VIDEO | VLOG #037 – S&R’s Nutella Strawberry Dessert Pizza

VIDEO | VLOG #037 – S&R’s Nutella Strawberry Dessert Pizza

I have been good with keeping my meat cravings down. 10 days in and I have managed not to put a single bite of meat in my mouth. This is an accomplishment really, considering I usually cannot get through a day without a meal that involves meat, at least for the last 6 months. I know because I keep a monthly habit tracker, and the “NO MEAT’ column is completely unmarked since October. I am a person who keeps emergency bagnet in my ref, and I can always find an emergency scenario that deserves a bagnet break. I, sometimes, amaze myself with my resolve this time around. On one lunch recently, I actually spat out a lettuce from a Caesar’s salad because I need to flick off the bacon bits on it. To which Jr remarked, “It’s not even real bacon.”

Whereas before when Jr commiserated with this self-inflicted pain, I told him this time, it’s completely my thing. He can eat meat in my presence and I guess with age comes discipline, it doesn’t bother me as much anymore. Jr used to be so frustrated when we have to choose restaurants for us to eat out while trying to figure in my seasonal diet. Now, he can eat Spam Pizza from S&R and I’ll just tell my brain, it’s just spam over bread. I know how spam taste. I know how S&R pizza tastes. I basically know how that taste and in spite of the fact that it’s a limited offering, I don’t have to have it now. It’ll be alright. I will be okay.

There’s a lot of inner dialogue that goes on when rationalizing about food I can and cannot have.

But I did not entirely have the raw end of the deal here. Because S&R’s other limited offering is their Nutella Strawberry Dessert Pizza — it’s Nutella spread over S&R pizza crust, with a generous sprinkle of fresh strawberries. However delighted I am when I saw the ads on social media, I’m pretty wary about quick service promotions. Sometimes, the photos does not exactly match the actual product. As for this one, well, here’s the expectation:

expectation

And here’s the reality:

Reality

Not bad. Not bad at all.

The slice is big enough for two people, and since it’s really(!) nutella, there is a need to share in fear of diabetes. The pizza is more chewy than crunchy so dividing it in two can be a challenge, but speaking as a nutella lover, half the slice is enough to make you happy. The strawberries are small but decent. Be warned though — this calls for at least a 5 table napkins situation. Things will get messy.

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VIDEO | VLOG #030 – Patience is a Virtue… I Don’t Have.

VIDEO | VLOG #030 – Patience is a Virtue… I Don’t Have.

My husband is bull headed. If he has set out to do something, we better do that. There’s no changing of plans in the middle of the process. If I made the plans, I better be sure that this is what I want to do because once things were set to motion, I have no right to change my plans even if it were my plans to begin with. Flexibility and improvisation is not his forte, which can become a problem when his wife is the queen of let’s wing it and let’s see which sticks.

During the weekend we had one goal in mind: Find the cheapest airfare for Boracay. Finding a cheap flight bound for Caticlan was a feat in itself, but our travel date is dead on the center of summer, right smack into the peakest of peak season. Since we were a group of eight, and our hotel is already booked for that date — thus immovable — we need those flights. We will even fly to Kalibo if those were the cheaper option.

Conveniently, there was a travel tour expo set for the weekend at SMX. There are three major ones every year, those in which the big airlines participates in — one in February, another in July, and last one in November. Now, I have long forgone going to these things. Travel expos are crowded. It’s chaotic, loud and messy. When we go with no immediate travel goals in mind, we just end up being clutter — brouchers and mesh bags — back home. But we saw a facebook post about flight offered and Caticlan flights via PAL were sold at 2,000 pesos roundtrip. With no better things planned, we tested out our luck to see if we can get our tickets there on Saturday.

The Philippine Airlines booth occupies the entire half of expo’s upper floor, and from end to end, you’d probably spend 3 hours just to inquire for tickets. If one knows better, one would just go to any travel agency on the floor below PAL’s because they offer the same rates minus the lines. So when we tried, it saved us a couple of hours only to know that there were no more promo fare for Caticlan, and they are now at 8,000 per person. Uhm, no thanks.

On Sunday, we set a cap to our budget and this time tried our luck at the AirAsia booth. I was in line an hour deep and was looking at another hour before we got to the counters when I thought I already wanted to bounce. Jr, my bullheaded husband, wanted to stick it out. After an hour, with our confirmed flight itineraries in hand, I thanked my husband because if it weren’t for him, we’d probably miss the low fares.

Sometimes, even thought I hate to admit it, he can be right.

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