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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Mixed Veggies

Once again, I cooked my favorite veggies which I love and I won't get tired eating. It's a combination of squash, okra and bitter gourd mixed with ground beef. I taught my American hubby to eat veggies. Before he met me, he told me he didn't like to eat veggies. All he ate were hamburger sandwiches, pizzas, potatoes, beans, chicken fried steak, etc. But after we got married, I always cooked veggies and I introduced it to him. He began to eat and like it. He told me that the veggies I cooked taste a lot better than the veggies being cooked in the US. I have to agree with that. Hubby and I went to eat many times to buffet restaurants in the US but the veggies they serve there don't taste that good. It has a so-so taste according to hubby unlike my cooking which is so yummy and delicious.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Celebrating Our Anniversary

Hubby and I celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary last September 11th. How time flies! It feels like it's only been yesterday when we said "I do". This is the 3nd time that we celebrated our anniversary here in my homeland. The first time was in the year 2004 and then 2009 and this year 2010. We planned to just go out and eat because I don't want to prepare and cook. It's so tiresome and I just want to eat and enjoy but then my sister needed my help. She's been sick and she needed to have a dextrose that day. Hubby understand so we ended up cooking in the house. I asked Jhun to cook goulash and my brother Celso fried the chicken wings and my 2 nephews grilled pork chops and my brother made dinakdakan. We ordered pancit and bought ice cream so that was it. We ate supper just us and my family. We didn't invite anybody.


Monday, September 13, 2010

Sweet Potato Bake

I know it's been a while since I updated this blog. Finally, I'm here now and making a new post. It doesn't mean that I haven't been doing anything in my kitchen. In fact I've been cooking a lot lately than the previous months. Only, I was just too busy and lazy to make a post here.

The other day I cooked the sweet potatoes that I bought. Actually, I bought 6.5 lbs of sweet potatoes in the market. I gave some to my sis and they boiled it and ate it just like that. The rest I cooked and made sweet potato bake. It's the 2nd time that I made this recipe and my hubby always love it. He loves sweet you know. I gave some to my nephews too. Here's the recipe:

Sweet Potato Bake

INGREDIENTS

* 4 cups cold mashed sweet potatoes (without added milk and butter)
* 1/3 cup brown sugar
* 1/2 cup milk
* 1/4 cup butter, softened
* 3 eggs
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

* TOPPING:
* 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
* 1/2 cup chopped pecans or rolled oats
* 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
* 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
* 2 tablespoons cold butter

DIRECTIONS

1. In a mixing bowl, beat sweet potatoes, sugar, milk, butter, eggs, salt and vanilla until smooth. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, pecans and flour; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over potato mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 325 degrees F for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown.