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Food for Friday after the Ash Wednesday

Today is the first Friday that my kids are not allowed to eat meat because of the Ash Wednesday. My son asked me if it will be for a long time that he will not eat meat. I told him that it’s just for few Fridays until the Lenten season will Read the rest of this entry »

Easy bacon chicken wrap

Ingredients:
Chicken
Bacon
2/3 cups of brown sugar
2tbsp of chili powder
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You also need pieces of toothpicks.
Pan covered with nonstick foil.
You can also use cooking spray so that the #baconchicken wrap won’t stick on the foil.

Procedure:
Preheat oven at least 350F
Mix the brown sugar and the chili powder
Cut the chicken into the desired size (or bite size)
You can wrap the whole bacon to the chicken meat or divide it in half. I usually divide the bacon in half as I only use bite size of chicken meat.
Coat it with the mixed brown sugar and the chili powder
Put it on the pan with foil
Bake it for around 30 minutes but I usually have it baked for around 40 minutes.
You can use it as an appetizer or you can just make it as your ulam (sudan, viand, snacks, whatever).
Enjoy and have a delicious meal!

Tips: If you are making lots of #baconchickenwrap and you are out of your mixture, just make another one and dip your wraps.

Note: Use chicken broth in cooking your rice so that it will taste yummylicious.

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Chicken noodle soup for snowy days that you’re the only one eating it

When you are cooking this much soup in a cold snowy day but nobody loves to eat it. The ending is, it’s just you that’s eating and sipping the soup that you made. Anyway, this soup is healthy as it is go, grow and glow. Go for the past, grow for the chicken, and glow for the veggies. I didn’t eat all the pastas anyways and the chicken. I just sipped the soup and ate the veggies. It’s yummy and it’s healthy. Good for the snorts, sore throat, cough and colds.

When you miss your mom and your family

I hate okra when I was a kid. My mama used to mix it with her hands in soft cooked rice. She said that she was doing it to help me eat more and so that I won’t be chewing the food coz it would just slide in my throat. The result was that every spoonful of rice mixed with okra, I would attempt to vomit. It was gross for me but I was helpless. Nothing I could do but ate it.

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Sweet Potato leaves and rice

I was born in a mountainous place and so I knew how to take care of plants. My parents taught me how to take care of just anything that will help life better without relying in buying things from the market. So, even if I am here in the US right now, I still love plants and I love to grow my veggies every summer. Though, I am wishing that I can have plants the whole year round in my yard. Oh well, I am thankful that this summer, I am able to plant this sweet potato. I love its leaves coz I can cook it and eat it. There’s also no chemicals sprayed on my plant and so I can say that this is a healthy one. I am thankful for this meal as it is pure veggies and I love it. Thanks God.

(Ingredients: Rice with Fresh sweet potato leaves stir fried mixed with soy sauce and sprinkled with onions/garlic/black pepper)

Who discovered bacon and from where?

As my son needed to research about where his favorite foods originate, I needed to help him in browsing online. One of the foods that he loved to eat was bacon. On the site that I chose, it says that this was first discovered and made by Sir Francis Bacon (German) in early 15000s to combat on hunger. And the site that caught my attention in which I was surprised in opening was this uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Bacon. I thought there’s a bacon pasted on my laptop screen. After a while, my son and I were laughing with the photo because it made us hungry. We did not cook bacon. Instead, we ate beef jerky which was one of his favorite foods too. So, where would beef jerky come from? That will be the next article that I am going to share.


Photo from uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Bacon

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The Perfect Midnight Snack

We’ve all been there. Padding to the fridge in the middle of the night to quieten sudden cravings and stomach rumblings as they demand their ransom; unplanned, unwanted and highly inconvenient. It’s rarely about food or feeding our sneaking appetites with any old apple; we want comfort, solace, the perfect dish to steal away your twilight blues or frustrations, often easy to make and quick to eat. Rolling out of your bed in the middle of the night is both an effort and a priority, when snacking possesses you and the floor is further from the base than you realised ( Bunkers AU have caught on to this); as you make your way down the hall, run into a door frame and switch on the kitchen light, keep these snacks in mind and your supplies well stocked. You will be satisfied, we promise.

Bananarama

Are you getting enough potassium? Probably not, nobody is, really. Instead of taking supplements (because who can afford those?), schedule a date with a couple of frozen bananas and a blender for a hit of this body fortifying vitamin. Need a dose of fat and sugar to top it off? Throw in a pinch of cinnamon, a row of chocolate (okay, two rows), shredded coconut and top it off with whipped cream and maple syrup. So healthy! Are your bananas skanky and browning before you can indulge your banana dreams? Good! Wrap them up and freeze away, as they’ll deliver the best flavour later on.

Devilish treat

Mmm, celery sticks. Said nobody, ever. Let’s face it, only vegans crave vegetables as a midnight fix, slathering it in organic peanut butter for good measure. Repeat after me: Mini Pizzas. Yes, small disks of cheese, pineapple, ham and tomato paste, heated in the oven for five minutes until the yellow goodness is melted and stretchy, treating your tastebuds to a debauched treat, ordinarily reserved for DVD nights and those week days when you can’t be bothered to cook. The only obstacle you’ll meet on your quest for the perfect mini pizza, is the query of the best base; English muffin (puffy), pita (textured), lavish (thin crust) or Turkish bread (thick crust) – it’s up to you and your budget!

Sundae fever

Who doesn’t love ice-cream? Really? Unless you’re lactose intolerant (sorbet!), the chances of an ice-cream craving during summer are reasonably high with a chance of chocolate fudge, wafers and sprinkles. Forget nutritious and opt for delicious, whether you’re a fan of full cream, cookies and chocolate variations, or the smooth tastes of froghurt, decorate with fruit, marshmallows, chocolate/caramel/strawberry toppings, honey and more – it really depends on what YOU at your disposal!

Short shortcake

Cake is amazing. Sadly, cake also takes time to make and bake, even with the shortcuts, and who has time these days? Fear not, for our brothers at Eton Hall have developed a chaotic scramble of flavours to satisfy your late night urges, are you ready? Good! Become acquainted with the Eton Mess! Raspberries, strawberries, blueberries – just all the berries, really – sugar, cream, yoghurt and meringue! Fifteen minutes later (or less, if you’ve planned ahead and pre-made a couple) and you’re transported to a heavenly world of dessert sensations. Simple, satisfying and guilt-free – well, reasonably.

Do you have a favourite midnight snack? Let us know in the comments below and feel free to share your ad-hoc, culinary secrets!


Photo from bunkers.com.au