Mid-April 2013 Wrap Up


Blue dates for busy days like reunions, parties, outings and a whole lot more. Don't have plans after graduation tho'. I guess I'll be needing a lil space from everything to think about what future beholds.

Right! Nothing changed after my graduation application. Busy bee, busy bee, busy bee. Apparently, this one's toughest among any activities I got from college, 'tis called life. I thought April's gonna be my month for I'll be graduating on 23rd, yet no assurance that I'm not committed to any responsibilities connected to college fair life. Previous weeks became more intense. Since anything was not as simple as they seemed to be, baking was the hardest job I've ever done. -_- All honestly, I have to bake at least once a day to improve what I need to improve and avoid futility.

My first trial with kneading pizza dough came out quite well. So the next day, again, I made my very first thin crust. Out of two and a half cup of flour, I was able to render 3 pizzas. See how gorgeous it was?


Toppings were evenly distributed all throughout. Ham, bell peppers, white onions, mushrooms, pineapples and cheese were my dough's company. If you'll ask about the sauce, I mixed tomato sauce, butter, spices like oregano and basil, dash of salt and pepper and some love (if pizza sauce isn't available).

Thick for the third day. Crust was suppose to be filled with cheese just like Pizza Hut's, but procrastination struck twice. I was able to add sauteed ground pork but people doesn't love the final result. Having had enough of fat -_- which was not good at all. This time, I made six (6) pizzas and seasoned the other half with Italian seasoning directly into the dough. Aunt V never criticized my work nor rejected it. She loved how my crust breaks into tiny crushing sound, well, my hands were the secret. ^_^ Kneading dough for almost half an hour. Oh well. -_-


Next, my frustration. Second trial of chocolate crinkle was a semi-mess (if there's such word). Boo! I divided the recipe in half to minimize other expenses and follow the directions inevitably. But what came out were huge rock-like chocolate cookies (Next time, I'll add chocolate chips to the mixture so I'll have chocochipcookies ^0^). But I'll never give up until I find out what's wrong with my crinkles. I want it moist and soft. -_-


Even if I'm with baking the whole time, still, I managed to attend children graduation parties. I wasn't able to snap every single dish presented at the party last week. -.- So here's just some.



Then followed by a scruffy yet happy family gathering (father's side) under the old mango tree with almost 40 attendees. Here's a separate table for main dishes (viands were chicken curry, cordon bleu, garlic chicken, fried chicken, stuffed milk fish, jack fruit with cocomilk, fresh lumpia, etc) and desserts with lots of fruits, native cakes and halo-halo.


Oh well, always part of the mainstream was our crowded house every vacation. Booya! People from here and there always wanna visit our place, or the food my Mom caters for decades. She's the most brilliant chef I've ever seen. Today's lunch for Mom's friends from Massachusetts; Fish fillet (by me) in sauteed veggies, fresh lumpiang ubod (wrapper made by me) , cordon bleu (by me) , fruit punch (by me) , lechetine (not included in the photo). Okay, that's why I'm so exhausted, I prepared a lot.


For dinner, same menu plus I made five (5) Italian pizza as requested by Mom. Just imagine how backbreaking it was. With my murdered bare hands kneading those clay-like stuffs, I shouldn't be blogging right now. =.=

That's it. I don't know how to cut this story so it'll just be left like this. Good night!

How was your month so far? Have you enjoyed your summer (unlike me) in beaches and outings already?

13 comments:

  1. WOW Great FOOD!

    Sige lang, chill ka lang muna while thinking what to do after graduation... Welcome to the real world. Nandito lang kaming mga kuya at ate mo sa blogosphere to listen and if need be, we can also give you good pieces of advice!

    Basta always enjoy life in general! K?

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    1. aw. thanks kuya! that's the best advice I've received so far! ^_^

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  2. Wow, you bake! And pizza too. :D That is one of my frustrations.

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  3. I'm kinda weird, I don't usually plan travels during summer. hahaha! :P

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    1. no you're not ate :) I just love listing dates and be organized :D

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  4. Nice! I want to learn how to make a pizza too since I'm such a pizza lover ♥

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  5. Oh btw, followed you on GFC now. And sure we can exchange links :) Tell me if my link's up already so I can add you on my list too ;)

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  6. yay! i love pizza and crinkles. and a lot more actually. haha!
    kudos for graduating! try to have some rest before getting into the real world.
    thanks for dropping by my blog. i'll be following you, dearie. :)

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  7. Wow! Looking at the food that you cook and bake makes me hungry. Yummmyyyy!!!
    - http://shekinahjoy.com

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  8. I love pizza! and those foods above are so mouth watering haha, goodthing you're not getting fat :)

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    1. haha. I actually dont post photos at the moment cause I'll getting bigger and bigger! XD

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