In one of my previous posts, I have mentioned that my kids eat eggplant but they differ in how it is cooked. Another challenge for the Mom, right? Every morning, I get to watch a morning show called “Magandang Buhay” whish is hosted by celebrity moms, Melai Cantiveros, Karla Estrada and Jolina Magdangal. In one of their most recent episodes, they tackled about how important it is to eat healthy and still prepare affordable dishes for the family. Their guest, Lassy, cooked Adobong Talong ala Lassy and I find it really mouth watering.
Right before fetching my younger daughter from school, I went to the market and bought few pieces of eggplant. Glad it is not that much expensive from the store I often buy veggies from. I was excited to prepare that same dish for dinner, and so I did.
Again, I had to twist the recipe I saw from Lassy. I sautéd the pork bits with the onion and garlic before adding the vinegar and soy sauce. I also added a tablespoon of Oyster sauce and sesame seeds for garnish. Because, why not?
The girls did not bother the fact they are eating eggplant cooked the way they have not tasted it before…they totally liked it! Makes me wanna tell myself that I am good at cooking, haha! kidding aside, I do love cooking for this fambam I call mine!
September 4 | Sauce
This is how I want my LAING, a little saucy and not too spicy. I didn’t crush those chili but hubby did when he took some on to his plate.
Laing is one of the many delicious dishes that hails from Bicol. It is made with dried Taro leaves, coconut milk, shrimp paste and chili. There are several versions of Laing out there, but mine is not that spicy. I also had to skip adding the shrimp paste this time and used pork bits instead. Our daughters had requested a non spicy version, so this Mom had to give in. Chili is so expensive nowadays, so YES to their request! Those two pieces you see in the photo had been in the fridge before the price soared in its highest. How much is it in the market? Php 800-1000 per kilo!
As a Mom, have you ever experienced asking yourself what dish to prepare for your family as soon as you open your eyes in the morning? It is quite challenging especially if you are a working Mom, right? Even if you are like me who work from home, it is really a test. There are many things to consider in preparing everyday dishes for the whole family. It has to be healthy. It has to be something that everyone will eat… and appreciate – a bonus!
One morning, I already know I am to make Chicken Afritada but I only have half kilo of chicken thighs and few potatoes. I also found a can of corn kernels in the shelf so I had to search for a recipe I can use these ingredients I readily have. Simply because I felt too lazy to go out and buy few more missing ingredients to go for the Afritada dish I originally planned. I found Chicken with Creamy Corn and Potatoes from Kraft Recipes and it caught my attention. Although I did not follow their recipe exactly, it was my inspiration.
I only had the ingredients I have already mentioned, used butter, added cheddar cheese, ground pepper, and cream cheese. It was a breeze cooking this particular recipe. And that is what I have accomplished! The girls really liked it!
Online access to different recipes is truly a big help to many moms, including myself. I found another recipe from the same website and will sure try that some other time.