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In Which the Blogger is Hungry but is Too Lazy to Cook…

Cheddar, Broccoli, and Sausage Quiche

Roasted a crown of pork on Christmas Eve.  Helped Mom whip up her fab-tastic paella also on Christmas Eve.  Turned some of the leftovers into a pizza on Boxing Day.

And now: I am too plum-tuckered out to cook!

But that isn’t reason to worry of course, thanks to places like Gourmet to Go over at Rustan’s Supermarket and Hot Chicks over at the SM Supermarket.  Holiday leftovers notwithstanding, both shops have a wide selection of freshly made, properly cooked dishes to suit the needs of cooks who are too worn-out by Yuletide cooking to produce anything fresh.

The quiches and salads are what make Gourmet to Go quite appealing to me.  The one shown above is a cheese, broccoli, and sausage quiche (P 95.00 apiece) which is richly flavored, chunky with fillings, and can satisfy up to two hearty appetites in one go.  The tortellini salad is also gorgeous and you get fat pasta shapes filled with a moreish ricotta-based filling mixed with veg in a tangy vinaigrette.  The sandwiches are also excellent and you can have them warmed if you feel like noshing on the go.

Chipses and Dipses!

If one is feeling particularly peckish, there’s also the choice of munching on some seriously fat chips from New York Fries and Dips.  Get the large serve (P 80.00 with two dips) and opt for the sweetish Hawaiian curry and brown gravy for your crunchy spuds.  It’s so simple and so satisfying that I find it a nice break from all the richness of the Holiday table.  🙂

SybDive will be on hiatus for the next few days; I have so much to do in the way of cooking for New Year’s Eve!  But from me and mine, I hope that everyone has a peaceful and prosperous New Year!  ;D



Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended in June 2016 These days, she works full time at Philippine Tatler as a features writer under the nom de guerre Marga Manlapig. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel. Follow her on Instagram at @midgekmanlapig.

3 thoughts on “In Which the Blogger is Hungry but is Too Lazy to Cook…

  1. we also like NYFD; we used to have those as baon in eastwood cinemas while watching movies. daming dips to choose from!

    happy 2011, marga!
    may the good Lord shower us more of His blessings!
    cheers! 😀

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