Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mmmmary's Kitchen, On it's Second Season for masarap! an appreciation savored from a yummmmy dish or food! also for Mmmmary's Kitchen.

Mmmmary's Kitchen is Carnation's new project, a cooking serye which features a newly wed housewife deals with her new challenges in home-making.  The video focuses on preparing delicious new recipes where Carnation products comes in to enhance every dishes.

If you haven't known, they are now on their second season, and I was blessed enough to witness it's launch at Commune, Makati.  

To give you a gist on what's going on in the videos, here are some intros on each of the 10 episodes.

Here are the 10 episode season and their episode guide:

1.  Home Sweet Home, the Second Time Around!
Mary and Mark move in to a smaller house that is closer to Mark’s office.  Mark’s constant OT at work as well as trying to juggle running a household takes its toll on Mary.  

2.  We Are Family!
Mary gets a surprise visit from Mark’s mahadera relatives.  She frantically cooks a homemade meal only for it to end up less than perfect.  Luckily, Carrie comes in just in time to transform Mary’s dish into something incredible.

3. When the Budget Budges
The unplanned visit of Mark’s relatives put a dent on Mary’s weekly budget.  She calls up Mark, who is out on a business trip to tell him about the budget issue.  This leads to a slight tampuhan between the two couples.  Mama Carrie visits and gives Mary a tip on how to win Mark’s forgiveness.  She also tells Mary that she’s moving to the States—for good.

4.  Peace Offerings
Mark comes back home from his business trip and brings Mary pasalubong as “peace offering”.  The two patch things up and Mary cooks a special dinner with Mark’s favorite dishes. 

5.  BFF’s forever
Mary’s BFF Bonnie drops by the house for a surprise visit for a quick catch-up. Mary realizes she misses having her best friend around. Mark arrives and talks to the two girls, realizing his wife has missed having a female around. Meanwhile, Mark secretly makes a phone call to a woman. Who could it be?

6. Mother knows best
Mommy Eva comes to visit her little Princess, Mary.  She surprises the couple with her new-age outlook in life.  She bonds with her daughter over cooking, and takes notice of Mark’s constant absence in the household.  She calls this out to Mark, possibly creating tension between them.

7.  A New Career?
Mommy Eva encourages Mary to look into selling her crafts. Eva and Mary spend the afternoon with the crafts project while Mark whips up a surprise snack for the girls.  Mark makes peace with his mother in law.

8. A Taste of Sweet Success
Mommy Eva suggests that Mary try and sell her crafts online, just in time for Christmas.  Mary whips up a batch of delicious cookies, that she takes a photo of to post in her blog.  Immediately, people are starting to inquire about her baked goodies making Mary wonder if she still wants to continue with her crafts business.  The whole foray of selling home-made goods made Mary think about what she gave up to be a full-time housewife.

9. Mommy Eva to the Rescue
Mary is juggling orders for her cookie business and has forgotten to plan for her Anniversary dinner with Mark.  Meanwhile, Mark accidentally eats a box of cookies to be delivered, adding to Mary’s stress levels.  Thankfully, Mommy Eva secretly whips up a batch of cookies while Mary was napping.

10. Anniversary Surprise
Mary was able to pull through with her Surprise anniversary dinner with Mark with the help of her Mom and Bonnie. After preparing the meal, she gathers Mommy Eva, Bonnie and Mark for a surprise announcement:  She’s pregnant!

Going back to the launch, bloggers watched on as Mary with the help of Chef Mitchie Sison, introduced three of the recipes featured on the videos.

Then, the task was passed on to them, as they were challenged to plate the dishes that was made.

The dishes...

Lemon Chicken Spinach Fettuccini

Creamy Beef Salpicao

The photos above were plated by the group of Joy, Lyn and Leira.

These are from another group.

I came late so I wasn't able to participate, I came by the time they were all decorating their Salted Caramel Brownies.

Who says brownies are just rectangular or square in shape?

Aside from getting new dish ideas using Carnation Evap and Condesed milk, we were made full to our tummy with goodies and a Filipino lunch buffet prepared this time by Commune's kitchen.

Assorted cupcakes

Chocolate chip cookie cups

Fresh fruit cocktail

Watch out for a more detailed feature on Commune Cafe...

Also, since I came late and missed some of the activities prepared for us, I will be blogging about my own take on one of the savory dishes they have featured on this event, the Lemon chicken Spinach Fettuccini.  Keep updated!

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