Chorizo Pulao (Pulav)

Ingredients:

3 cups Basmati rice

1 big Tomato

1 big Onion

1 tsp. Ginger-Garlic paste

6 pcs Cloves

2 pcs Maggi cubes

15 pcs Chorizo (cut into halves)

1 cup Mixed frozen veggies

Salt to taste

Directions:

1. This time, to make sure that the rice does not get over cooked, I half cooked it and set aside while I prepare the rest of the ingredients to make a pulao.

2. Sauteed onion and ginger-garlic paste.

3. Add the chorizo pieces till its own oil comes out.

4. Add the maggi cubes and cloves. Then add the tomatoes, wait till it becomes translucent.

5. Put the mixed veggies. Let it simmer for like 5 minutes.

6. Add the pre-cooked rice. If you think it still bland, add more salt.

7. Cover the pot and let it simmer till the rice gets cooked.

Note : This is my own method of cooking. Couldn’t think of something to cook last night. So, why not make a pulao with chorizo instead of shrimps.

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Raising Kids

I am a first time mom. I know it’s not an excuse. But where do I start? And how? My husband and I would always end up arguing for the same issue. How to raise a child? A 15 month old daughter. He is very lenient. I am not. He tolerates her. I do, but not every time.
Yesterday, we saw her eating the foam from our sofa. I punished her by letting her sit in one corner. She did. I didn’t have to say it twice, she understood, with her eyebrows wrinkled. I beat her palm (not so hard, after doing it, I always feel guilty but….), to let her know that what she has done is wrong. But when I do, my husband would always take her side, “she still doesn’t know what she’s doing”. And I would stick to my line “kids are smarter than us, they know exactly what they are doing”. And we’ll go on and on and on…. arguing….
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Package

7 ka lang nun. 17 naman na ako. Ready ng mag-college. Di ko malimutan. Hanggang ngayon. And it kills me tuwing maaalala ko. Wala namang may gusto nun, believe me. Gusto lang nila na meron ako ng lahat na kakailanganin ko. Kung magagawa lang nila yun ngayon, I’m sure gagawin nila yun sayo.

Sino bang makakalimot nun? It was late afternoon. Checked your backpack. Mabigat. Sobrang bigat. Nagduda ako. What could it be? Pagtingin ko, pencil case pala. Pero bakit ambigat? Binuksan ko. Daming coins. Karamihan tig-dos. Yung may kanto pa ang meron nun. Nakakapagtaka, bakit ang dami? Tinanong kita. San galing ‘tong mga ‘to? Sabi mo iniipon mo? Lahat? Sabi mo yung iba galing sa alkansya kinuha mo at inipon. Yung iba galing sa baon mo. Sa isang banda natuwa ako. Sa isang banda nagtataka. Tinanong kita ulit kung bakit. Sabi mo kasi bibilhin mo yung rubber shoes na nakita mo sa palengke. Tapos bigla ka ng umiyak. Naiyak na din ako. At lalong nagsikip ang dibdib ko nung sabihin mong kasi yung package puro para sayo, mas madaming pink kesa green na kulay. Alam mo na ang green na highlight para sayo. Ang pink naman para sa akin. Sabi mo pa kaya nag-iipon na lang ako para mabili ko yung gusto ko.

Nakakapanghina. Nakakasakit sa loob na ang isang batang tulad mo nakapag-isip ng ganun. Tulad ng ganun. Naguilty ako. kahit alam kong di naman talaga nila intensyon na maging ganun.

Simula nun, sinabi ko sa sarili ko hangga’t kaya ko ibibigay ko lahat, para sayo. Kahit mahirap gagawin ko. Alam ko hanggang ngayon, nasa isip mo yun. Nababasa kita. Pero masaya na din ako kasi di ka galit sa akin. Di naman di ba? Sana nga hindi ka galit. Kasi ako ang unang malulungkot. Pramis!

Sana mabasa mo ito. Somehow, sana malaman mo na worried ako hanggang ngayon para sayo. Alam kong nasa isip mo pa din “yan”. Yung package.

Sana hindi na ha? Gusto ko maging maayos ka. Gusto ko the best lahat para sayo kasi nag-iisa ka.

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