Monday, December 8, 2014

I Hope We Made the Right Choices

We usually just stay home and be lazy on Sundays. But this time of the year, that norm changes; we are into the holiday hustle and bustle like everyone else.

This past Sunday, we went shopping for Christmas gifts for my in-laws and did a little shopping for us. I love exploring my favorite stores at this time of year even though some of them are jam-packed. While the little one was just sitting around the corner on a conveniently located lounge chair, the hubby and I explored the store checking for gifts. Gladly, we found one for my sister-in-law and brother-in-law. I chose the one for my SIL and the hubs chose the one for his brother. He loves to play the guitar so he got him one of those thingies for pickers.

I’ve already wrapped some of the gifts which I so love doing. I’m still not done though. I will continue later.

How about you? How’s your Christmas shopping going?

Haagen Dazs Coffee

This is one of my most favorite ice creams ever! Who doesn't love Haagen Dazs? And being the coffee drinker that I am, I also love coffee flavored ice creams. Among the Haagen Dazs flavors, I also love vanilla almond other than coffee.

But it is this time of year again that I don't eat that much ice cream. I get cold easily. Maybe because I am skinny. So after eating ice cream, even though the furnace is running, I am already freezing. I do eat little by little. Depends on the temperature actually.

What is your favorite ice cream? Does it include Haagen Dazs too?

Monday, November 17, 2014

I’m Ready to Shop Until I Drop

Okay, the holiday season has begun and here I am still thinking of what to get my husband and my son. If I had a big budget, there would not be any problems thinking about what to get ‘em. There is that highly rated speaker processor that the hubs would surely love. And also, there’s that Xbox 360 that my son is dying to have. Unfortunately, I don’t have that big of a budget.

I’ve been browsing online stores today and I’ve seen some sales that are really nice. I know my boys will love what I choose. I have no doubt about that. My browsing will continue tomorrow though. I can’t do all the browsing in one day. It makes me dizzy seeing all those fabulous items online.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Sauteed Mung Beans with Spinach

Also known as Ginisang Monggo in my home country, this is one of my favorite Filipino dishes. I am actually having it for breakfast now. Back home, we sauteed this with one of my favorite vegetables, Alugbati (Malabar Spinach), but when I got here in the US, Alugbati is not available even in Asian stores. So, I had to opt for their spinach which has a slight difference. They are both considered spinach, but of different variety - the taste and look is just not the same.

We also add Gata ng Niyog (Coconut Milk) sometimes. I haven't tried doing it here in the US yet because all they got are those in cans. I always prefer the fresh coconut milk extracted straight from its shell. Dried fish can also be added to it in lieu of pork.

If you haven't tried this yet, trust me, this is a must-try. Just check for recipes online and choose the one that you like best. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

‘Twas a Fabulous, Festive Fiesta!

The husband gave his only daughter a dinner treat on her birthday over the weekend. We went to this Mexican restaurant famous for one thing aside from their delicious foods – serenading the birthday celebrant. There were a lot of birthday celebrants that night. It seemed like the waiters and waitresses were serenading somebody every ten minutes. The restaurant isn’t that big so everybody could hear whenever they were serenading somebody.

The waiters and waitresses didn’t use any musical instruments at all. All they had were their beautiful voices. I would love for them to use a musical instrument though which I believe is a Musicians friend. Something that is unique. A Mexican musical instrument perhaps, if there’s such a thing. That would be interesting, wouldn’t it? But I think they already knew that all it takes are their voices to make the celebrant happy. (“,)