Monday, December 26, 2011

Nochebuena and Christmas Party 2011

How was your Christmas? Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!!

Here are some photos from our Nochebuena and Christmas party.

I made these chocolate coated marshmallow reindeers and chocolate cherry cookies for my nieces but 3 of them didn't make it for our Nochebuena feast.

Fresh Fruit Salad with orange mint syrup- Someone gave me 4 pieces of star fruit and I thought of using them to garnish the salad. It's not easy to find star fruits in the grocery.

Beef Pot Roast cooked by sis

Mashed potato Christmas trees

Bacon wrapped asparagus

Strawberry Santa

My plate- I got the cute Sexy Santa mug from one of the restaurants at Shangrila Mactan

Ykaie and my cousin

Gingerbread Cupcakes

Steamed Fish with mayo garlic dressing

Shrimp Thermidor

Honey lemon glazed Chicken Wings

Penne Mango Salad

Lengua Estofado

Roasted Pig!

Wild and hungry!

poor lechon!

Nieces and nephews

Gift Giving

Just goofing around

Merry Christmas to all!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Hot Cocoa Cones

Four days to go till Christmas! Everyone's doing their shopping and buying Christmas presents for their loved ones. Are you done with Christmas shopping? I'm done wrapping all the gifts for my family and friends and I'm always excited for our little get together every year. I purchased some christmas themed cups and mugs and thought of making hot cocoa cones for my cousins and some friends to give this Christmas.

Here are the supplies I used:

Nesquick chocolate
mini marshmallows
candy canes
disposable pastry bags

I filled the bag with chocolate powder and secured with rubber band. I put the cocoa bag into another pastry bag and poured some marshmallows and sprinkles. After securing tightly with a rubber band, I added some decorative ribbon and tag.

Aren't they cute?

best paired with your favorite cookies!

Hot Cocoa Mix

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa ( part 2 of 2)

Included in our stay at the resort was a complimentary breakfast at Tides featuring a buffet of international dishes. There were so much to choose from and I was astounded by the extent of the selection. I'm not really a big breakfast eater. I usually go fairly light but in times like this who couldn't be tempted when my eyes were feasting and meal was free! After having breakfast we hit the beach once again before packing our things for our next destination. The shuttle bus was scheduled to depart from the resort to Shoemart at 11:30 AM so we checked out early. There was a minimal fee of Php100/person ( free for kids). Overall, I can say that we had a lovely time and enjoyable stay at the resort. I could never say enough about the staffs who were all courteous and attentive to our needs.

Bread and pastry station

Fresh fruit juices ( watermelon, pineapple, mango, orange)

First round

Second round- I wanted to sample other japanese food available but I was already too full.

At Buco Bar

Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa shuttle bus schedule
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