Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Proposal

In the school where I work in the Philippines, a lot of lady employees are single in their mid-30s and 40s. So when I turned 30 years old, I began to worry that I'll become one of the old maids there too. But thanks to the wonder of the Internet, I met the man of my dreams.
But anyhow, even before we we meet in person, we been talking about wedding plans and stuff so the proposal isn't really a formal one. We just clicked right away when we started chatting and talking on the phone everyday. So when he came to meet me, we discussed and scheduled our civil wedding.
His next visit was supposed to be a happy one because we were getting married but Papa died on that day of John's arrival in the Airport. I didn't find it out until the next day because I was in Manila with him. After dealing with my father's death, my mother advised us to go on with our marriage plan because that was what my father wanted. So we got married in civil and after a year we got married again in church.
We got married in the oldest church in the Bicol Region.


This tag is for all the ladies who want to share their proposal moment experience. Just grab it ladies!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Asian Pear Salad

I never knew asian pears till my husband introduced it to me. There's a lot of those in here and they sell it for cheap in the local market, so I am sure going to try this salad.

Serve this elegant and healthy main course for Valentine's Day--or on any other day you choose. The salad features a delightful pomegranate-mustard dressing and helps you on your way to getting your daily value of nutrients.

This sublime salad makes for an elegant main course. It features fresh fruit, greens and herb-crusted chicken breast, topped with a delightful pomegranate-mustard dressing.

Asian Pear, Spinach and Golden Raisin Salad With Herb-Crusted Chicken Breast

Ingredients

Pomegranate-Mustard Dressing
½ cup pomegranate juice
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
Sea salt, to taste
Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons canola oil

Salad
2 fresh ripe Asian pears, peeled and thinly sliced
4 cups (8 ounces) baby spinach leaves
½ cup California golden raisins

Herb-Crusted Chicken
6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (4 ounces each)
Sea salt, to taste
Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
½ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
¼ cup finely chopped fresh mint
¼ cup chopped fresh chives
¼ cup chopped fresh dill weed
1 tablespoon olive oil

Toppings
½ cup fresh pomegranate seeds
½ cup finely slivered fresh mint
Fresh chopped chives


Directions

1. Make the pomegranate-mustard dressing: Measure pomegranate juice into saucepan. Heat and simmer over medium-high heat until reduced to about ½ cup. Cool completely. Then, pour the pomegranate juice, honey, mustard, shallot, salt and pepper into a blender. Pulse to mix well. With blender running, add oil in a slow steady stream. Set aside.

2. Prepare salad: Combine pears, spinach and raisins in a large mixing bowl. Add ¼ cup dressing. Mix together and season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and set aside to chill.

3. Season chicken breasts well on both sides with salt and pepper. Combine herbs in small bowl; mix well. Press liberal amount of herbs onto both sides of breasts. Heat oil in nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and sauté chicken about 4 minutes on both sides, until done (when the internal temperature reaches 170 degrees F).

4. Arrange salad on large individual serving plates. Thinly slice chicken breasts and arrange on top. Drizzle with dressing and top with pomegranate seeds, mint and chives.


Disclaimer: Please note that the photo isn't   mine.

Monday, February 9, 2009

My new header

If you would notice, my header is new again. This won't be realized if it wasn't from the beautiful and talented woman in the picture. A very good and close friend of mine who is always willing to share her talent and skills in designing. Thank you so much Manang Dhemz gorgeous for your generosity, mwah!


If you need some designing to the layout in your website, you may hire the services of Ms. Demcy for a very minimal cost hehehe. I assure you, you will love your new page.




Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sporty Tag - Your Dream Sports Car

I moved this tag here from here because it is being hidden, I want to complete the list and pictures of the cars here for fun. So guys, please let me know when you are done so I can add you up on the list below and the photo of your car.

But anyhow, just for fun, I would like to make this as a tag. Here's the rules:


1. Just state what kind of sports car will you buy if you have a ton of money at the moment.


2. Don't spoil the fun guys, please get back to me if you are done posting it and leave a comment stating the name and kind of the vehicle.


3. If you could link me to the post, it would be awesome!



The people I am tagging are my husband john, ate weng, clarissa, dhemz, umma, niko, cookie, iceah, sunny, rochelle, anne, inday, ate cecille, willie, pete, tikno, martin, rummuser, kittykat, amy, grace, joanna, madz, maria, malou, mye, pau, rechie, sunny, beth, belle, shydub, dee, tita beng, dauphine, hazel, lee, richard, melody, pchi, philip, dong ho, philip, asif, borneo, kevin and to all who wants to do the tag.
Rose's Obstacles & Glories - ferrari
Cecille of Life is good and Beautiful - 2008 Audi TT

Dhemz's My Life's Perception & Inspiration - 2008 Ferrari F430



Disclaimer: Please note that all of the photos aren't  mine.

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