Sunday, November 30, 2008

Busog!

Busog is Filipino for full. So very full...

Thanksgiving was great. We had so much food and for the first time EVER we finished all the cooking by the time our guests arrived. The turkey spent most of its time in a counter top roaster and was finished in the oven at the very end so there was plenty of time to cook everything else. In addition to the turkey we had porkloin stuffed with dried fruit, salmon en croute with spinach and gruyere, baked macaroni and cheese, yellow squash casserole, homemade parker house rolls and whole grain spelt rolls, candied yams, mashed potatoes, pancit malabon, no sugar added sweet potato pies and sweet potato/pumpkin pies, sweet potato/pumpkin pie and pumpkin pie with sugar, no sugar added gingerbread cake, brown sugar cookies, oatmeal chocolate pecan cranberry cookies. We also bought a pecan pie and guests brought a tray of pastries from Trader Joe's and also clementines and potato salad.

After that gut-buster of a weekend, Christmas is going to be much more low key. Mom is working Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and I am working Christmas Day. So, no guests (yay!). My dad really likes the pizza I make so we're having Christmas pizza. And ham, cuz we haven't had ham yet! And since we're having just a family christmas, we'll also celebrate Jesus's birthday with a birthday cake. Probably yellow cake with chocolate icing. Pizza and cake - perfect birthday food! I'm looking forward to this.

I only learned the Filipino word for 'hungry' very recently. No wonder. I'm never hungry.

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