Saturday, December 26, 2009

Kare_Kare


Ingredients:
*1/2 kilo beef (round or sirloin cut) cut into cubes (for a more traditional kare kare, use cleaned beef tripe instead of beef)(--here i used pata naman..pde naman pala.. hehehe)
*1/2 kilo oxtail, cut 2 inch long
*3 cups of peanut butter
*1/4 cup grounded toasted rice
*1/2 cup cooked bagoong alamang (anchovies)
*2 pieces onions, diced
*2 heads of garlic, minced
*4 tablespoons atsuete oil
*4 pieces eggplant, sliced 1 inch thick
*1 bundle Pechay (Bok choy) cut into 2 pieces
*1 bundle of sitaw (string beans) cut to 2" long
*1 banana bud, cut similar to eggplant slices, blanch in boiling water
*1/2 cup oil
*8 cups of water
*Salt to taste

Directions:
*In a stock pot, boil beef and oxtails in water for an hour or until cooked. Strain and keep the stock.
*In a big pan or wok, heat oil and atsuete oil.
*Sauté garlic, onions until golden brown, then add the stock, toasted rice, beef, oxtail and peanut butter. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Salt to taste.
*Add the eggplant, string beans, pechay and banana bud. Cook the vegetables for a few minutes - Do not overcook the vegetables.
*Serve with bagoong on the side and hot plain rice.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

SPOT.ph is giving away 12 Belle de Jour Planners a day for 12 days this Christmas

I have been seeing lots of bloggings about this planner, and later today i bumped into Razielle's blog site and have a clearer idea about the Contest.

The CONTEST will run for 12 days (December 18-29). So I am sharing this to every one. You might want to join the Spot.ph contest too..

All you have to do is to answer the question: What are your must-dos for 2010?

Check the mechanics/details here.

Razielle posted her answer, so am I.. LOL
My must dos for the coming 2010 are as follows:

  1. On my top priority is to get serious in my self-review reading for the Bar Exams on September, my future somehow rely on this. :)
  2. Next is to get serious also in trimming down, for i have gained too much these past three years. This is a really must do, i have been neglecting my self for that long, and it's on my top priority to be in good shape and in best of health for my little angel.
  3. And the least must do for 2010 is to have real family quality time. Not just with my daughter alone, but with my family, and friends that became family too.
Happy Holidays!!