It’s that time of the year again where we Filipinos savor the best season ever….Christmas! We never forget to enjoy this holiday despite all the difficulties and obstacles we had to face the rest of the year. I guess its because at the end of the day, no matter what happened, we still like to end it with joy in our hearts and laughter in our souls…
And we never miss out on serving the best food for our families during the holidays…well, even if its not a holiday, we still manage to come up with good food. Admit it, we love eating :)
Bibingka is considered as one of the must have desserts on our Christmas tables. Its made of galapong and fresh eggs cooked with charcoal. Topped with salted eggs and white cheese, lathered with melted butter and drizzled with sugar. It is often paired with grated coconut. Another Filipino favorite is the puto bumbong made out of glutenous rice, steamed, lathered with melted butter, topped with Muscovado sugar, served with freshly grated coconut.
Not hungry yet? Here is a mouthwatering photo…
Bibingka nowadays are made available all throughout the year by bibingka franchises scattered in the Metro. One of the most popular one is Ferino’s Bibingka. Started in 1938 by the husband and wife team of Ceferino and Tinay Francisco (www.facebook.com/pages/Ferinos-Bibingka/66942811872). They have branches in Makati Ave near Jollibee, Harrison Plaza fronting the entrace to SM department store, Rustan’s Express in Katipunan, Market Market in Taguig, Gilmore Ave near St. Paul’s, Greenhills beside the chapel and in SM Mall of Asia.
I think I’ll have mine with extra butter please :)
When we were still single, the hubby and I used to go to the spa every two weeks just to relax and get our tensed muscles ready for the next two weeks’ activities…now that we’re married, priorities have changed and we’re busier than before with the two little ones always tagging behing mommy. We’re still able to play badminton from time to time, get to watch a movie once in a while…hmmm, once in every two months or three that is. However, the liberty of getting the “every two week massage/spa” has gone to the bottom of the list.
Then I started working for this company that manufactures Caronia Nail Polish and I discovered a solution to our spa-less days. We both love foot massages so when I brought home a sample of Caronia’s foot spa set, we were both eager to try it. It’s composed of the Foot Soak, you put some in a basin of lukewarm water then let your feet rest for about three to five minutes. After that you massage your tired feet and legs (up to the knee area) with the Foot Scrub. This is so relaxing especially if the one administering the massage knows how the “hagod” works. To end the session, you put some Foot Creme for some moisture on those tired feet so they don’t get dried up after all the scrubbing.
I tell you, this works as a replacement for the spa nights we lost now that we’ve got so much on our hands; and we’ve been doing this ever since. We take turns giving each other foot massage and we don’t have to leave home at that. I guess our spa moments have come back, thanks to Caronia Hand and Foot Care.
I decided to start a blog site because…well, i needed a release. I’m a mom, i used to be a career woman until recently, I’m helping out my husband with his business…and well, I think I just needed to start a journal of my thoughts lest I forget them.
There are things that I believe needs to be put down in words for us to remember someday. Journals are more or less like pictures, they remind us of how good or bad things were.
For those of you who will be reading my blogs, you may agree with some of it, you may not, you may be able to relate to it or not, please remember these are my thoughts and opinions of things I’d like to remember, things I love, experiences I’ve had that I just want to share.