Thursday, December 30, 2010

Post Holiday Carbonara

I received more than enough of pasta packs gifts this Christmas and one of my choice menu to cooked after the holidays was this Carbonara. I used angel hair spaghetti because I like the texture of the pasta. Mushrooms and pork ham slices were added on the white creamy sauce then topped with Parmesan cheese. Its always great to celebrate the season with pasta dishes like this one. 

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Steak and Veggies

This delicious beef steak with side dishes of vegetables filled up our noche buena table at home. I had been thinking on what to prepare but because of limited time to cook, I just decided to order in a specialized restaurant  a steak menu for Christmas eve of December 24. I paired this with red wine. I enjoyed savoring this meal together with my siblings at home. Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Family Gathering

I was having a great time together with my siblings and relatives who just came for the holidays. As the host, I was the one who mainly did the food preparation. They arrived at almost 7:00pm already from the airport. Dinner meals were served like buttered & garlic shrimps, fish & vegetable  broth and kinilaw (raw tuna in vinegar and spices). They were so thankful for the food servings because they were already hungry from the long flight. This was the happy moment together with my relatives this holiday season.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sweet temptation

It is always tempting to taste this special cake. A baked food made usually of flour, eggs,butter and sugar. The special, soft chiffon base is tempting sweet  topped with cream and shredded cheese that makes it so yummy creamy as desert.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Red Wine Gift

I got this red wine as a Christmas gift days ago. I am happy to received it because this was sincerely given with thoughts and gratitude. A medium sweet red wine that will be a perfect pair for my Noche Buena and Christmas menus like beef steaks, ham and other red meat dishes. Cheers for the holidays! 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Grocery gifts

I got some Christmas grocery gifts yesterday and today from the office and some clients. Two baskets of noche buena treats like pastas, fruit cocktails, cheeses, condensed milks, soft drinks, canned fruits, vodka, biscuits and fresh fruits. I have already some plans of these presents for the Christmas eve and the new year. I hope to post some of my cookings here soon. Thanks for these groceries.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Weekend Pinakbet

I loved cooking vegetables last weekend so I decided to prepared this Pinakbet. Brown the sliced pork belly parts until golden brown then set aside. In the same pan saute onions and garlic. Add pork and squash. Stir then add water and let it boil until the squash and pork are done. Put some flavorings, salt, fish sauce an shrimp paste. Simmer again then add vegetables like okra, patola and eggplant. Mix all the ingredients and serve immediately.  This just tasted so good and healthy.

Friday, December 10, 2010


I have written a post before about my newly opened catering restaurant and it is on its fifth month now on operation. It was a birth pain I should say after those grueling weeks of preparations. Now it is doing well this time and the sales are going up. Thanks for all the support of my staff and crew who are very supportive for the food business. One agent made an appointment with me and he talked and discussed about photocopiers which comprised their marketing line of products. He was citing my establishment as he saw the potentials especially with the influx of the customers. It would be a good strategic area for the copiers that he is selling. I am contemplating of availing the offer because it can be of help to build the new business.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


This is Kare-kare, Philippines stew that is made from peanut sauce and I added some vegetables like eggplants, string beans, banana heart and pechay leaves. Varieties of meat can be use here like beef oxtail, pork pata or goat meat.This is usually served in some Filipino parties, fiestas  and celebrations. A very easy to cook meal that everybody would always love to eat.