Saturday, January 31, 2009

A Pop-Up Notice

Please excuse the pop-up ad here in my blog starting tomorrow or within the few days. You can easily click the the x to close it. It will not run very long if it gets approved, it will only run for 11 days.

My apologies in advance to my daily visitors and EC droppers.

Amy Poehler CozmoTV Widget

I found this widget quite funny and interesting at the same time. Her shows make me laugh because the way she talks. She has this look on her face almost looks like she is joking about the whole thing. However, if you watch the whole thing everything they do are for real. I have seen a lot of blogger that have the video widget on their sites. You may want to add this in your collection and visit them to get your own widget here. I also found channel about edible wild plants you can find in your backyard if you live in the boonies. That is my kind of show to get me ready for what is ahead of this country of ours.



I have not seen all the show in the gallery but, I will definitely come back for more. You can also add this in your profile at MySpace or Facebook to share with your social network. Give this widget to your online friends who like social networks. Please take a few minutes and browse their gallery and click on "Grab This TV" to find your social network in the list.


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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Homemade Waffles

I have this waffle maker as long as I have my oldest DS. I think I only use it once for that long. My 2nd DS ran out of waffle one morning and DH help me to make some from scratch. Now I can say I used the waffle maker twice. It's a pain cleaning it, that is why I hardly use it.

This batch I put in the freezer for later use. I did not decorate any of them just to show here. I know that most of you know how to dress your waffles...lol. Maybe next time when I have plenty of time I will dress them up for show here in my blog.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

General Tso's Chicken Stir Fry

This look very similar to sweet and sour chicken, however, there is no pineapple included with this recipe.

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Cut boneless and skinless chicken into cubes. Do same thing with red or green bell peppers, carrots, and onion. Put 1 tbsp olive in a pan on medium heat. Cook the chicken until no longer pink. Remove from the pan and set aside. Add another 1 tbsp olive oil in the pan and stir fry the vegetables for about 5 minutes then add the chicken back into the pan.

Add General Tso's sauce and mix until blended. Serve over hot rice or by itself. Really nice to have in these cold days.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Grilled Ham with cheese & tomato

My lunch a few days ago, a homemade panini my way. It's a little heavy in the stomach. I used 100% all natural whole wheat bread, cheese, tomatoes and ham. It's good and ODS know how to make it also. Now he knows a few recipes to survived college 1 1/2 year from now.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Spaghetti

A very common and easy meal to make. Even my 17 year old son can make this. However, I never make spaghetti with only pasta and sauce. I can't stand it because it should mix with some kind of protein when cooking it. DH always ask if I made it with meat sauce. And I always tell him that I never make spaghetti without meat. After 9 years do you think he will remember...nope...ha ha ha.

Spaghetti with vegetables and meat, top with Parmesan cheese.

I don't know how to make my own spaghetti sauce yet. I always buy them from the store and mix it with vegetables and ground beef. Right now we are still using the organic beef that our friend sold to us. More often I feel bad buying none organic meat in my local grocery store, like chicken and pork. I still use a lot of pork and chicken because 2 of my DC loves egg roll and ground beef have a different taste than pork. And all of us loves chicken recipes except for DH. It would be very helpful if we can grow our own chicken, cow and pig, in that order too...ha ha ha.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Active And Healthy Lifestyle

Do you have an active lifestyle? Do you enjoy working out and doing outdoor sports? Furthermore, do your children (teenage) join you with these activities? If they are, let them join Sogo Active. They can take the Sogo Active challenge or host Sogo Active; either way is the start for healthy living. Your teenager/s could win a spot in 1000 torchbearer in Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay awarded by Coca-Cola Canada. Being a torchbearer is such a big job. Just think of the stardom that comes with it, everyone will recognize who you are and a chance to get corporations to sponsor you. Sponsors are of the highest importance in my opinion, without them, you may not achieve your goal for the gold.

SOGO Active can also help you with facility and equipment when training. Active Halifax Communities in Nova Scotia is the first to join the Sogo Active program. If you live in Canada and would like to start Sogo Active, please follow the link. Please remember this is for everyone, you can use their services for corporate athletic activities too.

Start your active and healthy lifestyle with Sogo Active, sponsored by Coca-Cola Canada with partnership of ParticipAction; the Canada’s National voice on Physical activity and Sports participation. I also wanted to add that in order to achieve your active and healthy lifestyle, you should eat healthy food as well.


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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Ripe Jackfruit (Langka)

One of tropical fruits I miss the most. Winter season is always the worst when missing them. All I can get are the cans with added sugar in them. Sometimes I get the ones that are over ripe it's very soft. I like it when there is still some crunch on them.
My parents have a several jackfruit trees on on their property and all we have to do is wait for them to fruit and pick when when ripe. Ahh, those are the days.


These are perfect, fresh and still have some crunch on them. I miss living in the tropic.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Action All Stars

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Winter days are such a drag, especially when you have children who are very active. Mine falls into this category, and they love to play outside weather permitting. However sometimes winter weather is harsh and we get a week with all freezing rain, or frigid cold and wind. To keep them in control inside the house I let them out at least 3 times a week, but impossible when the weather that I mention above is happening. What a mother to do when 4 active kids? We do a lot of activities inside, including playing games on the computer. They enjoy playing games on the computer as long as it’s not a part of their school.


I have a selection of free games online, and they love all of it including ActionAllStars.com. They enjoyed making their own characters and dressing them up. They don’t play baseball or basketball in real life, but at least they can experience it virtually. I believe that our home should be the safe place for the children. This is also the same reason why I teach two of my school kids at home. Who said you can’t have fun in your own home? Not in this home and check out the screen shot of my avatar named Akoito.

Action All Stars is a partner of Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, and ConnectSafetly.org.


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Friday, January 9, 2009

Rice Noodles

One way I cook rice noodles. I think I really need a better camera. This thing came out really dark, (I even fixed the color with office picture manager but no luck.)

I mixed this with pork slices, julienne carrots, julienne cabbage, onion, garlic, soy sauce, pepper and beef broth. The egg slices are for decoration. Enjoy!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Top EC Droppers For December

Thank you so much everyone for stopping to drop or comments in my blog. All the visits are very much appreciated.



And here are the link for my top 10 EC dropper:
  1. In The Life Of...Mne
  2. Scandinavian Ways
  3. Everything Has a Reason
  4. The Fool on the Hill
  5. New Orleans Food & Fun
  6. Girls are Made of Sugar & Spice
  7. Austin Counsel
  8. Daily Coloring Pages
  9. Chilly's Cooking
  10. Tasty Thoughts

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Have A Blessed and Prosperous New Year

Eat, put anything round on your dining table, make a lot of noise, put some coins in your pocket for goodluck, open a window to welcome the New Year (this would be nice when you live in the tropics, doing it here up north will bring icicles inside he he he), however you celebrate New Year make sure to spend it with your family and be safe.