If you have been following this blog, you would know that it is our tradition to put 12 different kind of round fruits on the table every New Year. Round fruits to represent prosperity and abundance and to also hoping for more $ this year.
This is what I prepared for my family last night, just cooked rice noodles soup with chicken and baked chicken breasts and drumsticks for dinner, some round chocolates and a round oreo cake that my girls love. A small feast is enough for the four of us, nothing fancy… just small and simple and that’s it.
What I am praying and wishing for this year is for us to be always healthy, strong, intact/being together, always safe wherever we may go and most of all, worry-free for the rest of the year!
2016 has been so great for us, I would say!
When there is an occasion, we try to celebrate it simply and exclusively for our family. On Mother’s Day, as a tradition in our household, my husband took us out to a 45-minute drive away from home for dinner and for the children to enjoy bungee jump at the mall.
Rain Forest Cafe in Grapevine Mills Mall was the destination where I had my seafood combo, salmon and rice for the husband and chicken/shrimp nuggets for the girls. We do not require grand celebration in our household as long as the husband remembers me on days that pertain to appreciating the hard work I do for our family, that’s what matters to me. And I am happy with it.
What’s important is, we got to go out, everybody had fun and we bonded together as a whole family.
Here’s a photo of me and my first born taken last Saturday at a neighbor’s house during a FIL-AM Christmas Party located just five blocks away from our house. It was a last minute invitation from one of our mutual friends and gladly I was available.
I only brought J with me, little M was too sick to come with us. It was nice to have attended the party, there were plenty of scrumptious food but the attendees were mostly Tagalog since the host of the party are Tagalog. There were just three of us who speak Bisaya. I didn’t talk much around them instead I was the listener most of the time. Most of the visitors I haven’t met before and didn’t want to talk about either so just stayed quiet the entire time, or if I did talk, just a bit.
You know I am in my most comfortable self when I am with people I know/have met before or with fellow Bisaya.
After the feast, we had an exchange gifts. Second photo shown below is what my first born got, a party serving set. I am happy of what she got, this is very useful during a small gathering or any occasion that requires me to display small servings on the table for my family to enjoy.
I didn’t expect that we can bring home this beautiful set for I didn’t put a prettier stuff for our gift. But anyway, what’s inside the box don’t matter much, what counts is we got to join the activity and got to meet new people.
It was so strange of me waking up this morning feeling so hungry wanting to eat a t bone steak. If only I could eat it right away, I would be delighted feeding my hungry stomach, satisfying my craving for steaks. It’s been quite a while now since we had steak. If we were to order this at the restaurant, it would be expensive. However, there is another way to have t bone steak, online ordering or buy at a local grocery store. Steaks T-Bone is a traditional favorite of serious steak fans. It’s a whole bone-in Strip Sirloin, plus a portion of tender Filet Mignon all in one generous cut.