Sunday, February 26, 2012

Grilled Chicken and Roasted Potatoes.

Whenever I don't feel like cooking, I run to a local grocery store for grilled chicken. They have one of the best grilled chicken I've ever tried. I'm not exactly sure what they put in the marinade or seasoning, but I can taste cumin and turmeric. It's quite different, yet delicious. For $5, it will feed Kiko and I for a couple of days! 

I made some Over Roasted Potatoes with sour cream on the side.

I cubed some Idaho potatoes with skin on, then tossed in a little bit of olive oil, yellow mustard, dried parsley, salt and pepper and roast in the oven in 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes. 

Monday, February 20, 2012

Dinner: McDonalds Chicken McBites!!!

McDonalds for dinner and it's my treat! I pretty much salivate whenever the McDonalds McBites commercial comes on, so I had to get some. Eh...It was disappointing. It has too much breading and not enough chicken ugh! I'll stick to good ol' chicken nuggets next time!

The habanero sauce is pretty good though.

See...too much breading! Not good!

I also had their South Western Grilled Chicken salad. It was pretty good! I like the corn, beans and chips.

Kiko had their Swiss Angus burger. I should've gotten a burger, dang it!

Have you tried McDonald's Chicken McBites?

Chart House restaurant on Valentine's Day

Kiko and I are engaged! He proposed to me at the beach after our lovely dinner at Chart House restaurant on Valentine's day. He planned the whole thing. Dinner at Chart House, walk on the beach , then propose lol. If you want to know more about the proposal, you can lick HERE.

Chart House is a beautiful seafood restaurant in Redondo Beach. It was our first time and we really had a great experience. I thought the place was nice and elegant, the service was great and the food was excellent! The only negative thing I could think of was one of the hostess that greets you when you come in sounded rude and had a fake smile lol. But those kind of things doesn't bother me at all.

Here's what we had...

Complimentary bread, crackers and butter

Lobster and Shrimp Spring Rolls

I had their Seared Mahi with crab meat on top and a side of tomato orzo.

Kiko had their Mixed Seafood Plate: salmon in mustard sauce, shrimp scampi, crab cake with a side of yukon mashed potatoes.

Here's my ring! Isn't it pretty?

What a perfect Valentine's day! 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Haru Sushi...$4.99 Specialty Rolls

Kiko asked what I wanted to do on my birthday and I said, "nothing!". Really, nothing! I just want to stay home and do nothing! Well, I asked if we could just order sushi to go, eat it home and relax. Being the sweet and loving boyfriend that he is, he did more than getting sushi. He surprised me with pink balloons, a nice table set up with candles and the cutest heart shaped birthday cake. You can see more of what he did on my makeup blog here.

I want to show you all the sushi rolls we ordered at this sushi place called Haru Sushi. I discovered it with the help of Yelp. Haru Sushi is located inside S-Market, a Korean super market in Torrance, Ca. They have super affordable specialty sushi rolls for the low price of $4.99!!! Yes, you best believe it! Everything is $4.99 and below.

You can only order to go. I suggest you order, do a little grocery shopping while you wait, then come back and pick it up.

We got Philadelphia Roll, California Roll, Red Dragon Roll, California Tempura Roll, Eel and Avocado Roll and Baked Salmon Roll. For the price of $4.99 each, I really can't complain. Everything was pretty delicious. Maybe not the most original and unique specialty rolls, but it's pretty dang good. I highly recommend it to everyone as long as you're not picky with your sushi lol.

It used to be $3.99. They raised the price to $1 more.

And this is my birthday cake from King's Hawaiian bakery and restaurant. Isn't it beautiful?

Have a great day everyone!!!

Haru Sushi
2515 Torrance Blvd
TorranceCA 90503
(310) 328-0077

Shrimp Scampi

Mmmmm...Shrimp Scampi! I made it for Kiko and I some time last week. It's very easy and quick to make and it's so delicious!

My shrimp scampi had chopped garlic, lemon juice, butter, clam broth, lemon zest, fresh parsely salt and pepper to taste and ofcourse, shrimp. I served it over fettuccine noodles and it's a meal!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Baked Spaghetti Birthday Dinner

I hosted my pre-birthday dinner at our place a few days before my birthday. I cooked a delicious baked spaghetti and parmesan bread rolls. Kiko thought I was crazy for wanting to slave in the kitchen, but I didn't mind at all. I love to cook and I love feeding my friends!!!

I mixed spaghetti and meat sauce with the noodle and placed it in a big aluminum pan. I made sure there was a lot of sauce because I didn't want the noodles to be dry.

I spread a layer of melted cream cheese on top, sprinkled with shredded cheddar cheese, then baked in the oven in low heat for 15-20 minutes until the cheese formed a nice brownish crust.

For the parmesan bread rolls, it has Parmesan cheese, dried parsley and butter, then baked until toasted.

Store bought salad mix and three cheese salad dressing.

Everyone loved it and even took home some leftovers!

Mommy's Birthday Spaghetti

This is very late, but I still want to share. I visited my mom on her birthday on January 31st and we had spaghetti and a mini birthday cake for her. We believe eating noodles on your birthday will give you long life, so we always have spaghetti or pancit on birthdays. I better have extra long life because spaghetti is my favorite food and I eat it a lot lol.

Filipino Style Spaghetti. It has a lots of sugar, banna ketchup and hotdogs. It's my ultimate comfort food! 

A mini marbled chocolate cake for mom. My family is not really a cake eater, so we only had a tiny one for her to eat and blow her candles.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Just Another Chimichurri...

I made a small batch of Chimuchurri, an Argentinian sauce/condiment again! I just love it. It's great with anything, super easy to make and I can store it in the fridge for a couple of days and use it whenever I need it. My chimichurri has parsley, cilantro, garlic, red pepper flakes, olive oil and vinegar. I use it a lot as marinade for meats, dipping sauce for bread or as a flavor booster for my steak and eggs. You know you want it!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Roasted Lemon Pepper Chicken Breast

Kiko just got back from his training. He was gone for 5 days. The house felt sad, and I didn't feel like cooking. I ate a lot of instant oatmeal and turkey sandwiches. So, when he got home I cooked a big and hearty homemade Roasted Lemon Chicken Breast with carrots and onion gravy and scallion mashed potatoes. I guess you can say this meal is for me since it's the first real meal I ate ever since he left lol. 


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