Monday, February 25, 2013

Bangus Sisig

Presenting our viand yesterday....Bangus Sisig!

Bangus Sisig is actually the most requested viand in my home. It's my kids and hubby's favorite. I really like it when they requested for a viand, it saves me from thinking of what to cook hahaha.

By the way, which do you prefer, Pork Sisig or Bangus Sisig?

I like both. But if I have to choose between the two, I prefer Bangus Sisig because it is healthier and easy to cook. Easy in a way that Bangus Sisig has shorter preparation than the Pork Sisig that requires boiling, grilling and and mincing the pork.

Here’s how I cook my Bangus Sisig.

First, prepare the bangus, it should be deboned and butterflied.  I always ask my favored fishmonger to do it for me.  Marinate it with  kalamansi juice,  a little soy sauce, salt and pepper.  And put it in a hot grill.

Let it cool after grilling. Then flake the bangus.  While grilling, prepare chicken livers - place it in the pot and cook for about 5 minutes. Scoop out, mash it with a fork and set aside.

In a small bowl, mix kalamansi juice (juice of about 5-6 kalamansi), soy sauce (about 2 tablespoon) and pepper.

Heat your sizzling plate or ordinary pan, put a little oil, add minced onions, garlic, two pieces chopped siling labuyo and a chopped green chili.  Saute.

Add the flaked bangus, then the mashed liver. Toss until heated.

Then add the kalamansi-soy sauce mixture to sizzle on the plate or pan. Toss to coat the ingredients evenly.

And lastly, crack an egg on top.

Then turn off the heat. Easy and shorter time to cook, right?

It’s chewy and crispy. And it’s less fatty.  And it’s sour and spicy.
Ah, all the feature of a good Sisig is here.
Oh, delicious!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

How I change my blog's header

Have you noticed my new header?
Does my blog looked presentable now?
I hope your answer is YES, hahaha!

Well,  after almost two weeks of hard work – of learning how to use photo shop, of reading a lot of articles on this subject,  of inexorable  tweaking of my blog, and after I exhausted all my limited knowledge, I got a nice header and a presentable blog. I am contented with my masterpiece.
It’s a success, hahaha!

There are still some aspects that I like to change or to tweak in the header and of the whole layout, but I better put off the idea. For now, I am satisfied of what I have created.

I like to share to none-techie moms like me, the process I went through as well as to document my blogging milestone. Milestone…great word and apt word for me.

How I change my blog's header.

I first Googled for an image. I was confused of what image to choose because there are really a lot of nice and cute images. I prefer for a simple one, so I downloaded this one. And cropped a bit using Microsoft Picture Manager.  Whoever owns this image, many thanks to you.

For the banner, I used Adobe Photoshop, click FILE and decide the size. I settled for an 1150 width and a 200 height. Seeing the result looks like I should have reduced the height to 170 or 180.

Then I created Layer 1, click the T (horizontal type tool), and write down my blog’s title, tweak a bit  the Aspire font, 83 in size and brown color. To center, or place on the right or left side, press the END tab.

Next is to place the image, I click FILE,  click PLACE, click the image and it appeared on my Photoshop workspace, and press END tab to place the image - center, right side or left side.

And I SAVED my work to JPG.

Then I open my blog, click LAYOUT, click HEADER and UPLOAD my new header and SAVE.

To change my blog’s background to go with my new header, hit TEMPLATE DESIGNER.

Then click ADVANCE to change the font’s size and color, tabs and links color and so on.
And view my blog!

Whew, that was an extremely difficult one, almost two weeks work hahaha!
Nevertheless, I am happy of the outcome and for the new learning experience.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Start the Year Right with

I and my hubby had discussed our financial status this year because we anticipate the following situations:
  1. eldest will be entering college
  2. youngest will be Grade 6
  3. prices of commodities and services progressively go up across the board 
We don’t have education plan for my kids, so the biggest chunk of our problem is my son’s entering into college starting this coming semester.  And if my son really decide to go to UP, we will go flat broke because I’ve heard that the tuition fee at UP is P1, 000 to P1, 500 per unit! Oh my god, quite expensive!

Clearly, it just means we need additional income, UP or not UP, to support the needs of our incoming college student and to augment to our basic needs. It’s a lucky thing that we already have our own house, at the moment  we are capable to sustain our primarily expenses  that went to food, clothing, utilities and tuition fees, books and miscellaneous expenses for the education of my two kids.

So, to start the year right and to cope up the increasing needs here are our plans:

  1. I will be looking for home-based jobs. I think there are a lot of online opportunities out there. Maybe my BC Bloggers family can help me find one (wink).
  2. And we will be venturing into business.

The first idea that popped up in our mind is the Election 2013, we view it as an income opportunity and we would like to maximize this period by putting up a Tarpaulin Printing Shop. Our terrace can temporarily be turn into a printing shop.  And we searched at  for our needs to set up the shop.

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We also like to venture to Remittance and Bills Payment Business. We also saw this at The context of this idea is with the continuing dispatch of OFWs, we think remittance business will have a future. And we have a lot of OFW neighbors; maybe we can strategize marketing plan for this project.,Position,2-2,22

Another one is to undertake food franchising.  We are just so lucky, we saw a lot of different food franchising ads at that provides us a lot of idea. Our house is nearby a public market as well as a public elementary school and we think this is a good market for the following:

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Yay, is a great way to kick off our business ventures this 2013.
Looks like we have listed enough, we need to keep moving to materialize these plans.

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Friday, February 8, 2013

How do you cook your eggs?

In my home, Mondays to Fridays of 5AM to 6AM is rush hour. We are in a hurry – my kids hurry to go to school, husband to go to work – and me hasten to prepare breakfast and packed lunch for them! So, I need to prepare foods that are easy and healthful.

Speaking of breakfast, eggs are always my choice in making quick and nutritive breakfast. Also eggs are easy to cook, cheap and great source of protein.

 I know what in your mind? Because eggs are easy to cook, it means that I am making sunny side up or scram-bled eggs every day. Nope! And if I do that my choosy kids will be mad at me ha ha ha! Aside from sunny side up and scrambled eggs, I served my family with egg salad sandwich, omelettes,  deviled eggs, egg fried rice, soft egg on toast…oh,  I could list a lot more.  By searching online, I was aided to learn different egg recipes that I cooked for my family.

How about you, how do you cook your eggs?

Monday, February 4, 2013

UPCAT, Passed!

Last Saturday as my son was doing his thing on the net he suddenly shouted that he had passed the 2013 University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT). I and hubby run towards him and saw his name among the list, UP has released online the results of their UPCAT for incoming freshmen.

My son passed the UPCAT! Yehey!!!
I am deliriously happy hahaha…

I saw how my son strived hard to prepare and review for his UPCAT. I remember him depressed after he took his UPCAT last August 2012, because he think he will not pass the test because it was quite difficult. Well, now I just said to him that I believe in him and his hard work was compensated.

Keep it up son! We always support you.
We love you.