I’m sure you have seen a few new things in my feed if you follow me on social media. We recently made a big move. I have been very busy fixing things for the kids and for Nino. Sabrina and I have also been very busy with Auntie Arnie’s
If you are a regular visitor here on the blog, you know that most of the time our family likes to get in the kitchen and cook something up together. We prefer home made over store bought. And we like whole foods with all natural ingredients. That doesn’t mean that we don’t indulge in junk food ever. And it doesn’t mean that we don’t like eating out or bringing take out meals home. We do all of these things in moderation. Especially, when I am tired and cannot cook something up from scratch.
The thing is, I have always prided myself in the fact that they I can make things we have tried in restaurants or dishes and recipes that have been passed down. I like that I can make some of the dishes that my grandma used to make, but you know as well as I do, that dishes like these take time.
Auntie Arnie’s saves me time.
Thankfully, mommas like me, now have a choice. We don’t have to opt for fast food when we are tired or sick or cannot be present to cook for the teenagers. In fact, Auntie Arnie’s dishes are so easy that your kiddos can heat them up by themselves.
Home cooked goodness in a flash.
In our house, home cooking means no preservatives. No artificial flavors, colors, or flavor enhancers. It means whole foods. Prepared lovingly. And served up family style.
Auntie Arnie’s is geared for families like ours.
That means that the servings are large. It means that it is flavor packed. And it means that it is easy to use. It also means that heating these ready to eat dishes that are flash frozen to preserve flavors and freshness can provide all we need for the table, and still leave time for homework. Or cleaning up quickly. Or even still spending quality time together.
Check out all the dishes that AA has to offer:
Orange Peel Chicken
This dish is easy and versatile. With a price tag of only Php195, it is one of the more affordable dishes in the first set of frozen packs. You can use the orange peel sauce, OR NOT. You can bake or fry the chicken thigh pieces which are gluten free, but my favorite way to prepare them is in the Philips Airfryer.
Chicken and Pork Adobo
Move over adobo that takes time. With whole heads of garlic that you can squeeze out and mix in your rice, this tangy version of home cooked adobo is well balanced. You can even shred the meat and deep fry what is leftover. That is the actual serving size guys! That’s good for 3 people!
These huge imported chicken thighs are good for two. With grill marks and a smoky flavor, our friends who live in condos say it satisifies their BBQ craving in a minute!
Admittedly, I am not a fan of callos. To be honest, I usually just dip my bread in the sauce and eat the chorizo and the olives. But all my callos loving friends say it’s the bomb. Many of them say it’s served best with the Paella Negra.
This Asian Chicken Curry is not the typical curry that we Pinoys are used to. With Kaffir Lime leaves there is a bit of a Thai influence that is creamy and fragrant.
Meaty stuffed Laing leaves with cold pressed coconut cream is a meal in and of itself. Just take on stuffed roll and add it on your bowl of rice! Dinner is done!
This is Gia’s favorite of all the frozen packs. She asks me to make sure that we have at least 2 on hand at a time. One package is good for four people! This is not a dish I would every attempt to make at home, so I am super thankful that AA does it for me.
Yang Chow Fried Rice
I don’t know if you have ever done this, but I have often given my kids a bowl of fried rice with all the leftover meats and veggies from the fridge as a meal. Little bits of chinese sausage gives this dish a little bit of sweet meaty goodness.
50 Cloves Garlic Chicken
This is another favorite of mine. Half of a roasted chicken kicked up a notch with olives, whole roasted garlic, and evoo. Fresh Thyme differentiates this dish from the others you have seen. And it’s ready in 7 minutes.
We all have our own favorites and of course, and there are best sellers that I know everyone enjoys as well. But what I love about this whole line is the fact that I can put a balanced meal on the table without much thought. The most I might have to do, is throw together a salad. And would you believe that chopping the ingredients for the salad takes a longer time than it does to get 50 Cloves Roasted Chicken on the table?
Seriously, this busy momma is doing a happy dance weekly. There are days that I just don’t have it in me to cook a full meal. Or to even cook half a meal. And on those crazy busy days I know that I am #SavedByAuntieA.
Hooray for that.
Check out the video from the day that Mothers Who Brunch launched Auntie Arnie’s Heirloom Recipes Made Easy in Maria Maria, in San Juan.
Sabrina and I had a blast introducing our new favorite products to our friends who are busy mommas that need and appreciate quality meals made easy.
I’m sure you would appreciate them too!
If you want to learn more about Auntie Arnie’s you can visit La Contessa:
La Contessa Deli
Ground Floor, 81 Xavier Residences,
Xavier St., Greenhills, San Juan City Metro Manila
Operating Hours: 9am – 8pm
If you would like to order:
Delivery can be arranged via Lalamove/Grab once payment has been settled via bank deposit/transfer.
Call or text their hotlines at to inquire about available stocks, to pre-order for pick-up or delivery.
0998 586 5102
Operating Hours: 9am – 8pm
All photos used in this post were styled by Chichi Tuallo and shot by Justin De Jesus.