blessings keep on pouring

It’s a real good day today!

Before doing my usual mornings today, I turned the computer on, and checked my email first. I felt very excited when I saw an email from PPP. My entry was approved. It was my very first attempt for a paid post. It could be no big deal to other bloggers but not for a newbie like me even for a very minimal fee. Now, I get to know more about PPP. Thanks!

And what makes me more blessed?

Of course, my so much love, a flip-flops! This will complete my everyday get-up, my jeans and shirt.

I just finished my PPP the other day about my love to perfume and here’s an additional to my collection. Thanks to my in-laws who are very thoughtful and sweet for always sending me stuff like this.A baby alive for my younger daughter as a mid-year bonus. She was really waiting for this being fascinated with dolls. I just don’t know what’s gonna happen with this stuff in a later days. I hope not the same fate with her old barbies, now neglected, long forgotten and undressed. I told her to be responsible. So far, she’s busy now babying her dolls.

Sure you love your new doll. What about Magic now? I hope you still play and give him much time he deserved. (Magic was not available during this photo shoot)

These maybe are material things, but what makes this special is their sweetness and thoughts for sending us balikbayan box. Thanks to my husband and my in-laws for all the goodies and stuff thats full of love.

I would like to share the following quote from my favorite author.
“Love and blessings pour out when we least expect them.” Nenen


keep pouring…

enjoying icon for free, chocolates for dessert, waking up for another day, online friends, my plurklandia, butterfly in the city (wow its rare), virus-free computer and A1H1 free, hearty meal, good words from a friend, healthy kids, newly polished nails, uninterrupted & speedy internet, 8 hours sleep in a soft bed, cable connected, two landphones, one celfone, sweet music from my lovebirds, janitor fish cleaning my aquarium for free, hot pandesal this morning, a cup of coffee over umagang kay ganda show switching to unang hirit on commercial break, paid meralco bill, a ROAM magazine if ever… and a lot more blessings to count

i-blog this

This afternoon, I bumped into one of my husbands close friend and asked me about what time will my husband arrive. I was surprised because my hubby did not mention nor confirm anything about it. He was planning for a vacation next year, but not this soon. So I thought maybe he wants to surprise me. I tried calling him on his fone to confirm but he did not answer the call. I kept wondering whether my husband is really coming home or not. To this very hour, nobody arrived. So it was just a wild imagination of his best friend. I guess, a mere joke.

Anyway, one friend arrived from Basilan and gave us Lapulapu. I’ll cook lapu-lapu with black beans tomorrow. For our dinner tonight, I cooked sweet and sour. I want to share my menu here. This is my own version that I based on how my children would love the taste to have for our dinner.

Sweet n Sour Lapu-lapu


Ingredients:

Carrots, celery, ginger, onion, garlic, bell pepper
Mama Sitas sweet and sour mix
Option: if you want your own taste of sauce, you can use 1/2 cup tomato sauce, 3/4 cup water, 1/2 cup brown sugar, salt, 1/2 cup vinegar and 1 tbs flour instead of ready mix sauce.

Sautee garlic, onion, ginger, carrots, bell pepper. Pour in mixed Mama Sitas sweet and sour sauce. Add crispy fried lapu-lapu let it boil for two minutes. Thats it! Sprinkle the celery on top. Make sure it is crisp and fresh. For special occassion, you can add pineapple tidbits for good food presentation.

As usual, I am not really good in food photography, nor a culinary arts mom. I just took one shot for this post. This may not really look good because of my photography flaws, but I guarantee you, it tastes good. 🙂 Masarsarap! I really love to eat vegetables with sweet n sour taste, carrots, bell pepper and yes, celery! Oh I forgot, is my husband coming? I guess, he’s not. He doesn’t eat much fish anyway. 🙂


Trivia:

Celery is an excellent source of vitamin C that helps to support the immune system and several other active compounds that promote health, including phthalides, which may help lower cholesterol and help relax the muscles around arteries and allow vessel to dilate; and coumarins, that may be useful in cancer prevention.