The GOAT that GLOATS


I bought this book in “Book Sale”. It only cost me P 20.00.


I chose this one because it is good for toddlers. It has bright pictures inside that will surely catch the attention of my baby. Even on the first glance of it, you will see enticing pictures.

This is actually the first book of my baby Caeden. I thought of buying him a book because I wanted to expose him on reading materials at an early age. His Pediatrician also advice me to let him read books as early as 3 months old so that he will know how to hold a book, flip pages and eventually get interested on it.

The first time I gave him this book, I saw curiousness in his eyes. He sent me signals that he is eager to explore it; hence I started flipping the pages. As he saw the pictures, his eyes got bigger. He seems very interested on it. Thus it encouraged me to read it to him every day until he began pointing at the pictures while murmuring (baby talk) something. He smiles every flip of pages and even giggles.

Now my baby is 4 months old, and I still continued reading him the book. In fact, this is our bonding time. I remember the day, while we were lying on his sofa, he started crying. I thought he was hungry so I offered him breast milk but he kept on pushing me. I checked his organic diaper, it was still dry. I started wondering what does he wants, when I looked at him, he was staring at his book while crying. So this made me got his book and held it closer to him. And finally, he stopped crying and started holding the book on his own.

Sometimes it makes me think if he really understands the story of “The Goat that Gloats” because while I am reading him the book, he seems listening intently. Well, this is a funny thought that he really knows what the story is all about. At a very young age, does he really know that the goat is sad because he doesn’t have friends? Well, obviously he only enjoyed looking at the pictures. But who knows? He might already know about the silly old goat!



The GOAT that GLOATS

On a throne made of stone at the top of a tower,
Counting the minutes of each passing hour,
Feeling bored and ignored for days without end,
Lived a goat who was lonely; he wanted a friend.

This goat was unhappy with sitting alone,
Way up in his tower on his cold, hard throne,
So out of his window he started to bleat,
To the people who bustled below in the street.

‘What a wonderful friend I would make!’
bragged the goat.
‘I’ve a throne in a tower with a bubble- bath moat.’

But the people below called back over the moat,
‘Who’d want to be friends with a gloating goat?’

(Just sharing few lines in the book)


Written by Leyland Perree- Illustrated by Joelle Dreidemy




To the author of this book, I would like to express my gratitude for your wonderful work. My baby really enjoyed your book! Cheers for your success!!!





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Al Dente! A Plate of Love



   It was our first year anniversary and I am thinking of doing something special for my hubby. At first, I decided to surprise him with a dinner in a restaurant. I tried to call Sheridan Hotel here in Iloilo in order to ask if they do romantic dinner for two. They said they can do it in a hut near their infinity pool. I describe to them what I wanted to happen. I told them that I wanted the place to be private. I even asked them to scatter petals of roses around the table and of course few candles to make it more romantic. I am already convinced to do it on our anniversary day. Their cuisine is also alluring that really fits for a romantic dinner yet my plan wasn’t pursued due to some reasons.

   Therefore I kept on thinking of other ways in order to delight my hubby. Going out on our anniversary day was not an option anymore since I can’t leave my baby at home even if he has his nanny. So I thought of ways on how to surprise him at home… I suddenly remember his favorite pasta, the baked lasagna. I haven’t tried making one but I am willing to try and give the best of it since I know that it will surely impress my hubby. Hence, I searched for a recipe that I can just easily follow.

   I got my recipe for baked lasagna in http://panlasangpinoy.com/. Their recipe is easy yet very delicious. When my hubby tasted it, he really said that it is indeed his favorite Italian casserole dish.

