Monday, April 25, 2011

We Rock Our World!

Yes, we can cook. But we can do something else. From cooking down to driving, from shopping to playing; here we are playing a game called Rock Band. It is a game in PS3 and Xbox360 that uses musical instruments as controllers. This activity was only one of our numerous plans set in our minds. I just wanted to share this to show that we hangout not only as cousins, but also friends. This is only rare. We defy the meaning of it. We rock our world!

Additional Photos

Here's our leader of the group, Kuya Seven. Look at this picture. He did a creative thing. We don't have a microphone stand. He wanted to sing while playing guitar, so he put the microphone under his shirt. What a unique idea!

Losing control of the song as he flies in the air. :)

I am controlling the beat of the music. Although the mode of the drums is in Normal mode (The accuracy and speed of the actual beat were reduced). However, once you do the Expert mode, you'll become a good Drummer. Hahaha.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

JSV Marble Cookies

As part of the endless list of JSV Agenda's We are to Bake some cookies! Not Ready-Mix Cookies that are sold on Groceries but the "REAL" Cookie Thing! The ones where we follow a recipe (Did we really follow it?) and cook it ourselves. We then went to SM Rosario to grab the Ingredients! Led by our Transportation Department Head, Vigie Boy, together with Me, Judy, Caren and the kids Abrielle and Charles (Tricia, We Miss you!!!) Went home and after an afternoon Yakisoba Boodle Feast, we started the Main Event!

By the way, just like the Title of the recipe shows, this is actually a Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe. But due to the lack of Chocolate Chips, we just used about 5 pieces of Chocolate Truffles and chopped it. As it melted, instead of choco chunks, it blended with the batter making the Marble Look so then we called it Marble Cookies. Step by Step, may we proudly present, the Marble Cookies ala JSV!

Let's Start with the Ingredients. By the way, we only use the Highest Quality Ingredients for our Kitchen Masterpieces.

1 Teaspoon Baking Soda (Dissolved in 2 teaspoons of Hot Water)

2 tablespoons Vanilla Essence

2 cups Brown Sugar

2 Medium Sized Eggs

3 cups All-Purpose Flour

1 cup melted butter

After all the Ingredients have been gathered and prepared, it is now time to start with the procedures.

1. Preheat the Oven for about 10 minutes at a stable heat of 350 degrees Fahrenheit so that the cookies will be cooked equally from the crust to the core. It is a good idea to start preheating the oven while you prepare the cookie batter.

2. Start creaming the melted Butter and the Brown Sugar. It would look somewhat like this and you should make sure that all the melted butter blends with the brown sugar.

3. When your Butter and Brown Sugar mixture is ready, you can start beating in the eggs one at a time. While dropping the eggs, make sure you continue mixing. While Vigie was cracking the eggs and I was mixing it along, Caren was taking these wonderful documentations. By the way, this became quite messy because Vigie dared me to crack the eggs with the use of my Palms, no Nails, just one single Palm. I did it and they were amazed but some of the egg whites splattered on my pants, face and my eyeglasses!

4. Continue mixing and the batter should look like this. Very creamy but not so thick. After all the dry ingredients are creamed together with the eggs, it is now time to add the Vanilla Essence and then after mixing, it should look like this one, below

5. Then, we add the Three cups of All-Purpose Flour. to prevent the Flour from blowing around the place (though it still did and went through my pants and Carens') Add the Flour Cup by Cup while continuously mixing the batter.

6. When the batter is properly folded, it should look like a bread dough, thus it is called a cookie dough! Add the Chocolate Chips or whatever you wish to add to your yummy cookies! We used Chopped Chocolate Truffles :)

7. Place the cookies on a Baking Tray depending on the size you desire. It is a good idea to press the middle part of the cookies before placing it in the oven to make sure that all the parts, especially the middle part of the cookie, will be properly baked.

8. When it is not properly pressed, it would rise up a bit and the middle part would be cakey (though it still tastes YUMMY!!!)

9. Bake it inside the oven for around 10 - 15 minutes depending if you like soft chewy cookies or the crispy and crunchy ones!

This cookie recipe can make up to 50 normal sized cookies. After we have finished cooking everything, we had dinner and we haven't got to eat most of it because we felt really full! Though a little taste really made us really satisfied because whatever the taste may be, the most important part of everything that the JSV Group does is the fun that comes with it. We had so much fun and we can really say we baked something REAL! Not the ones we did before using ready-mix brownies (WHICH IS REALLY GOOD AS WELL)

Long Live JSV!

Friday, April 22, 2011

It's Skywatch Friday!

Shot at Antipolo Church, Antipolo, Rizal 

As the whole Philippines remember the passion of our Dear Lord Jesus Christ, we solemnly pray for the world and all its people.

This is our very first Skywatch Friday Post! Join Skywatch Friday by clicking on the Imagelink below

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The making.

After being planned for about a month now, we have finally made it! Truly, the JSV (which stands for Judy-Seven-Vigie) has gone to the next level. So how did we even thought about making a blog? And how did we make it? Let's see what happened.

Seven and Caren, together with Vigie and Patricia, were supposed to bake cookies yesterday. Sadly, it was postponed. We decided to move it to Saturday (better watch out!) and decided that we should do a blog today. Of course, we did our blog in our JSV Headquarters (aka, New General Lumber) We kind of had a hard time doing the blog, mostly because of the template. We kept on searching for a good ones. And yes, we did find some good ones but we ended up doing it ourselves. Our theme is Mac-inspired. Though it doesn't look very Mac-ish. It's just the silver and white theme and the reflections.

But it was also hard doing the navigation bar above. We kept on failing. That's another thing that took our time. Besides all the designing and creating multiple accounts on different websites (plus a couple Rebecca Black distractions) So pretty much, we were doing this all afternoon. Not much, but it was fun creating it. This blog has only started. So you better watch out for the epic adventures the JSV will make. We hope that you will have a great time reading our blog. :)

More photos from this afternoon.


There were also this kind of distractions. LOL. Not really related with the topic but we just wanted to share. :)
"Minutes to Midnight"

"Pen holder"