Friday, October 31, 2008

turbo boost chicken

nah, it's really turbo -brolied chicken, made by my lola.
first, marinate the chicken with salt, pepper and garlic overnight.

then, mix 1 can of mushroom soup with 1 can of sliced mushrooms. stuff chicken with the mixture and sew the chicken butt shut so the mixture won't spill out.

place the chicken in the turbo broiler or oven. grease sides with butter.zap for 25 minutes at 400(?) degrees celsius. turn over and cook till it is evenly brown.

serve. i tried this last new year but i thought i needed special cooking thread to close the chicken butt, so i used tootpicks instead. not recommended. the mixture oozed out.

Friday, October 17, 2008

How I cook caldereta

Pa casually mentioned that he set aside some beef if I wanted to make caldereta, which I took to mean "cook some caldereta"
So I drizzled the beef with some salt, pepper, garlic and about half a cup of vinegar before reaching for our dog-eared and stained copy of "Filipino cooking here and abroad". Hmmmm, this recipe is probably from the original Spanish version which called for stuffed olives and boiled eggs so I overruled that .
The book said the beef had to marinate for at least an hour or 2 so I went window-shopping at the appliance center, video shop and bookstore before I headed for SM supermarket to buy:
2 carrots
2 small bags of baby potatoes
1 big green bell pepper
500g pack of tomato sauce
1 can of liver spread
a bag of popcorn (for snacking, not for the recipe)
When I got home, the beef had turned pale from the vinegar. I then browned the beef in olive oil before I added some sauted onions and tomato sauce, water, potatos, bay leaf and carrots. I then plopped in front of the TV to watch Project Runway Phils., where my friend Apples is a judge. I would stir the pot occasionally during commercial breaks.
After the hour-long show was over, the beef was still tough so I put on a DVD of Family Guy and snacked on my popcorn.
2 hilarious episode later, I stirred in the liver spread, bell pepper and some leftover packets of pizza hot sauce. After the 3rd episode, the beef had become deliciously tender so I turned off the heat and closed the lid to let the flavors blend into each other.
The carrots and potatoes are part of the Pinoy version, which not only add color to the dish, it makes it healthier, too. Caldereta is really easy to make just as long as you have the ingredients and a little patience.

Monday, October 06, 2008

new shirt paintings

New stuff I did over the past 2 weeks

Another monk painting for my uncle. He wanted my original one but it was a size medium and he's not. This is XL, the only other size my mom bought. I have learned that I hate repeating myself that's why I made slight changes like the beard, the different colored frapuccino...

This is called "Maingay ba ?" If you look closely,you can still see parts of the original sketch.

This is inspired by one of Malang's cartoons. I call this "kusinera" especially made for my mom's birthday.

This is the cake we bought for her, Red Ribbon's Dulce de leche.And this is my sister absolutely loving her new magicsing.


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