What can be more comforting during cold rainy weather than a warm bowl of congee with boiled egg served homemade by your love one, naks! These were what my wife Tina prepared for me and our son Gabby the other day as our late afternoon snack. Other than that irresistable rice porridge topped with crispy fried wonton wrappers and browned garlic, she also prepared and deep-fried vegetable rolls a.k.a. pritong lumpia with sour dip made of vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, chopped onions and salt and pepper.
A couple of hours after savoring this hearty snack, Tina served the dish I fondly call “Killing-Me-Softly” LOL. The plate had pieces of deep-fried pigskin, a.k.a. crunchy chicharon or pork cracklings, and few chunks of deep-fried pork knuckle and pork leg a.k.a. as crispy pata. She prepared it herself. I know it isn’t healthy, and to say that it’s fatty is such an understatement, but what can I do? Resistance is futile, LOL. I was weak to say no! It’s crunchy and cripsy and we don’t eat it daily anyway, LOL. We only eat it once in a blue moon (defensive!).
I just wish I had taken a lipid-lowering agent or could have ran a mile after that fatty dinner. Eating vegetables and fiber-rich diet can also wash off excess cholesterol from the systems.
Another hit during rainy season, at least for us Pinoys, other than hot soups are champorado or chocolate porridge, with tuyo or fried fish and milk, freshly oven-baked pan de sal and a cup of coffee.
What are your cravings during “bed”-weather ?