Sunday, September 6, 2009

My Weekend Memoirs

We spent some time with friends over some traditional food. Below are two of my favorites. Please bear with me, if you don't like them.
Philippine rice cake, wrapped in banana leaves

Fish stew, with garden-fresh vegetables



US residents, let's enjoy our long Labor Day Weekend!

26 comments:

Wences said...

Hola!
Estoy colgando en la web una blognovela: El fin del mundo. Si te apetece, me gustaría que le echases un vistazo y me dijeses qué te parece. Gracias.
http://findestemundo.blogspot.com

cherie said...

lo siento mucho, wences, pero no estoy hablo espanol...

I am so glad you visited my blogsite, and appear to like my food postings! :)

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Looks delicious! Can I come over and join you for some of that yummy food? :)

Hope you are enjoying your weekend! :)

Icy BC said...

And to think that you didn't invite me for that fish head soup :-)

The rice cake looks so yummy!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

There's nothing better than being with family and friends --and enjoying some good food. Looks like all of you had a great time.
Hugs,
Betsy

Stephanie Faris said...

That's some very unique-looking food!

rainfield61 said...

Great! Similar to Malaysian food that I find over here.

Ebie said...

Cherie, fish stew looks good! I have not had it for a while. And I miss "suman" and I like mine dipped in chocolate sauce. Thanks for your entry to OWM!

Middle Ditch said...

Mouth watering and a lovely picture too! Your family?

Droomvla said...

ay sus, napung-aw ako bigla sa suman. diin baga ako didi niyan makalit sin suman? wahhhh! lol

ladyviral said...

Ooooh yummy food! I would love the banana rice cake :D.

Good company is good :).

buday said...

Agree on the suman dipped in chocolate sauce (or at least LATIK!!!). Rapsalicious. Pero inggiton ko ikaw: An katabang mi, kasiram maggibo BINUT-ONG! Nan gulay na santol, nan pinakru.
Naglalaway na si Marissa.

Scarlet said...

The rice cake in banana leaves looks fantastic! I'm into new and exciting dishes lately and loving all the new dishes I hear/see.

Keep on posting pics!! I love it!

Have a wonderful Sunday! :)

PS - I'll stop by and see what Wences is talking about. Sounds interesting.

betchai said...

oh, glad to see you have a good long weekend Che. can i have some of your fish stew? :)

Oh, I am taking a break from all my case analysis, reading assignments, classroom preparations and will go to Sea World :)

Bonnie Bonsai said...

I can see you Cherie and hubby and wow the food is appetizing! The suman is perfectly wrapped. One time I ventured making suman, but it lacked gata. so i have to find fresh banana leaves and do it one more time.

The sinigang na bangus is so so so .... yummy!

♥Willa♥ said...

I love the sinigang and my youngest boy always love to eat suman. :)

♥Willa♥ said...

my OWM link Our Weekend Memoirs

cherie said...

sure thing! c'mon over, stacy! bring princess nagger along!

my dear Icy, come along! plenty enough for JJ and Rocco, too!

had a marvelous time with friends, ms. betsy! thank you, ma'am!

if ever you meet Filipinos, the rice cake is called 'suman, and the fish stew is 'sinigang na isda,' steph! you should try them!

we might have gotten the tradition from you, rainfield!

you're so welcome, ate ebie! well, head on over to the nearest store and buy some bangus and sinigang mix! i eat my suman right off the stove, hahaha!

thanks, ms. monique. and no, just friends. we'll make quite a crowd for middle ditch, hahaha!

himo na, marissa, madalion man lang. basi maruyagun sana si frank...

c,mon over, LV, plenty enough for you!

masiranun man daw ina, melodie, nainggit man nanggad ako. niyan ka, pan-o ko baga pasabuton ini si aristotle kun nano an binut-ong para malutuan ako, hmmm...

i am glad you're here, scarlet - i was over at wences' site, and i think he wrote something passionate, but for the life of me, i couldn't and will never be able to make heads nor tails about it - to my disadvantage. i feel terrible. but, come back, dear, and tell me what you find out while i serve you rice cake.

yeah, you deserve a break, beth! i will look forward to more pictures, then! when you come back, i'll serve you steaming hot sinigang!

sometimes we don't use gata anymore, for lack of time, but i agree, gata (coconut milk) adds flavor to it. sinigang is one of the kids' favorites so it's a staple in the kitchen table! thank you, ate inday! good luck on the suman-making!

i was just at your site, willa! thank you for the drop by! your kids know how to appreciate good food, then! God bless you!

THANK YOU, EVERYONE! 'ANOTHER DAY IS GONE!' BE SAFE!

Elle Bee said...

What a wonderful group of friends you have! And good food too--interesting dishes I've never seen!
Hugs to you!
Elle

Ayie said...

suman and sinigang? weee!

no labor day holiday for me and hubs...he had to go to work..so am i

Jesusa said...

bagan masiramun ini, pero na food overload ako this weekend, hahaha.

cherie said...

thank you, elle, aying, and grace! i'll see you on your blogsites! hugs!

Ayie said...

hehe i have a new name esp for cherie!

cherie said...

ok, give me that name - i reaaaalllly like you, sweetie, that's why i call you aying!!

sunnymama said...

Everybody in that photo looks like they are having a great time! :)

cherie said...

we did, SM, thanks!

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