“Point to the one that you like best…”


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Knowing your luck, if you spin the spinner on this meal-planning-magnet, where would it eventually point to? I’ve played with this magnet a lot. Most of the time I end up on the KFC slot.

I’ve been trying to get back into the cooking groove. I haven’t cooked a serious dish in ages. It’s always been a little of fried this and that, or sauteed this and that. Not very exciting dishes — filling, sometimes delicious, but not the type that’d make you go “WOW!” What can I say? I’m just lazy. And tired. Thank goodness for take-out! And sometimes if there are just two of you at home, it’s cheaper to buy food than to cook food. Can anyone relate to this?

That doesn’t mean I no longer want to cook. There’s a pack of tuna chunks in the freezer. H was thinking salt and pepper, olive oil, a splash of lemon. I’m thinking we can mix in some teriyaki sauce to that. Anybody have a recipe for turning those tuna chunks into magic?

My kitchen passion badly needs reviving! I have to get back into the cooking groove, lest I fall into absent-mindedly spinning this magnet and going for fastfood a lot. Eep.

P.S. I got that magnet from Universal Studios. Wish I had bought more as it would have made for cute presents this Christmas.

0 comment on “Point to the one that you like best…”

  1. QueensB
    November 17, 2007 at 12:23 am (16 years ago)

    Tuna pasta! Very easy. Saute few cloves garlic in olive oil, add tuna and toss, add capers (optional), and some anchovies (half a can — I mash the anchovies so it becomes unrecognizable and the anchovy haters don’t know any better). Throw in pre-cooked al dente egg noodles (or any “small” pasta like bows, ziti, etc., not “long” pasta like spaghetti or linguini). Add more olive oil as needed, and season with pepper and parmesan cheese. Instant meal in just the time it takes to boil the pasta plus five minutes!

    QueensB: That sounds positively DELICIOUS!!! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Meeya
    November 17, 2007 at 4:05 am (16 years ago)

    wow naunahan ako ni queensb, i was also thinking tuna pasta hehe. i’m with you on the cooking-for-two-so-take-out-na-lang. katamad talaga minsan. tapos sometimes, i end up with 6 portions (wrong tancha) hehe. bad part is, i almost always end up eating the 4 leftover portions for the next few days, hehe.

    anyway, i’m in a cooking rut too. hopefully, once we move to an apartment with a real kitchen, i’ll get back in the groove na rin. :)

    I know about the 4 leftover portion and eating it for a whole week!!! Nakakasawa. Hehehehe. Well… here’s to us getting out of our cooking ruts!!

  3. ladycess
    November 17, 2007 at 4:24 pm (16 years ago)

    sorry toni, no suggestions on what you can do with tuna. sandwich lang ang alam ko sa tuna e :)

    That’s alright!!! 😀 I have bread here at home, so baka mapasandwich nga ako nito!

  4. Ruy
    November 17, 2007 at 6:56 pm (16 years ago)

    My wife was reading your post with me and got really excited over the pin. She thinks its really useful.
    I find it very funny that the “Mom Cooks” slot is so tiny compared to the others.=)

    Yeah! It was really cute. And yup, the Mom Cooks slot was so tiny. *L*

  5. A. Nini
    November 18, 2007 at 6:04 am (16 years ago)

    Hi toni girl! You can caramelize onions, add garlic to it, cook for about 3 minutes or until garlic is done then add the tuna and some soy sauce, cook for another 3 minutes. Add bochoy cut into thin strips. DO NOT ADD WATER, cover and simmer for 2 minutes or until bokchoy is wilted. Josh and i love this. This is better with fresh salmon. Flake the salmon in the pan then add the bokchoy. yummy!

    You’re the best Auntie Nini!!! Thanks!!! Mwah mwah mwah.

  6. hazel
    November 18, 2007 at 6:15 pm (16 years ago)

    Pasta din suggest ko pero mine’s cold Pasta sort of salad.

    I usually use canned tuna. Flake the tuna if you can.. or just plain grill/pan fry it madali na sha i-flake from there.

    Mix Mayo, button mushrooms, pineapple chunx with juice, celery & Carrots… add the tuna and cooked pasta (the non-noodle types :p). some ground pepper if you fancy it. chill before serving.

    Sometimes i add black olives before serving.. and place it on a bed of lettuce para healthier. :)
    you can keep this in your fridge for as long as a week so no need to “cook for two” :)

    Sarap naman! Thank you super, for these great recipes! :)

  7. hazel
    November 18, 2007 at 6:18 pm (16 years ago)


    i love that magnet thing :)

    (*wonders* if i can get one this christmas hahaha)

    babakasakali lang kahit d tayo close

    haha! i wish i had more of the magnets. i gave this one to my mom!

  8. ganns
    November 19, 2007 at 11:28 am (16 years ago)

    I clicked on it. I thought it was some kinda of Flash thing.

    *Ganns bonks self on head*

    Heehee. I wish it were some kind of flash thing!

  9. ree
    November 20, 2007 at 4:16 pm (16 years ago)

    hey toni. i can sooooo identify about being too lazy to cook. but now that i’ve turned fulltime SAHM, the hubby is drooling over thoughts of me cooking stuff like callos, kare-kare, paella and other complex stuff. eep! i too have to get my cooking groove back.

    as for the tuna chunks, i was just thinking about that the other day (it’s on my menu!). saute lots of garlic and onions in butter. quickly throw in the tuna, add kikoman and pepper to taste. i will try mirin in it next time too. serve with stirfried carrots, togue and wombok.

    Sounds simple and exotic. A very Asian dish. Thanks Mama Ree!!!

  10. tin
    November 20, 2007 at 11:15 pm (16 years ago)

    i like that magnet thingy.. might be useful for me during our initial stages in sydney. he he.

    let us know what you made out of the tuna in the fridge, alright? :)

    Sure! Will let you know. 😉


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