What makes a homecook giddy as a school girl? It’s when you see your son grow from picky-eater to a boy with discerning taste. When Sancho was growing up he would eat what was placed on his plate (Luckily!) but he would do it ever-so-slowly. He wasn’t the type to say that he was hungry and would only eat when you fed him. Needless to say, eating was not his favorite thing. Not until recently! Now all he wants to do is eat. He asks to go to certain restaurants, we would be surprised by his suggestions sometimes. We’re still getting used to this side of him but MAMA is happy! When I was that age, I had a far less sophisticated palate. It’s embarrassing to admit but I only ate a handful of extremely unhealthy things during my pre-teen years….
It’s always been such a joy for me to share time in the kitchen with other ladies and I was lucky to have found a kitchen sister who shares the same joy. A fellow blogger and dear friend, Michelle of mommanmanila.com and I created this little community we call Mothers Who Brunch. We began this passion project to share that being in the kitchen and rocking out dishes for our families should not be intimidating at all. In fact, it should be fun and simple. We feel too that with the presence of other ladies with a limited-wide range of home-cooking skills, they are comforted. We think of it as girl-time in the kitchen!…
Tapsilog is a staple breakfast meal in every Filipino household. The name refers to the 3 different components that complete the meal:
Tapa – thin slices of beef dried or cured in salt, sugar and spices.
Sinangag – Garlic fried rice.
Itlog – Eggs (whether, scrambled, sunny side-up or poached)….
Rain has been our frequent visitor these past few days. Today, work was suspended due to a typhoon forecast so I made sure to prepare something comforting for lunch. A baking dish filled with ooey, gooey pesto mac & cheese was what I had in mind!
I love ravioli and I’ve made it once in my lifetime. I even documented it on this blog when I posted the recipe for Ricotta Squash Ravioli. I have to be honest, it was quite tedious and I wasn’t exactly jumping to plan my next ravioli dish from scratch. In fact, it has taken me approximately 4 years to even think about making them again….