June is a month-long school break here in Singapore.
Me and my daughter agreed that this holiday is not 100% free time as she has to catch up with her lessons and improve her grades next term. As obedient as she is, my daughter abides with the “work and play” schedule we discussed even when I’m at work and she is alone at home.
A day before the school break, she went on a prata-making workshop in school. She truly enjoyed it and she thinks she got the knack in cooking and she even wants to try out baking.
So aside from dealing with her worksheets and joining her craziness creating those rainbow loom bands, we will make home-cooking another great mom and daughter bonding activity.
We will cook together Menudo, a traditional tomato-based stew in the Philippines made of pork (and oftentimes with liver). This dish is kid-friendly and loaded with nutrition.
Back home, the inclusion of Purefoods Tender Juicy hotdogs are the ultimate attraction for the kids to eat this dish. It’s like they would not mind eating liver or carrots as long as it goes with this particular brand of hotdog. But if you are living elsewhere in the world, never mind, try experimenting with other hotdog brand or add cheese, or any other ingredient that will attract the palate of a child.
3 cloves Garlic (crushed)
1 pc (small) Onion (sliced)
1/2 kilo Pork (cut into cubes)
1/4 kilo Liver (cut into cubes
3 pcs Hotdogs (cut into cubes)
1 pc (medium) Carrot (cut into cubes)
1 pc (medium) Potato (cut into cubes)
¼ cup Raisins
1 pouch Tomato Sauce
1/3 cup water
Sauté garlic and onion, then add pork and potatoes. Cook for 3-5 minutes. Add liver, hotdog, carrots and water. Simmer for 5-7 minutes. Mix in the tomato sauce and raisins and let it simmer for some more minutes. Finish with a dash of salt and pepper.