Making Dinner: Pre-made Meatballs in Cream of Mushroom

Cooking is not my strong suit. I can make what I call “cheat dish”, pre-made food cooked with some sauce, or basic Filipino dishes like sinigang, tinolaΒ or anything fried. I never learned how to cook because there’s no one to cook for. If I cooked something, I’ll end up eating it for lunch and dinner for 2-3 days because I was often alone in the house. I tried learning to cook a few times, my mom also taught me how to make adobo, but it tasted different. She bought a big bottle of teriyaki sauce and told me to heat some pre-made meatballs, add teriyaki sauce, sprinkle some salt and pepper, and it’s done. That was my ~*~specialty~*~. I made that once when my friends from school came over and they loved it. Hahaha!

The other day, I felt like browsing easy or no cook recipes. I wanted to make something for dinner because I’m tired of canned goods. And it’s about time I learned to cook something aside from frying or the usuals. I thought I’d do something where most of the ingredients were already in the house. I realized we still had pre-made beef meatballs but no teriyaki sauce so I Googled for other recipes and found out I can use cream of mushroom, some milk, and some other things. I decided to skip the other things because we don’t have them.

I told mom my plans and asked her to buy a can of cream of mushroom while she was at the supermarket, she also bought a can of evaporated milk. I made it last night for dinner. I thawed the pre-made meatballs. I heated the cream of mushroom and added some milk, stirred it before adding the meatballs. Added some salt and pepper and done!

I added too much milk which made it watery.
No garnish or anything. On top of brown rice.

I used my phone as camera because my camera’s battery was drained. πŸ™

I accidentally added more salt than intended, so the whole thing was salty. When mom got home, she had it for dinner. Before she did, I asked her to taste it first and make adjustments, but she didn’t. I guess she was too lazy and hungry. After a while she said it was good, a bit salty but good.
Like everything else, I have to practice to be a better cook. I’ll try to cook something else in the next few days.
Mostly writing about my life and experiences, I started blogging in 2005. This current version of the blog has been established since 2011. Professionally, I'm a homebased SEO Expert for a UK company with international clients. With a wide range of interests and hobbies, it took me a while to narrow down my blog niche. I own and care for 5 dogs in a small studio apartment in Las PiΓ±as City, Philippines. I love traveling locally when I have the means, otherwise, I spend most of my time at home.


  1. Maria Christina Paigna
    14 April, 2012

    loooks yummmmy πŸ™‚

  2. meowbykate
    15 April, 2012

    looks good πŸ˜€

  3. Diana Alexandra
    20 April, 2012

    your story re: your specialty is funny. I could understand the glow you must have felt when they told you that your specialty was good. hekhek anyway, why don’t you try mastering pasta dishes? Pasta dishes are easy!

  4. nicklelove
    20 April, 2012

    I have some recipes I’d like to try some time. I can’t even make decent pasta. They’re either under or over cooked. 😐

  5. Dre
    21 April, 2012

    I will try this dish some time πŸ™‚


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