The Designers Chic

February 26, 2007

Green Bean Casserole

green bean casserole is made with green beans, cream of mushroom soup, and a Parmesan and bread crumb topping.


1 can (approx. 14.5 ounces) French-style green beans, drained
1 can or jar (approx. 15 ounces) small whole onions, drained
2 tablespoons diced drained pimiento
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup

1/4 cup fine bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons melted butter

In a lightly buttered 1 1/2-quart casserole, combine green beans, onions, diced pimiento, and mushroom soup. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over the top of the casserole. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes.Serves 4.

February 20, 2007

Philippine Longanisa de Eugenio (Sweet Sausage)

These sweet, Filipino pork sausages take a little while to stuff, and then require 4 days to cure, but your effort will be well worth it. Fry this until golden brown, serve with eggs, and you are in breakfast heaven!

1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
4 1/2 teaspoons fine salt
1/2 teaspoon curing salt (e.g., Morton® Tender Quick®)
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 pounds ground pork
1 pound coarse ground pork back fat
1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
Hog casing, rinsed well

In a small bowl, stir together sugar, oregano, ginger, pepper, salt, and curing salt until evenly combined; set aside. Mix together garlic, ground pork, and ground pork fat in a large bowl until combined. Sprinkle with spice mixture, pour in white vinegar, and mix thoroughly.

Rinse the sausage casings very well until all of the salt or brine is gone; tie a knot at one end of the casing, then thread the other end onto a sausage stuffing tube. Stuff the casing with the sausage mixture, twisting the filled casing every 2 1/2 to 4 inches to form links. Once all of the sausage mixture has been used, tie the end of the last link.

Using fine cotton kitchen twine, tie the ends of each sausage link tightly, then cut between each link to separate. Place into a glass or plastic container, cover, and allow to mature in the refrigerator for 4 days, after which point they may be frozen.

To cook the longanisa, fill a skillet with 1/2 to 3/4 inches of water and add thawed sausages. Simmer over medium-high heat until the water evaporates, about 20 minutes. Uncover, and allow the sausages to fry in their own oil until golden brown, about 8 minutes more.

February 16, 2007

fishing again

Happy weekend ahead guys! tomorrow hubby and i were going to the lake since our weather here is friendly. I may be staying in our camp and doing some cleaning to our small old travel trailer, coz i wasnt really able to clean it good the last time we went there. So tomorrow morning we have to get there real early so that hubby and mike can go fish early.So i wont be able to see you guys tomorrow hehehe, so i guees i need to get going and have to get ready some of our fishing stuff so that it will be ready for us tomorrow.

Have a wonderful weekend with ur family guys tc all! ciao

February 14, 2007

Our 2nd Valentines day together

Today is our 2nd valentines day with hubby, Yesterday when he come home he handed me a box of chocolates and a card since he have to work today. i thank him and glad that he never forget about and he give it to me early than i expected. I ask him if he could give me a flower next time, not that i dont like his gift but i really want to recieve a flwer like when he does when i was in the philippines. but he said that was diffrent and beside the flower dont live longer ohhhh gosh! thats the reason why in every ocation he wont give me flower bcoz its going to die quick hahahaha! poor me.will im happy with what he give me though and im not complaining ha! And need to be especially hubby is always the one will give me soemthing in every occation bcoz he dont want me to buy anything for him bcoz its his money also hahaha! oh yeah his right naman pud. Will I guess i just have to wait when i have my own income.

February 7, 2007

I and mom had argue with something

The other day my mom and I had argue about my nephew, she dont like my sister to bring my nephew here in the US, she have so many reasons like my sister cant find a job when shes here if she will bring nephew or my sis cant spend much time with her husband because of my nephew, bbut the mane reason is she just dont like my nephew to be here with us because shes afriad to be alon, but i tried to explain her that my nephew has a better future here in the US. So thankfully were ok now and shes ok with it already.
Hahahay sometimes mothers are hard headed hahah1 jowk!

February 6, 2007

Ghosts in the Graveyard

found this recipe cute (from kraft)
15 OREO Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
3 cups cold milk
2 pkg. (4-serving size each) JELL-O Chocolate Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling
1 tub (12 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
Decorations, such as 3 CAMEO Creme Sandwich Cookies, decorating gel, 5 candy pumpkins and 10 pieces of candy corn
CRUSH chocolate sandwich cookies in large resealable plastic bag with rolling pin or in food processor.
POUR milk into large bowl. Add dry pudding mixes. Beat with wire whisk 2 minutes or until well blended. Let stand 5 minutes. Gently stir in 3 cups of the whipped topping and half of the crushed cookies. Spoon into 13x9-inch dish; sprinkle with the remaining crushed cookies.
REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until ready to serve. Decorate creme sandwich cookies with decorating gel to resemble tombstones; stand up in top of dessert. Add candies. Drop remaining whipped topping by spoonfuls onto dessert to resemble ghosts. Store leftover dessert in refrigerator.

February 2, 2007

Tropical Zing Recipe

1/4 cup water 2
tsp ginger, chopped
3 cans (240 cl each) DEL MONTE Pineapple Crush Juice Drink, chilled
2 cans (240 cl eac) DEL MONTE Pineapple Guava Juice Drink, chilled
1 can (240 cl) DEL MONTE Sweetened Pineapple Juice Drink, chilled
1-1 2 Tbsp lemon juice
Procedures: 1 BOIL ginger in water for 3 minutes. Strain. 2 COMBINE ginger stock with all DEL MONTE Juice Drinks. Chill thoroughly.

February 1, 2007

Its aklready febuary?

Oh gosh its feb. 1 already the time is really fly so quick. And this month starting for me a little bit hard coz im having a terrible headache today, it might be bcoz im going to have my monthly period soon.Well i manage to finish up the loundry today. later on ill think of what i can cook for our supper, but if i still have this headache i might ask hubby to cook for us today, Oh BTW i was watching AMERICAN IDOL last ngiht. its kinda boring. not like last year there were so many good contistant unlike this year. Well i dont have the voice like they have but still i dont like them this year, so im might not watch it again next time.

Ok guys have to go now my head is killin me now! have to take aspirin! ciao