Wednesday, October 29, 2008

What's for Dinner Tonight?

I have seen this recipe on Southern Living Magazine few years ago. I have forgotten where I put the cut out recipe and it was only few weeks’ ago when I finally find it. If you love Salisbury steak like me then this is for you. This is not your typical Salisbury steak with mushroom, once you cook this one you will be cooking it over and over again and you might just forget the mushroom version like we do. The mixed of taco seasoning and other ingredients makes is so moist and mouth watering.

Give it a try and tell me what you think.


Tex-Mex Salisbury steak

Makes 6 serving
Prep. 20 Min., Cook: 25 Min.

1 pound ground beef ( could use ½ pound if desired and the rest of the recipe follow as half)
½ pound mild ground pork sausage
1 small onion, chopped
1 large egg
½ cup fine, dry breadcrumbs
½ cup mild salsa
2 tablespoon taco seasoning mix
1 tablespoon dry cilantro, divided
1 (2.64-oz) package country style gravy
1 ½ cups beef broth
1 (14 ½ -oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained


Combine first 7 ingredients and ½ tablespoon cilantro. Shape mixture into 6 (1/3-inch thick) patties.
Heat a lightly greased large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add patties; reduce heat to low, cover, and cook 8 to 10 minutes per side or until center is no longer pink. Remove from skillet. Wipe pan clean.
Whisk together gravy mix, broth, tomatoes and remaining ½ tablespoon of cilantro. Cook over medium heat 1 minute or until thickened. Return patties to skillet, and cook until thoroughly heated. Serve hot and paired with mashed potatoes if desired.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Cool Award

I am honored to be given this award by a dear friend Jacy, thank you so much J.It an honor to have a friend like you....

J, I dont know how to put a link on this one, so pardon me.

I am giving these award to all my blogging friends in here. I hope you guys willl grab these too. Mwuahhh!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Another Award

Am not really sure if i deserve this award, but thank you so much Claire for these one. It maakes me feel good and of course makes me special too. I have not meet you in person yet, but i know you have a good heart and with that i do thank you for the friendship and for always being nice to me rest assured that it is well treasured.

Take care and may God bless u and your family.. mwuwahhhh

Friday, September 12, 2008

Awesome Site Award

Thanks for the award Anne it was very sweet of you and am blessed to have a friend like you..

Been Tagged by SimplyJacy

Questions and Answers:

1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, find line 4. Write down what it says:……“When you see the poetry in your relationship, then you'll truly see what you have to celebrate."

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What do you touch first?…… My sleeping sock, i took it off when i change sock to walk on the treadmill.

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?…… Foxnews, about Hurricane Ike.

4. WITHOUT LOOKING, guess what time it is:…… 3:00 pm

5. Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?……2:35 pm

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?…… Valentine, snoring on my side. :)

7. When did you last step outside? what were you doing?…… Yesterday, i checked the mail after Ate Maria drop me off.

8. Before you came to this website, what did you look at?…… New Top at Bebe and a new brown boots that am planning to buy.

9. What are you wearing?…… sweat pants and a sweater, I feel cold.

10. Did you dream last night?…… Yes

11. When did you last laugh?…… Earlier, when i was watching Marimar

12. What is on the walls of the room you are in?…… A painting by Patrick Nagel

13. Seen anything weird lately?…… not that I recall

14. What do you think of this quiz?……Great! not the typical one.. i love it

15. What is the last movie you saw?……“Tell me no Lies" the one that i recorded on DVR, Lifetime Movie Network

16. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy first?…… House and Lot for us and my family in pinas.

17. Tell me something about you that I don’t know: Hmmm, am iyakin

18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?……Hhmm i dont know yet, let me think some more and i will ge back to you..hehe

19. Do you like to dance?…… Yes! even if i have 2 left foot. I dance when i dont exrcise.

20. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her? a boy?…… A girl- Shannie a boy? Xandrey, but this is just a thought for me since were not going to have a baby ever.

21. Would you ever consider living abroad?……Yes! Would love to live in France for a while, then maybe few years in Pinas, but i would definitely go back to Charlotte, because that's where my heart is.

Now I’m tagging all those who get the chance to read this.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

What makes me Happy?

