In about 30 hours, we say goodbye to 2012 and despite all the tiring challenges, we should not miss our Noche Buena table with our precious families.
As I have been busy almost entirely this year, I just happen to realize that I haven't got anything to offer for the festivities. In an emergency research (thanks to bff Google), I found out that I can still manage a simple yet filling dinner for my sweeties!
For starters, in exchange of the fruit hunt to complete the "12 fruits" tradition (which is soooo impractical by the way, since not all can be eaten), fruit salad will do the trick. Here's a recipe for 4:
1 can Del Monte Fruit Cocktail
1 pouch Nata de Coco (green)
1 pouch Kaong (red)
1 cup oranges
1 can Del Monte Whole Kernel Corn
1 sm can Carnation Condensed Milk
1 tetra pack Nestle All Purpose Cream
100 gms Eden Cheddar Cheese
*Lechon is such a happy thought on the table but since we're only four, we'll settle for 1 leg of lechon (Why not?)! Worse scenario that we can't have any, liempo for P155 at Johnny Roasters located at Lopue's San Sebastian. After all, tasty and crispy is all that matters.
* Fiesta Ham - Purefoods Fiesta Ham has been one of the popular brands of the working class. If you just remembered it and there's no more stock in the groceries, settle for CDO Hamon De Bola or CDO Pear shaped Ham, less pricey yet tasty just the same.
* Spaghetti with hotdogs (andd lots of cheese) - Who says this is only for kids' birthdays? This dish will also suffice the "long life requirement"... And at the same time, make my hubby very happy since this is his favorite!
* Tikoy - The chinese believes that having tikoy means a stickier family bond for the upcoming year. Where to get it? Hua Kong or City Lunch, both located at the vintage area of Shopping or you can also find some at the local groceries like Lopue's for example (since the owners are chinese...). Tikoy that comes with crushed peanut cakes are the best variety of them all.