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caldereta for lunch

food musings, home cooking, Filipino dishes

I think I might have mentioned that caldereta is one of my favorite dishes. I have tried cooking it for the first time and I must say it was successful and sure tasted like caldereta, much to my delight. Unfortunately, I was not able to take photos of my culinary success to share here with you all.

It was a good thing a day after the New Year, we cooked caldereta once again and I was able to snap the quick photo above. I know someone will be glad to know that I conceded and agreed that he’s dish was more delicious than my version, and it actually is! He’s secret? A can of liver spread that actually spells a lot of difference in his version’s taste.

I am planning to curb on my meat consumption for this year, but today I put that on hold while I savor this yummy caldereta. I am having the leftover from last night’s dinner to feast on at lunch time!

By the way, in case  you’re wondering, we used  Mama Sita’s Caldereta mix {the spicy variant} for this delectable dish and followed the instructions found at the back of the pack, too.

Cooking Hotdog Fried Rice For The First Time

My son loves hotdogs so much that there are times when it is the only thing he wants to eat. Of course, consuming this product is not entirely healthy that I make it a point to serve it to him at least twice or three times a week only.

As a child I also loved eating hotdogs and I remember my Mama cooking up this fried rice recipe for breakfast. I have low tolerance for anything oily that is why when I was little, this is the only type of fried rice that I eat. What sets this fried rice apart? It has my favorite hotdogs in it! 🙂

So one Sunday while feeling frustrated that the little man did not touch his breakfast which he actually requested { I bought him a pack of Honey Star cereals since he asked that we buy it the last time we were down at the grocers}, a light bulb flashed in my head! I quickly gathered my main ingredients, hotdogs and the leftover rice from last night. To make my own version of my Mama’s fried rice more appealing, I sprinkled it with a little turmeric to add color, and to make it healthier, too.

At first the little man seemed not interested with this new breakfast, but after a while, he was able to eat a considerable amount!

Mission accomplished for this mum of a picky eater and it is time now to start writing about The Equ Corners sheets. Hopefully, I will be able to cook more food that Jared will like and actually eat. Any ideas? 🙂