KFC Coleslaw

Saturday, October 25, 2008

8 1/8 cups cabbage
1/3 cup carrot
1 teaspoon onion chopped fine
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/8 cup milk
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup mayonnaise

  1. First core the cabbage and shred the cabbage fine using the fine disk for the shredder attachment to the mixer.
  2. Then shred the cabbage.
  3. In a bowl combine with a whisk combine the buttermilk, mayonnaise, milk and lemon juice mix till well combined.
  4. Then add the seasoning.
  5. The last step is to add the sugar add the sugar to the sauce until well mixed in.
  6. Add the sauce to the cabbage and carrot mixture and mix well and allow the mixture to marinate for 13 hrs.
  7. Do to the waste of chicken in the restaurants the Colonel created a recipe to help use the chicken that was unable to be sold.
  8. So he devised the potpie recipe. See chicken could only sit and be sold for 2 hrs after it is fried.

Alphabet Question - Who I am {a tag}

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I got this from Mommy Len

A. Attached or single? Attached
B. Best friend? My hubby
C. Cake or pie? Cake
D. Day of choice? Sunday.
E. Essential item? my laptop, wallet
F. Favorite color? blue, pink, purple and green
G. Gummy bears or worms? gummy bears
H. Hometown? Rizal
I. Favorite indulgence? it depends
J. January or July? January
K. Kids? zero
L. Life isn’t complete without? My family and my husband
M. Marriage date? December 2007
N. Number of magazine subscriptions: none
O. Oranges or apples? apples
P. Phobias? heights
Q. Quotes? I can;t think of any
R. Reasons to smile? my husband
S. Season of choice? summer
T. Tag 5 people: Mitch, Ruby, Sheng, Ivory tasks, Mariz
U. Unknown fact about me? I'm lactose intolerant
V. Vegetable? eggplant
W. Worst habit? biting nails
X. X-ray or ultrasound? X-ray
Y. Your favorite foods? seafoods
Z. Zodiac sign?Taurus

iris

Focaccia

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

2 packages fast−rising dry yeast
2 cups tepid water
2 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup salad oil
1 teaspoon table salt
5 1/2 cups unbleached white bread flour
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 cup olive oil for topping
1 tablespoon rosemary
1 tablespoon kosher salt

  • Dissolve the yeast in tepid water.
  • Add the sugar, olive oil, salad oil, and table salt.
  • Mix in 3 cups of flour and whip until the dough begins to leave the sides of the mixing bowl, about 10 minutes.
  • Mix in the remianing flour by hand or with a dough hook and knead the dough until it is smooth.
  • Allow the dough to rise twice in the bowl, and punch down after each rising.
  • Oil two baking sheet, each 11 x 17 inches, and divide the dough between the two pans.
  • Using your fingers, press the dough out to the edges of each pan.
  • Cover and allow to rise for about thirty minutes, and brush with a mixture of the crushed garlic and oil reserved for topping.
  • Sprinkle with rosemary and kosher salt.
  • Bake at 375 for 30 minutes.

Tuna Party Salad

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

2 Envelopes of gelatin
1/2 cup Cold water
1 cup Chili sauce
3 tablespoons Lemon juice
1 cup Mayonnaise
1 cup Whipping cream -- whipped
1 cup Ripe olives -- quartered
1 cup Celery -- finely diced
2 cans Tuna -- drained

  • Soften gelatin.
  • Heat sauce to boiling.
  • Remove from heat and add softened gelatin and stir until dissolved.
  • Add lemon juice.
  • Chill until partly congealed.
  • Fold in mayonnaise, cream, olives, celery and tuna.
  • Pour into a two quart casserole.
  • Refrigerate until firm.

Batangas: A Great Getaway Destination

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Batangas is one of the places in the Philippines which houses several tourist spots that the country is being proud of. It is approximately two and a half hours from Manila proper and is strategically located at the southern coast of Metro Manila where you can find Anilao, which is known for its diving sites. Here you can also find Taal Volcano and Taal lake and of course, Tagaytay.
There are a lot of things to do in Batangas that a short vacation will not do. You can see caged tigers, swim in their one-of-a-kind swimming place where the reef is carved at the foot of the ladders to make it as a small swimming area, snorkel at Sombrero island to see the beautiful colors of various corals.



There are fresh-water beaches in the towns around the Lake -- San Nicolas, Agoncillo, Cuenca, Balete, Tanauan and Talisay. Salt-water beaches abound in the following towns: Matabungkay (Lian town), Nasugbu, Calatagan, Calaca, Lemery, Taal, San Luis, Bauan, Lobo, and Laiya (San Juan town). Or you can opt to explore their mountains! There is mountain trekking in Mt. Maculot and in Mabini and Nasugbu towns. There are also several island tourist destinations, like Tingloy, Verde Island, Ligpo Island, and Fortune Island and also Industrial Parks and various manufacturing industries dotting the shoreline.

