Feedback on Bistek

Danny didn’t leave me a URL or an e-mail address but this is one version of bistek I just might try: 

Here’s an easy one for you to cook bistek(beef steak).

Buy beef, 7 bone or flank whichever is on sale. Cut them into thin slices including the fatty portions. Boil the beef until tender by adding more water if needed. When its tender, add garlic ,bay leaf and onion and toyomansi(bottled soy sauce mixed w/calamansi), available in Oriental stores. Simmer for 10 mins. add a lttle bit of cooking oil.
Add pepper to taste if needed.

Slice one whole onion and add to bistek before serving.

Good Luck!

God is in the Little Things..

Anna wrote: 

God is in the little things . i used to pray and ask Him to give me what i want, and i know that this is the stubborn me praying, it is only when i surrender everything to Him that i get what makes me happy. i have been through a lot, and everyday my life is a constant uphill struggle, but with my God on my side, i know i’ll be able to make it.

I so agree with you, Anna.  Again, not to over-simplify, but we always look for God’s presence in terms of big and earth-moving experiences.  As Tintin had said, sometimes he talks to us in funny ways.  We just have to be open to what He says and accepting of His will.

It’s NOT easy.  Sometimes in our daily struggle, we tend to blame our travails on the all-power One who can take the burden off our shoulders.  We forget that story of the Footprints in the Sand, and we don’t realize that God is carrying the heavier burden — not just ours but the world’s.

So this morning I talked with Him again and asked Him to help the 2 other moms in our house.. my Mom who celebrates her birthday on Thursday, and Alan’s Mom who is “healing” both emotionally and physically.  Others would say we must be pretty crowded — I don’t think of it in those terms.  We’re overflowing with love in the house — and love is something you can never really get too much of.  While there are adjustments to be made, I try to see only the positive side. 

God had a different way of making all that happen — there was so much pain along the way, but in healing, he made us rediscover our true family. 

The last of my Muhlach Ensaymada

I’m trying to deal with my blog early on because I’m afraid it will go untouched again by the end of the day like yesterday.  It was busy because the boss was here, and I have a ton of things to catch up on right now before I do any more work here. 

Yesterday I had the last of my Muhlach Ensaymada which Alan and I had for breakfast for a whole week before our two boxes ran out.  (He got his UBE, and I prefer mine plain.)  Such simple things we miss from home!  Now I’m pining for Shangri-la’s ensaymada which is in a different class all by itself.  (You ought to check it out from the bakeshop in either EDSA or Makati..)

Enough food talk, though!  I have a recipe shared by Danny in a feedback to an old bistek post which I think is worth sharing.  There’s a question from a Pinay in California on a favorite topic of mine: MAKE UP.  And there’s Tin’s question which I will respond to in time.

Now it’s time to get some work done.. LOL