Lake Sammamish Triathlon

I’m so proud of my Hubby!  He made it through and did a great job with his first Triathlon event last Saturday (Lake Sammamish Triathlon).  It was a long day for us as we had to get up around 5:30am and be there at 6:30am for the registration.  He was so tired but it was worth it.  He will most likely do it again next year or try another Triathlon event here in Seattle.  After the event we went home and took a nap, then had a late lunch at Red Robin:-)

Transition Area
My Dad In Law, supporting his son:)
getting ready for the biking part
one of the beneficiary of the event
this guy is amazing…
good job Bi!
I had the Buzzalo burger(buffalo chicken kind of burger)
Hubby’s fave burger:Bonzai burger
WIW: target top,hollister jeans, tory burch flipflops,coach bag


I shopped at Walgreens and Target today.  I had register rewards that I wanted to use and Target coupons that are going to expire this Sunday.  It’s so nice to shop at Target around evening because there’s no line for the cashier:-)  I will give all the fruit snacks and most of the things I got today at Target to my family back home.  I just got most items because with coupons they’re all cheap and I know how much they will love them back home.

Paid $11,after store sale and target coupons..
Paid $12..

I ordered some things at Amazon weeks ago using my swag bucks rewards/amazon card and I got them this week.  I was excited knowing that I paid nothing and I have all the things I wanted for free. SCORE!!!!

FREE after I used my swag bucks/amazon card..

Caramelized Banana

I’ve prepared this dessert 3 times this week.  I like it so much because it reminds me of the Philippines.  I grew up eating a lot of banana que in the Philippines, it’s a popular snacks in the country.  Banana-que is just deep fried bananas.  I got the bananas in the asian market because I typically don’t find nice plantains in the local grocery stores here. Saging na Saba (Cardava Banana) is the kind of banana I used in this simple dessert. Recipe from Great Easy Meals (food network cookbook).



Melt 2 Tablespoons butter in a skillet, Add 2 sliced bananas and 2 tablespoon brown sugar(I added more).  Cooked until golden and syrupy (about 5 minutes). Spoon over vanilla ice cream.


My quick trip to Walgreens Saturday afternoon to use my register rewards and avail the sale/promo for my favorite conditioner and candies.

4/$15 and (get $5 RR) promo! after sale and store rewards, I paid $3.
I got my fave skittles for free,after store coupon and I used RR..

Chicken with Sage

I made this chicken dish last week and it’s really easy, yet delicious.  I got the sage from our garden.  This little kind of things make me happy:-) I got the recipe from Everyday with Racheal Ray magazine (September, 2012).

paired with a simple ceasar salad
added anchovies because we like our salad salty:-)

Chicken with Sage:

3 tbsp butter,12 sage leaves, 4 skinless and boneless chicken breasts;pounded, 1 cup chicken broth, 2 tbsp. lemon juice, 2 tbsp. capers, 1/4 tsp. cornstarch

In skillet,melt butter. Press sage on chicken and cook, turning , 6 minutes; transfer to plate. Whisk broth,lemon juice,capers and cornstarch into skillet and reduce,6 minutes. Pour over chicken. Serves 4.

Weekend Fun!

We had a great weekend here in the Puget Sound, with the weather hitting 90 F and the Blue Angels in town. I didn’t cook this weekend, thus we ate out and did take out.  I do not want to be in the kitchen cooking when it’s this hot out.   We finally saw the Dark Knight movie last Friday night and Hubby liked the ending so much:)  Today (Sunday) we also had a picnic at Kirkland Marina Park and got lucky because we saw a little of the Blue Angels performance. Our weekend in pictures:

friday night dinner at John Howie steakhouse!
Zach’s car got a wash!!
wedding in the park
made bagel with lox, red onions, and capers for my hubs!
Al fresco dinner before the movie!
Been wearing dresses during these hot summer days (wearing: target dress,sandals (gift from sister)
Kirkland Marina Park
silly dog!
our picnic food: milk tea and gyro
gyro,reminds me of shawarma in PI
cuddle buddy
with my lovey!(wearing:target shirt,old navy pants,toms shoes)
pretty flowers in the park!
sunday night dinner: craving for crispy KFC!go calories go!
mexican for my hubs!
chorizo  and beef tacos
weekend purchase: north face light weight raincoat jacket! i’m so loving the light cyan color:)


I shopped at Walgreens and Fred Meyer (kroger affiliate) today.  I wanted to get some coffee creamer at Wags (sale for 2/$3,original price is $2.49). Luckily,I got some pretty good deals at their clearance section with the vegetable oil and hand sanitizers(original price $2.79, clearance price .69 cents). For my Fred Meyer trip, I used coupons on most items except for the milk and veggies.I think I did OK:-), Hope you had great savings!!

I paid $15 (after sale and coupons and clearance price)
Fred Meyer trip, I paid $35

Yesterdays shopping was at Target: I paid $17, the original price of $32..The sandals was my fave deal!

free pens at target!