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Purefoods Heat & Eat Saved Me This Christmas

December 29, 2017

Happy Holidays!

It has been a family tradition of ours to spend our Christmas together with my mom’s side of the family. My grandmother has eight children and most of them are already married and have kids so imagine how big our family is! Our living room is literally filled with gifts that you’ll find yourself having difficulty walking around.

I have to be honest. I don’t cook. But, I love to eat. :)

My grandmother cooks really well and she always cook our fave dishes every Christmas. However, this year, we decided to celebrate Noche Buena with take outs, food delivery, and ready to cook meals. My grandma is 75 years old already and we don’t want her running around the kitchen cooking for all of us.

I wanted to order Lechon for Christmas but it was too late for me to book orders as most of the popular Lechon houses are filled with orders already….

So….I didn’t have a choice but to find a replacement and I really couldn’t think of anything else until I found this hidden gem peeking through the native section of the supermarket…

Taaadaaaah!!!


Srsly. Who would have thought that I’d stumble into this?! I honestly haven’t seen this around so these are definitely a NEW products created by Purefoods. Ahh-aaww--ssooomee!

You know how I love my meat so I did grabbed a LOT. Like two packs of Crispy Pata and three packs of Lechon Kawali. Takot kami magutom.

Purefoods Heat and Eat
With Purefoods Heat and Eat, siguradong sarap lutong! Anytime! All the time.

It’s available in Crispy Pata and Lechon Kawali affordably priced at Php 230.00 at 425g per bag and Php 325.00 for Crispy Pata at 900g per bag.

I found out that it is available in all Monterey Meatshops and will be made available this December in major supermarkets in Luzon and GMA.

Now, I did mention that I can’t cook. But even for me, it was really to prepare. We decided to cook the Crispy Pata as we felt like it was the missing dish to our Noche Buena. We had a lot of other pork dishes already so we’re saving our Lechon Kawali for Media Noche. *wink


The prep and cooking instruction is really easy. The Crispy Pata is cooked already so all you have to do is to reheat it using a Turbo or you can also Pan fry it. We don’t have a Turbo so we decided to deep fry it for about 20 - 25 mins with two cups of oil.


I-zoom in pa natin para siguradong matakam ka na. :)


The skin turned out really crispy! Which is what we wanted!

Overall, I really enjoyed the Crispy Pata. It was really convenient given the fact that I was having a hard time ordering other dishes. Prep time was breezy too! I’d say it’s very affordable considering that the taste is at par with restaurants serving the same dish. It’s really made for the convenience seeker in all of us.

Do checkout my IG feed for mouthwatering snaps of the Crispy Pata and Lechon Kawali. *wink

In case you have questions about this specific products, feel free to reach out to Purefood’s social media channels:

There you go! I hope you give these a try, I tell you, it does not disappoint! Definitely perfect for the holiday fiesta but also perfect for everyday celebrations.


Xoxo,
Rookie Mommy PH - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


How to survive kitchen mess during Christmas

December 5, 2017


Happy Christmas!
It’s official, the month of December is finally here and we all know what it means….
Nonstop cooking, nonstop cleaning, and our fave, nonstop eating.


We are totally counting down to Christmas! We’ve been busy with completing our menu for Noche Buena, catching last minute holiday deals and sale for Christmas gifts, and oh, I’m busy packing stuff too cos I’m still flying to Seoul this December! On top of that, there are TONS of Christmas parties and reunions to attend to. SRSLY. It’s very exhausting.


Since Christmas is just around the corner, I cannot help but focus on the things that matters to us moms the most. Other than our kids, that is. And it’s about keeping our kitchen neat and clean while we run around in circles chopping meat and mixing ingredients. In all honesty, I do not cook. I tried. But I failed, horribly at it so let’s just leave it at that. But when it comes to keeping our home clean and organize, I can totally raise both of my hands to that.


Organize your ingredients and spices




Having your ingredients all in one spot will save you time running around your kitchen looking for them. What you can also do is to decorate your bottles with Christmas theme or you can simply add labels to your spices.




Decorate your dining area + Plan what you’re serving on Christmas eve





Ilabas ang mga bagong pinggan, kutsara, at tinidor! Make everything festive by decorating your dining area for Christmas eve. It’s a once in a year event so it’s okay to bring out those nice, sparkly utensils you’re saving up for events like this.


Planning your menu will help you get a glimpse of how your Noche Buena will be like. Make sure to save some room for dessert or a nice Hot Choco will do too!


Never, ever forget the kitchen towels and dining napkins. JUST DON’T.



Believe it or not, I am very much addicted to tissue papers, kitchen towels, napkins, wet tissues, name it, I have it on my bag and all over my house. It’s kind of a habit I learned when I was in Catholic school during High School. It was a practice for us to have some sort of napkin or paper towel or a hanky with us everyday.


This Christmas, why not go a little extra mile with your kitchen towels and napkins? Are you up for it? If so, head on to your fave supermarket and grab some Sanicare Christmas edition boxes!




Sanicare’s special Christmas boxes called Liwanag Christmas boxes is designed by world-class Filipino talent, Alex Eduque, founder of MovEd. Getting inspiration from parols (lanterns), she believes that parols are a symbolic representation that evoke a notion of promise and unification. It also transcends social classes and lights up all Filipino homes.




Alex chose to integrate the stars in her design because it is a constant reminder that we share the same sky and despite the stark differences and circumstances in all corners of the world, that each one of us has a star shining brightly within.


Let’s not forget how festive their kitchen towels are!




TBH, the boxes and towels are so pretty that I don’t want to open and use them as they perfectly match our Christmas decors at home.


Feeling lucky and bright this Christmas season? Join Sanicare’s Christmas Bright promo and win yourself some awesome holiday treats!


Click here to know more.
Mechanics:


  1. To join, Interested participants need to post a creative photo on their Facebook account featuring the Sanicare Facial Tissue Liwanag Series Box.
  2. It must include a caption that starts with the phrase, “My Christmas is extra bright this year because ____!” and must tag 3 other friends. Entries also should include the mandatory hashtags #SanicareLiwanagSeries #Sanicare #SCPA
  3. Once posted, the participant must go back to the Sanicare PH Facebook promo post and click the link provided in order to submit the entry.


Promo Details:
  • The promo will run from November 22 to January 01, 2018.
  • Deadline of submission is on January 01 at 6pm.
  • Winners will be announced on January 15, 2018 on the Sanicare PH Facebook Page.
  • The grand prize winner will be given four (4) all day passes to Dream Play and Lunch buffet for four (4) at The CafĂ© at the Hyatt City of Dreams Manila.
  • 10 consolation prize winners will also be chosen to each receive a 2,000 peso Sodexo Gift Certificate from Sanicare.
  • Visit the Sanicare PH Facebook Page for more details about the promo.
  • DTI Permit No. 18311 Series of 2017


May you have a wonderful & festive Christmas!


Xoxo,
Rookie Mommy PH - Keeping myself from opening these gorgeous boxes!