Last weekend was all about staying home and division of labor. (I call it husband and wife duties.) We just made the most of our time (like we always do) and enjoyed our humble abode in the suburbs.
On Saturday, I went to SM Manila and tagged Mame along. I just needed to finish some errands and when I was done, I took Mame to Jollibee where we shared some langhap sarap moments. I really make it a point to date my mom whenever my schedule permits. Inspired by Brother Bo Sanchez, one of my dreams is to date my parents weekly. One day, it will come true!
The hubby and I arrived in Bacoor in the afternoon, rested a bit and went out again to have dinner. There’s this mall called Starmall Prima (only partially operational and construction is ongoing on some parts) on the corner of Molino and Daang Hari roads that has a night bazaar from Friday to Sunday of each week. We checked out the food section there and settled for some BBQ for dinner.
Aside from BBQ, the food section had stalls selling burgers, different kinds of silog, shawarma, takoyaki, fruit shakes, and a lot more. The sellers belong to a group called Barbecuers and Grillers Association Manila, or BAGA Manila for short. Ang galling din nang naisip ng mall owner, habang di pa nga naman fully operational ang mall, pagkakitaan muna ang parking area sa harap!
On Sunday, we woke up late as usual. With empty tummies, we drove to the church just to pray and bought some fresh produce from the wet market beside it. I chanced upon mangosteens and bought a kilo for just Php80. Snacking on these natural antioxidants was pure bliss!
When we got home, I immediately moved and cooked lunch for two and this pumpkin soup was the highlight of it:
I made the pumpkin soup from scratch so I was kinda proud of it. I whipped it up based from my memory of La Cocina de Tita Moning’s version aptly called Sopa de Oro. It was also my first time to cook it and I was very happy with the result. Even the hubby who doesn’t like thick soups ate it with gusto. Ako na talaga ang magaling magluto, chos! Haha.
Our afternoon was spent doing household chores. The hubby took care of our laundry (I had him wash our office clothes just this time) while I cleaned up our bathroom. Plus points go to him because he also swept the floor and watered our plants and our thriving malunggay tree.
I was in the mood to cook so that night, I made something special for dinner –spaghetti with meatballs. I prepared the meat balls in the afternoon and made the fresh tomato sauce while boiling the spaghetti noodles at night. Pasta doesn’t pass as dinner to my rice-loving husband, so he just ate the leftover rice and viand from lunch along with it. Never naman sya nagreklamo at kahit anong iluto ko, kinakain naman nya. Buti na lang! Hehe.
We went to bed at past 11PM and we were back in Manila before 6AM yesterday.
How did your weekend go? Enjoy the rest of the week, friends!