Gearing Up For A Very Long Weekend

That is right! We are gearing up for a very extended weekend as the provincial government declared Monday, 28 July to be a holiday for the entire province of Bulacan, making way for post-Iglesia ni Cristo Centennial clean-up operations. As we all know, Tuesday is also declared a holiday in observance of the end of Ramadan, or Eid Al -Fitr. Now what to do with this unexpected amount of free time in our hands?

Some of the items included in our 4-day weekend plan are: catching up on my blog backlogs, tackling an almost-2-weeks worth of laundry, finishing chores at home and tidying up some of our stuff that accumulated in the living room. I do hope I can also catch up on much-needed zzz, and manage to catch the President’s SONA on Monday.

The long vacay is also a perfect opportunity for me to review the little man in time for his very first major exam in school. This new mum of a schooler is more anxious than the little man about the exam, but I am sure with the right amount of preparation and studying I can get him ready in time for their exams in the mid of August. I also hope the little guy can finish some of our worksheets at home, as well as read a couple of the new books we got for him recently.

This 4-day weekend sure is a very welcome blessing and I do hope we can enjoy it and make use of it to the fullest.  Grin

Make Your Dish Meatier With The New Porksavor™

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Filipinos love food with strong meaty flavors, which is why saucy, soupy or stir-fried dishes would usually be accentuated with pork meat or broth. It is for this reason that Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) came up with a new product called Porksavor™ All-in-One Seasoning.

Porksavor™ is made from natural pork meat extract and bone broth, complete with spices and seasonings to bring out the deliciousness of home-cooked dishes. The new Porksavor™ is available in 8-gram packs for only PhP 2.00 Suggested Retail Price (SRP). It is truly an affordable way to draw pork flavor goodness in dishes without the cholesterol.

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Here are a few appetizing recipes that we mums can try using Porksavor™ All-in-One Seasoning:

Bihon Guisado

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • ¼ cup sliced onions
  • 60 grams sliced pork liempo
  • 1½ cups water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 125 grams Super Q Bihon
  • ½ cup carrot strips
  • ½ cup sayote strips
  • 1 pack, 8 grams Porksavor™
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage

Procedure:

  1. In a bowl, soak bihon in water for 15-20 minutes. Strain and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, sauté garlic, onions and pork for 1 minute over low heat.
  3. Add water and soy sauce. Bring to a boil and add soaked pancit bihon. Mix well.
  4. Add carrots and sayote, stir-fry in medium heat for 2 minutes.
  5. Season with Porksavor™ and mix well.
  6. Add cabbage and mix until cooked.
  7. Serve hot.

Calories 240, Carbohydrates 31g, Protein 5g, Fat 11g

Makes 3-4 servings

Dish Cost: PhP 79.00

Cost per serving: PhP 19.75

Bihon Soup

Ingredients:

Soup

  • 1.5 liters water
  • 3 packs, 8 grams Porksavor™
  • 125 grams Super Q Bihon

Toppings

  • 12 grams toasted chopped garlic
  • 60 grams sliced carrot strips
  • 60 grams thinly sliced cabbage strips
  • 10 grams chopped spring onions
  • 15 grams sliced red onions
  • 30 grams ground pork sautéed in oil
  • 10 grams crushed chicharon to garnish

Procedure:

  1. Prepare the broth by boiling 1.5 liters of water seasoned with 3 packs of Porksavor™.
  2. In a bowl, soak the bihon until it is covered with water for 15-20 minutes. Strain and separate the noodles and set aside.
  3. Combine the hot broth and the bihon noodles in your serving bowl.
  4. Top the soup with the prepared meat and vegetables. You may adjust the quantity of toppings as desired.
  5. Serve hot.

Suggestions: You may replace toasted garlic with 1 tablespoon of ginger cut in strips or add drops of sesame oil.

Calories 150, Carbohydrates 23g, Protein 4g, Fat 5g

Makes 5 servings

Dish Cost: PhP 60.00

Cost per serving: PhP 12.00

Ajinomoto in a nutshell 

Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) is an affiliate of Tokyo-based Ajinomoto Co., Inc. Established in 1958, APC lives by its promise to provide consumers products that will always give the delicious taste to healthy and nutritious meals as embodied in APC’s slogan Ajinomoto® “Eat Well, Live Well.®” APC’s complete line of quality food and seasoning products are produced by international affiliates and local toll manufacturers using Ajinomoto’s license, quality standards and technological expertise. APC’s products include AJINO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning, Ajinomoto® Brand Ginisa Flavor Seasoning Mix, Ajinomoto® Brand Chicken Powder, PORKSAVOR™ All-in-One Seasoning Mix, CRISPY FRY® Breading Mix, CRISPY FRY® Seasoned Crumbs, TASTY BOY® All Purpose Breading Mix, AJI-SHIO® Seasoning Mix, Ajinomoto® Brand Sinigang and FRES-C® Concentrated Powdered Drink Mix.

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Score Huge Discount On Romwe’s Clearance Sale!

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There is nothing a budget-savvy and stylish mum like the most than clearance sales which will allow her to splurge on dresses, tops, skirts, jeans and accessories at the fraction of their original prices. We have to spend our money wisely, after all, as there are way too many priorities like the monthly dues, the little ones’ school tuition, budget for the grocery and other expenditures, and the list agonizingly goes on and on. It is a good thing that we now have so many alternatives to score fab fashion finds without having to break the bank!

So brace yourselves as Romwe offers this Summer Clearance Sale where you get up to 30% discount on a wide array of fab and funky finds. Not only that, you also get FREE 24-hour worldwide shipping with your purchases. So waste no time and take advantage of this big promo. Simply use the Code: EXTRA30 upon check out to avail of the big discount. This amazing deal runs only from 22 up to the 28th of July so hurry and shop here now: http://www.romwe.com/summer-clearance-sale-c-536.html

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