Is it just me, or do you also find yourself craving for all sorts of food when the weather is cold? I have had a ferocious appetite these past couple of weeks. As the rain was pouring non-stop outside, I was busy in the kitchen, coming up with whatever I could conjure from what I could salvage from our fridge.
And when I get the chance to do the groceries, I find myself imagining what I could cook from the ingredients I see on the shelves. On my most recent trip to the grocery store, I got a bunch of Cardava Bananas.
It is also known as saging na saba here in the Philippines, and is present in many Filipino snacks and dishes, like the turon, maruya, halo-halo, and pochero. I just tried adding slices of this fruit to my nilagang baboy, and it sure made a lot of delicious difference.
Yesterday, I opted to simply fry them. It's very easy and straight-forward but it's definitely one of our favorites. Red especially loves them with his brewed coffee, while I prefer mine with ice-cold Coca-Cola (yes, even if it's raining).
For someone trying to gain some weight, these are precious times. One of the reasons why I went inactive for a month was to do just that. I'm glad the weather is cooperating, and I already gained 4 pounds too. How about you? How are you coping with the rainy season? I hope you keep safe and dry - and full.