Myke and I had been living off karinderia-bought ulam for the past months because of my pregnancy symptoms. Now that I am able to stay in the kitchen again, I decided to experiment with some of the fish fillets in our fridge. I am happy to report though that the experiment was a success and my hubby loved it :)
1k. cream dory fillets
2 medium sized carrots, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, minced
1/2 sachet of Maggi Magic Sarap (optional)
salt and pepper, to taste
1. Boil the fish, season water with a bit of salt. Once cooked, cool and then flake the fish meat using a fork.
2. Combine carrots, fish meat, garlic and onions. Season with salt and pepper or use half a sachet of Maggi Magic Sarap. Mix well.
3. If you find your filling too dry, add the egg into the mixture.
4. Spoon filling onto the lumpia wrappers and roll. Seal edges with a bit of water.
5. Fry the lumpia until golden brown. Serve while still hot.
You could serve this with catsup or a sweet and sour dipping sauce. I was able to make about 21 pieces of lumpia from the same number of ingredients listed above. Since we couldn't consume all of it in one meal, I'd put the pre-wrapped lumpia in an air-tight container and stored it in the fridge for times that we are craving for lumpia or are simply lazy to cook. He he he :P
To quote one of my fave Glee character Kurt, "Fashion has no gender."
As my belly grows, my old clothes are now slowly being carted off to temporary storage. I am restraining myself to go on a major shopping binge for maternity clothes. The practical me is always reminding me that I may not be able to wear them after I've given birth and that looser tops and dresses is the better way to go.
Having limited time to mix and match outfits before going off to work is sometimes frustrating. So one day I took a risk and it turned out great. Myke has this soft knit shirt that he is still not 'confident' to wear (because his tummy is prominent on the fitted top) that I "borrowed". He he he.
It was a perfect fit for me. Worn under leggings, it looked just like an oversized top on me. Add some accessory and voila! People commented that I looked really nice and was surprised when told that I am wearing a man's shirt! :P
So it's nice to take risks. It may backfire but I'll just chalk it up to experience *wink*
We had a chance to visit Father Pio's chapel in Libis upon urging of my mother-in-law. She wanted me to pay a visit since it is said that there were cases of miraculous healings of devotees. We weren't able to attend mass (we were late due to the horrendous traffic) and instead said our prayers and lighted some candles for our personal intentions. We then headed to Eastwood to have some dinner at Pasto.
Dinner was good and really filling. We especially enjoyed their Pizza Enslata which was spread with pesto and the toppings were salad greens :)
We then dropped by Banapple at Katipunan on the way home to indulge on some desserts.
Talk about stuffing ourselves full :P