Lasagna Recipe

Ingredients

§  1 lb mozzarella cheese
§  1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
§  1 lb lasagna

Meat Sauce:
§  1 lb ground beef
§  1/2 cup chopped onions
§  2 cloves garlic, chopped
§  28 ounces crushed tomatoes
§  16 ounces tomato sauce
§  6 ounces tomato paste
§  1/2 cup Water
§  2 tbsp cooking oil
§  2 tbsp white sugar
§  3 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
§  3 tbsp fresh Basil leaves, chopped
§  1 tsp salt
§  1 tsp Italian Seasoning
§  1/2 tsp ground pepper

White Sauce:
§  2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
§  1 1/2 lb ricotta cheese
§  1 piece raw egg

            After baking lasagna, I thought of serving it in a special way. I served it in a plate of love composed of mashed potato as a side dish, red ruby cherry cheesecake as the dessert and the best Italian dish baked by yours truly, lasagna.



Bake yours now! It will surely amaze your loved ones.

Mini Red Ruby Cherry Cheesecake

Mini Red Ruby Cherry Cheesecake




Every time I go to a coffee shop, I always look for cheesecakes.  It would be my lucky day if I found one. Most of the time, the shops doesn’t have cheesecakes or sometimes it is very unfortunate for me that someone has just bought the last slice available. It is very frustrating that can even change my mood since I have not eaten the delicious, creamy, smooth, divine taste of cheesecake.

Hence, I decided to try making cheesecake so that anytime I would crave for it, I can surely have a bite of it. Fortunately, I happened to watch an episode of Anna Olson’s “Fresh” on the Asian Food Channel. She showed how to bake cheesecake. I immediately took down notes of her recipe and tried to make one the following day.

The recipe is easy to follow especially for beginners and its ingredients can be found in a supermarket but a bit pricey.  Yet I didn’t totally follow the recipe of Anna Olson. I had slight revisions on it.

Ingredients:

Yield: 12 3oz cheesecake

Crust:

1 cup crushed graham crackers
1/2 stick butter, melted
1 ½ Tbs. white sugar

Cheesecake:

1 bar of 8oz cream cheese, room temperature
½ cup white sugar
1 large egg
½ cup heavy cream
1 tsp. vanilla
¼ tsp. fine salt
1 21-oz can of blueberry pie filling/topping

Directions

Preheat oven to 175°C. Place a paper cupcake liner in each cup of a muffin pan.

To make crust, combine until evenly blended the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter in a bowl. Then bake for about 10 minutes, remove from the oven and let it cool before placing the batter.

To make the cheesecake, Beat cream cheese with a handheld electric mixer until fluffy. Gradually add sugar and salt while beating, scraping the sides of the bowl often. Add the eggs and continue mixing until incorporated. Add the vanilla extract and heavy cream and mix well. Let the cheesecake batter rest for around 10 minutes to remove most of the air bubbles that were formed during the mixing process. Bake for 25 minutes, remove from the oven and let cool then refrigerate (4- 6 hours). Serve with red ruby cherry on top, or filling of your choice.

Enjoy every bite of this mouthwatering, creamy delight!


Happy Pregnancy

                I had a healthy and happy pregnancy. My husband was always there to support me emotionally, financially and most of all showered me with unconditional love. I know it wouldn’t be that easy to cope with my morning sickness, mood swings and unending cravings throughout the day if my hubby wasn’t there by my side.

                 I remember during the time we went home to Davao to visit my parents. It was raining, strong wind and very cold. Then I craved for everyone’s all time favourite in Davao, the famous Durian. It was past eight in the evening and it was impossible to look for stores that were still open especially with the bad weather. So I tried to control my cravings for Durian, I tried to eat several food at dinner but still my little pumpkin inside continued asking for Durian. It’s like my mind was saying, “Durian, Durian, Durian!”Obviously, I failed to control myself, I grabbed my phone and texted my hubby, who was in the coffee shop catching up with his friends. Hence, even if my conscience was saying, “It’s raining, he might get sick!” I still continued typing the text message, “Dear, I want Durian...” So without hesitation, I sent the message.  Few seconds later, he replied, “Sure Dear!”

                I feel so loved that he hurriedly drove and looked for some Durian in the city. So after about 30 minutes, I had my Durian delivered by my hubby!