I don't usually get to cook main dishes for holidays at home; that's Mom's domain. But this New Year's Eve I made coconut chicken curry, spicy coconut milk spinach, and fried potato and pea samosas. I don't really know much about Indian cooking but I made the first two dishes for my family a few weeks ago and they really liked it. I also pan fried some onion roti (kinda like tortillas) from Grand Mart. Oh! and for the fried samosas I mixed up some cilantro dressing based on the (unofficial?) Cordua restaurant recipe I found online. It wasn't green but white with green bits. I wonder if they add food coloring or just let it sit for a while or maybe using a food processor to chop the cilantro would create cilantro juice to make it more green? Mine tasted yummy nonetheless. And since the Frayna family really can't just have one meat per holiday meal, my mom made a ham with an apricot jam glaze and fresh pandesal. For dessert, I made leche flan. It boiled so I wasn't happy with the holes that remained, but it was still freakin delicious. And Sara and Goo enlightened me to the fact that it's good when the holes fill up with the caramel sauce. Awesomeness.
And so we sat around the dining table for our late dinner waiting for the new year. Then all of a sudden it was 11:58! I didn't realize we sat down for our late dinner so late. Oh well, at least we didn't miss it.
My resolution this year is to do at least one volunteering activity this year. Make the world a better place and whatnot.
Happy 2007 everybody. I hope this year is happier.