i have planned of cooking pork afritada but instead of preparing the its ingredients, i have prepared ingredients for a pork menudo dish…

haha! Smiley
anyway, the ingredients are already prepared, so let’s get this started then…

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Ingredients:

  • 1/4 pork kasim, chopped into cubes, I soften my pork by boiling them for a few minutes
  • 2 medium potatoes, chopped into cubes
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped into cubes
  • 3-4 pcs. regular hotdog
  • 2 cloves of garlic, pinched
  • 1 regular onion, in my recipe I used 1/2 of big sweet onion
  • 115 grms of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 pork cubes or half cup of pork stock
  • fish sauce and pepper to taste

Procedures:

  • Sautè garlic, onion and hotdog.  I want my hotdogs fried or you can put it together with the carrot.
  • Put in pork, potatoes and carrot, cook them in medium heat.
  • Add on pork cubes or pork stock and the tomato sauce.  Put some fish sauce and pepper (if desired) to taste.
  • Let it simmer until desired tenderness of potatoes and carrot are achieved.

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This is my finished product!  Let’s eat!

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As I am exploring for some new and budget saver recipes online, I found this interesting recipe…

Veggies Cheese Soup

I said interesting because there is a cheese ingredient to it, and my little tyke loves cheese… that’s why I’m trying this soup recipe this Friday.   Also, a good menu for rainy days.  Here are the ingredients and the process how to cook this soup.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pc. large onion, sliced
  • 1 pc. chicken bouillon cube
  • 1 stalk celery… (ooppss, can i have an alternative for this?)
  • 1 pc. medium carrot, diced
  • 1/2 cup Del Monte Salad Macaroni
  • 1 pouch (250 g.) Del Monte Italian Style Spaghetti Sauce
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 150 g. baguio pechay, diced (can i use cabbage here?)
  • 1/3 cup grated cheese

Procedures:

  • Boil 3 and 1/4 cups of water with onion, bouillon cube, celery and half of carrot.  Simmer for 5 min. or until veggies are tender.  Mash the veggies.
  • Add Del Monte Macaroni, Del Monte Spaghetti Sauce, remaining carrot, salt and pepper to taste.  Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add milk, pechay and cheese.  Simmer for 2 mins.

I’ll be posting my own version of Veggies Cheese Soup this Friday!

Keep you posted!

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This is one of my favorite dish… whenever I want something spicy, this dish is always present in the menu.

And hubby loves this dish too!

note:  I really don’t do measurements, it is based on my cooking instincts and my taste bud… measurements here are based on what I’ve used but I get to add some additional measurements in it.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/4 pork, cut into cubes
  • 1 onion
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 3 pcs. tofu, cut into cubes (depending on how big you want, prefer smaller cuts)
  • 1-2 green chili peppers
  • 1/4 coconut milk
  • 1/2 pork (broth) cube
  • 2-3 teaspoons bagoong alamang

Procedures:

  • I always boil my pork meats whenever I cook, to soften its texture.  And I sometimes use the pork stock for additional taste.
  • Fry cut tofu.
  • Sauté the garlic, onions in moderately heated pan with cooking oil.
  • Add the pork, the bagoong alamang and the pork (broth) cube.
  • After 2-3 minutes, pour in the coconut milk, its okay if you don’t want to pour the whole coconut milk you have… put it according to your desired texture.  Then, the green chilies.
  • Simmer for a few minutes.  You can add seasoning if the taste doesn’t feel right for you, you can more of the bagoong alamang or some soy sauce.
  • Then the fried tofu.
  • Simmer for 5-7 minutes.

There you have it… your own dish of Bicol Express!

ps.  didn’t got the chance to take a picture of my finished project, because my hubby can’t wait to eat it… Smiley

 

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Soup… hmm…
Now that its rainy season, this is a good time to cook soup.  Here’s what I’ve got from cheapcooking.com, and this looks delicious…

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound of bacon
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 Tbs flour
  • 1 quart milk
  • 1/2 pound frozen corn
  • 4 or 5 potatoes (about a pound), peeled, cubed, and simmered until tender
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • a few sprigs of parsley
  • paprika for garnish if you like

Procedures:

  • Cook the bacon in a large pot or use bacon you’ve previously cooked and use some bacon grease to cook the onions. If you cook a few slices of bacon just for this, drain all but 3 Tbs of the grease from the pan. (Save it, of course, to use in things like corn bread.) Set the bacon aside and chop it.
  • Cook the onion in the bacon grease 5 minutes or so, until softened. Sprinkle the flour in and stir. Cook over medium-low heat 2-3 minutes, stirring almost constantly. I find it’s easiest if I heat the milk in the microwave during this time. Stir in the milk slowly, using a whisk or a nice flat wooden spoon. Turn the heat up to medium and bring to a boil, stirring almost constantly. Turn the heat down but make sure it’s still simmering and cook a minute to thicken the base of your soup.
  • Add the corn, potatoes, bacon, salt and pepper. Heat through. Ladle into bowls and garnish with parsley, then sprinkle with paprika if you like it like we do.

I like to try this… better put this in my menu list!

I’ll post a picture once I’ve cooked this dish.

Have fun cooking! Smiley

 

 

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