DIY Fish Broccoli Casserole

I did say I would try to cook up some chicken and broccoli, right? But instead of using chicken (and frying it again like we always do), I decided to use fish fillet instead. And since I don't have an oven, I put it in the microwave instead because you can cook stuff there too haha. It's pretty easy to make and it turned out quite well, so feel free to try it yourself.

2 slabs fish fillet, cubed
2 bunches broccoli
1 cup mayonnaise
Juice of 1 lemon (can be substituted with calamansi)
2 egg yolks
salt and pepper
2 cups cheese, grated

1. Saute fish fillet until it changes color and is around 3/4 cooked while steaming the broccoli until it is likewise, 3/4 cooked.
2. In a bowl, mix 1 cup mayo with lemon juice, 2 egg yolks, and salt and pepper to taste.
3. Put the broccoli at the bottom of the casserole, and the fish on top of it. Pour in the mayo mixture and sprinkle with grated cheese.
4.  Place in the microwave oven and cook for 10 minutes.


(Pardon the title, please. I was watching the Stevie Wonder week episode of Glee last night, and it came to mind right now.)

For an utter lack of better things to do, I am randomly searching my laptop for interesting games or programs or other accessories and whatnots. I stumbled upon this potentially amazing program, Windows Live Writer, on my Windows 8 which will hopefully allow me to post directly from my desktop to this blog. I say hopefully because I have yet to configure it so that it is linked to my account, and actually try it. I guess it's pretty convenient, especially if I can type up blog entries and save them as drafts for the mean time; it would save me from forgetting my light bulb moment ideas without even having to access the internet to draft it here.

Something else that's potentially wonderful is me learning how to drive. I FINALLY got my student's permit after 2 weeks of endless waiting through offlines and errors and power shortages at the LTO Office in Iligan. I got through 5 hours of simulation driving, where you don't do anything but train you feet to step on the pedals, which is more painful and tiring than it sounds, before I was allowed to actually drive. It was hella scary the first time, but I didn't bump into anything or run over a living thing, so it was all good. After another 5 hours of actual driving, I'm done! My uncle let me drive the other day to and from the place we always swim at, and I was able to bring him and my brother home in one piece, so I think I can safely say I know how to drive now. I'm actually pretty stoked about it, even if I don't technically have anything to drive yet. But it's going to come in handy, I'm sure, because it's an important life skill. In fact, it's up there in my list of life skills along with cooking and knowing how to shoot a gun. Also, it gives me all the more reason to want to purchase a car once I'm working.


Anti-Summer Heat = Homemade Choco Shake

I love summer, but I loathe the scorching temperatures. The minute I'm out of the shower or out of the reach of a source of air, I start seeing bullets of sweat on my skin again (it certainly doesn't help that my sweat glands are more hyperactive than others' are). The summer heat has just been extremely uncooperative these days, and it doesn't get any worse than when we have 4 hour rotating brownouts here in our province. So to battle the heat, I made some good old chocolate shake for myself and my brother the other day.

I don't have an exact recipe for it, because I basically just put in a few spoons of Starbucks Cocoa and white sugar, poured milk and water, added a few tiny cubes of ice (I was afraid the blender would break if I put too much) and blended it until it was frothy and sweet. I wanted to top it with whipped cream, but we didn't have any of that, so I had to settle with sprinkling a little bit of coffee on top of my drink instead, just to give it a bit of a cappuccino taste.

So that's the extent of my culinary adventures for now. But I'm going to try and make some chicken casserole I found online. Maybe I can tweak it a bit. :)