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January 26, 2008

Texas Style Chili

Hey guys how are you all doing today? how are you going to start your weekend? well as for as here, I got up early this morning and get ready myself for grocery shopping and now here I am done with my errands. Hubby said that his the one will be cooking for our dinner, and right now his preparing it, his going to fix some Texas chili style.

Here's the recipe, you might want to try it.

Texas Style Chili

1/4 cup rendered bacon grease or vegetable oil
3 pound tri-tip or boneless sirloin or chuck roast, cubed
1 large white onion, chopped
3 large jalapeno or serrano peppers, stemmed, seeded and chopped
5 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
5 New Mexican green or red chiles, roasted, stemmed, seeded and chopped
6 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons Mexican oregano
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 large tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped
1 (12-ounce) bottle Lone Star or Shiner Bock beer
2 ounces tequila
3 chipotle chiles in adobo, chopped
4 to 5 cups beef stock
1/4 cup to 6 tablespooons masa harina
Chopped fresh cilantro leaves, garnish
Finely chopped white onions, garnish
Sour cream, garnish
Fresh hot cornbread, accompaniment

*NOTE: When working with chile peppers, always wear rubber gloves and be careful not to touch your eyes or skin. Wash all utensils and cutting surfaces well with hot, soapy water before proceeding.

In a large heavy pot (such as a cast iron Dutch oven), heat the fat or oil over high heat. Add the meat and sear, stirring, until no longer pink. Lower the heat to medium-high. Add the onions, jalapenos, garlic, chiles, and chili powder, and cook, stirring constantly, until the onions are wilted and start to color, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper, and cook until fragrant, about 20 seconds. Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the beer and tequila and cook, stirring, to deglaze the pan. Add the chipotles and adobo sauce and 4 cups of the stock, stir well, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer partially covered, stirring occasionally, until the meat is very tender, 2 to 3 hours, adding the remaining cup of stock as needed if the chili becomes too dry or thick. When the meat is tender and the chili is ready, add the masa harina 1 teaspoon at a time to thicken to desired consistency, stirring well and cooking after the addition of each before adding more.

Remove from the heat and correct the seasoning, to taste. Skim any fat from the surface.

Ladle into bowls and garnish each with cilantro, chopped onions, and a dollop of sour cream. Serve with hot cornbread.

January 25, 2008

So tired now

Ok today, all i did was fixing some blogs, I mean changing the layout of my other blog once again, as you know i really enjoy doing it so much, even though it so tiring and some of the HTML codes are very confusing, and sometimes it give me headache but what can I do? I am addicted to it. I also fix some blogs of my friend and my sister's blog, it turn out really good and of course I am so happy hearing their compliments, and who wouldn't be? If someone really appreciate your artwork, you will be ecstatically happy right? So even though it is so tiring its still paid off. So right now i am so tired from sitting here in my computer, so I guess it is time for my beauty rest, plus tomorrow is weekend and my husband and I are going to grocery shopping real early. So guys I wish you all a good night and happy weekend.

January 17, 2008

What I Love About You

I love the way you look at me,
Your eyes so bright and blue.
I love the way you kiss me,
Your lips so soft and smooth.

I love the way you make me so happy,
And the ways you show you care.
I love the way you say, "I Love You,"
And the way you're always there.

I love the way you touch me,
Always sending chills down my spine.
I love that you are with me,
And glad that you are mine.

January 14, 2008

Weird enough

You Are 50% Weird

Normal enough to know that you're weird...
But too damn weird to do anything about it!

Hahaha normal enough to know that i am weird? Well my husband will always says that i am weired by the thing i do or the food I ate, even though if its too hot I still want to wear sweaters because i still feel cold, I don't know why I am like that.

January 13, 2008

Snatch Tag

I got this tag from mamu Darlene, I hope she wont mind me from grabbing it and didn't ask permission from her, shhhh! ill just let her know later that i grabbed this tag. Hehehe bad bad me ~_^

What do you do when you are bored? Watch tv or change the layout of my blogs
Bedtime? ten or eleven
Who will respond to this tag the quickest? The one who needs an interim?
Who will least likely respond? The one that doesn't care?
Who is the person that you are most curious to see their responses? Everyone
Favorite TV shows? Forensic Files, America's next top model, CSI Miami and dancing with the stars.

