Friday, May 24, 2013

Lechetin Recipe

When I was in my first trimester of pregnancy, I've been craving for my mom's Lechetin dessert (a Gelatin and Leche Flan in one). So I made a lechetin for myself. I've tried different recipes and failed. But this one works for me:

              ·      4-6 pcs of whole egg or 8 egg yolk
              ·      1 big can evaporated milk
              ·      1 can of water (using the can of the evaporated milk)
              ·      3/4 can of sugar (using the can of the evaporated milk)
              ·      4 sachet of Knox powdered unflavored gelatin
              ·      1/4 tsp almond extract (optional)
              ·      1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

1.    Prepare 2 plastic tupperware
2.    In a large bowl, mix together beaten egg yolks, milk.
3.    In a pan, add water, sugar, and simmer in low fire.
4.    Once sugar is dissolved, add knox gelatin and mix. 
       Do not let it boil.
5.    Remove from pan, and mix all the ingredients.
6.    Pour in the mix on your tupperware.
7.     Let it set and cool in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.


   Try it and let me know how you liked it!

Preparing for our little one!

It's been awhile since I blogged. As you can see from my last post about our trip in Sydney and Gold Coast, Australia, well... after our vacation there, a blessing came in! We got pregnant! Yes, I'm currently 7 months pregnant and it's made in Australia! Yey!

Since my due date is in August, hubby and I are making preparation on things to buy for our baby. Everything is expensive here in Singapore, and good thing my brother & sister in law from US are very willing to help us on the things we wanted to buy and they will ship it to us.

We decided to buy Graco Pack N Play Playard with Bassinet instead of a crib. Some prefer cribs, but due to space and affordability, we preferred a Playard. We can just remove the bassinet after a few months, and he can now roll on his playpen.

Graco Pack N Play with Bassinet, Desitin, Pacifiers, and extra bottle nipples
We also bought glow in the dark Avent Infant Pacifiers and medium flow nipples that he can use in 3 months. Good thing Amazon sent a blue pacifier, since it's indicated that it's either yellow or blue!

I've read some reviews and most moms recommended Desitin Diaper Rash Ointment. Better be prepared as early as you can on what to buy for your baby. You can buy small tubes and see if it will work on your baby's skin.

I also saw these Philips AVENT Exclusive Feeding Gift Set in blue and additional 9oz Avent Bottles. I like the color that it's blue so we bought it!

Avent Exclusive Feeding Gift Set in Blue

Since we're using Avent bottles, we decided to buy Avent 3-in-1 Electric Steam Sterilizer. It's cheaper in US than in Singapore, and more expensive in Philippines.

Can't wait to see our package to arrive and use it for our little one!