Saturday, 3 June 2017

Easy Buko Pie Recipe

         I was thinking of what snack to prepare for the kid's meryenda. My work would usually finish at around 2 in the afternoon, At that time yung focus ko nasa kung ano ang dapat kung iprepare, ibake or iluto para sa meryenda ng kids. They would often wake up from their afternoon nap at 3:30-4 pm so It's a perfect timing for me to prepare some snacks for them....

     ... while browsing for some recipes I came by to a post sa isang FB group where in they were talking about buko pie. I suddenly felt my mouth water upon seeing the photo of buko pie. (PG much! haha) I had a feeling that my two daughters would love to eat Buko Pie, It will be something new to them since I always bake apple pie for them.  

I have very simple Ingredients for a flaky, buttery pie crust. It's also very easy to make and I'm pretty sure you guys will love it.



PIE CRUST

1 cup All purpose flour

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 stick cold butter

1/2 cup cold water

1/8 cup white refined sugar


PROCEDURE:

1. To prepare the crust, combine flour and salt. Blend in butter thoroughly using a fork.


2. Sprinkle with cold water. Continue "cutting" with a fork until flour mixture forms tiny lumps. Form flour mixture into a ball.


3. Divide dough into 2 equal portions. Roll out to make 2 crusts. Cover bottom of pie pan with one crust. Cut excess.


4. Prick pastry all over with fork. Bake in preheated oven at 450°F for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown  




BUKO FILLING

Young coconut meat


Coconut juice

1/4 cup refined sugar

2 tsp cornstarch

2 tbsp powdered milk


PROCEDURE:

1. Combine all ingredients and cook over low heat. 


2. Continue stirring until thick. Pour mixture into pie pan.


3. Top filling with the second crust. Seal ends all around with a fork.


4. Bake at 400 °F until crust turns golden brown. 





Thanks for reading.....

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Shawarma at Home


One of my favorite snacks is Shawarma. Whenever I have a craving for it I would really go to SM center which is the nearest place where we can buy Shawarma. There's only one Shawarma food stall there though that's the Leylam Shawarma. I like their Shawarma, It's OK, tasty . I like it when it's dripping with sauce however it's quite inconvenient that whenever I crave for it I have to go somewhere just to have a taste of it. Hassle! 

So I thought of making Shawarma at home but I don't know how to make the seasoning so I look for some online stores where I can buy it. I found LiYe on facebook, She's selling seasonings and other spices. I read a lot of good reviews regarding her Shawarma spice so I immediately ordered from her and got them the next day. I ordered the shawarma spice and pita bread.

I was so happy when I received the package. I was so excited to make it , It's something my family can have whenever we crave for it . 


Marinade Ingredients:

1 kilo ground beef or 1 kilo beef brisket with fats
1 cup plain yoghurt
2 tablespoon of shawarma powder
1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil

Procedure:

1. Mix all the marinade ingredients at ihalo sa beef... Ilagay sa ref overnight kinabukasan ay ioven ito sa temp na 220 deg celsius for 30 minutes dun ito sa umiikot sa loob ng oven like rottisserie sa lechon manok kung walang ganun ang oven nyo pwede nyo ito ihawin. 

2. After cooking sprinkle another 2 tablespoon of  shawarma powder on the meat

3. prepare your pita bread 

4. lagyan ng cucumber tomatoes at white onion

Style 2:  Pan-fry

Procedure

1. mix all the ingredients

2. Marinate atleast 30 mins - 1 hr pag nagmamadali ok png kahit 30 mins malasa nadin un. no need na maglagay ng oil sa pan

3. prituhin hanggang matuyuan ng liquid.

4. After maluto tadtarin na no need na mgbudbud pa ng powder ng tulad sa oven style

5 . Ilagay na sa pita bread

Shawarma Sauce:
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup evaporated Milk
  • minced garlic 
  • pepper
  • 1 tsp shawarma powder


personally I would suggest you do the pan fry style because it's quicker and easier to prepare.
Now, You can enjoy your Shawarma at the comfort of your home. You can contact Ms. Liye on facebook or there are other sites where you can find easy to follow Shawarma seasoning. 




Thank you for reading....

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

DIY: Sophia's My Little Pony Birthday

On her 6th birthday, We decided to have two celebrations, One at home for our close friends and relatives and the other one was held in their kindergarten school. This time Sophia wanted to have a "My little Pony" birthday party . I am a very thrifty person, I know how important it is to celebrate birthdays and I do love celebrating my daughter's birthday but not to the point that I will spend too much on it. I mean you can spend a little but don't go overboard.

