Friday, December 25, 2009

Another year

Just seems like yesterday that we ushered in the New Year and getting all ready for son's most important year - that is sitting for his National examination. Now it is all over and coming to the end of 2009. When we are going through it, it seems like a never ending challenge. Now that it has past and as we reflect on it, it seems so fast. As usual, I invited my family over for Christmas dinner. Mom was initially worried that I am managing everything on my own. I have to ensure her that I will not tire myself too much. Thus I planned for a simple dinner. Nothing fanciful. Avocado, Mango and Prawn Salad. Photobucket I can’t recall why I had a bottle of Thousand island dressing. I went with a simple green salad to compliment it. Photobucket Initially I wanted to roast beef but I found out that my youngest sister boyfriend doesn't take that. Thus I changed it and baked two types of chicken. I was given many bottles of Tahini. I don't really know what to do with it. After researching on the internet, I came up with my own version of Baked Tahini Chicken. A blunder I made as I forgotten to tell the poultry seller not to remove the skin as what I usually requested. Too late, I have to improvise in order not to burn the chicken. I added bacon to recreate the layer of fats. Photobucket Spicy chicken with Tahini Yoghurt Sauce Photobucket Hubby bought a ham and a turkey steak. It was a little salty but nice. Photobucket After our last KL trip, somehow I fell in love with a Carbonara Pasta. Unfortunately, mine is a little too dry. Or was it that it was too much pasta? Nevertheless, my Ham, Bacon and Mushroom Pasta tasted good. Photobucket How can we not have egg nog on a Christmas Day? It is okay to pamper ourselves with this sinful drink on a merry occasion. Photobucket As for dessert, I went for another attempt on that Strawberry Shortcake as I wanted hubby and family to try it. I have yet again failed in my frosting. It is just too soft to frost. I think I have to rework on the recipe. After a bad encounter with Korean Strawberry, I was turned off by it for a while but I just couldn't resist getting a few packs when the prices were so attractive during this festive season. Now my faith of it renewed. Photobucket A fruitcake that I needed to bake no matter what for this year as my mom likes it alot. This year I baked these into minis. Photobucket Lastly, we ended the party with a round of Durian Ice Cream. I just discovered that I have a Ice Cream bowl that was lying in my cabinet! Yea, I don't need to buy a maker after all. Photobucket We ended the party on a high note with exchanging of presents. This year, my kids also participated in getting presents for their aunts, uncles and grand parents. They had "worked" and saved up money so that they can also buy presents. I am actually very proud of them. Let's hope my family love their gifts. Of course, I had a nice surprise from hubby. Merry Christmas. May this festive season brings you lots of joy and happiness.
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2 comments:

  1. Hello Edith, here's wishing you and family the very best of Seasons greetings.
    Have a Happy new year.

    Wow! The dishes you made are like food for the Gods. Really fantastic.
    There is nothing more appealing on this planet than a beautiful wife, mother in the act of cooking for her loved ones.
    Best regards and keep a song in your heart, Lee.

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  2. Hello Edith, here's wishing you and family the very best of Seasons greetings.
    Have a Happy new year.

    Wow! The dishes you made are like food for the Gods. Really fantastic.
    There is nothing more appealing on this planet than a beautiful wife, mother in the act of cooking for her loved ones.
    Best regards and keep a song in your heart, Lee.

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