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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Hobby Poaching

My children are musically inclined and I wanted them to reach out for other hobbies other than singing. Two of my children knows how to play the piano and are learning in playing the guitar. However, my little girl is more inclined in learning the ukulele instead. My middle child was infatuated at learning the guitar at first but he grew tired of it and abandoned his guitar for years. Luckily, my oldest son took over and have been teaching himself in learning the guitar. He bought a basic guitar recently at Guitar Center. I like the place because not only that it is affordable, and they have an easy location locators for guitar centers all over the country. I know that we have three centers in our state and I am glad that one of them is in our city. I would hate to travel somewhere else just to find one but I guess you can always order online.

Anyway, my children are all in the archers but I really want them to test other hobby or sport such as swimming.  I don't want to keep on prodding them about getting new hobbies that would include physical movement but I just want them to learn something that will give them a lot of benefits in life. Swimming has a lot of benefits not just for physical fitness but for leisure and educational purposes as well. I really wish that they will say yes to my proposal. I don't want to force them, but I really want them to at least give it a try. I should have been more of a dictator parent that way, I can just make them do what I want--but that wouldn't be right though.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Superbowl LI Champion

The Super Bowl LI is undoubtedly one of--if not, the most unforgettable game in NFL history! My heart sank on the first half, but my loyalty never faltered. The New England Patriots have been known about doing their job when it matters, and after the halftime was the time that really mattered.

Foods I prepared for Super Bowl LI
 I am the only Patriot fan in my house; I didn't care how loud I got when the Patriots tied the score with the Falcons. I knew, I knew that my Patriots will clip the hell of Falcon's wings. During overtime, I was just standing, pacing around, and I am telling you I have never prayed harder in my life than in that moment. Yes, it may sound so pathetic for some, but not to any loyal Patriots fan.

I was scared a couple of times when one of the Falcons almost had that football and then it happened, the most wonderful catch of the season--White got it in the zone!!! I had to ask out loud, "Did we just win?" I cannot forget my husband's face when he nodded his head, and I am telling you I yelled so loud that my children covered their ears. I was in heaven. I watched the Patriots celebrate, Tom Brady with his mom, his kids, and his wife. The added sweetness was when Roger Goodell handed the trophy to Kraft--yes, to Kraft because he didn't have the balls to hand it to Tom Brady himself.

Like any satisfied Patriots fan, I went onto social media to share my happiness. I have read all the wonderful comments and some salty ones in different pages. I was so happy I was grinning the whole time, I was so happy that I could play one of those Epiphone guitars and just start chanting--we are the champions!

Tom, Bill, and the rest of the Patriots team broke a lot of records last night. They had made yet another history--but the last one, was the sweetest and the most unforgettable New England Patriots game in the Super Bowl of all time. A lesson to the rest of the NFL teams, do not count the Patriots out--ever! Five rings baby!







Friday, November 11, 2016

Moving on

The election is finally over, but some people are still in denial that Mr. Pres. Donald Trump won the election--fair and square. Mrs. Hillary Clinton conceded her defeat with courage and grace; I really hope that the people should give Pres. Trump a chance to prove his worth. I hope that we can all unite for the good of our country, and help our newly elected president to make America great again.

Moving on, I would like to thank and honor all the veterans for their service to our country. Their sacrifices should never be forgotten--we are able to speak freely, vote freely, and walk freely because of them.  
To honor my veteran of a husband, I made him a simple but delicious fried pork chops for dinner. It is very easy to make, and I think anybody can add this for their dinner repertoire. 

FRIED PORK CHOPS
Ingredients:


6 Pork Chops (Bone-in or out--your choice)
2 Tbsps. Garlic Pepper
2 Tbsps. Ground Red Pepper
1 Tbsp. Dried Mixed Herb (Rosemary, Parsley, etc)
1 Tbsp. Cavender's Seasoning
1/4 cup butter
Vegetable Oil

Procedure:

1. Tear foil into a large rectangular shape to season the chops.
2. Mix all the ingredients except the butter and the oil into a bowl.
3. Rub the dry mixture onto the chops, turn; repeat until all the mixture is gone.
4. Let sit for at least 15 minutes (or whenever you want. Refrigerate the pork if you plan to      leave it longer.)
5. Spray the large frying pan with a nonstick spray.
6. Turn on medium-heat for 1 minute.
7. Pour enough vegetable oil to cover the pan but not too much.
8. Fry to chops at a time--turning after five-minutes.
9. Cook until the temperature reaches at 145*.
10. Place on top of a paper towel, let rest undisturbed for 10 minutes.

*Note: Always check the meat's doneness using the meat thermometer. If you opt-in to using a bone-in chop, check the doneness at the thickest part of the meat--making sure the tip of thermometer does not touch the bone.