Saturday, October 30, 2010

Brazo de Mercedes

I posted last time that I will be trying my hand at making homemade Brazo de Mercedes. Well, I finally got the time today and summoned enough courage too. And now I present...

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Rona's Brazo de Mercedes :P

I forgot to take pictures when it was still whole LOL! And now you can only see what's left of it. For my first attempt, it looked like a crepe hahaha! I didn't use the whole batch of meringue and I should have but anyways, Jeremy ate all of it and he loved it! Maybe because the custard was sweet and if I may say, delish.

I then baked the 2nd batch of meringue and it looked better this time. I spooned the custard and rolled it and put it in the fridge to set. I then slept and when I woke up, it was almost gone. And for me, that's a good thing :)

So, what's next? Buco pie, anyone? :)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Merry Christmas!

58 days to go til Christmas!

It's getting cold in the early morning and the nights are longer. I can smell Christmas in the air. Even our neighbor has started playing Christmas songs. Most probably we'll put up our Christmas tree after All Saint's Day. I thought we would be spending Christmas in our very own home but sad to say, our loan papers have not been finalized yet and it could take 2 to 3 months before the funds are released. Thus, we can't transfer yet. Sigh. Oh well, we didn't have enough money anyways to cover for some construction and finishing that needs to be done so maybe it's a blessing in disguise? WTG for positive thinking LOL!

I haven't done any Christmas shopping as I don't have money yet so for now, I have to make a list and think of gifts to give. Those that are affordable and at the same time useful to the recipient. After all, it's the though that counts, right? :)

I just love Christmas. It is Jesus's birthday and December is also the birth month of Jeremy and hubby. Lots of reason to celebrate :) We'll have a simple celebration just like the past years as it has been our little way of thanking Jesus for all the blessings that He continually showers upon us. Thank You and we love You!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ice cream cookie sandwich

I woke up early today and since I didn't have anything to do to while away time, I just baked choco chip cookies and made ice cream cookie sandwiches :D My choco chips will soon expire so better make use of them hehe.

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I also plan to make chocolate lollipops tomorrow and then brazo de mercedes on Sunday. Wow! I love love brazo de mercedes so I found an easy to follow recipe online and I hope it doesn't turn out to be a disaster when I try it this weekend LOL!

Just one more day and it's TGIF!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Yay! Walkstar 3 for me!

I have read a lot of good reviews about fitflop. Even my dear friend, Abi, got one for herself hehehe! Hmmm...maybe that's why she appeared taller when we met last month LOL!

Anyways, I bought one for myself yesterday at Res Toe Run. It's a Walkstar 3 in Chocolate Napa. I would've wanted to buy the Lipstick color but no more size 5. And hubby also said chocolate is a versatile color than the red one so I guess no choice too hehe. I hope to buy one more, maybe the Pietra design, no? :)
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Just this year, I learned that I have dextroscoliosis. I'm not sure how it happened but the doctor found out through my chest x-ray. Maybe that's why my back aches when I try to sit or stand straight. I hope fitflop lives up to its promise of alleviating back pain and scoliosis :) I tried it this morning and it felt great wearing it. I didn't the mind the walking part at all. Let's see in the days to come :)

Jeremy's Birthday

My eldest child, Jeremy, will be celebrating his 11th birthday on December 20 and he already has plans for the day. It will just be a simple...