The Adventures of a Calamari Queen

Filipina Foodie

Weekend Fun!

Hello family and friends! Hope your weekend was fun and relaxing.  On our side, my husband is still recovering from the nasty flu/cold he had after Christmas. It was spent napping (for my hubs) and taking down the Christmas decorations (for me). I still have some decorations left but the majority, like the Christmas tree, are done and stored already. We were also able to order our Christmas tree for next year (it was on sale but I still find it pricey:-0). We didn’t go out this weekend because I cooked our meals at home, but we did get some things from the Asian market in Seattle.  I wanted to get a Filipino delicacy called, “binignit”. I’m not sure what they call it here in the U.S but it has the consistency of pudding, with lots of tapioca, bananas, and yams. I’ve tried it in other Asian/Filipino stores here in Washington, but Foulee Asian market in Seattle is the only place I go now if I want to eat “Binignit”. I also got some filipino “junk food” too.

This is "Binignit glutinous rice porridge with coconut cream, blended with some fruits and root crops like sweet yams,bananas).

“Binignit” ( glutinous rice porridge with coconut cream, blended with some fruits and root crops like sweet yams,bananas).

Filipino junk food!

Filipino junk food

Creamy Mushroom pasta I made (Rachael Ray recipe)

Creamy Mushroom pasta I made (Rachael Ray recipe)

Braised short ribs (another Rachael Ray recipe)

Braised short ribs (another Rachael Ray recipe)

I also cleaned my empty candles.  These are the ones I’ve gone through since September.  I will not buy the small cheap ones from Target anymore because they aren’t very fragrant. It was pathetic! My favorites in the pic below are the Walmart candles (719 walnut and Better Homes), the Yankees were Okay, but nothing great. I like the Fresh Balsam (from Bath and body works) but it was too much for my husband so I only burn it when he’s not around. I burn a candle everyday, so I plan to share some of them here (I’m not a candle expert so don’t expect too much!). I just like making our house cozy and I think candles are one way I can do that:)

Candle empties for the month of September-December 2014

Candle empties for the months of September-December 2014

My favorite schnauzer napping with his paposh (a common event this weekend).

My favorite schnauzer napping with his paposh (a common event this weekend).

Have a great week all, I’m off to hangout with my Hubs and Riley now! Talk to you soon:)

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