Red, Green and White

A favorite salad of mine is an Insalata Caprese. However, fresh buffalo mozzarella cheese is a bit too expensive for my budget. Since I have been loving and promoting our local products and produce, I decided to use Kesong Puti (White cheese; Carabao) for my White Cheese, Tomato, and Basil Salad or sandwich. It’s not the first time I use this or have heard of this combination. I just felt that we can use or local kesong puti and make it a global entity. We gotta be proud of our products ya?

I was simply craving for Kesong Puti but I didn’t just want it with pandesal. I wanted a little kick (basil & tomato). I marinate half inch slices of Kesong Puti in olive oil and freshly cracked black pepper overnight or a few hours before serving. It’s such a simple thing yet delish indeed.

Kesong Puti Basil; Tomato

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This week’s Stable Rats Kris Kringle is Something RED. I couldn’t think of what to get my “baby” that was red. To my surprise I got a bag of PENS! Yummy red pens and markers. Perfect to paint that town red? Hahaha. Just kidding.

Something RED

When I got to the stables today, my driver tells me that I also have a red plant waiting in the office. Haha. I haven’t seen it though. Will post it tomorrow.

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Brekkie Brekkie Heart

I’m not a fan of sliced bread. I am though of pandesal. Don’t ask me about the calorie content of each. I just eat. My favorite is Gardenia. I like it hot and slightly toasted. Just enough to feel that crisp but soft chewy bite. Delish. Again, make use of what you have on hand. There was longanisa from Rey the Doorman at the club, which I ground and toast a bit and drizzle white vinegar. Kesong Puti marinated in olive oil and cracked pepper. I just added sliced tomatoes. Viola. A sumptuous snack or breakfast.

My DH Mommas

The last time June and Lori visited me, I was still slightly bed ridden. Meaning, I wasn’t on wheelchair duties yet. I think I was just discharged from the hospital. June brought her infamous Chapchae (if you want to order let me know). She was picnic ready that she even brought plates and utensils as not to burden me with the clean up. Uh, June, that’s why I have yaya Helen and the rest to help clean up. That’s all we really do when we get together. EAT EAT EAT. 

DH Momma’s? I call them my Desperate Housewives Mommas. One, they are all married, I’m not. We all have kids more or less the same age, and we all met through our kids in the village park. So that’s about 10 years worth of friendship. I learn a lot about how marriage is and the intricacies of husbands. Hahaha. Despite the age difference I have with them, it’s all the same. I may have even taught them a thing or two. About what? Hahahaha. There are 6 or 7 of us in the group. Another riot when the kids get together but always fun.

Today we had early lunch at Cafe Mary Grace in Greenbelt. After listening to what they were ordering, I decided to be a “good” girl. I only had the Mushroom Pate and Fried Kesong Puti & Calamansi Vinaigrette Salad. BUT for dessert had to be RICH. Initially, we were suppose to share 3 desserts. Didn’t happen. We devoured what was served to us in a flash. Burp. Excuse me. Coffee please. Thank you. 

June had to go meet a friend and I agreed to be “kaladkarin” to Lori. After being stuck at home for months, I’d gladly accept an invitation to go out.

My son, had his own plans which I didn’t even know about until he called asking where the driver was. Haay. As long as I know where he is going, who he will be with, how he is going to and from, and to make sure he has his phone with him, I’m cool. I do miss him because he has his own world already. Hahaha. It’s rare that we have a picture together these days. I asked for one. Thanks to Photo Booth. Say CHEEEESE lovey.