Before I ask her what she would like for her birthday party I already set a budget for it and decided to stick to it come hell or high water haha! I have nothing against mom who likes spending on their children's party. for me If you have the money then go! spend and splurge! walang naawat sa inyo haha! pero if wala naman talaga at hindi pasok sa budget e wag na po ipilit at ipangutang pa para lang sa ikaliligaya ng mga bisita at ikasasakit ng ulo nyo the next day...

Andun na tayo sa "for keeping memories " " minsan lang namna to"! We can always capture good memories be it simple or extravagant party and mind you yang sinasabi mong minsan lang naman to kaya bobonggahan ko na kahit ipangutang ko pa mindset is a big No! No!. Always, always remember that after that e sakit ng ulo ang kapalit. That's one thing I've observed sa ating mga pinoy. One day millionaire! next day nganga! hahaha even sa mga fiesta ganyan din ..I'd rather not celebrate kung ganyan lang din. Let's always be practical mommies! wala namang mawawala kung hindi tayo makapag handa sa birthday ng anak naten or sa fiesta at hindi natin nainvite ang mga amiga naten..

Anyways back main chika, A week before her birthday I printed out 30 pieces invitations for her classmates. I gave it to her teacher when I picked her up from school and the teacher distributed the invitations the next day.


I also printed out some Little Pony prop signs,Thank You cards and stickers for her loot bags.



for her loot bags, I just bought brown paper bags then put some candies, lollipops, chocolates and biscuits inside. I also bought some toys for her classmates.

                                     
         
I was really happy to see that my daughter enjoyed her birthday though it's a simple one. The smiles on her classmates faces are so priceless as well.





I arranged the spaghetti, fried chicken, brownies, and hot dog with marshmallow inside the paper box plate. My husband distributed it to each of the child in the classroom also to her teacher, asst. teacher and guard.They also had ice cream and juice. I also cut the cake and share it with all of them. They sang a song and had 2 quick games. The classroom celebration was done after 45 minutes. It was such a precious moment.

My daughter received some gifts too and she was so grateful about the simple party we had for her. She kept on thanking me and her dad. She kept on saying  " You make the best party ever ma!" and with that super pawi na ang pagod ko, namen ni hubby. Yes it was simple but see? I was able to capture precious memories,The most important part is nag enjoy and mga kiddos.


Thank you for reading mga marse!

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Halo-Halo Hello!

Hello there mga marse, After a year and some months of hiatus, I am back again. So many things had happened good thing mostly happy moments naman. something to treasure and of course there were some learnings din that made me and my husband stronger and more mature.

Anyways , I am so excited to share a lot of walang halong kyeme at kaartehang posts mga marse.
I'll be posting more easy to cook, hindi pakakabog at maka-masang recipe for all the mothers out there (including me, ofcourse ) na nasa state of calamity ang wallet. Everyday lutuin, bukod sa pasasarapin e patitipirin pa natin!

Today is just like any other usual day at home since I am working fulltime from home now. Everyday is special because I'm always with my family so I always make it a point to spend most of my free time with them, We don't usually go out na except Church day, I always cook at home, Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in between.

Nowadays dama nyo din ba na nasa bubong nyo lang ang haring araw? Yung ang aga palang ang sakit na sa balat ng sunshine?  Kaimbey diba?and since parang nasa Sahara dessert tayo dito sa Pinas naisipan namen ng josawa ko na mag halo-halo walang halong eklabu today. kakatapos nga lang namen mag....😋 halo-halo! hehe...




We had halo-halo for meryenda, It's just so filling and refreshing. I blended the Ice, light sugar syrup and milk using our blender. It made the Ice so smooth and creamy. Yum! I hope you try this one too! Halo-halo is just so perfect this scorching hot summer,I would recommend making it at home and using homemade ingredients as much as possible, We made our own Ice so It's surely purified or just make sure that the store where you buy Ice uses clean water. Be careful as well when buying ready made ingredients in the market. I would often see pesky flies landing on gulaman and sago displayed there so it's so much better to cook your halo-halo ingredients. You can also opt for canned fruits. They are much safer and cleaner. I bought canned cream of corn and jackfruit, nata de coco, garbanzos and sweet red beans in jars. I cooked the gulaman, sweetened banana and sweet potato. It wasn't complete though because I didn't buy leche flan and ube but you can actually put anything you like, There's no rule but since the ingredients are all sweet better not add too much sugar. You can also opt for light syrup if you want it a bit sweeter. Yum! Yum! Yum!

I hope you enjoy it now while the weather's hot mga marse...Oh It's always hot here pala sa Pinas so we can enjoy it all year round haha.


