Sunday, March 21, 2010

Chicken With Barbecue Sauce

A great dinner was served tonight. I made some chicken breast with barbecue sauce. This is my modification for chicken adobo. I'm glad it turned out realy good. Yummy. I also cooked some white rice and steamed vegetables with it. Because it is so good let me share it with you guys how I made it.
3 1/2 cups water
2 lbs chicken breast
sliced red pepper
sliced red onion
3 cloves crushed garlic
3 tbs canola oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 black pepper
2 tbs soy sauce
1 tbs vinegar
5 tbs barbecue sauce

1. Boil chicken in 3 1/2 cups of water for 25 minutes.
2. Add some salt on the boiling water then remove the chicken from the water when. Set aside on dry towel.
3. Prepare a pan then stir fry the garlic, red pepper and red onions.
4. Put the chicken and fry for 5 minutes.
5. Add 1 cup chicken broth.
6. Put some soy sauce, vinegar and barbecue sauce.
7. Bring to boil.
8. Sprinkle a dash of salt and pepper.
Great with white rice. Serve and enjoy!!!;-)

Mr. Potato Peeler Guy

I just saw on the 60-minute news about a guy who was very good in selling potato peelers. He just passed away last Friday at age 75. He was a well known peddler in the streets of New York City. He left an inspiring story. He had sold hundreds and thousands of potato peelers everywhere in New York City. They said he was a peddler by day and went dining in fine restaurants in the upper east side by night. He spoiled his wife with their way of living. He was never ashamed of what he did and he could not imagine what he would do without his job. His name is Joe Ades. They said no one can sell a simple item the way he did. May you rest in peace Mr. Joe.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Look What Hubby Got Me

Hubby got me a Mandolin slicer! Yay! Thank you so much hubby. When I told him that I wanted to cut the veges the way I should like it he brought me to Bed, Bath and Beyond. He let me chose my own vegetable shredder. I have been wanting to be able to cut my vegetable with style like crinkle, julienne, straight and however I like it. It is a manual one but it works amazingly for me. Do you want to take a peek?;-)Sure.;-)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Dining In at The Silver Diner

We usually eat out on Fridays. When hubby asked me where I want to eat I told him that I want to go back to Bahama Breeze again. It is located right at the Cherry Hill Mall. When we went there it was so full of people who wanted to dine in and hubby could hardly find a spot to park. He dropped me off by the door to so that I can grab a priority number. The receptionist gave me a number telling me if it was fine to wait for 90 minutes. Are you kidding me? I wonder why he asked me. Do I have a choice? Ninety minutes is more than an hour away and you will eat for 20-30 minutes only. Is it worth the time? I waited for hubby who parked almost half a mile away so we can make a decision. When he came we have to wait 70 more minutes. The kids can't wait that long the were getting restless of waiting so I suggested hubby that we will just eat right across the street at a diner. Usually when you talk about diners you would be served with more than a pound of food that you do not know how to finish. But it would be our first time to eat in this diner so I was willing to give it a shot. When we crossed the street we came to the theater that has almost a similar signage of the diner. I thought it was funny. As we moved along we finally found the place the Silver Diner. We waited for 5 minutes which was not bad. We ordered a basket of appetizers which had mozarella sticks, onion rings and chicken fingers. I had asian chicken in skewers and brown rice, hubby had cajun penne shrimp and the kids tried chocolate chip pancakes but heaven tried some brown rice and bacon. It was not bad and I was so happy we tried it there. The food portions per person were just enough. It was so far the best diner we tried!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

I Love Japanese Food

Last Friday we had dinner at Red Lantern, a Chinese-Japanese Restaurant. My family invited Tess to have dinner with us. The ambiance and the food was really fantastic. So far in our stay in South Jersey this small yet great restaurant really surprised us. Tess and I had the same order, sushi deluxe that included sushi nigiri and some sushi rolls. The kids loved their chicken and beef fried rice. Hubby chose to have General Tso's chicken which was amazingly good. It was a great dinner. Thanks hubby!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Lumpia (Spring Rolls)

Lumpia is a very common asian delicacy. It is a traditional filipino delicacy and you always see this dish in every shindig. Last Saturday was Madie's birthday. She is my children's one special friend. Aside from giving her a gift, I also made her some lumpia. Her guests love the lumpia. They said it was a contagious food to eat. What a delight to hear that they really loved it. Let me share with you my lumpia recipe.
1 lb ground pork
3 cloves garlice crushed minced
1 pc onion bulb minced
1/3 cup red pepper minced
1 pc carrot minced
1 potato minced
1 tsp soy sauce
30 pcs lumpia wrappers
2 cups vegetable oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 cup raisins (optional)

Cooking Directions:
For filling:
1. Heat a pan/ skillet on high heat.
2. Place 3 tbs vegetable oil and cook the pork til brown. Drain and set aside.
3. Saute garlic, onions, red pepper, carrot and potato.
4. Stir in the pork into the vegetables.
5. Season with soy sauce, salt and pepper.
6. Remove from heat to cool down.
Preparing the roll:
7. Set the roll diagonally and fill in 2 heaps of filling.
8. Fold and tuck both ends as you roll it tightly and neatly.
9. Moisten the remaining part of the edge of the roll to seal it.
10. Cover the rolls with damp cloth to retain moisture.
Deep Frying the roll:
1. Put skillet on medium heat.
2. When the skillet is hot put 2 cups oil and heat it up for about 4-5 minutes.
3. Fry the rolls till golden brown.
4. Drain excess oil on paper towels.
5. Serve hot and enjoy with ketchup.