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5 Tips For Creating a Romantic Night and Fun Dinner at Home

Valentines Day is just around the corner and maybe you're already thinking how to make this occasion really special. Here are some ideas for a romantic and fun dinner at home either for several couples or just for two.
Sensual Scents
Whether planning for one guest or several couples, let robust spices (think cloves, canela, cardamom and black pepper) help set the mood with the help of a standard frying pan. Toast the spices just to their smoking point, and the room will fill with an inviting--and delicious--bouquet.
Pairing Is Caring
When prepping for a perfect evening, pairings are a fun way to turn any meal into a special occasion and spice up the fun. Plan three courses and pair each with a small cocktail. A fun and easy way is to use one base spirit in three different ways.
Make It A Group Effort Let your guests in the kitchen and encourage them to enjoy the tactile sensation of the food as it is prepared. Start the party early and enjoy cocktails as you cook.
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Menudo ala Beefies Lots a Cheese

Every morning hubby and I always ask each other "what's our ulam for today?" Instead of answering the question we always end up staring at each other kasi we can't think of anything new! haha.. The reason is we can only cook sinigang, nilaga, prito and instant noodles! hehe and besides the kids only want hotdogs.. hotdogs.. and more hotdogs!

I'm glad i found this recipe Menudo ala beefies lots a cheese! Menudo is one of the most versatile ulam recipes known to us Filipinos. It's perfect for any time of the day and it's easy to cook. But my kids doesn't really like Menudo with just meats alone. With this discovery, this time i'm sure my kids will gonna like it because of the new Purefood's Beefies Lots A Cheese cheesedog added in the recipe. I thought of sharing this and if you're interested here's the recipe.

Ingredients:

16 pcs Beefie Lots A Cheese Cheesedog
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup calamansi juice
1/3 cup Star margarine
1 tbsp garlic
1 cup onions
1 cup green bell peppers
1 cup tomato sauce
2 cups water
2 pcs bayleaf
1 tsp balck pepper
1 cup potatoes
1 cup carrots
salt to taste

Procedure:

In a saucepan, melt Star margarine. Saute garlic and onions. Add in the bell peppers. Mix well. Pour tomato sauce, soy sauce, calamansi juice and water. Let simmer then add bay leaf, pepper, potatoes and carrots. Mix well. Let simmer 10 minutes more or until potatoes are tender. Add in the sliced hotdogs and continue to cook for another 3 to 5 minutes.

That's it! It's very simple and easy. If your kids are like mine i suggest you try this they will surely love this new Menudo recipe.

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