Posted in Food review

Weekender – Agemono Satwa

Start your weekend with an evening to remember and discover the taste of Japanese cuisine by experiencing the dinner dine at the Agemono Satwa. Compared to Karama branch Agemono Satwa has a bigger and not crowded space.Complete with welcoming ambience and attentive waiters.

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On the buffet spread, please your plate in a vast assortment of sushi, tempura, makimono rolls and seafood dishes.You may also indulge yourself with live cooking.

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The Friday dinner is for seafood lovers. Dinner buffet priced at aed 59 and aed 10 for unlimited blended ice tea.

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So if you have group of friends or simply you like Japanese food like us, put Agemono Satwa on the list!

Call 04 3868692 for reservation.

 

Posted in For the love of baking

The super palpak Hershey’s Mini Blondies

In my experience of baking (naks feeling baker talaga) there are lots of oppsss and arrghhhh!! If I sum up all the cost of ingredients I wasted I can say that maybe I should give up baking.

I was hoping to baked something new but end up with palpak mini blondies. I was so disappointed that I wanted to throw it to bin.I don’t know what went wrong but instead of making blondies naging matsakaw (toasted bread)…Medyo sosyal nga lang.hahaha Maybe I overlooked the time or I used the wrong pan.Hayyyzzz!!

But I loved baking and no one can stop me! Whether it’s a hit or a miss, I will still keep on trying! (that’s the spirit)

Posted in Learning through play

The child is curious..

“The child is curious. He wants to make sense out of things, find out how things work, gain competence and control over himself and his environment, and do what he can see other people doing. He is open, perceptive, and experimental. He does not merely observe the world around him, He does not shut himself off from the strange, complicated world around him, but tastes it, touches it, hefts it, bends it, breaks it. To find out how reality works, he works on it. ~ John Holt

Posted in Learning through play, Our little man

Prewriting skills – How is your child getting ready to write?

How is your child getting ready to write? With a few weeks to go before the school starts how do you manage to help your kiddos with their writing skills.

Luckily there are lots of free printable that is super useful All you need to do is print them,insert in the plastic divider and get your erase dry marker ready. TADA! Let your  little explorer do the action!

In this activity I let him do his own thing and I’m surprised how quickly captured his interest.

The good news is not only he’s practicing his writing skills, it also helped him to increase his vocabulary.Learning new words while playing. Not bad, right??

How about developing the strength and precision needed for writing? This may not be the best hand position in writing but as what they said “Practice makes progress”

The printable includes patterning. A good example of problem solving. Our little explorer knew exactly “what comes next?”. I never explained to him how to do it but he just read it and do it by himself. #proudmommymoment

 

 

Posted in Cook's Nook

Cook’s Nook – Cheesy Chicken & Vegetable Loaf

A good old-fashioned chicken ala king is simple to prepare and cooks in the oven in just few minutes. But when you tweaked the recipe by adding bisquick batter then you’ll ended with a satisfying brunch to share with family.

It is delicious and filling,can be made with variety of meats and vegetables. Enjoy this chicken loaf filled with peas and carrots – a delightful brunch or dinner that can be served with or without rice.

A quick and easiest way to satisfy our family..

Chicken Mixture

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • (1/2 cup) 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 1 cup mushroom (drained)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar or Mozarella cheese (4 oz)

Baking Mixture

  • 1/2 cup Original Bisquick Mix
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
    Directions:

    Heat oven to 375°F. Spray regular-size bread pan with cooking spray.

    In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in oil 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink in center. Add onion and chicken broth; heat to simmering. Add frozen vegetables,mushroom and seasonings. Heat until hot, stirring occasionally until almost all liquid is absorbed. Cool 5 minutes; stir in cheese.

    In medium bowl, stir baking mixture ingredients with whisk or fork until blended. Pour the baking mixture with chicken mixture in a bread pan,top with mozarella cheese.

    Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. With thin knife, loosen sides of loaf from pan; remove from pan and place top sides up on cooling rack. Cool 10 minutes longer, and serve.

                      
Posted in Meeska.Mooska.Mickey Mouse - Little A's 2nd birthday party

Meeska.Mooska.Mickey Mouse – Little A’s 2nd birthday party

A Mickey Mouse Clubhouse party is a great theme to celebrate everyone’s favorite mouse – perfect party for the little boy who was so fascinated with Mickey and the rest of the gang.

We had so much fun creating every detail of this party! My son and his friends had a blast!”

Come along and sing a song and join us as we say OH- T-O-O-D-L-E-S!!!

Have a fun browsing!!

Mickey Mouse invitations – simple, yet adorable!

Posted in Family matters, Our little man

A gruffalo? What’s a gruffalo?“

“A gruffalo! Why, didn’t you know? He has terrible tusks, and terrible claws, and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws.”

Recently, we watched Gruffalo movie and little A was really entralled. It’s a story of a quick-witted mouse as he encounters a host of predators who seem to think he might make a tasty treat. As he ventures deeper into the deep dark wood, stumbling across a hungry fox, a not-so-wise owl, and a slimy snake, spinning ever-extraordinary yarns about the scary, scaly gruffalo, he quickly realises that the hungry beast he has been talking of isn’t imaginary after all.

A witty, sly little story that wrings giggles from the belly of the reader, The Gruffalo is both stylish and hilarious, simple in its execution, as it plays skillfully on a child’s fears and then shows that even the most threatening of monsters are not always as scary as they seem.

A combination of read-along-rhyme by Julia Donaldson and illustrations by Alex Sheffler which perfectly capture the atmosphere of the story, The Gruffalo is an excellent picture book for 3-5-year-olds to read along with their parents, and is certain to become something of a classic

Posted in Cook's Nook, Family matters, Weekend escapades

Home is where the heart is…

Even before the Gulf News declared that the Eid holiday will fall Sunday-Monday, hubby and I decided to pursued a long total relaxation weekend in our home! #nagtitipdlangangpeg

As a result we spent most of our time cooking,baking,eating,sleeping,exercising (thank to Tiffany 10 minute workout)watching avengers tv series,playing and cuddling our little explorer.

One of the fave dessert of many Filipinos our native kalamay.

“Ang Biko ni Keke”..hahaha!

We ordered large pizza from New York Pizza paired with Baked Parmesan Fries..

Then we thought of cooking Chicken Arrozcaldo  topped with toasted garlic,spring onion and shredded chicken.

Dont’ ask me how many kilo we’ve gained..hehehe. Ang mahalaga sama-sama ang pamilya! And that’s matters..