We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in the Philippines. But me and a handful of friends decided to mark the day and have dinner together and thanked Our Father for all the blessings we have in life. It was a calorie-fest and I regretted not making roasted crudités as a healthy side dish or appetizer. So what did I make?
- Shrimp and Vegetable Risotto
- Roast Chicken with Soy-Orange Sauce
- Upside-Down Cranberry-Banana Cake
- Orange Chocolate Cake
Ate Norma brought macaroons, Paulline brought doughnuts and Jovett took care of the drinks. We laughed and talked the whole night until well after dinner. Jam, Hannah, Chie and Kim were also there. Hannah will be getting married very soon and we’re all so excited for her. She’s busy preparing for her special day and we oohed and aahed over her dress design and invitations.
Speaking of fruits, I am going on a veggie-fruit diet before my vacation. I will be swimming and I shouldn’t scare the population of Olongapo with rolls of …padding. Har har. There will be a minimum of carbs and white meat only every 4 days. In between, I’m only allowed to eat fruits, veggies, and lots of fresh juices. And black coffee, of course.
Wish me luck. 🙂