recipes: comfort food chicken sopas

day 17 of the 30 day blog challenge

comfort in a warm bowl 🙂

photo source: click the photo to visit the site, Kusina ni Manang 🙂

one of the best comfort food i have ever known would be chicken sopas, some may call it chicken soup; but the effects after scooping in a hearty spoonful into your mouth feels like the most comforting hug your mom ever gave you.

and since sharing is caring, i’ll share my own recipe for chicken sopas. 🙂

what you need: (note: i don’t do exact measurements and i cook based on my taste)

chicken breasts or thighs around 2-3 pcs
carrots
potatoes
celery
salt and pepper
1 pack of 1kg macaroni noodles or depending on how many you want to prepare
1 can evaporated milk
1 tetra pack of cream
garlic & onion

what you do:

boil the chicken for 30 mins or more until you get that perfect chicken stock
don’t throw away the boiled stock, this will be your soup base
flake the chicken to your desired size (strips, chunks etc)

saute garlic and onion
add the chicken
add a dash of patis/fish sauce
season with salt & pepper

what i learned from my mom so that the noodles won’t get too soggy and big after cooking them is to add the raw noodles while sauteeing the chicken, garlic and onions.

transfer everything into the stock. bring to a simmer
add the carrots, potatoes, celery or other veggies you like
add the evaporated milk and cream (this is where you can gauge how much milk you want. my kids & myself love it really creamy and milky)
simmer (again) until the veggies are soft
season with salt & pepper

and serve with love and a smile 🙂

looking for the perfect blazer

day 16 of the 30 day blog challenge

if you know me by now (ok that sounded like a song..) you would know that i adore men’s fashion on women or those androgynous fashion. and one of the things i adore are blazers! i’m currently on the lookout for the perfect tailored blazer that can go from formal to relaxed.

i have searched the net for some pegs and here are some of the looks that i love:

very relaxed. love the hair too!

very office attire. love it!

very weekend get up / PTA momma 🙂

so, what’s your favorite menswear attire?

up next, boat shoes! 🙂

linggo ng wika

day 15 of the 30 day blog challenge

i’m the excited mommy for k1 who’s going to celebrate his first linggo ng wika in school. costumes are ready. i’m not sure though if we can watch the performance but i’m sure k1 will have a blast. 🙂

and forgetful mom that i am, i totally forgot to buy him snacks to share. they were required to bring filipino food to share with the class. good thing we have pan de manila just downstairs. and cheese pan de sal to the rescue! (i’m counting that pan de sal is considered as pinoy food. LOL)

the truth according to calvin and hobbes

day 14 of the 30 day blog challenge

truth.

calvin speaks the truth. 🙂

discoveries: darla & alfalfa <3

day 13 of the 30 day blog challenge

i have online friends who are great in discovering online gems. and this is one of them.

i’m sure you remember them, right?

then and now

photo & blog credit: Darla & Alfalfa

then and now. has it been that long that these kids had grown up?

snaps: wish i was here. again

snaps: wish i was here. again.

snaps: wish i was here. again

day 12 of the 30 day blog challenge

when will i come back?

lights by the harbor

i think i need a little trip away from things.

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