Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Trail Mixes

I'm a fan of trail mixes.  However, the branded bags that we get to buy in the supermarkets are either non existent or too pricey for any regular Juan.

Yesterday, I had a big pack of Sugo spicy peanuts from home.  Before going up to the office, I passed by MiniStop to get some energy boosters (since work starts at past noon - the unholy hours).   I grabbed two packs of M&Ms (along with Kopiko which is my favourite coffee drink at the moment).

I didn't know that I had a trail mix in the making in my bag.  During our 10-minute break (yes, being a part-timer, I only get to enjoy 10 minutes break time), I decided to mix my Sugo and the chocolate candies.  While munching, I was thinking that in my next trip to the supermarket, I'll probably look for other things to mix with this one like salted pretzels, crunchy breakfast cereals, corn chips etcetera.   The list is limitless.  


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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Spicy Noodle Dish

 I was browsing Buzz Feed and I came across an article on the best comfort food there is:  A list of soups that I can make (according to them) easily.

I tried the Chicken Vermicelli in spicy curry soup.  This household loves spicy dishes that's why I chose it from the list. And besides, almost all of the ingredients are at hand.

I cooked the chicken in chicken broth plus coconut milk plus chili powder and ginger plus salt.  And then added the vermicelli much later.

It was supposed to be a soup dish but the vermicelli absorbed most of the soup.  Still, it's was as good as I hoped it would be especially when it was still hot from the stove.  

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It's Not Even Friday

I have two pizza phases. I call them Pizza Hut phase and Shakeys phase.  Well, these past few months, it has been Shakeys thin crust pizzas.

My daughter has learned to love Shakeys thin crust.  My husband and I always order their Friday's Special.  Fish on pizza doesn't sound as appealing as when you actually taste it.  For me, it's really the best one they have.  I have to say, they do have the best thin crust around.

I've tried deep dish and pan pizzas but I always go back to the thin crust.

Shakeys C.Raymundo Branch

Taste:  5 / 5
I ordered my favourite.  It was still a favourite when I left the pizza parlour.

Ambience:  4 / 5
It was crowded and noisy.  Good thing, they didn't play loud music to add to the unsettling air.

Service:  3.5 / 5
The restaurant at that time was quite packed because of the Monday Madness over Chicken and Mojos promo.  There were many servers and attendants but they couldn't seem to address all the customers waiting to be attended to.  

Cost:  1 / 5
Still expensive as before.  I actually think their pizzas are overpriced for so little ingredients.  I realized during this visit that we don't need to buy the Supercard (only applicable for delivery and take out) which cost for about PHP2000.  Prices go up when you order for take out and delivery.  That means, pizzas cost more.  In the long run, the P2000 you paid initially will cover all the cost of their regular priced items.  It was really misleading.


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