Christmas Eve Memories

I did a lot of cooking this holiday season. Compared to regular days, I would only cook in the morning, one dish for lunch and dinner since there are only two of us. What did you have last Christmas?

Christmas Menu: Beef Stew recipe
Christmas Menu: Slow Cooker Beef Stew recipe
I only missed cooking when friends and family wanted to meet in a restaurant then shopping afterwards. On Christmas eve, my side of family come together for lunch. We chose Racks for their flavorful and fork-tender ribs and Southern fried chicken. After that, we moved to J.Co Donuts for some coffee and doughnuts. The variants were limited but we're happy to have a dozen of JCo alcapone, our all-time favorite.

The next day we attended the annual Christmas Candlelight ceremony at Grace Christian Church. It was memorable because my family joined us that evening. It was their second time joining the Christmas candlelight at GCC.

Christmas Menu

I listed down a couple of Christmas menu but cooked what I thought the guests would love - both the kids and adults. I was surprised how the Slow Cooker Baked Spaghetti turned out to be so tasty, rich and flavorful. It's a very simple and easy-to-prepare holiday dish. But the creamy chicken and mushroom soup was the favorite that evening.

Christmas Menu: Slow Cooker Beef Stew recipe

1/2 kilo beef
3 medium size potatoes
2 medium size carrots
young corn
5 pcs Romano beans or other kinds of beans
1 medium size onion
bay leaf
1 can Contadina diced tomato
2 slices Eden cheese, cut into cubes. About half inches thick

1. Boil beef for 15 minutes or so.
2. Transfer boiled beef to the slow cooker. Add all ingredients except for the young corn and beans.
3. Set to high for 6 hours.
4. Add young corn and beans 2 hours before serving.
5. Served as a main course with rice.

I used Contadina olive oil and tomato sauces for most of the holiday dishes. Also Fly Ace Good Life noodles, Magnolia chicken and Monterey meat for the traditional pansit and igado (pork and liver stew).

Cooking will always have a special place in my heart. I'm happy I was able to whipped up a healthy and delicious home-cooked meals for my small family. There's no need to do complicated dishes, in fact most basic ingredients can be found at home, you don't have to run to the grocery for just one item. Save your time and energy for other things.

Holiday favorites like fruit salad and sweet ham were present in the table as well.

Everybody looks happy and tummy-full. These pockets of delicious Basilur are just perfect drink after meals. Their are very light in flavor yet aromatic.

I wish I could bake holiday sweet goodies. Who knows maybe next year, anyway I got my first bake book from Goldilocks.

On Christmas Day, hubby and I traveled South to visit his side of the family despite of typhoon nina. We're happy to see our parents and sister-in-law. How did you spent the Christmas day? The true meaning of Christmas is allowing Jesus to come into our lives. I thank God for the strength and all the blessings I can share with others.

Merry Christmas, everyone. Let's hope and pray for the coming year to be better, brighter and meaningful. 


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