Since my brain refused to recognize today as a holiday and insisted on waking up at 5am, I just got up and started preparing breakfast. 🍴🍚🍳🧀
I made Garlic Soy Fried Rice, a 5-egg Omelette au Fromage (Cheese omelette but I decided to go Dexter’s Lab about it…🧀🍳😋), some breakfast sausage patties and milkfish frankfurters from my S&R stash yesterday. (Thank you to the 2 ladies who kept us well fed with their fish nuggets and fish frankfurters samples. You are much appreciated.😘👍🏼 )
The family was up by the time I finished cooking so the food went on Chewpacabra mode – gone before I could take any pictures.😂
To make up for this lack of tangible proof, I’ll feature a different recipe instead from my Instagram account (@chocomallow82 – shameless promotion, I know.😂), Honey Parmesan French Toast.🍯🧀🍼🍞
I usually prefer a “-SiLog” (any meat viand plus garlic friend rice plus egg 😋) for breakfast but this was from the one time I craved for french toasts. They’re also great for snacking though. 😊
Milk (whole milk or evaporated)
Sliced Bread, preferrably at least a day old
Butter for frying
Combine everything to taste except the cheese. Dip the bread into the mixture and place on a hot non-stick pan. Immediately add some grated parmesan on the still wet top side. When the bottom is browned to your preference turn the bread. The parmesan will be toasty – heavenly! 😇
Drizzle with a bit more honey before devouring. Pairs great with coffee.😋☕️
As tradition, some friends and I attend the early morning mass at the Pink Sisters every last Sunday of the month. For this month’s trip and as always, the plan was for Tata and Jasz to pick me up from home at around 6am.
Due to the heavy rains overnight, I was on a dead-to-the-world kinda sleep 💤💤💤 and would’ve probably snored my butt off until 9am if Footy didn’t give me a wake up call.😘
So, after preparing, I inhaled (gobbled up in milliseconds😂) a KK glazed donut but skipped coffee since T&J were already on the way. I wanted to prepare something to bring along since my tummy was still rebelling at the thought of just a donut 🍩 for bfast, unfortunately there was no time. Good thing there’s a friendly neighborhood Burger King. [4 Cheese Whopper Jr. & Hash Browns!!!😋🧀🧀🧀🧀🍔🍟😍].
We weren’t able to park at our usual spot since there was quite a few more people there this morning, probably since tomorrow’s a holiday [yippee!😁😁😁].
After the mass we trooped to the small Gift shop and panic bought [panic buying?] Sampaloc, some medallions and knick-knacks.
I wonder if there’s a giant pineapple underneath?
Nilupak & Sampaloc – Local Delicacies
After Pink Sisters, we then trooped to the Good Sheperd Seminary for the ever yummy ube halaya (purple yam jam) & macapuno (sweetened young coconut) candies.🍬🍬🍬 Jasz wasn’t able to eat her burger so we left and let her do her version of the Mcdo ‘Tuloy Pa Rin’ ad 😂, and went to get our ube and other goodies.
Our last stop before heading home was S&R for lunch (CHOWDER!!!🍲😍) and some groceries (cheese, wine, cheese, wine rice krispy treats and other stuff 😁🛍🛍🛍
We were back in Manila by around 2pm. It’s been a great Sunday, all in all.😊👍🏼
Since I’d been craving for Pandan Chicken for a couple of weeks now, I decided to just go and make some. I haven’t made these in ages so I basically just went ahead and guessed at the recipe. I didn’t hear any complaints from the family so I guess I guessed right.😅😋
I prepared the chicken the night before, making a marinade of sesame oil, soy sauce, oyster sauce, salt and ground pepper, chopped garlic, grated ginger and brown sugar. I then marinated the chicken thigh fillet for about 30 minutes, making sure that all pieces were sufficiently seasoned.
To wrap the chicken, you can just roll the chicken on the pandan leaf then just secure with toothpick. Personally I prefer making a knot with the pandan leaf and putting the chicken inside – kinda like how they make those puffy paper stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
The following morning, I placed the wrapped chicken in the pan, added some of the marinade, covered it and let it simmer for a few minutes, just to make sure the chicken was cooked thru. Once the marinade had evaporated, I then added some oil and continued cooking for another 2-3 minutes.
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to take any pictures of the unwrapped chicken since they disappeared even faster than TS changed partners, but it’s all good.🍴🍚😋