Thursday, December 27, 2012

Noche Buena and Christmas Party


Hello everyone! How was your Christmas celebration? We all had a fabulous time!  The table was overflowing with good food! I hope everyone had a splendid time with family and friends! I have loads of photos to share so I'll just let the pictures do the talking!




Food Galore!


Santa Hat Cake Pops

Chocolate Reindeer noses and  Chocolate Santa Claus

Homemade Pineapple glazed Ham

Chinese Bone-in Ham

Hotdog Stockings- so cute!  (freefunchristmas.com)

Cinnamon Raisin Bagels and Wheat Bread

Reindeer cookies with chocolate pudding dip

Rainbow Bread

Queso de Bola

Rosemary Chicken with asparagus and mushrooms

Brioche Bordelaise

Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Cream Cheese

Steak Skewers

my plate and a cup of Chocolate con mani

Wearing our Christmas necklaces


Me, Sis, nieces and nephew. Other kiddos didn't spend Christmas eve with us. :(


My niece and cousin Rome


Just goofing around before our Christmas Eve dinner



Ready to eat!




Cupcakes

Double Dutch Cake

Bizu  Macaron de Paris Pyramid

Mango Pandan salad

Choc-nut Walnut bars

Macaroni Salad with dried Cranberries and Cherries

Milkfish Relleno


Java Rice

Pancit Palabok

Calamansi Juice with Strawberries

Seafood Kare-Kare

Crabs in Coconut milk

Beef  Morcon

Spicy Caldereta

Pork BBQ

Lumpiang Sariwa




Who wants lechon?

Early birds get the skin!

My siblings' daughters



Nieces and nephews

Gift Giving

Wacky Family Shot



                       Merry Christmas everyone!



Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Melting Snowman S'mores



One of the things I've been meaning to buy is a S'more Maker Set just because I love S'mores!  I actually  purchased  one a few months ago and this was the first time we've used it. The traditional s'more is made with toasted marshmallow, graham crackers and pieces of chocolate ( I prefer Hershey's milk chocolate bar). I grew up not knowing about the existence of this yummy treat because it's more popular in the United States but eversince I got a taste of this  gooey piece of heaven, I got hooked! I  already lost count how many times I posted about s'mores. I've introduced my nieces to S'mores a few years back and they all loved it! So recently, the kids had fun making melting snowman s'mores and to add more fun, I turned it into a mini competition. Whoever makes the cutest melting snowman s'more wins a prize! I saw the idea  of making melting snowman s'mores online but the blog is private so I can't link it. Sis, my cousin and  my Aunt judged the kids' creations. I let the judges out of the room while the kids were creating their masterpieces so they won't be biased.



Ingredients ( other candies used are not in the picture)


Hershey's Smore Maker Set


I made a few melting snowman s'mores beforehand so the kids had an idea what to make.



Instead of  hershey's chocolate bar, the kids used nutella. The alcohol gel lasted for 2 hours.



I made it easy for the kids by preparing everything they needed. I premade the snowman heads adding details using black gourmet writer for the eyes and mouth and orange food color for the nose.


marshmallows and chocolate drink to go with the kids' s'mores


pretzel sticks and assorted candies


Roasting marshmallows



They had cold Milo chocolate drink


The kiddos enjoyed putting these together!

they got consolation prizes




The kiddos with one of the judges. See you on our next s'more day!






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