls. They loved it!

I brought my favorite Filipino bottled sauces for dipping...Mother's Best Sweet Chili sauce and Mang Tomas All Purpose Sauce.

Queso Fresco

Homemade Salsa and Guacamole

Pita Chips and Hummus

Lupe made Chocoflan for dessert. I was looking forward to it all week long. I had it the first time at her birthday party last year, and I was hooked!

Don't you wish you were my friend?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Mexican Rice with Longganisa (Filipino Sausage)

My version of Mexican-Filipino Food Fusion...I cooked Mexican Rice, a popular Mexican side. It's cooked in chicken broth, tomato sauce, spices and green peas. It's great by itself, but I added Longganisa, a Filipino sausage to make it a complete meal.

You can only get Longganisa at Asian/Filipino food markets. It's a sweet and spicy sausage usually eaten for breakfast in the Philippines with a side of garlic fried rice and eggs. All I did was remove the casing and cooked it in a skillet until it's fully cooked. Then, I drained the excess oil in paper towel before adding it on the rice.

It was delicious and Kiko and I enjoyed it a lot. It's definitely one of my delicious and successful creations!

Dinner: Baked Chicken Drumsticks

Here's what I made for dinner the other night. I wanted to make deep fried chicken drumsticks, but we've been eating too much fattening food lately, so I chose to bake them instead to cut back on the fat.

I marinated the chicken in olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder and lemon juice for 20 minutes and baked in the oven covered with tin foil for 30 minutes (cooking time varies depending on the thickness of the meat). Then took off the foil and baked it again for another 20 minutes to crisp up the skin.

Do you prefer bake or fried chicken?

Homecooked Mexican Food and My Chicken Lumpia

It's always a great experience whenever Kiko and I visit his mom. She's the sweetest and nicest lady. She also makes the best home cooked Mexican food, ever! It's my other ultimate comfort food besides my moms.

Here's what we had..

Carne Asada with mixed veggies and Beans. I honestly can't make beans like she does lol. Hers are perfectly cooked everytime.

Fresh Queso Fresco from the local Mexican market.

Homemade Corn Tortillas. They're so warm, thick and tasty.

She made me eat these weird looking fruits. I think they're figs. I couldn't get over the fact that the inside resembles little maggots lol.

Oh, and she was able to see me make my Chicken and Shrimp Lumpia, which was really fun. These were for Kiko's brother who was having a birthday.

After spending time with his mom, we went over to his brother's house to have dinner. His sister in law made Mexican Rice and I fried some of my Lumpia to go with it. Good times!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 19, 2011

We Like To Snack...

...In the morning, afternoon or late at night. Here are some of the thing's we've been snacking on. Probably not the healthiest in the world, but they're delicious and easily calms down a growling stomach ^_^.

Kellogg's Vanilla Almond cereal with really cold milk...So good!

 Nutter Butter. I can't get enough of these sweet and salty peanut butter cookies. They're so addicting...gah!

 Double Stuffed Oreo Cookies. The thicker the cream, the better! We love it soaked in ice cold milk ^_^.

Van De Kamp's Assorted Donuts....because they're cheaper and just as good as the Entenmann's ^_^. I get all the powdered donuts.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich...Super easy to make and it's pretty much a meal by itself.

What are your favorite snacks?

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Dinner: Turkey Cheeseburger with Homemade Chipotle Sauce

This is probably the tastiest food I've ever made this whole week  ^_^. I made Chipotle Turkey Burger on a Honey Butter Biscuit. It's really easy to do. You can pretty much use whatever meat and toppings you prefer and I assure you, it will be delicious. For the biscuit, I used Pillbury Grand Honey Butter biscuit and baked it according to directions in the package. It was really buttery with a hint of sweetness and went very well with the savoriness of the turkey patty.

I slathered a generous amount of Chipotle sauce on the biscuit.

I made my own Chipotle sauce...All you need is equal parts of mayonnaise, sourcream and one small chipotle chile chopped in tiny pieces, then mix everything together.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Patrick Molloy's Spots Pub Delicious Bar Food

Kiko's sister visited us last week and we took her to eat at Patrick Mollys on Hermosa Beach Pier for happy hour. I've eaten here several times before with my friends, and I really like their happy hour menu. They have really good and super cheap bar food. And I love the laid back atmosphere and super cool servers.

Kiko got the Turkey Burger $6 with french fries on the side. He was pleasantly surprised how good the burger was.

Kiko's sister got the Buffalo Wings and the Chicken Salad.

I got the Chicken Lettuce Wrap $6 recommended by our server. The chicken was a bit on the dry side, but once you drizzle the sauce and wrap it in lettuce, you can't really tell lol. I will definitely order it again.

They also gave us free chips and salsa as we waited for our food.

And I was back the next day with few of my friends and this is what we had....

Fried Calamari. It was a really good calamari, lightly breaded and nice crunch to it.

Hermosa Skewer $6. Grilled chicken on a skewer on a bed of Spanish Rice with Teriyaki sauce on the side. This was really delicious and they were generous with the chicken.

If ever you're down in Hermosa Beach Peir, stop by Patrick Molly's for some drinks and good and affordable bar food ^_^


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