I am not a native of Northern Luzon (Philippines) where Kare-Kare is a specialty dish. I don’t get to often eat this dish because this is actually not our (Central Visayas and Mindanao) specialty dish. I am only able to eat this if I order this at Cafe Laguna where it’s a bit pricey.
Okay, honestly, I have no idea how to cook Kare-kare so when hubby and I were given a bowl of this dish, we were so happy and could not wait to try it:
It was just so delicious that we finished this in two minutes!!! It was that good that even the saucy bowl was emptied! Really, we are very thankful for having met Nanay Lita and Lolo Cesar of 50 Speers (the apartment in front of ours) because we get to eat Filipino food that we have missed all these months.
I think I will never learn how to cook Kare-Kare, I know this dish involves a lot of processes and I guess I don’t have all the patience and time to cook this. Hmmm… making this post makes me want to have another bowl. I wonder when will Nanay Lita make Kare-Kare again… hehehe.
Everyone loves a roast dinner. It’s a traditional meal that offers a bit of everything. There’s meat, vegetables and Yorkshire puddings, all topped off with a rich and warm gravy.
Sadly though, it’s not the easiest meal to prepare. Due to sheer time constraints, the traditional roast dinner doesn’t fit well with modern life and for many, even the traditional Sunday roast is often out of the question.
However, a new advert from Aunt Bessie’s proves that there is an easier option for those seeking a decent roast during the week – but just what is it?
The advert continues the antics of Margaret and Mabel, two nosy neighbours who often spy, comment and judge the house across the road. Their family-next-door neighbours lead full and busy lives, so they expect quick and convenient ready meals to take the place of traditional cooking.
In the latest advert, however, the nosy neighbours from across the road are given a dinner invite with a difference. Humour ensues when the judgemental pair see that the family has unexpectedly and effortlessly made a full roast dinner in less than an hour.
For me, the advert brings up all too familiar memories of judgemental house guests. Whether its friends or relatives, we all know someone who likes to silently judge everything – and unfortunately that often includes the food we offer as hosts.
Of course, the advert also highlights the convenience of Aunt Bessie’s products. Whether it’s the “added roastiness” of vegetables, such as parsnips and potatoes, or the true roast dinner staples, Yorkshire puddings and that all important gravy, most things can be made quickly without cutting any corners.
The major benefits of this are that you can cook a roast dinner in the middle of the week with complete ease. Whether you live by yourself, have a house full of hungry children to feed or are a carer who wants to quickly yet effectively provide a hot meal, the option for a full roast is now easier than ever before.
Even if you have work or any other day-to-day commitments to contend with you can quickly feed a household something nutritious and delicious with the help of these products. This isn’t cutting corners either, providing crispy roast vegetables and other staple ingredients that will satisfy even the most critical of neighbours and guests is something anyone should be proud of and accepting help from experts such as Aunt Bessie’s is no different to using a family recipe or getting friends to help you with the cooking.