Monday, August 17, 2015

Weekend Is All About Food

I am always excited for the weekend for so many reasons. I always look forward to the morning weekends when I don't need to get up as early as my weekday mornings and also I can do household chores by keeping things at home tidy and prepped ready for the coming week.

Sunday mornings is considered as a market day for me, that is the time I can refill all the food stocks for the next week. Before I head to the local market a quick breakfast stop-over at Wimpy's Burger House a local resto branch near the market. An order of their American Breakfast with two-piece bacon, butter toast, a sunny-side-up egg and a cup of instant coffee (P62.00) and an order of my favorite potato salad (P48.00). This will keep me going the whole morning doing other house chores.
Wimpy's American Breakfast P62.00
*** Photo taken using Xiaomi  RedMi2 plus color editing feature.

Wimpy's American Breakfast P62.00 
*** Photo taken using Xiaomi  RedMi2 plus color editing feature.
For our lunch, I planned ahead of time on what to cook before I head to the market and since I crave for this dish and my kids love it too.

Dinuguan ( Pork Blood Stew)
                                        *** Photo taken using iPad Air camera feature + Pic Stitch editing
My version of this dish Dinuguan recipe.

1-kilo pork meat cut into cubes.
3-cups of pig's blood ( you can ask pigs blood at your butcher. some will ask for extra payment but mostly this should come free with your meat purchase)
2-pcs pork cubes broth (extra flavor)
5-large tomatoes (diced)
2-large red onion (minced chopped)
5-cloves garlic (chopped)
2-teaspoon ground black pepper 
1-teaspoon iodized salt
5-finger green chili ( you can add more depending on your taste)
2-tablespoon white or brown sugar 
1/2-cup vinegar
1/2-cup water

1. In a non-stick pot saute garlic, onion, and tomatoes when done add the pork cubes and stir. Cover until it simmers and then adds some pork stock or pork broth.
2. Add 1/2 cup water to simmer and make the pork cubes tender.
3. Add 12 cup vinegar don't stir and then cover bring to boil then simmer for 15 minutes.
4. Add the pig's blood slowly and continuously stirring it while pouring.
5. Cover and simmer for another 5 minutes. 
6. Add the sugar, ground pepper, and add a dash of salt to taste. Combine the finger chili and slow cook on a slow fire until you reach your desired consistency.
Dish cost: P230.00,
Serves: 8-12 

And, there you have it pork blood stew or Dinuguan, best paired with puto (rice cake) or pandan flavored steamed rice for lunch or even for merienda. 

For dessert, we had this sweet, sticky boiled cassava.
boiled cassava in brown sugar syrup.
*** Photo taken using iPad Air camera feature + Pic Stitch editing.
Since cassava (tapioca) is in season now you can buy pieces of cassava for the price of P35.00 for a kilo.
Cooking procedure:
Wash thoroughly and cut tapioca into bite-size pieces.
Boil in a pot with brown sugar and a pinch of salt.
Add pandan leaves for flavor.
Simmer until cook and until the syrup thickens. 
Best served cold and pair it with coffee or tea.

What is the best thing when you cook and prepare the dish at home? 
You can be sure that the food is clean, budget-friendly and can share it with the whole family... and also it will make your kitchen smells so good! 

So, plan for your next weekend foodie adventure and share it with everyone. :)
Thanks for reading! 


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