Monday, 31 October 2016

PR: TravelBookPH First Blogger Affiliate Get Together Event At The Legend Villa

The first ever TravelBook.ph Blogger Affiliate Get Together has been a huge success! From the event proper, to The Legend Villas Hotel Tour, and Buffet Lunch of Lola Maria Restaurant , TravelBook.ph’s Blogger Affiliates surely enjoyed the rest of the day!
True to its word, with the event’s fun and interactive contests, games, raffles, and networking opportunities, the blogger affiliates together with TravelBook’s Business Development Team had a great and exciting day to remember.
The Legend Villas toured the blogger affiliates around the hotel to check their elegant Function Rooms, and different hotel room types.
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TravelBook.ph Blogger Affiliates in action as The Legend Villas Staff toured them around the place

Buffet Lunch at Datu Room by Lola Maria Restaurant


Here are some of the experiences of some of our Blogger Affiliates who attended the Get Together at The Legend Villas:
“The event was fun and at the same time informative. I was able to get to know other bloggers through the different fun activities and gained more information about TravelBook.ph, its Blogger Affiliate Program and about The Legend Villas as well.” – Carl Dizon, www.runtraveldiscover.com
“Yesterday was a milestone for me as a blogger. For twenty-two months, my introverted self was alone in "my blogging world". Finally, I found the courage to go out there and meet like-minded people (who turned out to be really nice, by the way). Thank you TravelBook Philippines and The Legend Villas and to all other sponsors for my first ever official blogger event!” – Katrina Singson, www.mommykay.com
"One of the most interactive and fun Bloggers Affiliate events I had attended. A simple forgetting other stuff in blogging and just enjoy the laughter and fun during the event. Everyone is accommodating. Looking forward for a more fun and exciting events, and to be part of TravelBook Blogger Getaways. Kudos to the Team!" – Leomy Sanchez, leomyc.blogspot.com
Merci Beaucoup to TravelBookPH Get Together. A day of journey full of fun, games, prizes, learning, warmth, and sumptuous feast. Cheers! Till the next journey!” – Ma. Victoria Cruz, www.pilipinason-line.blogspot.com
“Travelbook.ph Affiliate Get Together has been a delight! Meeting and interacting with the other affiliates was fun. Awesome venue as well, very warm welcome, accommodating TravelBook.ph Ladies, always wearing their smiles!” – Rey Esteves, www.boyraket2.blogspot.com
“I was scammed! I was not informed that the event would be so fun and exciting. Aside from enjoying the activities and sumptuous food, I was able to meet and mingle with other bloggers too!” – Kerwin Lawrence Octavo; www.mrpogitips.com

Blogger Affiliates with “Paint Me A Picture” Game!





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Friday, 20 March 2015

Lemon Kiss Clothing

I simply adorn dainty dresses especially if it's worn by my little princess. I want her to wear dress every time we go out. I strongly follow " Dress Your Age " I don't want her to wear skimpy shorts and backless tops ,not at her age now, and super ayaw din ng daddy hehe


Most of my daughter's clothes are hand me downs from her cousins. I sometimes buy dresses for her and when I do I usually go for the quality and affordability. 

I love buying online because it's hassle free for me especially I'm a working momma and I couldn't go out on weekends because that's my only time to bond with my daughter. just recently I found this online shop called LEMON KISS which sells girls dresses that range from 400-900 only.  As I browse on their album I  found a selection of pretty dresses and I wanted them all for my little Sophia!





LEMON KISS CLOTHING launched in SM department stores in 2003.
Lemon Kiss designs are stylish, updated and embody the playful, energetic and fun lifestyle of young girls 4-12 years old.

Lemon Kiss Items include dresses, blouse, pants, shorts, pedals, overalls, jackets and etc.


I couldn't choose because they're all pretty. Look at all of these dainty dresses!















The designs are all girly and fashionable. Perfect for our little pretty girl right? I am really planning to buy one this weekend I just couldn't decide which among these dresses. I can't buy all of them ofcourse! One at time lang hihi. 

You can find  LEMON KISS CLOTHING in the following SM department store nationwide:


SM BACOLOD
SM BACOOR,
SM BALIWAG,
SM BATANGAS,
SM BAY CITY-MALL OF ASIA,
SM BICUTAN,
SM CAGAYAN DE ORO,
SM CALAMBA,
SM CEBU,
SM CLARK,
SM CUBAO,
SM DASMARINAS,
SM DAVAO,
SM DELGADO,
SM FAIRVIEW,
SM LAS PINAS-SOUTHMALL,
SM LIPA,
SM LUCENA,
SM MAKATI,
SM MANDURIAO,
SM MANILA,
SM MARIKINA,
SM NAGA,
SM NORTH EDSA,
SM ORTIGAS-MEGA MALL,
SM PAMPANGA,
SM ROSALES,
SM ROSARIO,
SM SAN PABLO,
SM SAN LAZARO,
SM STA MESA-CENTERPOINT,
SM STA ROSA,
SM SUCAT,
SM TARLAC,
SM TAYTAY,
AND OTHER SELECT OUTLETS



You may also find LEMON KISS on FACEBOOK here
Enjoy shopping mommies!


Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Penne Pasta with Broccoli


This one is very simple and easy to make. I also love that it's a combination of my two favorites, Pasta and Veggies! Yummy na Healthy pa...



What You'll Need:

200 grams penne pasta
1 pack all purpose cream
1 small onion
Butter
Cheese
Bacon bits
1/2 teaspoon of chicken powder
1/2 teaspoon flour mixed with  1/2 cup of water
Broccoli

Easy Peasy Steps:

1. Heat butter in a pan. Caramelized the onion.
2. Add mixed water with flour and let it simmer.
3. Add in the cream, chicken powder and some pepper
4. Let it simmer until it thickens a bit.
5. In another pot. Add about 2 cups of water and let it boil.
6. Plunge the broccoli into boiling water for about a minute or not more than 2 minutes. (Don't over cooked!)

Plating:

1. Drain the pasta, put on a platter and add the creamy sauce.
2. Topped with cheese and bacon bits.
3. Shred or simply mix the broccoli into your pasta!

I hope you enjoy this simple recipe. Feel free to comment below. Thank You!



XOXO, Jenny

Thursday, 26 February 2015

BOOTY WURK

I went to my in-laws house last night to kiss and hug my baby before I go home coz I haven't seen her for the whole day yesterday.

I arrived at around 10:30pm and found her still wide awake watching cartoons. I immediately hugged her and told her how I missed her dearly. She was just so sweet to return a big hug and lots of kisses.

She then said she doesn't want to go home yet. She said she missed her uncles and lolay that she wants to stay there longer.

here's our convo

Pia: Mom ayoko pa po umuwi, I miss lolay and uncle vin and uncle pich and uncle john john, please ma...( with that sullen face)
ME: Hindi naman kita susunduin baby gusto lang kita i-hug! so I hugged her tightly with gigil like I don't wanna let her go.
Pia: You miss me mommy?
ME: Yes soooooooo muchee!
Pia: I will go home na mommy. (What a sudden change of mind!)
ME: Wow! yehey! really? yehey!
Pia: Yes, mommy because you said you miss me diba.

O.A ba? we're always like that everyday. We always exchange too many kisses and hugs everyday. kahit ilang oras palang sya mawala sa paningin ko namimiss ko na agad ang baby love ko hihi!
hayysss Mother's love nga naman! Kakilig ng bongga!

Anyways eto tlaga ang kwento !
We went to Family Mart last night to buy her an Ice cream as promised when she suddenly said
"Mom, that's my favorite!" I was really clueless of what she's referring to then she danced and said "Booty Wurk! " then sang it.

"That's my favorite, my favorite! "that's what she was yelling yesternight. She couldn't contain her hapiness hearing her favorite song last night hahaha while ME was just staring at her AMAZED! Who would've thought na a three year old girl would memorize most of the lyrics of booty wurk! haha I don't even know that song! OMG! I think that was the first time I heard it hahaha

di na talaga ko updated sa mga latest songs haha..


Then just this morning me and hubby woke up to a familiar song,
Hubby then asked me what's the title of the song. "I have no idea"

Our little princess came inside the room and said "Dahan Dahan po yan daddy!"

"Dahan dahan lng ,dahan dahan lang, dahan dahan lang......." she sang as she went out of the room.

We were left laughing . hays children nowadays!

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Giveaway Alert! Win A Frozen Inspired Tutu Dress w/ Hairbow (We'll Pick 2 Winners!)

Hello! I have been on a blog hiatus for ages haha! for some personal reason, I had to...but glad to be back! I so miss this! I am so excited to blog about the hustle and bustle of my daily life, share about DIY's and a lot more! I feel happy that blessings come pouring me and so I feel the need to give back. I love you all! =)




Don't forget to comment down your full name and email address. That easy!

Monday, 13 October 2014

CUDDLE ♥

How often do you and your husband cuddle? Us? almost every second when were both at home! haha yeep! call it O.A but that's how we really are. 

