Saturday, March 28, 2009

13 Years

Our oldest son (only son) turns "13" today! WOW! What a milestone, he is now officially in the "teen zone". It comes with all the famous "teenage" attitudes too. Today, he wanted a small barbecue for him and two other friends, plus he wants to take them along on jet ski rides and possibly banana boat rides. I made some red rice, and will be barbecuing some short ribs for them today. Wow, our boy is 13! I can't believe it, I am so old. Ofcourse my husband says and feels he is not getting older, but reality hits today...... Our daughter is now 9 and will be ten in October, wow, we ARE getting old.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Good Luck to all the Marriage Encounter Participants at the Saipan Grand Hotel this weekend!
My husband and I were encountered last spring, and I tell you, it was a truly wonderful experience. Since then, I have been trying to recruit family members to go, but the funniest thing they say is that their marriage is strong! Always one of the most wrong impressions people could respond to. The encounter allows couple to grow together, and all I can say is it is enriching for a married couple.
Hmm.. other events this weekend,
Red Cross Walkathon... anyone want to pledge?
Oh yeah, and the biggest event so far,
MY SON is turning 13 on Saturday!
Holy Cow----where did the time go?
13 "teen" know it all years......
been there, done that...

Thursday, March 12, 2009


I made cookies yesterday,
and they were all for Ray
I made cookies last night,
and they dissappeared out of sight
I made cookies this morning
now it is getting boring,
I want to make cream pies,
banana cream pie, chocolate pies, OH MY!
I want to take a vacation
but have no destination
I want to pay off my student loans
and perhaps get a new cell phone
I want to make cookies tonight
oh what would it be?
chocolate chips or cherry jubillee
snickerdoodles or peanuty
what would it be?
I want to make cookies tonight

Monday, March 9, 2009

Sunday, March 08 was my dad's birthday.
I say "was" because my dad passed away in 2007.
It is also the First Year Anniversary of the unveiling of his monument at the Grotto.
We spent a whole day, barbecuing and just having a wonderful picnic at the Grotto.
I don't have photos myself, but I'll ask for some from family members that did take photos... hint, hint hint. :)
I also made some banana cake (4 trays), 1 better than sex cake (who ever named this cake is seriously lacking excitement behind those doors..LOL!), and 2 rum cakes. My poor rum cakes, my sister had an eye on them, she attempted to stash one of the cakes for herself.. LOL.. (yeah my rum cakes are that gooooooooooddddd!!!LOL) I promised to make one for her lastnight, and I did. I delivered a beautiful rosette style rum cake to her last night!
Happy Belated Birthday Dad, we love you and miss you so much!!!


BAKING.......BAKING.......and more BAKING,
but no camera to show off all the goodies I made this weekend.
Now, speaking about GOODIES....... THIS I WANT TO TRY....
Hi all my friends and familia in the mainland, Can you please send me a pack of these?
he he he..

Thursday, March 5, 2009

"Reverse Chocolate Chip Cookies"
I made reverse chocolate chip cookies. I got the picture and the recipe from
It is so delicious. I have about 6 more bags of white chocolate chips,
so I am using them sparingly.
On the workfront, busier and crazier than ever!
Several arrest have been made, several grant comments and reports are due, and oh my I need to have a staff meeting, the last one we had has been over a month!
I need to go out and refill all my vending machines these weekend,
but on top of that I also need to bake...bake...bake..... what can I say. I still do not have a camera to take photos of my wonderful creations, but soon, hopefully sooner than later.
Take care all! Come back again!

Monday, March 2, 2009

This weekend, I went to the farm and enjoyed some good barbecue lunch at my aunt/uncle's farm, almost all of my mom's brothers were there and their families, so it was nice to sit down, and enjoy some island cooking with family...... I am up for that!! lol I brought my vitamix blender and my kitchen aid so that I can make some cappucino shakes, and some pearl shakes for me' familia.. the kitchen aid was so that I can make fresh whipped cream... trust me, I had to whip it myself because not only did it taste better than store bought, it was definately alot cheaper to make whip cream for 30 shakes than to purchase whipped cream from the stores.!

I also went to my sister Tina's house last night for another barbecue. I brought some fresh baked chocolate chip cookies, and it was a hit, perhaps because it was was still piping hot. I live within 5 minutes from my sister Tina's house, therefore I just grabbed the cookie tray from the oven and went straight to her place. I also wanted to show off my new non-stick cooking mat.

GOOD NEWS!!!! I got the long awaited item from ebay. I will take photos (whenever I actually have a camera) and then show you all. It is a ronco pasta maker, actually and honestly, this is my third pasta maker that I have purchased. I lost the parts to both other pasta makers, long story, but I know that I will definately guard all the parts for this new one, this time. HELLO FRESH PASTA.... I actually use it for making homemade local pastries, like guzuria and rosketi.

Today, I went to lunch with my hubby at AOI at the Grand Hotel, delicious! They have a new texmex treat and it is yummy...always a plus.. PLUS I like how the waiters greet you with a strong "HAFA ADAI" instead of the arashia-mase' which is a Japanese greeting for welcome. I think we need to start reviving our local words for welcome, hi, how are you, etc..

so, in short "HAFA ADAI"

Well, today is the first Monday of the month, so I am going to mass at the cemetary tonight. Also, just incase you did not know, my uncle, Father Jesse is offering 11:45am mass (lunchtime mass) at San Jose church every weekday, this is for lent season only.

Oh, and another good food place, I have tried the "eat fresh/healthy lunch" promo at Fiesta hotel, for $5.99 it is worth the price, but you have to like veggies. I also frequent that place for lunch almost daily.

OKAY GOTTA GO, enjoy the day.