Oreo Cake Balls

A little bit of sweets, color, and smile.♥️

We enjoyed making these Oreo Cake Balls – easy and fun! Yum! But more than output, it’s the experience that made it better! Monica enjoyed helping me roll the balls! 🙂


Side story – when we were putting the food color, Monica screamed “Mommy, wow that’s the same color we put in the colorful rice last time!” I was like huh? Then I remembered, it’s the same food color we used last year when we made some colorful rice.

I thought I was the one teaching Monica on how to make Oreo balls, but here she is, teaching me a more important lesson instead. The things we say or do have impact to our kids; it’s really vital to be mindful because we never know what will stay with them forever. Kids may forget a lot of things, but they sure keep in their heart, those that made them sooo happy (or sad). <3

Recipe (thanks to Fide, Lara, and Iam 💕):

Try this, too!❤️

Crushed Oreos
Magnolia Cream Cheese
Goya White Chocolate
Sprinkles or food color (optional)

Mix crushed oreos and cream cheese
Freeze for 30mins
Melt white chocolate and use as coating
Add sprinkles
Freeze for 15mins

Thanks again Fione Megan, Aila Martha, and Lara Tanya for the idea!!😋

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Choco Banana Muffin using Air Fryer

Choco Banana Muffins anyone? ECQ made me do this. Haha.

Beej and Monica seemed to like it so, all good! Thanks to our AIR FRYER (because we don’t have an oven), naging baker ako at least once in my life! Haha.

I love that it became an instant bonding for Monica and I. She helped me in the whole process; she mashed the banana and put on the sprinkles! She was so excited the whole time haha. As a result of that excitement, she eagerly ate one whole muffin! “I baked it mommy!” Super win! <3

#SharingIsCaring

Ingredients:

Mix/whisk together in one bowl:

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 6 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Mix/whisk together in a separate bowl:

  • 1 cup mashed banana (3 bananas)
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • choco bits or sprinkles

Mix two bowls together and put in airfryer at 180 deg for 12mins. You’re welcome.

PS: Thanks to my mommy friend Shula for teaching me how! Will try more! #ByeLowCarbDiet#NoDietThisECQ#WhatIsDiet

What about you, what’s your #ECQMadeMeDoThis story? <3

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Day 21: Quarantine Life

How are you all keeping up? Day 21 and it seems unreal to be locked up at home for this long. I know it’s not the same for everybody; each one of us have battles and just winging it day by day.

“Mommy I miss swimming, I miss the beach” said Monica. So yesterday, I asked Beej to look for a small inflatable pool when he went to the grocery. I was hesitant at first because we have limited space but this lockdown has taught me to make use of what we have and appreciate even the smallest of things. For 21 days, our small balcony has been a source of sunshine, literally and figuratively. And now it has become an additional source of joy for my little girl.

Thank you Lord for the opportunity to see things differently through these challenging times

#LifeUpdate: Monica’s doing okay, even though she misses going outside, she has not thrown any tantrums yet. I’ve been really blessed to have her. She would just play all day; do some worksheets, read and draw, and of course watch Paw Patrol. She would hug us every now and then and will say I Love You out of the blue.

Beej has been really productive while working from home. I’ve seen a different aspect of him – he does his work really well! Not only that, he helps in the house chores, too aside from being the runner to the grocery. He does the sanitizing and the washing of his clothes every after supermarket trip. So far he still allows me to watch KDrama till dawn and even shares my kilig and happiness (until when kaya HAHA). Most importantly, he’s doing a good job in keeping us alive, well-fed, and happy. <3

As for me, my days seem to be the usual except that I don’t get to go out often. Most of my time is spent on binge-watching K-Dramas to be honest and that’s okay. It takes my mind away from worrying too much so why not, right? I’ve also come to appreciate Monica’s teachers even more. Everyday, she would ask for activities and I have no choice but indulge her interest in learning. Teaching is really a noble job! Mahirap ha! Haha. Thank you to the people who send out activities for her, it means a lot. At least I get to observe how she is learning and how much she enjoys it. I’ve been enjoying waking up at around 7-8am, going to the balcony with Monica and get some vitamin D while listening to Shout To the Lord worship song. It’s ironic that while things are chaotic outside, things are getting better inside our home. And it’s okay to think that way.

Every night I pray that this pandemic comes to an end soon. My heart breaks for the patients and their families; for the brave frontliners who keep the society going; for all of us who have been confined to this new season of normalcy. This, too, shall pass.

Keep safe and do your best to find happiness amidst sorrow. Donate and/or help if you are able. Post happy thoughts, happy photos. Share useful information. Speak what’s on your mind but please be careful with the intent. Lastly, do things that keep you sane, whatever floats your boat, I’d say. <3

Din

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