These are just some of the few things that makes me happy, but what makes my life worthwhile and complete is being married to my husband for 4 years and still counting. So what about you what makes u happy?

• Having been saved and accepted Jesus Christ as my personal savior
• Receiving cards, notes, flowers from my husband
• Hearing my husband say I love you 10 times a day
• Watching movies and doing a lot of fun things with my hubby
• Exchanging text messages with my husband
• Going to church with my husband every Sunday
• Dancing with my husband even when there is no music
• Grocery shopping with my husband every Friday
• Cooking breakfast for my husband every day
• Spending quality time together with my husband and our baby Valentine
• Going out on a date with my husband
• Loving my husband and being loved back
• Helping my family in every possible way I can
• Giving mom extra attention and showing her lots of love
• Talking to my mama/family in Pinas
• Looking at Sam’s pictures , my nephew Xandrex and niece Mary Rose
• For having a good health
• Having good friends, someone that I can talk too anytime with just about anything
• Browsing the net and interacting with lots of friends in multiply
• Working in the yard and , planting flowers
• Watching movies that I recorded on DVR
• Shopping for a new purse and shoes
• Playing with the apps that I downloaded on my iphone
• Listening to music’s, love country, love songs, soft rock and 80’s
• Creating personal cards for family and friends
• Dancing on Madonna’s music especially the Material Girl and Like a Virgin
• Walking on the treadmill while watching tagalog movies and other series
• Having been able to meet good friends online
• Eating cookies, bread, chocolate and ice cream
• Shopping online either for clothes, home d├ęcor, shoes, kitchen gadgets and gifts
• Having been able to own/buy some of my wants

Living in Charlotte

It was year 2004 of July when I first set foot in the Queen City and feel in love with the place. They call it Queen City in the honor of the wife of King George III, who was the king of England. In 1768, Charlotte became an incorporated city. Charlotte was located in the new county Mecklenburg, which was also name in the honor of Queen Charlotte’s homeland of Germany. This is how Charlotte became known as the “Queen City”.

Charlotte is the one of the fast growing city in the US, and having been live here for 4 years now is great. People are nice, friendly and you’ll still see and experience the old southern hospitality tradition, although I must say that there are still some people that are not so nice which is common in every place/country.

What I love about living in Charlotte is the weather. Growing up in the Philippines is different since we only have 2 seasons, that’s rainy season and many of those very hot days. I enjoy early summer, spring, fall and winter and that’s only is the weather channel is forecasting that were going to have a snow. Snow is very unlikely to happen in December and January. If we’re going to have a snow it’s going to be in February and early March if not we’ll better luck next winter for us. Some people say’s I will eventually get use to the cold weather, but I don’t it will happen to me. I like snow, but I don’t like cold weather for 3 months, I guess that’s one of the many things that I need to live by, not unless we move to Florida.

The second thing that I love living in Charlotte is the food. Wooh! They have variety of restaurant that’s you’ll enjoy and it’s always worth every bucks spend. My fave restaurant are Bonefish Grill, Flatrock Grill and Longhorn if am hungry for seafood. For steaks, I love Mortons and Ruth Chris. For Italian and pasta I love Villa Antonio, Olive Garden, Cheesecake factory and Buca de bipo. For Burger, it’s got to be Five Guys; they have a very scrumptious burger paired French fries cooked in peanut oil. For Ribs, I like Tony Roma’s they have the great ribs and it’s always good paired with a loaded baked potato. For Pulled Barbeque, its 521 barbeque in Fort mill the place is quite small, but there food is delicious. With a barbeque plate you’ll get the pulled pork barbeque, 4 pieces of hushpuppies, French fries, beans and a choice of coleslaw or potato salad and the best part you’ll only pay 8.95 for the whole meal. That’s a lot of food for one person, but I can assure when u leave the place you’re full, have a smile on your face and you’ll go back whenever you have the chance.

Third and most important thing why I love living in Charlotte is my husband “Vic”. He’d been living in Charlotte for 15 years and his enjoying every minute of it. I have learn to love and enjoy this place because of him and wherever he is that’s where am going to be. Right now, I consider Charlotte as my home and we’ll be for a very very long time.