Last week, my little Sam and I were under the weather and so I stayed home for two days. I think it was a relapse for me because I got sick two weeks ago but opted to report to work the following day. Workaholic much? With tons of work to finish, who wouldn't be?
One of my helpers was also on bereavement leave and with one less handy helper, I had to stay to make sure that both kulitogs were well taken care of.
Come weekend, with both the little boy and I feeling a lot better, I decided to make a pudding out of leftover pandesals that have been sitting on our ref shelf for days. They seem to cry out 'please eat us already!'
Nobody wants hardened leftover pandesal so I decided to make a pudding out of it. Pudding is one of the first few recipes that I mastered over the years. This relationship between the pudding and I have long been running that I can actually make them without a recipe guide, just pure taste of the raw mixture. It's so easy to make with milk, butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla. You can top them with caramelized sugar or whipped cream.
before and after, with additional ingredient of chocolate chips.
When the little kulitogs saw the pudding, they immediately said, 'we wanna bake too!'
So I took out a Betty Crocker chocolate swirl cake box and let them make their own cake. The thing is, they just want to bake but don't really eat them.
cake batter with chocolate sauce before the swirling action.
While the cake was baking in the oven, they once again made a plea to bake some more. Haay, why did I ever introduce them to baking? Oh, I know. Because someday, they may become great chefs and I imagine me just sitting on the couch while they bake yummy treats. hehe.
Next thing we did was a homemade playdough made of flour, salt and water. Easy and economical as I'm running out of ingredients. We tried to add color to the dough with a food color but it was not as successful (which reminds me to make a research on how that's done).
Kulitogs busy being Baker King (and Queen)
Empty bottle used as rolling pin
Our weekend went out pretty well. We also trooped to the mall and kids played in Storyland for hours. It was also the first time Sophie rode a roller coaster and she surprisingly went gaga over it! The little boy, on the other hand, went to the Playzone and couldn't get enough of the giant balls and the slides :)
Have a happy and safe weekend mommies! :)