The place is also made famous by its trademark “balisong” – butterfly-like knives, which originated from Barangay Balisong in the town of Taal, hence the name. Panutsa or peanut brittle, Sinaing na Tulingan (small tuna in vinegar), suman (rice cakes wrapped in banana leaves), the longganisa and tapa, the achara and bagoong, kapeng Barako, sweets like macapuno, Ube and pastillas are also some of the craved foods in the area. If after eating a sumptuous meal makes you thirsty, you can try their mura juice with mura meat – a young coconut juice with the fruit's meat, really good when served very cold mixed with condensed milk for sweetness... Or if you prefer hard drinks don’t forget to try Lambanog from San Juan town. It's a local brew from Cane.

To experience this one of a kind trip or vacation, better book your reservations as early as this time of the year. So what are you waiting for? Experience Batangas, Experience Philippines!!!

And let’s support Paraiso PhilippinesTourism Pinas 2009 because Walang Iwanan, sa Bayan in Juan (We'll stick together in Juan's nation).

Credits: Laiya Beach by Ktrix

iris

Win $200 Plus Worth of Prizes

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Yennygirl is celebrating her 3 yrs in blogging and to celebrate it here’s a fun contest for everyone to enjoy and join!

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iris

Salad Nicoise

Sunday, October 12, 2008

  • 1/2 pound new potatoes, quartered
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup pitted nicoise olives
  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tuna
  • 1/3 pound fresh green beans - rinsed, trimmed and blanched
  • 1/2 pound mixed salad greens
  • 1 cup lemon vinaigrette
  • 3 hard-cooked eggs, quartered
  • 3 roma (plum) tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 4 anchovy filets
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes, and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain and cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, parsley, olives, onion, tuna and green beans. Refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours.
  3. In large bowl, toss greens with vinaigrette and top with chilled potato mixture. Garnish with eggs, tomatoes, capers and anchovies.

Apple Pie

* 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
* 2 teaspoons white sugar
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 cup butter
* 1/4 cup lard
* 1 egg yolk
* 2 tablespoons milk

* 8 apples - peeled, cored and cut into thin wedges

* 1/2 cup white sugar
* 1/4 cup brown sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
* 2 tablespoons butter, softened

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C.)
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, 2 teaspoons white sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in 1/4 cup butter and lard until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Blend egg yolk and milk, add to flour mixture and stir until mixture forms a ball. Pat onto the bottom and about 1 inch up the sides of an 8x12 inch baking pan. Arrange apple wedges in rows lengthwise on top of dough. Cover with streusel.
3. To make the streusel: In a medium bowl, combine 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, cinnamon and 1 1/2 tablespoon flour. Cut in butter and blend into coarse meal.
4. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes. Cover with foil the last 25 minutes to prevent over browning.

Baking pie is a rather straightforward technique, but a few tips can only help to make your pies come out looking and tasting perfect!

My Birthday Calculator

Friday, October 10, 2008

I saw this on a blog, but I forgot the exact link. I got interested so I tried it.

23 April 1982

Your date of conception was on or about 31 July 1981 which was a Friday.

You were born on a Friday
under the astrological sign Taurus.
Your Life path number is 11.

Your fortune cookie reads:
In the end there are three things that last: faith, hope and love; and the greatest of these is love.

Life Path Compatibility:
You are most compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 2, 4, 8, 11 & 22.
You should get along well with those with the Life Path numbers 3 & 6.
You may or may not get along well with those with the Life Path number 9.
You are least compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 1, 5 & 7.

The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2445082.5.
The golden number for 1982 is 7.
The epact number for 1982 is 5.
The year 1982 was not a leap year.

Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 1/25/1982 and ending 2/12/1983.
You were born in the Chinese year of the Dog.

Your Native American Zodiac sign is Beaver; your plant is Wild Clover.

You were born in the Egyptian month of Epipy, the third month of the season of Shomu (Harvest).

Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 1 Iyyar 5742.
Or if you were born after sundown then the date is 2 Iyyar 5742.

The Mayan Calendar long count date of your birthday is 12.18.8.15.18 which is
12 baktun 18 katun 8 tun 15 uinal 18 kin

The Hijra (Islamic Calendar) date of your birth is Friday, 28 Jumadiyu'th-Thani 1402 (1402-6-28).

The date of Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 11 April 1982.
The date of Orthodox Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 18 April 1982.
The date of Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) on your birth year was Wednesday 24 February 1982.
The date of Whitsun (Pentecost Sunday) in the year of your birth was Sunday 30 May 1982.
The date of Whisuntide in the year of your birth was Sunday 6 June 1982.
The date of Rosh Hashanah in the year of your birth was Saturday, 18 September 1982.
The date of Passover in the year of your birth was Thursday, 8 April 1982.
The date of Mardi Gras on your birth year was Tuesday 23 February 1982.

As of 10/10/2008 8:24:31 PM EDT
You are 26 years old.
You are 318 months old.
You are 1,381 weeks old.
You are 9,667 days old.
You are 232,028 hours old.
You are 13,921,704 minutes old.
You are 835,302,271 seconds old.

