Myriad Monday #1

Yihee, here’s my first Myriad Monday** post πŸ™‚



This weekend, I baked the same lemon pie I made sometime ago. I have to say it’s one of the best pies I have ever made. I also made strawberry cream pie but the funny thing is, I was only able to take a picture of the fresh strawberries but not the pie itself πŸ˜› Thing is, the whipped cream part was made just before we’re about to go and I was rushing my way out and I totally forgot to take a picture of the finished product. Here, I just cleaned up the strawberries and were drying them before I put them into the pie crust.






Hubby and I went to SM Hypermart last Sunday to buy our weekly groceries and we got to eat at the food court. We had gyudon and shrimp tempura πŸ™‚ I was expecting our meal to be cheap but still, we spent more than P500. Or maybe it’s just me being stingy πŸ˜›






Would you believe that we still haven’t opened up our wedding gifts despite the lapse of more than 4 years since our wedding? Most of them are items for the kitchen and because I didn’t know how to cook before, I allowed them to be buried in cobwebs. Now that I’m cooking, I decided to bring home one of those gifts and use them in our kitchen πŸ™‚ We got this 20-piece set which is okay for a starting home-cook like myself. The best item for me is the steamer because I don’t have a decent one πŸ™‚





I was very excited to use the steamer after office today and I thought of dumplings πŸ™‚ I have a recipe that calls for singkamas (jicama) and I’ll show you a giant one πŸ˜› Well, not really. I was just shocked by its size because I’m used to seeing small ones. Actually, the biggest one is from Indonesia and it weighs 21 kilograms! So, my size-D jicama is technically still a midget. *Jicama’s shiny in the photo because of cling wrap.






My weekend went by so well and I’m thankful that after PFB 2010, I’m back to stress-free cooking. Incidentally, I’m thinking of joining a weekend market to sell some of my home-cooked dishes. Will let you know more about it when I have something definite πŸ™‚

How about you? How was your weekend? I made dumplings earlier and I will post the recipe soon πŸ™‚

Happy Monday!


**Myriad Monday is my weekly post about all sorts of things I can think about but mostly related to food.




7 thoughts on “Myriad Monday #1

  1. Butter says:

    I can’t believe that you have gifts that you haven’t opened in 4 years! Well, it seems like the perfect time to use them now! That gyudon and shrimp tempura look delicious! I made a mistake reading this before dinner – now I am craving this vs the chicken I made!
    – Butter
    (from Running On Butter)

  2. shalu says:

    a myriad comment for your myriad monday post: i love the myriad monday idea! it’s bedtime but i’m craving for gyudon. yes, i think 500 spent in any food court in the philippines is not that cheap. or maybe i’m just as stingy. πŸ™‚ i think it’s a waste of cling wrap on that jicama when you can just stick the price on the skin — that’s me showing love for the environment. i love cold jicama with salt, it used to be my favorite snack! your steamer looks so sturdy. and, i can’t wait for your dumpling post. hehe. happy monday, jan. πŸ™‚

    • January says:

      shallluuuu! πŸ™‚ i don’t think we’re being stingy, we’re just being realistic? πŸ˜› would you believe i love jicama with shrimp paste?

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