We cuddle even when we are just sitting or lying in bed talking about something.
We cuddle while were watching TV.
We stop at what we do and just HUG for a minute or so.
We love to cuddle,cuddle.cuddle and kiss, kiss ,kiss! LOL

I so love it when my husband holds me tight and cuddles with me.
I feel so loved and secured!
I love him so much.♥



Monday, 6 October 2014

Dear SM Center Las Piñas Hypermarket and Magnolia Chocolait

Please check you items especially your character beverages (MAGNOLIA CHOCOLAIT). Last Saturday me and my daughter bought a chocolate drink in tetra pack with disney princess (Bella) print on it.

came Sunday, she opened it and took a sip. I heard her say " panget lasa mommy" so I immediately grabbed it from her and taste it. It tasted sour and the consistency was thick . I even asked my brother to have a taste so he did and same as my verdict It tasted "panis" (spoiled) however the expiration is on 2015 pa naman so I got really confused why it tasted panis! I immediately asked my brother to keep it away from my daughter.

It didn't cross my mind to keep the tetra pack, not until my daughter started vomiting an hour or so after she intake that chocolate drink.

and then she vomited even more frequently.. we rushed her to the nearest clinic. She could't stop throwing even while we were talking to the doctor. The doctor gave us some prescriptions. I asked the doctor if we need to take my daughter to the hospital for confinement. The doctor adviced us that if the vomiting won't stop after taking his prescribed meds, We have to rush her to the hospital!

When we got home we gave her meds but the vomiting and pooping continues. It even got worst because of abdominal cramps. She even asked us to massage her tummy. It's really hard to see her in pain. though she wasn't crying, we could hear her whimper.She was starting to get pale,her lips were turning purplish blue. She was very weak. Her stools were so watery. She couldn't stop vomiting!

We then rushed her to the hospital. She looked so tired , sleepy and weak! I thought my daughter was dying!

The doctor diagnosed some dehydration (thank GOD  it was not severe!). She said it was because of what she intake! and I could only blame the chocolate drink! sorry pero wala na kong masisi kundi yung lasang panis na chocolate drink na natikman namen!

I know I'm just one of the million costumer of SM Hypermarket. I understand that this one complaint won't be your lost and no,I'm not crying over rotten chocolate milk! lol There's no point. I'd just get over it. Thank GOD my toddler's ok now. I have learned my lesson I should've tasted it first!

I'm not asking for anything . I'm just a concerned consumer. I just want you to be mindful of food safety. Thank You!




Monday, 22 September 2014

Mommy lies...

One Saturday afternoon, My daughter was looking at my Facebook wall when she suddenly shrieked "mommy this is mine!..and this, and another one! all mine!..bakit po suot ng mga bata mommy? "

She was referring to the tutus she modeled for my customers. I let her model some of my creations kase para makita yung designs when worn however every time I will ask her to wear a tutu she would first ask me if It's hers and I would tell her yes just to convince her . maling mali pala coz' children believe everything we say. 


"saan po tutu ko mommy?  saken un mommy diba?" 


At first I answered her , "Don't worry nak, Mommy will make another one for you ok? "  I felt guilty seeing her so upset.


Here's some of the tutus she modeled..hehe







Ano ang learning mga mommies?

Do not lie.

I have to remind myself that telling lies is bad, even to a toddler! even over small things. It will confuse them, It can give them mix messages and worst they'd think that lying can be right. 

We all want to teach our kids to be honest and trustworthy. We want to raise honest children so let's be a good example.

Now, when I ask her to fit some dresses I tell her first that those are not hers and they belong to someone else, that mommy sells those clothes. I also tell her that if she wants the same dress I can make one for her. I also make sure that I keep my promises.

I have a very matanong na anak. She's a curious little girl so I try to explain everything in the simplest way I can. We , however, have to tell our child age appropriate information.

Do not try to explain complex information to a toddler. sige try mong i-ispluk ang PORK BARREL sa 3 year old child mo..haha hope magkaintindihan kayo , GO! lolz.

and about white lie? I'll explain it to her when she's a bit older. =)

Here's my FB page pala if you want to check out more designs
https://www.facebook.com/prettypracticalstuff?ref=hl



Thursday, 3 July 2014

Frozen Inspired Party Invites

I am helping a friend make her daughter's dream come true. =) My friend's little lady wants to have a Frozen's "Queen Elsa" inspired birthday party! Isn't that fabulous and...........expensive?! 

Well not anymore! yey! We can always count on Mr. GOOGLE if were on a tight budget. hehe 

Lots of sites are now offering free party printable such as invites, cupcake toppers, wrappers, labels ,and more.

I'm so excited to share with you thrifty practical moms what some sites are to offer. They're all super duper cute mind you..=) 

Let's have some "Frozen" invitations first from Oh My Fiesta! 










right click on the image,save on your computer and PRINT! easy peasy!