Celebrities who share your birthday:
Scott Bairstow (1970) George Lopez (1961) Valerie Bertinelli (1960)
Craig Sheffer (1960) Jan Hooks (1957) Michael Moore (1954)
Joyce DeWitt (1949) Sandra Dee (1942) Lee Majors (1940)
Roy Orbison (1936) Shirley Temple Black (1928) Vladimir Nabokov (1899)
Sergei Prokofiev (1891) James Buchanan (1791) William Shakespeare (1564)

Top songs of 1982
I Love Rock `n' Roll by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
Ebony and Ivory by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder Centerfold by J. Geils Band
Maneater by Daryl Hall & John Oates Jack & Diane by John Cougar
Don't You Want Me by Human League Up Where We Belong by Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
Abracadabra by Steve Miller Band Hard to Say I'm Sorry by Chicago

Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 3.78356164383562 years old. (Life's just a big chewy bone for you!)

Your lucky day is Friday.
Your lucky number is 6.
Your ruling planet(s) is Venus.
Your lucky dates are 6th, 15th, 24th.
Your opposition sign is Scorpio.
Your opposition number(s) is 9 & 11.

Today is not one of your lucky days!

There are 195 days till your next birthday
on which your cake will have 27 candles.

Those 27 candles produce 27 BTUs,
or 6,804 calories of heat (that's only 6.8040 food Calories!) .
You can boil 3.09 US ounces of water with that many candles.

In 1982 there were approximately 3.6 million births in the US.
In 1982 the US population was approximately 226,545,805 people, 64.0 persons per square mile.
In 1982 in the US there were 2,495,000 marriages (10.8%) and 1,180,000 divorces (5.1%)
In 1982 in the US there were approximately 1,990,000 deaths (8.8 per 1000)
In the US a new person is born approximately every 8 seconds.
In the US one person dies approximately every 12 seconds.

In 1982 the population of Australia was approximately 15,288,891.
In 1982 there were approximately 239,903 births in Australia.
In 1982 in Australia there were approximately 117,274 marriages and 44,088 divorces.
In 1982 in Australia there were approximately 114,771 deaths.


Your birthstone is Diamond

The Mystical properties of Diamond

Diamonds are said to increase personal clarity to help one see things clearly as well as be straight-forward and honest. Supposedly, the higher quality the diamond, the better it is supports these qualities.

Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)

Opal, Quartz, White Sapphire


Your birth tree is

Walnut Tree, the Passion

Unrelenting, strange and full of contrasts, often egoistic, aggressive, noble, broad horizon, unexpected reactions, spontaneous, unlimited ambition, no flexibility, difficult and uncommon partner, not always liked but often admired, ingenious strategist, very jealous and passionate, no compromises.


There are 76 days till Christmas 2008!
There are 89 days till Orthodox Christmas!

The moon's phase on the day you were
born was new.

Friday, April 23, 1982

Moon's age (days): 0
Distance (Earth radii): 57.45
Percent Illumination 0.01%
Ecliptic latitude (degrees): -4.93
Ecliptic longitude (degrees): 28.01

Those who wants to try as well. Just click on this:
TheBirthdayCalculator

iris

I got a package

Friday, October 3, 2008

Yesterday, Mitch gave us a heads up that the shirt from Paraiso Philippines has been shipped already. I was not expecting to receive today. But this morning, our guard told me that I have a package. So, I immediately went down stairs to pick up my QuikPac. (I was really impressed with 2GO, they are really Quick. lol)

I already knew what was inside: two Paraiso Philippines shirts, one for me and one for Ktrix. They are the early Christmas treats from Paraiso Philippines for members of Paraiso Philippines forum.

I asked my husband to model it for me, he agreed. But he does not want to give it back to me. He said it's for him. He's still wearing it...

Also, Mitch said, "May nakaipit dun na something from me heehee! Not much, remembrance lang." And here it is... a very cute bracelet. (Sis, I love it and I'm still wearing it.) Thank you so much sis. I really love it.

Once again, thank you Paraiso Philippines... thank you Mitch. I really like the gifts. Kisses from me.

iris

Baked Macaroni and Meat

Thursday, October 2, 2008

9 x 12 x 4 pan
1 lb Macaroni, cooked
2 lbs Ground Beef
6 Tbsp Butter
1 cup Onion, chopped
1 Tbsp Salt
1-1/2 tsp Pepper
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
4 Tbsp Tomato Paste
2 Eggs
1/2 cup Romano or Parmesan Cheese, grated
Cream Sauce
8 Tbsp Butter
1/4 cup Flour
1 qt warm Milk
4 Eggs
½ tsp Salt

  • Saute onion in melted butter.
  • Add ground beef, stirring frequently, until browned.
  • Cover and cook for about 20 minutes.
  • Add salt, pepper, cinnamon, and tomato paste and cook for another 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Combine with cooked macaroni.
  • Add eggs and cheese and blend well.
  • Pour into greased dish.
  • Cover with sauce.

SAUCE:
  • Melt butter and add flour.
  • Remove from heat and add warm milk slowly to keep smooth.
  • Beat eggs slightly and add to hot mix slowly to prevent curdling, add salt and cook until thickened.
  • Pour over meat mix and spread evenly.
  • Bake at 375° for about 30 minutes-till custard is set.