We did an “Iron Chef” thing here last weekend, with Fruit Cocktail as the not-so-secret ingredient. We got a lot of great ideas! Thanks to all those who shared their recipes. I haven’t tried fruit cocktail beyond fruit salad, fruit cups and crema de fruita. With the ideas shared below, you and I can now put a little more twist to our typical fruit salad, and hey, even mix in fruit cocktail in a chicken dish!
Get those recipe cards and shopping lists out! Enjoy these wonderful fruit cocktail ideas.
Over the past month, four lovely ladies have shared their ref door pics with me for The Ref Door Project. Thank you girls! I will create your magnets soon, soon, soon. And to the rest of you, trek into these ladies’ kitchens and check out their ref doors!
Jenee looks like she won’t go hungry with those pizza delivery flyers stuck to her ref! Well, not that she’d eat them but… oh, you know what I mean.
Kay has a very interesting bear collection. Can you guess what coffee shop they came from?
Dang‘s ref door is hidden there somewhere…
Sprittibee! Are those gingerbread man magnets in blue and orange? They’re very cute!
What does your refrigerator door look like? Take a pic of it and post it on your blog! Let me know when you do so I can write an entry with links to your ref door posts. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave a comment and a link to your ref’s uploaded image.
P.S. Don’t judge a person by his refrigerator door!
1. I want my TV Commercials! When relatives travel to the States, the usual pasalubong I ask for is a VHS-full of TV shows and commercials. My cousin Iya is terrific, she helps me out with that. I really enjoy watching the shows in advance (since they’re usually late here diba!) and the commercials in between them.
2. I love mixing Milo powder with my white rice. This has been one of my favorite childhood snacks. I still do that. Yum yum. It’s just like champorado without the soupy texture. A lot of people find it weird but ooooh this is one of my comfort foods.
3. PDAs do not work for me. Personal Digital Assistants confuse me. I’ve always preferred writing my to-do lists by hand. I feel I remember things better if I write them out in longhand versus just clicking on a little pad. While I love the games that go with the device, I prefer Post-It notes and a Pilot pen when it comes to reminding myself of schedules and things to do.
I’m sure there are things about you that makes people go “Huh?!” C’mon, share them! We’re all a little quirky.
Give me Shakey’s Garlic and Cheese Thin Crust with extra pineapples and anchovies. Or CPK’s Pizza Margarita. Or Domino’s Ole with extra jalapeños. Or Greenwich’s Hawaiian Pizza. Or any pizza from Amici di Don Bosco. Or Yellow Cab’s Four Seasons. Or Pizza Hut’s Pepperoni with a cheese-filled crust. Or the classic 3M Ham and Cheese. And oh, I need extra packets of hot sauce.
Are you a pizza lover too?
Let’s do an Iron Chef thing. What can you create with fruit cocktail as the main ingredient?
Let’s share those recipes! I’ll post the recipe suggestions in another blog entry next week!
Follow six stars around the world. Six pretty stars are sent out to six people, pictures are taken, and the stars are sent on their way to another part of the world. Witness The Star Odyssey here. This reminds me of Memento’s project.
Remember Star Margarine spread on Tasty, with a little sprinkled sugar? Buhay Cucinero wraps up Lasang Pinoy 10 with a list of food that will surely put you in a nostalgic and a possibly hungry mood. Start trekking down memory lane here.
You’re important, too. While it’s great to think of others, don’t forget to think about yourself too. Why not share your wishlist?
Enjoy the weekend, everyone.
“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” — William Shedd
This quote is too beautiful not to share with you.
When was the last time you set sail?
Fresh seafood, reasonable prices, an atmosphere where you can eat with much gusto, good service, a menu of how you want your food cooked, a little shopping while you wait for your food… you do know that I’m talking about Dampa sa Libis, right? This has become one of H and my favorite places to eat in. In one word: SULIT!
The whole Dampa is divided into three areas. The first part is the wet market, the second part is the eating area, and the last part is the bazaar.
Stop by the wet market first to pick out your seafood. I suggest going around the stalls first before zoning in on one. The seafood is fresh and you can haggle if you want. I’m not good with that (marketing AND haggling) so my mother-in-law usually takes care of this part of the Dampa experience. As you walk through the stalls, watch out for the puddles! And if you’re not into seafood, there are also stalls selling meat for inihaw, etc.
I’m getting hungry just thinking about it.
Got this from a friend, who got it from Snapshirts. Random words from your site make up this image. You can edit it too. Nice!
I wonder sometimes about how future generations will look back on their high school days. It’s becoming more acceptable to attend school online, and many organizations, such as Virtual High School, make online high school courses available. Learning from the home may be convenient, but a lot of important life experiences come from attending school with others. This trend is already well-established at colleges, as you can tell from the online degree choosing tools at Top Online Colleges.
I visited my old school last summer. A wave of nostalgia hit me as I walked through the old halls and came upon old swings and slides, the same stairs, the huge social hall and of course, the mushroom tables.
It’s been awhile since we’ve played this game!
Think of a caption for this picture and post it it in the comments section. Get those creative juices flowin’!
This is Michelle. She’s a character I recently created. Yes, my imagination works non-stop. Michelle’s got quite a rich history but I’ll save her story for another time. Let’s just say she looks a lot like I did when I was 6.
I put up a new blog for her here: Not Quite Linear — yet another blog to my growing list, but this one looks like a keeper. Drawing with Microsoft Paint is therapy for me.
I just threw in a bunch of stuff into the pot and came up with this. Blaaah. Looks better than it tastes. I really don’t like using spaghetti sauce! It’s too sweet for me. Next time I’ll stick to tomato sauce since I like my pasta sauce a bit sour.
“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.”
- Germaine Greer
Last Saturday, my college friend Rowie and her fiance Mike got hitched. Congratulations to you two lovebirds! It seems like only yesterday we were partying ourselves silly at Rowie’s house. Rowie is the 4th in our barkada to wed. We’re at that barkada life stage where people are settling down, be it with a lovelife or finding peace within oneself. Naks. It’s weird! Ang bilis. Well, that’s all part of growing up (and old). Cheers to the newlyweds!
Here are some pics from our barkada table at the reception. From left to right, first row onwards: