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May 9, 2014

With a few weeks left in the semester/school year, there are a bunch of exams and projects to go through. That’s life, so we gotta do what we gotta do. My local government class is interesting; mostly because of the debates and the project where I have to find a topic about an issue to bring up to the state legislatures. My topic is about exposing computer science in elementary (for simpler topics such as WYSIWYG web design), middle, and high schools aside from AP Calculus AB/BC. This project is still in the works so I’ll probably talk more about it in a few weeks. Needing points for the honor society and being a band geek I am (those band days ☺), I became a tutor for someone who was struggling with the fundamental music class. Within a couple of hours, I taught the person most of what there is to know about major scales. Tutoring music made me miss band.. Here are my ~food adventures~ for the week:

I found a restaurant a few minutes from my house a few weeks ago that serves shrimp cocktails (coctel de camarones according to the menu). The cocktail “juice” mostly contain tomatoes along with chopped onions, cilantro, avocado, and etc. It has been a few months since I had some so I finally decided to give it a try. I’m used to the cocktail having shrimp, octopus, and abalone but this restaurant only served it with shrimp. I was a bit bummed out but it was delicious regardless ☺. 

I normally blog about the food that I liked so that’s probably why I always say the food is delicious. I try to avoid mentioning about the food that didn’t fancy my taste buds. 

On a separate occasion, I dropped by Porto’s Bakery for some pastry goodies. My favorite pastry from the bakery is the caramel cream horn, which is basically a puff pastry with custard and caramel on top. Along with that, I got a powdered sugar cream horn, fruit tart, and a coconut strudel. There were so many delicious-looking pastries at Porto’s! Except the cost adds up pretty quick *~*. If you’re a light eater like me, two items from the menu will do you good.

A while ago on Pinterest, I saw a pin about “tortilla pizza” and gave it a try. It’s basically a pizza but instead of using dough, you use flour tortillas instead. If you’re short on time, this is perfect! My boyfriend and I liked our tortilla pizzas so it works out. I used a few layers of tortillas with cheese in between the thicken the layer- a tip for those who are interested in trying it out. As for toppings, you can use the same toppings as regular pizzas.

Lastly, Mother’s Day! My family decided to celebrate early and I got my mom a cheesecake since our family is big on either the gelatin cake or cheesecake. The bakery where the gelatin cake was sold closed down last year so I went with the other option. My mom liked the cake and I got to have a couple of slices so everyone wins!

13 Responses

  1. Jamie ☆ May 9, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    MMM! Pizza Tortillas! I’ll have to try that! However, I think I’ll have to try it on whole wheat, not flour or corn :).

    Good luck on your upcoming debate! I had to do a debate one time in high school. I hated it honestly. We had to do our 3 minute speech, then a 2 minute rebuttal and final closing thoughts. Of course, I didn’t make the 3 minute mark. I was super nervous. I hate speaking in front of people or others I don’t really know. I guess I need to get over that fear when I start college in August. Right?

  2. Tara ☆ May 10, 2014 at 3:09 am

    *drools* Those food pictures. I just ate, but you’re making me hungry all over again. Your tortilla pizza looks great. I love how you put olives and mushrooms. I love those as toppings. I think the tortilla pizza is a great idea! Especially for the people who do not want to make their own dough. I would also create mini/personal pizzas using bagels and English muffins.

    As for your topic — I like the idea! I think exposing them to actual HTML and webdesign would be good, too. I know there are 9-10 year-olds who understands it and then starts creating their own webpages. 🙂 Good luck with this assignment!

  3. Chelsey ☆ May 10, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Agh I totally understand what you mean about the last few weeks of school! I wish you the best of luck with your exams; I’m sure you’ll ace them. Then, hopefully you can have a well-deserved, relaxing summer. (:

    Your food pictures look so delicious. Maybe I’m just not the adventurous type of person, but I have literally never heard of seafood in a drink before. That’s just insane! I’m glad you found it delicious–I’ll definitely have to give it a try sometime in the future (and probably when I’m older if it’s alcoholic).

    The tortilla pizza sounds like such a fascinating concept. Did you make it at home? Cause from the picture, it looks so professionally done. I will definitely have to experiment with my pizzas with all the new crazes going on (have you heard of the cauliflower pizza crust? Haha, so off topic … sorry!)

    I’m a HUGEEE sucker for pastries and sweet foods. Both the cake and the horn look delicious. I’m certain they were–and it’s such a sweet gesture that you got your mother a cake for mother’s day! (:

  4. Holly ☆ May 11, 2014 at 4:17 am

    Shrimps are my favourite! I really fancy trying them in a tomato based sauce as I usually have them fried in garlic, which is simply delicious by the way. 😉

    I’ve had a tortilla pizza before but it didn’t have layers with cheese in the middle. I am so giving that I try next time I have left over tortillas from cooking burritos. 😀

  5. Jea ☆ May 11, 2014 at 9:19 am

    I’m sure you’ll have no trouble with teaching elementary kids about WYSIWYG web design. It was pretty easy to learn when I was 8, and I’m sure you’ll make a great teacher! 🙂

    The food in the pictures look delicious! Tortilla pizza looks and sounds good! Flour tortillas instead of dough sounds interesting and is indeed time-saving. I gotta put this tip on my memo…… when I get off my diet. Ugh. *_*

  6. Cat ☆ May 11, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Good luck on your project! I like the idea of exposing CS to grades earlier than college 🙂 I wish I had done some CS before I started college. It would have given me a better idea of what it was like. That was nice of you to tutor someone for music class too!

    Ooh, the shrimp cocktail looks good. I think it’d be nicer with more things in it too, but that’s good that it was still tasty. I’m jealous every time you post Porto’s photos! Their pastries always look amazing.

    We used to do something very similar to the tortilla pizza. We used pitas instead! They’re thicker than tortillas and held up better. Definitely nice for a quick dinner type thing 🙂

  7. Michelle ☆ May 11, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Mmm…cheesecake. That was nice of you, and that’s normal to write about foods that you liked instead of ones you didn’t. I’m glad your mother liked it. That’s just very sweet of you and of your family too!

    Good luck on your debate and other upcoming projects. Though, I will say that those food pictures are amazing! ^_^

  8. Czarina Mae ☆ May 11, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Wow. What course are you studying again? 🙂 Just wondering because I thought your course of study has something to do with computer/IT but you mention government class and state legislatures which sound interesting.. Haha! I’m just really curious 😛 Anyway you’re right. I have so much homeworks and projects going on right now and sometimes I just feel like running from it all. But like you said, we gotta do what we gotta do right 🙂

    The cocktail with the shrimp still looks/sounds really weird for me : I think it’s one of those drinks that you gotta try to know how good they really taste! Haha.

    And yay pastries! My favourite things to have during my afternoon tea 🙂 Croissants and mushroom turnovers are just one of my faves 😛 The powdered sugar and caramel cream horn look so good though omg *_* And don’t even get me started on that pizza. So tempted to lick my screen right now. Hahaha! Just kidding. But seriously I want to try making this! Especially since the boyfriend has been craving for pizza these past few days. Maybe we can spend an afternoon making this together :))

    Also, Happy Mother’s Day to your mom! 🙂

  9. Brittney ☆ May 11, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    I’ve never seen shrimp cocktails before, but since I love shrimp so much, I bet I’d love it. What a sweet cake for your mom; unfortunately for me, my mom hates sweets so I would have ended up eating the whole thing by myself.

    Brittney

    http://anotherbeautifulthing.blogspot.com/

  10. Jenn~ ☆ May 12, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    I’m going to try the tortilla pizzas for sure! We ALWAYS have tortillas on hand. The desert looks yummy too. I’m not a seafood person so I’ll skip the shrimp cocktail.

    Can’t wait to hear more about your debate topic.

  11. Tiff ☆ May 13, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    I’m surprised you didn’t choose a topic of debate & a letter of implementation of improving the situation for your local government class. An example being budget cuts & taxes instead of the addition of CS to high school curriculum. CS is a great degree to get if you’re looking for a job straight out of college, but it’s so specific that it’s not something the board of education thinks is appropriate to incorporate in the curriculum. Something more appropriate would be a class of general life lessons like how to cook, write a check, sew, take care of a wound, taxes, applying for a job, creating a CV or resume, etc aka Personal Management. Surely you have a sound argument for why you think CS is more important than calculus, even though calculus is a per-requisite for many graduate degrees such as business & medicine.

    Love shrimp cocktails! Coctel del camarones just means a cocktail of shrimp. I think you’re confusing shrimp cocktails with ceviche, which is fresh, raw seafood in a nice sauce.

    I feel like this food post is giving me a mini heart attack! Love Porto’s, but it’s definitely pricey & far from healthy, which you followed up with tortilla pizza haha. Lacking greens in your pictures! Well, at least your pizza is made with tortillas. This reminds me of Taco Bell’s “Mexican Pizza” item.

  12. Yani Bonifacio ☆ May 13, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Those pictures made my hungry! I love seafood especially shrimps but i do not have idea they can be used in drinks? never tried something like that before.

    As with your assignment I think your topic is great considering how children are exposed to technology and social media and the whole internet, im sure it would be easy peasy for them besides helpful 😀

  13. Chynna ☆ May 15, 2014 at 2:30 am

    Nancy, you’re breaking my heart with these food pics. It’s currently 10:30am over here and now I’m hella hungry. Why must you do this to my poor soul?!

    Here’s a plan for when I DEFINITELY come over and visit the USA:

    1. You’re cooking for me
    2. You’re taking me to all the best food places
    3. WE’RE GONNA BE FATTIES TOGETHER

    I pondered for a while about being a tutor for English, but I really can’t stand children of high school age so I was like “Nuh-uh, not today”. Lol!

    If you say it as a word, WYSIWYG is “Wissy-Wig”. Trololololol

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