Happy Birthday Boo Bear

On the National Food Front, today is Hot Chocolate Day. Perfect for the last day in January. Maybe next year, I’ll share a recipe more in keeping with the National Day.

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Instant Pot Chicken Adobo

As many of you know, Hubby gave me an Instant Pot for Christmas this year. The first week that I had it, the poor pot sat in the corner of my kitchen while I figured out what to do with it. New Years Day was Ham and Beans made with the Instant Pot. Wow!

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Fried Chicken Adobo for Crispy Goodness

Often my Dad talks about how my Mom would fry her Chicken Adobo to finish it off, and that he liked it that way. When she fried the chicken, it was straight from the simmering pot of Adobo sauce straight into a skillet of hot grease. The chicken boiled over and sputtered and just made a huge mess. Dad said Mom would cover the stove top with newspaper to deal with the oil spill.

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Filipino Chicken Adobo

It’s a lazy day. I’ve spent most of the morning menu planning for the next two weeks. Not that I always follow my plan. Life sometimes gets in the way, but at least I take comfort in the knowledge that I have a plan! As I look over my menu, I can’t help but to notice that there’s a heavy Asian-Pacific Islander influence in the meals I’ve selected. Maybe I’m just getting back to the basics of my roots – if that were possible. I’m a Heinz 57 of sorts – Filipino, Spanish, Native American, Irish and English with just a splash of Chinese thrown in for good measure. Yet most people mistake me for Italian or Mexican. Go figure . . . guess it must be the dark eyes.

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