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Frozen Weekends & Booya Balls

No, this post has nothing to do with Frozen the movie. :) I know it’s still trending. But my post today has more to do with BTS. Back to school. And every mother’s dilemma.. WHAT’s FOR BREAKFAST! WHAT’s FOR LUNCH! WHAT’s FOR MERYENDA! WHAT’s FOR DINNER! Walang katapusang problema on what to feed our kids.

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“Wouldn’t it be nice if I could cook you? Then I wouldn’t have to be hungry for so lo-ong. And wouldn’t it be nice if I could eat you, BOOYA you’re the kind of ball that makes me break into a so-ong!” Sing with me to the Beach Boy’s happy tune. ;)

My kids are not so choosy with their food, but their early morning schedule prevents them from eating a good & substantial breakfast. Since out the door by 6 am, and on the go for another hour or so travelling on the road, my 2 older ones in college have taken to either skipping breakfast & just grabbing what they can in school when a free-cut is available (or wait until lunchtime), or taking their breakfast with them & eating in the car. Mostly though, they just zonk out & continue their interrupted sleep until they get to school. Estudyante life is really kawawa. So what I do is I just send them a tupperware with food that they can eat any time of the day they feel hungry. So of course, kanin & the need for utensils is out of the way. Dapat finger food lang.

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My 2 college kids! <3 #twinning

They are sick & tired of nuggets, hotdog, hash brown. I’m really glad I got to try the Booya Balls from FROZEN WEEKENDS! \m/ It’s like nuggets, but the taste is a hundred times better & more flavorful, no kidding. And easy on the tummy too especially in the mornings when you don’t want something so heavy. What’s great is, cooked, it also won’t get panis even if they eat it in the afternoon on their way home.

 

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Booo-yah! Can’t wait to haaaave-yah! ;)

Frozen Weekends

Salcedo Weekend Market 63917 814 4342 (frznwknds@yahoo.com)
Instagram: @frznwknds

Nina Co & Aldred Calantoc contacted me last week to ask if I’d be willing to try their products. Now 3 things got me to say yes. 1.) I am a sucker for young love sweet love. Nina & Aldred met each other in college & are on their 3rd year going strong. Woohoo! 2.) I love encouraging young entrepreneurs. Nina & Aldred are both UST graduates with Archi degrees but their love for food got them starting Frozen Weekends on the side 3.) Who says no to food right??? :P Besides, I’m a mommy. Mommies encourage & help out whenever they can. Having said that, mommies also say what’s on their mind freely in terms of suggestions & advice. So armed with those qualifications, I felt equipped to give them my 2 cents worth if need be.

Frozen Weekends is available at the Salcedo Market every Saturday & Sunday. Or daily at Connie’s Kitchen in New Manila, DEC in Wilson Greenhills & Little Store San Juan & Gilmore. (Ris-oat-o and lola’s bolas are only available in Salcedo Market though). But with the 3 kids BTS & all our cars & drivers going different directions, it was really impossible for me to get to just about anywhere now. Let’s not forget the crazy traffic! :| I was beyond touched that these 2 lovebirds made the trek all the way South just to deliver their yummy goodies! <3

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This couple is just SO adorbs! <3 Nina started Frozen Weekends when guests of the family would always ask for her specialty, the Booya Balls, a staple at every family gathering. So she thought of making it available to all.

 

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Super yummy BOOYA BALLS Php 350. Boxed & ready-to-cook crunch balls with meaty filling in Creamy Crab & Corn and my favorite, the Cheesy Chiki-Curry. Can be eaten alone, or pwede ring pang-kanin!

 

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Can be cooked straight from the freezer to the pan. No need to thaw. So this is also a perfect instant pang-meryenda for when the kids’  friends suddenly drop in. (and ya know how that is at the GOppets household!)

 

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Just this past weekend when all the kids were home, we had a taste test. And I have to say, the Booya Balls really passed with flying colors. So now I have extra choices for their baon. \m/ These are only half servings, so meron pa pang bukas!

 

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Because I’m an herb & spice kind of person, I loved this Cheesy Chiki Curry. As in LOVE! Great with hot tea to equalize the fried food.

 

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While the kids loved this Creamy Crab & Corn version. <3 I really don’t have to describe it, you can see everything I need to say in this picture. :) Creamy – check. Crab – check. Corn – check!

 

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Now I have to admit, the name got to me. Lola’s Bolas. :) How fun. And I like fun, interesting people. I also like hearing fun, interesting stories. So I asked Nina, why the name? Well, apparently, she’s a lola’s girl. And she would always make this for her lola. Because she goes to school, she’d make some spare & freeze it for her lola to eat. Such a sweet, lovable girl! <3

 

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LOLA’S BOLAS Php 220. Steamed italian meatballs. Simply add to meals such as stews, soups and pasta! This is actually a big help for busy moms who don’t have the time to sit & make their own balls. When meal time comes, just cook some pasta, heat a can of ready made spaghetti sauce, boil these babies & voila, you have a gourmet pasta ready to serve in under 15 minutes!

 

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Now I’m SURE you know who this is for! ;) Among all my 3 kids, it is with Ate that I have to make the extra EXTRA effort. Coz she is choosy (but in a good, healthy way). Now this is NOT FRIED. It is steamed, so at least it meets one of her criteria! :| This one got me super excited because I know it’s something my Ate would like. She’d often come home starving. Not hungry, STARVING. So now, I will stock up on this & serve it to her in an instant while she waits for her main meal to be available. YES!

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RIS-OAT-O Php 180. Savory organic oatmeal. Slow-cooked irish oats with mushroom bits and packed with a steamed italian meatball (Lola’s Bola). Now I’m not a health nut. And I don’t like dieting, so this is definitely NOT for me. Kap liked it though as he eats Quaker Oats for breakfast & he’s more or less used to the texture & blandness. For those on a strict low-calorie or clinical diet & have no time to cook up meals, this is your best chance! ;)

Now don’t just take my word for it. To see taste is to believe. So when in Makati on a weekend, do say HI to my new young friends over at Frozen Weekends & try their products. you don’t even need to buy. Sample first. Then if you like it, buy. :)

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Thank you so much Nina & Aldred for letting us try your yummy balls! I will definitely place my order for the kiddos! Wishing you love that lasts, and a business that grows. Hey, I’m a fan! ;-*

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O diba? Parang naging 5 ang mga anak ko? Magkakamukha sila! ;)

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