Friday, August 20, 2010

Opposites Attract

Sweetie and I have been married for almost 8 months now and things have changed quite a bit in the past month since he started working full time. The time spent together has drastically been reduced since we used to both work at home.

Before Sweetie and I got married I knew that we were opposite in so many ways. Juris' song "Opposites Attract" describe us a bit.

And things aren't only about who the morning person is. Who's more detailed. Who's more spic and span. But we also usually choose opposing brands! I like Colgate. He prefers Pepsodent. I use a Nokia phone. He uses a Sony Ericsson phone. He likes imported corned beef. I'm fine with Purefoods. I love ketchup. He wrinkles his nose when I request for more.  I hate folding newly laundered clothes. He does it like a pro. He doesn't eat fat. I do.

It's crazy but being opposites have helped us both grow. I guess we're just both relieved that we like different things (especially in household chores!) because we complement each other in a lot of ways and "Look Ma! The laundry bin is always empty haha!"

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Spanish Adobo

I got this recipe for "Spanish Adobo" while watching "Simply KC". Good thing I managed to note down the ingredients. I was pretty excited to try it out since the chef in the show said that this adobo is a return to our Spanish roots.


1/2 kg. chicken or pork
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup toyo
bay leaf (a lot)
2 Tbsp. sili
2 cloves garlic (crushed)
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. pepper
a little dalandan zest (just grate a little)
1 dalandan (squeezed)
2 Tbsp. sugar

How to prepare:
1. Mix all the ingredients.
2. Marinate for at least 3 hours (or overnight).
3. Simmer for 30 minutes.

*My Tita though suggested that I saute the meat first  (until it browns) before I add the marinade so that I'll have more sauce (my boys like their adobo soup-y).