Sugar, spice, and a pinch of GLAM

Hello, dolls!! 🙂 How was your cinco de mayo?  I hope it wasn’t just another lazy Monday, cause mine was AWESOME. I know the Philippines is not big on cinco de mayo, but America is, and I am so glad that I can celebrate and not look weird for being too excited about it. The night before cinco de mayo, something hit me, I saw the scarf that my brother #jejekid gave me 2 years ago. I thought that it was really perfect for the day — the festive colors representing cinco de mayo and the soft texture fit for spring. I pulled it out of my closet and as a habit, I smelled it (yes, I smell my clothes haha) but that’s not what’s important — it smelled like home. The mixed feelings that I got when I smelled the scarf brought me to tears and gave me this certain excitement. I can’t wait to go home and be with my piggies again, I can’t wait to cook for my family again and see my Dad happy, I can’t wait for our travel plans to happen — I CAN’T WAIT!

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Cinco de Mayo and my yearning for my family? This is the perfect post for today.

I love themed dinners and love menu planning. I am very OC when it comes to the dishes complimenting each other — flavor, cuisine, texture, color.

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Tortilla, Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Monterey Jack, and Bell Pepper

We are ready for Mexican Night!! 🙂

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I originally wanted pepper jack, but they only had this.

 

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It’s always refreshing to shop in Market Place/Rustan’s the wide selection of foods and the “kind-of-hard-to-find” ingredients are there. I’ve always hated grocery shopping in Manila cause I always end up going to 2 supermarkets just to complete my list. But Market Place has never failed me! 🙂

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Cheese oozing out of my chicken quesadilla… yumms!

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What’s Mexican Night without onion and peppers?

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Chicken Quesadilla x Beef Fajita

I also had whole wheat tortillas cause I am maarte like that. I always try not to hurt the progress of my weight loss when I cook at home lol

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I remember having so much fun with my siblings during our pizza night! 🙂

The oven was being annoying that night so some of the pizzas has this uneven color. It’s always gratifying to cook with my siblings and create a mess in the kitchen!

Can’t wait to spend more Saturdays like this with them in the near future!!!!! 🙂

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Morroccan Night

Did a recipe from Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Cookbook.

I chose this because I love couscous and I love seafood — and I also love bringing new flavors to the table for my family to try.

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Plating is pretty bad but overall I think Jamie Oliver would be happy! haha

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WE LOVE BURGER NIGHT!

What do you do when the help is off? Cook your family’s favorite and be creative! 🙂

 

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Rooftop picnic style burger night. Had so much fun doing this!

Used recycled papers as our place mats, wrote our names with corresponding icons to make it more personalized 🙂

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To make our burger night more fun, we used take out boxes 🙂

Homemade burger with American cheese, BLT,  and fired egg on top!

 

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…and of course, can’t eat without my salad!

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To make our burger night complete… red velvet cupcakes baked by Klariz!!!

I miss awesome Saturdays like this at home 😦

xx

R ❤

 

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