Monday, August 1, 2011

Weekend Eating | Nilagang Baka

Even if there were a few rain showers, I am glad there was a bit of sunshine, too. However, I just stayed at home this weekend because I got rained on tending the garden last Friday afternoon. That also meant not going to the market to buy foods, thankfully I was able to cook this:

Nilagang Baka

Very basic Nilagang Baka (Boiled Beef) for Saturday's lunch. The person who delivers meat had some packed beef ribs, and since we tend to believe that the beef she delivers quite lack in taste (the vendor said it was because the cow was still too young to butcher), we just go for the bony cuts so it will have more beef flavor. We had some potatoes and a small head of cabbage in the fridge, so I just told mom I'd cook this instead.

The beef cuts were a bit fatty, and even if I took out some of the fats before cooking it, there were still some I wasn't able to take, so to make sure the broth won't be oily, I strained the stock after cooking it in a pressure cooker and let it sit in the freezer to freeze up the oil. When it was near lunch time, I just scraped off the hardened oil before finishing the whole dish.

Personally, I want this dish to have green beans (it's one of my favorite vegetables), but since all we have were potatoes and cabbage, it was already okay for us. I am glad the beef tasted good this time, so overall, the family had a great meal.

So... what did you have last weekend? If you're new to the Weekend Eating meme, you can read the rules and get the badge codes HERE. My heartfelt thanks to everyone who joined last week.

*** Jenn ***

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Jenn, the Foodie

I come from a family who loves cooking and eating. I never had any formal training in cooking and that I taught myself how to cook based on the handed down recipes, but I could say that I can cook good food. In 2008, I started documenting my food trips for my travel blog, and since I have quite enough to start a food blog, might as well put all those food trips in one location. Thus, a food blog is born - thanks to the new Friendster Blogs. However, due to several problems, I was left with no choice but to pack bags again and move here instead. Here's the permanent address, promise! Enough talk, let the food trippin' begin! {Know More About Me}