Last person you went to dinner with? My family
Park or Zoo? Both
What are your favorite colors? Pink and Blue
How many tattoos do you have? None
How many pets do you have? Nada
Which comes first, the chicken or the egg? The chicken of course

What do you want to do before you die? Pray and confess
Have you ever been to Hawaii? Not yet, but hope to
Have you been to countries outside the U.S.? Yes. Philippines, and Japan
How many people are you sending this tag? Not sure
Time this survey ended. 10:58 AM

January 9, 2008


Life is how you want it to be
Open your eyes, and you will see
No matter what, you can have fun
And always remember, when it's done
The memories of what has been
The mistakes, so you won't make them
The good times, but the not-so-good
times too
Because these memories will see you
Never forget friends who've come and
Sing life's praises as a beautiful song
Loving and being loved are the
greatest gifts
Close your heart, and these you'll miss
Life is how you want it to be
Open your eyes, and this you'll see...

Just one note: NEVER GIVE UP!

January 7, 2008

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January 3, 2008

Me With My Nephew

This is me with my nephew, he likes having attention all the time, sometimes this boy doesn't like me and telling me that I am mean, I really don't know why he says that, it might be because there are times that he wants to play with me and i always tell him to go to his mama because I am busy and don't have time to play with him. He is a sweet boy though but sometimes he is like his mama a hard headed one ***wink***. But you know what, he will be so happy if I take some time to play with him. As you can see in the pictures how happy he is when i give him my attention, and thankfully he never says to me that i am bad and mean. sometimes he likes me to be his horsey, even if he has a toy horse to ride. All this picture was taken on December 25, after opening our gifts.

January 2, 2008

is this all REALLY worth it???

1.What do you think of the
most when you are alone?
~ hala, bisag-unsa lang ako ma think
ana. mostly though, i'd pretend i have
super powers like prue sa charmed and
what i'd do with it... hehehe!

2.When it is a rainy night, what do
you do most of the time?
~ read a good book, mag bukot sa habol
with my tanday =)

3. When was the last time you were out?
~ 2 days ago

4. What do you do when you see a full
~ i'd wonder kung kanus-a mo puti ang uwak

5. Would you rather swim in the lake
or dive in the ocean?
~ don't know how 2 swim, let alone dive!

6. What would be the best partner of a
good cup of coffee?
~ coffeemate... bwahahaha!

7. If you'll ask yourself a question
now, what would it be?
~ is this all REALLY worth it?

8. If everything in your life falls
apart, what would you do?
~ mu cry then carry on. as if i have a

9 . Favourite month/s?
~ January and December

10. When your friends forget you, what
will you do?
~ i can't deny i'd be really hurt

11. Do you talk to yourself?
~ yeah... sometimes

12. Is there anything that you are
craving for right now?
~ Yes ginamos and utan kamungay

13. I or you?
~ both para worth the ride...char!

14. Ever cried for something stupid?
~ ang2x naman!

15. Do you like anime?
~ yah... ghost fighter, dragon ball Z,
slam dunk

16. How about Japanese music?
~ nope

17. Your definition of sexy?
~ always with poise, grace and
elegance no matter what the situation

19. First thing you do after watching
a movie?
~ go to the CR...hahahaha!

20. Do you wash the dishes in your
~ yep

21. Can you last two days without a
~ nope... only when i'm sick but other
than that, igangan nako!

22. Most common words in your house.
~ gee... i dunno. can't think of
anything but mga pamalikas man

23. The last lie you told to your
~ can't remember... i don't really lie
much to my folks

25. Still go to the mall with your
~ Not anymore since i got here in the US

26. Are you brand conscious?
~ nope

27. Ever fell in love?
~ hulog gyud sa deep well as in!

28. What time is it?
~ 12:25 pm

29. where are you?
~ house

30. Is it in you to kill someone?
~ if looks could kill, i'd have killed
plenty already

31. Daydream a lot?
~ yep

32. Happy with your life?
~ Very Much

33. The saddest movie you've watched?
~ it's not a movie actually. kadto
episode sa maalala mo kaya entitled
"rehas" starring gina pareƱo. graveh ka
luoy ila life!

34. The bitchiest person you know?
~ me, myself and i .... bwahahahaha!

January 1, 2008

Happy 2008

Another year, another chance To start our lives anew; This time we’ll leap old barriers To have a real breakthrough. We’ll take one little step And then we’ll take one more, Our unlimited potential We’ll totally explore. We’ll show off all our talents Everyone will be inspired; (Hmm…while I’m writing this, I’m getting very tired.) We’ll give up all bad habits; We’ll read and learn a lot, All our goals will be accomplished, Sigh...or maybe not. Oh well, Happy New Year anyway!