Wednesday, March 20, 2013

eggplant parmigiana, 240baon

I was finally able to gather some strength to cook dinner last week. My husband loves eggplants and he really loves eggplant parm. I decided to cook a very cheesy version of it because he also loves cheese. It’s my treat to him for cooking dinner on so many nights.

We have small eggplants here in the country so I wasn’t able to present my dish the way I wanted to. Anyway, that doesn’t matter. This is for a family dinner and those things don’t matter to a hungry stomach.

I first fried the eggplant slices in a bit of oil. Then I made some homemade marinara sauce. I arranged the fried eggplant slices at the bottom of this baking pan then topped it with the marinara sauce then sprinkled some Parmesan cheese. Then I put another layer of eggplants and so on and so forth. The last topping is quick melt cheese. I then put this in the oven and we had a very cheesy dinner. I also served this with some salad and some garlic baguette which I also made at home.

caesar salad, 240baon

garlic baguette, 240baon

This is my plate:

my plate, 240baon

This is absolutely delicious! I’m thinking of making this with pasta next time.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

fried chicken, 240baon

I’m getting tired of mixes so I decided to make our own for this version of fried chicken. I first marinated the chicken in some milk overnight. I then boiled the chicken until they were cooked. I let them cool then pat dried with a paper towel. I then made a mix of flour, S&P and spices (paprika and chili). I coated the chicken pieces, dipped them in egg and then dredged them in the flour mixture again. Fry them in oil and voila! The chicken was tender and catsup was a great condiment. I love this chicken recipe!

Friday, March 15, 2013

mb's baked chicken casserole, 240baon

I can’t even begin to describe how delicious this meal was. The base is like chicken ala king but we added carrots and potatoes. MB used low fat milk. He made a roux first then added chicken stock and milk. He then grated some cheese over the top. He put rice under the chicken so that the flavors would soak through.

Oh, man! I’m still salivating thinking about this dish! We really enjoyed this and I’m sure this will make a comeback at dinner time.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

mb's tinola, 240baon

There’s nothing special about my husband’s tinola except that it’s better than mine! I don’t know how that happened because I gave him the same recipe but it tasted really good! I had this for lunch for about 3 days straight and I couldn’t get enough of it! The chicken was browned first before cooking with the rest of the ingredients.

I think I should seriously consider making MB the official chef in this house.

Monday, March 11, 2013

beef and mushrooms in cream, 240baon

This is an old recipe in the archive that I was able to cook. I am no longer on strict bed rest so I can go to the kitchen from time to time but I can only cook fast and easy dishes as I don’t want to strain myself. MB likes a lot of sauce/soup in a dish that is why the beef and the mushrooms look like they are drowning.

This is a very simple dish that consists of garlic, onions, beef stroganoff cut, mushrooms and parsley. Add cream and season with salt and pepper. I add some Spanish Paprika and nutmeg just because I want to.  = )

Thursday, March 7, 2013

mb's corned beef pasta, 240baon

Last Monday night, we needed something to eat fast as my blood sugar was dropping and I was getting very dizzy. What’s a fast meal to cook? Pasta, of course! MB is still the chef of the house and he whipped this up for dinner.

This is a simple pasta dish with corned beef, mushrooms, garlic and onions, a few spices and Filipino style spaghetti sauce. Filipino style spaghetti sauces are sweet. MB loves them. I’m not a big fan but anything for my husband, right?

This dish was delicious nevertheless. It was seasoned well. It was so good that I forgot to take a  photo of it. He brought some to the office for lunch and I ate some for breakfast with a couple of batard slices. This is a good pasta dish for all you bachelors out there! Stop it with the food deliveries already!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

This is slowly turning out to be my husband’s blog! As I’ve said in my last post, I asked MB to cook another dish so that I can have the fried rice and garlic shrimp combo all to myself. Here’s what he cooked for us:

fried liempo adobo style, 240baon

This is fried liempo adobo style. We had veggies with it too:

sauteed baguio beans, 240baon

This is sauteed Baguio beans with chopped shrimps. Both dishes were delicious! My husband is really improving his kitchen skills! I guess we will be seeing more of his cooking in this blog!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

I’m still on strict bed rest and I’m really thankful that my husband can hold his own in the kitchen. Last Saturday, he was very eager to cook lunch. Here is what we had for lunch:

mb's awesome fried rice, 240baon

This looks like a simple fried rice but it was sooo delicious! It’s actually better than mine! It has bacon bits, eggs and spring onions. For the seasoning, it’s a mixture of cooking wine, light soy sauce Knorr Seasoning, chili flakes, sugar, etc. Sorry, I can’t remember everything!

He also cooked this:

mb's garlic shrimps, 240baon

This is a simple garlic shrimp dish that worked well with the fried rice. We had some leftovers and I purposely asked MB to cook another dish last Sunday so that I can eat this for lunch all by my lonesome when he is in the office. = )

Sunday, March 3, 2013

MB's cashew chicken, 240baon

I was rushed to the hospital on the eve of my birthday so I spent the first few hours of it stuck in a hospital bed. I am ordered to have complete bed rest for a week and my husband  and mom have just been so sweet to take care of the chores for me. MB took over cooking dinner which I hate not because he’s a bad cook but because he should be relaxing already after a hard day’s work in the office.

Anyway, this is what he cooked for dinner the other night. This is cashew chicken and it has chicken, cashews, water chestnuts, carrots and snow peas or snap peas. The sauce contains rice vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, sugar, salt, sesame oil, chicken broth and a whole bunch of other stuff. The chicken pieces were marinated as well prior to cooking. They were marinated in a mixture of soy sauce, chicken broth and sesame oil. 

Aside from the vegetables being a bit overcooked, this dish was wonderful! I tried cooking this dish in the past and failed miserably. MB got it the first time! My mom and I had this for lunch again the next day and I truly enjoyed it.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

I was craving for crabs but MB does not like eating crabs. Well, he does. He just hates cracking them. So I thought I’d make a crab and shrimp dish with vegetables and coconut milk.

seafood and veggie gata, 240baon

I haven’t been feeling well these past few days and so MB helped me cook this dish. This is very simple. You just need crabs, shrimps, squash, long beans, coconut milk and seasonings of your choice. MB used Magic Sarap, salt and fish sauce. I was only able to buy one crab as Landmark ran out and the next delivery wasn’t until the afternoon. I needed to go home as I still had some work to do. Anyway, this is a delicious dish that seafood and veggie lovers would enjoy.

Friday, March 1, 2013

spicy pork bulgogi, 240baon

When I get a food craving (such as Thai, Vietnamese, Korean, etc.) I tend to prepare dishes from that group 2-4x a week. You all know I was in a Korean phase and I think this is the last of it. This was supposed to be spicy pork bulgogi but the gojuchang I bought is not spicy at all. I used two tablespoons already and it just gave a bit of heat thus the “hot” in the title instead of “spicy”.

This is very easy to make. Just marinate the pork belly pieces in a mixture of bulgogi marinade and gojuchang for at least 6 hours. Grill then top with spring onions and toasted sesame seeds. These were delicious nevertheless.


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