Eleven days of Easter holidays and Spring break has been both relaxing and rejuvenating. Usually, we would take the car and drive anywhere, but the pandemic hasn’t slowed down yet, so we decided to stay put. And the pain of staying home is to plan about what to eat constantly. I am not a whiz in the kitchen, so I let my chef do the cooking, though I sometimes do it myself when I am in the mood for it.
If I were to choose between cooking and cleaning the house, I would choose the latter. Cleaning is like an exercise for me, especially if it includes changing the curtains and bedsheets. But when I have a hankering for some local treats, I would not mind spending hours cooking or baking in the kitchen.
Speaking of which, I did bake my homeland’s sweet dessert and “kakanin”. I have learned to bake bibingka (not in the picture), and I must say it has become one of our favourite desserts. This time though, I made this so-called Maja Blanca (up, left) for the first time, a special Filipino dessert. As I said, I am not a kitchen goddess, so it came out a little dry. Also, the presence of corn kernels on it made hubby confused, whether to consider it a light meal or dessert.
On the other hand, Leif has always been passionate about cooking. Just this holiday break, he was on fire, coming up with some dish that we haven’t had before. We have been trying hard to limit our carbo intake, so a make-up dish with ground beef and some vegetables is quite a healthy pick. The mashed potato, by the way, is covering a small portion of spicy ground beef.
To conclude the entire holiday break, which is about to end in less than two days, I must say we spent a lot of time thinking about preparing for dinner and planning on grocery shopping. As I can remember, we have been out a couple of times only to shop for groceries.