Friday, December 31, 2010

Fruit & Veggies

I am done hibernating, and started eating fruits today. I haven't eaten fruits in a while and today I started again. I go through the cycle of not eating certain stuff and goes back to it.

KiwiThe image below is for DH. He complains that he should eat better food. So, for start, I gave him bunch of veggie slices. No dip, he eats them plain. New Year, making ourselves better...well, kinda...he he he

Veggies

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Feeling Festive

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Like I mentioned before, I don't feel very festive this holiday. It was probably the fact that, families have other things in mind, and we are the youngest sibling, and have the youngest grandchildren. However, when we were starting, we are always there for them to watch open their presents. Now, they hardly come even just to chat and catch up.

I love it when my whole house is decorated for the season. I like matching table cloth, napkins, table liner and curtains. This is the time of the year that I do my spring cleaning too. I find all the things I needed at Pier 1. My husband enjoys browsing through all the exotic things we can add to our old decorations. We both love their papasan the most. Furthermore, make sure you go back after the season, because seasonal are on sale.

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Holidays Are Over

We can finally go back to normal after a week. And the best part of all, is that the day is getting longer everyday. I know winter only started not too long ago, however, I'm looking for warmer temperature from now on.

I made pot roast for Christmas dinner. Actually, that's all I have because my SIL told us that she will not be staying long. However, it changes because she had cold and their plan did go through. They are supposed to visit an ill step mother in law. This is the 3rd time we got a late noticed for Christmas dinner. And yes, she was late again.

DH was sure that his parents was not staying long because his sister is not staying. Well, they all stayed. Not enough food to choose from, and I told my SIL, that I only made one dish because she said that she will not be eating here. I just don't like it when there is no other food choice.

If it's my extended family, they will be more than happy to stay longer. Or until the food meant for the occasion are all gone. I know, I'm just saying. They don't waste food, not like here...lol.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

All Natural?

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I don't have any experience using Tom's Of Maine products as of yet. However, I have plenty of thoughts on the product. I will try to elaborate the way that do not discriminate a product that I have not used.
  
 First of all, when I want to use a product it should be all natural. Are soothing and moisturizer  ingredients are really needed to have all natural toothpaste?  I do not believe so. I like my toothpaste with only three or four ingredients, for example, baking soda, food grade peroxide, peppermint oil and distilled water. If I have to refrigerate it to last longer, that is just fine. My family enjoys eating sweet delights, and I make sure they have the best and healthy toothpaste to clean their teeth with. I also make sure that I can personally read the ingredients on any products I buy. Any ingredients that I cannot read will be at the bottom of my list.  Furthermore, there are natural ingredients that are bad for human consumption too. So, make sure you know what is good and bad for you. 
 
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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Gave In

I know that there is no chance that I will be able to go to the Asian store anytime soon. I decided to buy a few fish in my local grocery store instead. The tag said it was wild caught, ok...four little fish will not kill me.

So, today, I brought my deep fryer outside the house and fried my four little fish in the cold. I can't bear to smell my house all day with fish scent. Not to mention my family can eat a well dressed fish but not the way I like them...ha ha ha.

I ate some fried fish and my house does not smell like it. My neighbor who is very sensitive about things, like your foot on their property, might have said something if they were home. A comment like, "I don't want that stench going into my breathing air." I feel like putting a high wall between our property. They will never see the sunset after that.

All in all, I am pretty happy with my dinner tonight. It's not dried fish, but it will do for now.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Craving for Something

DH almost drove to NJ today to pick up a used PC for our youngest child. I could have been eating dry fish by now, because the Oriental Store is close by where he is supposed to go.

I could have fresh fish easily, but somehow I want something different. Not to mention I haven't had any of my usual Filipino food lately. Vegetables do not cut it anymore. I might look like a vegetable one of these days...:))

Have a great day everyone!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Too Much Take Out

I am just thinking how much take out we bought this year. Every time we go camping, we stop at fast food to eat before and after camping. When we (DC & I) go with DH to a meeting we always stop also. Whenever I don't feel like cooking or simply too busy to think about what to cook, I go out and buy something that are ready to eat.

I bought so much, that I think the total was the same for us for the last 7 years. That is too much in my opinion. For the past seven years, we use all the take out in one year, which is this year 2010. It is too much easier when my college child was still in high school. Every time I don't know what to cook, I'll just asked him and that is what we eat.

Now, I will ask anyone of them, and it takes them forever to get back to me. By the time they figure out what they all wanted, I am tired or just not enough time to thaw anything from the freezer. Or if I decide by myself what to cook, the food will sit inside the fridge forever. Then DH will say, (when he sees me throwing it away) "I didn't know we had that." Ah, yes, I told you. "Well, I probably wasn't paying attention to what you are saying." Great, now it's my fault.

Yup, fast food corporation made a lot from us this year. :(

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Too Many Excuses

In my part, that is. I got so much things I wanted to bake this season. Baking gets the house warmer than usual too, however, I can't find time to do them. Then when summer gets here, I don't feel like baking because it is too hot and I am not fond of baking when I am sweating.

I can't win...gezz! Anyway, I will coming back more often now. I free myself from another none sense activity that I used to do. Yay! More posting for me...lol.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Holiday Came and Gone

I am very thankful for my SIL, for taking over the Thanksgiving gathering this year. I don't have to clean and cook so much stuff and less half of the food will be eaten. My time cooking is not worth what they eat. Too many left over and most of the time they will never show up because my nieces rather be with their boyfriends' house or busy working.

I only cooked cheese cake, pumpkin pie and chocolate cake this time. We left our untidy house and came back after eating dinner at her house. She set up the dinner at 2pm, but we did not show up until 3pm, because I told DH that she was always late showing up in my house for the whole 7 years the gathering was done in my house.

She called around 1:45pm to make sure we are on our way, but we're not even ready to go yet. I forgot to tell her not to wait for us. Oh, well...I don't feel bad. lol, no remorse at all. High almighty forgive me. We never gave her time when the dinner was in my house, but she always gave us the time. So, I worked around that. However, when everything was done a set, she was no where in my house. That is why, I don't feel bad when I made my husband late this time.

She don't have young children to dress before leaving her house. I have four to keep on reminding to not get dirty or find something to wear for. We were always on time, before their (DH family) tardiness caught up to me. I am sick of it, and I don't care anymore.

So, how was your Thanksgiving?