On August 3, 2020, it was announced that Metro Manila, along with the provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal will be placed under the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) starting August 4 to August 18, 2020.
Meaning that most of us are going to be spending a lot more time at home than we did during the General Community Quarantine (GCQ).
What better way to wrap up a good meal than with satisfying dessert?
Banana bread has been around for the longest time and it is a classic among many households, not just in the Philippines. Its loaves are moist, sweet, and cake-like.
And for some reason, it reminds me of a lazy Sunday morning. Maybe because it’s an easy dish to make and it’s a dessert that you share with your family.
As the MECQ indicates limited trips to the grocery store or market, we might end up with more produce at home that are at the risk of getting spoiled. Feel free to repurpose your overripe bananas and bake banana bread.
A Filipino’s day is not complete without merienda! Some may even consider it their favorite meal.
Canned goods are life when under the MECQ, so I made it my duty to include a recipe that incorporates at least one of the big three: spam, corned beef, or tuna.
Lo and behold, lumpiang tuna.
Lumpia is a well-known staple, not only because it is required in everyone’s birthday parties; but also because it can be eaten at any time of the day.
It’s great as an ulam and it’s great as a snack. What more can you ask for? Try out Tripzilla.ph’s recipe.
Or integrate another ingredient instead of tuna. Corned beef is a prospect, but I’m not sure if it will taste as good as lumpiang tuna.
Matters may be looking bleak, but if there is one thing that will comfort us no matter what, it is food. After all, it is a big part of our culture and we Filipinos love to eat.
Hang in there and know that you are not alone. We will all get through this together.