Thanks for Manny Pacquiao, fambam is settled in the house. Hastily doing each one’s scheduled tasks in order not to be late for yesterday’s bout. At just pass 11 am, we had our lunch. Feast lunch, I so named because it’s a colorful buffet.
After purchasing fresh produce in the market, I went about baking the Carrot Cake (1). While it is baking, I had ask the kids to ready the veggie side dish: a Ceasar’s Salad (2) knock-off. Dressing for this is just this: olive oil, sour cream, crushed garlic, mustard, honey, salt and pepper for seasoning.
The kids, as usual will look for meat dish. I solved that by sauteing garlic and onions. Add red bell pepper, carrots, potatoes, mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper. Add half a cup of chicken stock and let simmer. Then, add in pre-boiled chicken breasts (cubed) and diced ham, and cheese flavored sausages. It’s a meat/vegetable dish in one (3)
Then, just before I finished cooking, my sister-in-law brought me few pieces of green bell peppers (from Baguio City). So fresh! I just want to bite it!
Then, I had this idea of stuffing the meat-veggie dish I cooked earlier and bake them…Lookie!
What’s the topping? If you’re in a hurry, you can just grate quickmelt cheese on top and bake right away. Since, I am a patient wanna-be-mom-cook, I made the topping myself. You know Bechamel Sauce? That’s it! – Just melt 2 tablespoons butter, add 3/4 tablespoon flour, mix. Then, slowly pour in 1 1/4 cup evaporated milk, stirring continuously to avoid lumps. Season with salt and ground black pepper. You can thicken this by adding chicken stock. Stuffed Bell Pepper (4) done!
Tada! My plate…
We can have Sunday feast without spending too much dining in a fancy restaurant. Saves big time!
My name is Clarizze. Close friends call me Riz. I am a mom. Full time mommy and wifey. The reason why I created this blog is because I have a forever hungry and demanding family members^_^. Hence, I share in this blog, how I am surviving and coping at this most underpaid career in this world -managing finances, kitchen misadventures, and trying hard cook.