attractive color combinations. A meal of mashed potatoes, Spanish rice, and cauliflower is monotonous in appearance. Try using complimentary colors such as red, green, yellow and white. Color can also be added by using garnishes such as red and green pepper rings, kin
your menus according to the season. Piping hot soup will not be welcomed if served on a hot night in April, but it would be a nice addition to a meal in December. Likewise, cold frosty pineapple juice is not very amusing early on Christmas day. The likes and dislikes of each family member should be carefully considered when you plan your menus. If Junior likes fried tokwa but the rest of the family hates it, find something else that will satisfy every
you make menus, make enough for the whole week. This will also save marketing time for you.
a work schedule for each day. If you write down all of your activities you will notice that there are many instances where time can be saved.
similar items together. If you are planning on more than one recipe that calls for garlic, pound and peel all the garlic you need at one time. Just set the extra aside till you begin on the second recipe.
you have only one measuring cup, measure your dry ingredients before the liquid or the shortening. The time you would have spent in washing the cup can be used for something else.
people cook vegetables until they are overdone. When a vegeta
" "It takes so much planning. I scratched the items offof my list (and starting to scratch my head as I pondered which veggie recipes I know that are both delicious and easy) and replaced them with meals that she could enjoy
Every now and again I do crave some dishes that reminds me of home. yours truly devouring all the Filipino foods that I did missed eating , going back home reminded me how simple life is living in there
Hotcakes are Filipino version of pancakes, eaten mostly as a snack rather than during breakfast. Before serving, you slather each hotcake with margarine or butter plus a generous sprinkle of granulated sugar on the top