In The Kitchen: Holy Week Special – Sardines

Catholics observed the Lenten season last week. No meats, that is! As expected, prices of seafood and vegetables went up. For a budget conscious mom like me, “diskarte” is what I implemented! Ha ha!

I bought a can of Ligo sardines and a medium sized Chayote. I have 2 kids that needs to eat too so this is the idea that came to my mind last Good Friday. Very timely for the Holy Week. My 2 year old loves tomatoes and fish and my elder daughter likes to eat vegetables, Chayote in particular. Hubby and I can go with anything that is not pork that day.

I normally saute Chayote with Tuna flakes but I did something different with this dish. I boiled the Chayote slices over medium heat while sauteing the sardines with butter, onion slices and tomatoes. I just had to pour the sauted sardines on top of the half cooked Chayote and voila! Viant was served.

“Wow! I love the presentation Mommy!” and “It tasted good!” – Those were the words my elder daughter told me after eating lunch. She never really liked sardines at all but was thrilled to see it was served over her favorite vegetable, Chayote. Our Holy Week was filled with simple recipes and vegetable too. I actually can deal with that anytime, even if it ain’t Holy Week at all. I am not just sure with hubby and the kids. LOL!

In The Kitchen: Nilaga

I’ve been having a hard time deciding on what to serve for lunch and dinner lately. If you are surrounded with picky eaters, I guess this really happens. It’s just so hard to prepare for a meal that will best suite 2 adults, a 4th grader and a toddler. It’s definitely a challenge to come up with something everyone would like, appreciate, and benefit from it too.

And as I was much more concerned about the kids, I decided to serve what we call “Nilagang Baboy” or Pork Stew. It’s healthy, and the vegetable ingredients are something that I already have in the fridge, if not, can easily be bought in the neighborhood veggie store. Good thing I bought Pork ribs the other day at the grocery and was able to serve the family everyone can enjoy. Keanna and I hoard on with the Cabbage while Roey loved the potatoes and the soup. Daddy concentrated with the pork with his favorite soy sauce dip. It was a sumptuous meal, I must say.

Tara let’s eat!

Chicken and Veggies Fritatas

Who’s in the kitchen?
Me!

What’s there to look forward to?
I’m ready to try something for the family.
I have seen an early morning show featured and cooked Fritata sometime last month and I decided to come up with my own Fritata recipe. I used ground chicken breast instead of pork and so as added minced garlic, onions, potatoes and carrots.

Egg, salt, pepper and dried Basil completed the mix before I wrapped them in Molo wrappers.

Sealed the mixture and pierced it with fork.

As soon as I made a few, the uncooked Fritatas were deep fried.

It’s ready and my toddler was totally excited. She had it for a snack!

Let’s munch!