Ever since Mom got here about a week ago, we have been eating non-stop. :D She is the best cook ever and I don’t think I can learn how she cooks/bakes all the good stuff she does because that’s how awesome of a cook my Inah (Mom) is. It’s definitely one of the numerous talents I wish I got from her. Nonetheless, I have been watching her every time she’s in the kitchen and being the visual learner that I am (and of course, with enough cooking/baking practice) I hope I get to be just like my Mom. *wishful thinking*
Just to give you how full our bellies are, let me enumerate what we have been eating for the past week:
If there’s probably one food group that our family can’t live without, it’s seafood~ I love fish (fried, soup, grilled), shells (all types), crabs (my favorite is the Curacha crab or the spanner/red frog crab which is a delicacy here in Zamboanga City), shrimp (my family’s ultimate favorite, not so much for me though), seaweed (not the processed agar-agar) and of course, sea urchin! :) Yes, sea urchin is edible. It tastes sweet mostly, and is served raw.
Fried and barbecued chicken, enough said. I mean who doesn’t love chicken? Hahaha! I can’t wait for tomorrow’s lunch. I bought 3 kilos of chicken (btw, I am cooking for 12-15 people who enjoys eating a lot XD) today and we’ll be having chicken barbecue tomorrow!
My Tita is also an awesome baker and recently, she made us chocolate cake! After eating a slice, it was sooooo good that I decided to have another one and another one.. 3 slices in 5 minutes. I felt guilty after eating too much sweet, but I got over it and ate one more slice. And I think we have ice cream downstairs.. *winks*
There you have it. Now you can imagine the relationship my family and I have with food. XD Kidding aside, I love it every time my Inah and Mmah (Dad) are here. It’s always a time to eat, laugh, share and talk about how all of us are doing. Basically, food brings us together and every moment I get to spend with my family, with or without food, is always a treasure. *happy*
P.S. I want to cook carbonara for my family. Anyone who happens to have a carbonara ala pinoy recipe they can share? Please? I would love you to the moon and back!
All photos are not mine. Linked appropriately.