Tuesday, August 9, 2011

My First Yeast Experience

I have been baking for quite a while now but I never had the guts to try using yeast until a couple of weeks ago. Or maybe because I find it too time-consuming to knead and 'let rise'. My Prep daughter had a General Assembly and we need to bring food for the breakfast meeting. Yeah, the second part of the half-day affair where parents and teachers meet for a more level-specific concerns and updates. I was browsing online to see what I can bake and I bravely decided to go with cinnamon rolls. A brave move I should say, but really worth it!

So the photo shows the batch, not bad for a first timer.hehe. My version of Cinnabon's cinnamon rolls. My husband said it tasted good, considering that he is a picky eater. And my daughter loved it too! I just hope those who picked the rolls at the assembly also say the same. =)

The recipes and the steps will be in a separate post, so watch out. =)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Miss you B...

I so miss blogging. Missed you, Blogger.hehe. I just couldn't find time to write new posts, or I am just lazily not wanting to. But I have been a little busy lately really, after my 'reliable' househelp of 3 years left. Oh, long story.

So I have been trying to figure out the whole 'housewife' idea, doing all the chores in the house. You name it - washing, cleaning, ironing, cooking, at the same time taking care of my 6-year old and Hubby. Quiet enjoying though, that you get to do all these for them. The first two weeks were so exhilarating that I easily snap out on the sight of small 'kalat'. I have awkwardly adjusted to the setup I believe, with the help of a little organizing and prioritizing on the sides. I was trying to look for another help but thought to myself that this will do for the moment. And it is hard to trust people nowadays, you know what I mean. So, goodluck to me! =)

Monday, April 4, 2011

After the S&R Rush...

Another late post, this has long been overdue. Supposedly after the S&R Sale, which was like 3 weeks ago. We were there early morning, though not that early compared to those who were already in the parking as early as 6:30 in the morning. We left around 8:30 and it was already jampacked when we got there. Yes, literally. I have to go around and look for an available cart for about 30 minutes. And even if you have a cart, there is no way you can get past the other carts. Arrgh! So what we did is just leave the cart in line for the cashier, then just put things in there as we go around. That was a grueling 4-5 hours! Good thing we all love S&R's food! With pizza, chicken and ice cream on the side, the wait was not really that tough. And by the way, I took photos of what I bought. More on the kitchen necessities, though. The best buys I can considerably say are the dishwashing liquids and the sponges, since they are buy1 take 1.hehe. There are a few more 'buy 1 take 1' items but didn't interest me much. And oh, Corelle was also on super sale, but their stocks weren't enough that everything got sold out on the first 2 hours after the store opened. Could've been another good buy. Though I still have a few dinner sets still in their boxes.

Me and hubby waited for that sale in order to get some Ben & Jerry's but it was only like P100 off. Not that bad anyway, so we got one - Chunky Money! Yeah! =) the other things we bought: Kool-aid Jammers, Swiss Miss choco marshmallow, and Kraft mac & cheese for my 5-yo; Nissin cup noodles seafood and honey ham - my hubby's fave, and all the other things for the kitchen.

Hope to hear another S&R sale mid this year! =)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

S&R Members' Treat!

I cannot just simply wait for next week's S&R Members' Treat! It will start March 16th up until the 20th, from 8am-9pm.

I have been waiting for them to go on sale again after the huge one they had just before Christmas. I was not aware back then, not until the third day, which only left us a few goodies left. But now, I am ready. I am now starting a few things on my list, and hope to just stick to it come Wednesday. =)

Here are their locations with their contact numbers:
S&R Bonifacio Global City
32nd St., 5th Ave. Bonifacio Global City,
1634 Taguig City
+63-2 888.0640

S&R Congressional
30 Congressional Avenue, Ramon Magsaysay,
Bago Bantay, Quezon City,
+63-2 929.8888
S&R Alabang
West Gate Development, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang-Zapote Rd
Alabang, Muntinlupa City,
+63-2 771.9999

S&R Aseana-Baclaran
Bradco Avenue, Aseana Business Park, Blvd 2000,
Baclaran, Paranaque
+63-2 853.9999

S&R Cebu
Quano Avenue cor. E.O. Perez St.
Subangdaku, Mandaue City, Cebu
+032 344.3399 / +032 346.7804

Summer is officially here!!!

Yes, March officially marks the start of summer here in the Philippines. Though we are going to experience a "rainy" summer this year according to PAG-ASA, we simply cannot deny that it's still going to be a long and hot season for us.

And the beach comes to mind when we talk about summer. The sun, the sand and the water... a breath-takiong view. A lot of us, especially girls, tend to do some preparation, in one way or another, to get ready for summer! And one on the list is the swimsuit.

Since I am into a bit of online retail business, I found these super-sexy swim collections from Victoria's Secret. Not that I am asking you to check the site since I am now pooling orders, but just to share something that might interest you. =)

Here are a couple of the many personal favorites: