"The Best Thing About Homesteading"
Hello there steemit friends!
Being unemployed means you spend majority of your time at home. Most people would find this lifestyle boring and uninteresting and would rather spend their time go shopping or hanging out with friends to entertaining their selves. But I wouldn’t approve this. Staying at home is the best because being at home means you can do whatever you want to do such as, gardening, watching T.V., surfing the internet and even cook your own food!
One of my hobbies and interests in life is cooking. Although I am not an expert on this, I still tried my best to come up with a dish that could satisfy my hunger. Today I have unproductive day and I spent the whole day surfing the internet, reading articles in steemit and watching videos on youtube, and so as got hungry, I decided to cook for dinner.
And look at what we have here! It’s "bulad" or dried fish in English. This is an all-time favorite food for Filipinos, maybe except for the higher class. Just look at that face, isn’t that a happy man who can’t wait to eat bulad? LOL!
Of course we need to fry it first. Bulad is a low-cost food and this type of bulad costs 200.00 pesos or 4 dollars per kilo and I bought only a quarter for 50 pesos. A quarter of this will have you 8-10 pieces depending on the size of the fish. But before anything else, let’s cook rice first.
In Bisaya, we call it "kilis" or "kislan", I do not know the exact tagalog or English translation for this. But anyway, we do this first because rice takes time to be cooked, usually around 30-40 minutes. Then after that we fry our bulad. I’m so excited LOL! We should make sure that our cooking pan is already hot before we fry our bulad.
We are frying it at low fire so we’ll just wait for that to turn into light brown! What I find very interesting while cooking at home is you can do anything, everything you want to do, like this…
For those of you who are interested about what this is, it’s an improvised homemade barbell made by my friend Johnlerry Idal. It’s made of 1 liter plastic bottles with water inside it. So given that the density of water is equal to 1 g/mL, with 6 bottles being used, that’s around 6 kilos or 13 pounds. Amazing right?
Anyway, I also made a homemade bagoong or preserved fish in salt (again I am not sure of the exact translation again, LOL. Anyone who knows the exact one, kindly write it down.)
Anyway I think our fried bulad is already good to go.
Hmmmm! Look at that! It really looks so delicious! Till next time guys!