Hi ! RenxKyoko Iglesias is here again ..
I piled on about 7 lbs. of body fat during the holiday season. The perpetrators were these nasties below…. mango cake and Brazo de Mercedes being the masterminds.
.Caldereta ( stewed beef with liver spread ), paella, barbecued spare ribs, fried pork eggrolls ( lumpia ) , fresh vegetable lumpia, turrones ( fried wrapped saba bananas ), ham, ube ( purple yam ) jam, fruit salad, mango cake, cassava cake, Brazo de Mercedes ( it’s the rolled cake in the pic )…. oh, I see a tin of Danish cookies! I’m sure there’s chocolate pastry somewhere there. I’m sure of this because I baked it. Oh, my sister is in the pic, too ! Do you see her ? ” What’s with the pose, Sis ?”
Brazo de Mercedes ( arm of Mercedes ) and mango cake are very popular cakes in the Philippines. We bought these two from Red Ribbon Bakery, a franchise of this popular bakery from the Philippines. Brazo de M is rolled cake with egg custard filling. Super yummy and mango cake is Red Ribbon’s specialty. And yours truly cooked the paella, my own specialty.
We heard the Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve ( 10 PM , Dec.24 ). * ponders * I wonder why Catholics say ” hear Mass ” instead of “attend Mass.”
The Christmas gifts I received in 2015 were a bit modest compared to 2014. Well, it’s not about the presents, anyway. I also know that 2015 wasn’t a great year for my family, as far as finances were concerned. We do have our ups and downs, and last year happens to be a downer. I hope and pray 2016 will be a good year for everyone….. peaceful, productive and prosperous. * sigh * I bought 15 Power Ball lotto tickets, then I prayed to all the saints in heaven and promised that if I won, I’d donate one half to charity. lol Oh, well, better luck next time, eh ?
This is all for now. Be good. Be nice. Be happy. Peace.