WW #41: New Year’s Eve Feast

We said good-bye to 2008 and welcomed 2009 with a bang of a feast.   As party host, we prepared the following:

Holiday Ham bought from Target but baked and glazed at home.  Market Pantry didn’t disappoint!

Lengua (Ox Tongue) with Cream of Mushroom Sauce

Steamed Wontons – I meant for this to come out like siomai but I used the wrong wrapper.  I suggested to our guests to discard the wrapper. :D

Halabos na Hipon (Steamed Shrimps)

Our guests brought the following:

Pork Barbecue – This is how pork barbecue is usually done in the Philippines…skewered!

Lumpiang Shanghai (Fried Spring Rolls)

Papaitan (Ox Tripe Stew with Bile)

We also had fried chicken and meat balls.  I don’t have a decent photo of either.

For dessert, I made the following:

New York Cheesecake – Hubby requested that I make a non-chocolate cheesecake.  He loved this! :)

Leche Flan – I wasted 4 lbs. of sugar trying to caramelize it.  I thought I’d have to blast it with air tools. Grrr. I’ve made leche flan before but whenever I’m cooking for other people, something seems to come up all the time.  That’ll have to change!

Mocha Cheesecake – which, I’m afraid, I overbaked. :)

Our friends brought the following tummy tickling desserts:

Fancy Homemade Cupcakes and Cookies

Creamy Fruit Salad

That purple goodness on the oval platter is Halayang Ube.

The night’s run away favorite was Chocolate Banana Cream Pie, which, I didn’t have the chance to take a picture of.

Gosh, I can so make myself hungry.  Hee hee. :D

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8 Responses to “WW #41: New Year’s Eve Feast”

  1. Yummy! That all looks absolutely amazing. Happy WW!


  2. Pamela says:

    wordless? how bout DIET. HA HA HA

    Pamelas last blog post..2009 — Off & Running


  3. Mary Dotson says:

    OK…now I’m hungry and I just had breakfast!


  4. iris says:

    wow weng, you sure know how to throw a party. nagutom tuloy ako! :)


  5. Amanda says:

    Wow I wish I was there what a feast!


  6. sherry says:

    Snowman cupcakes — awesome!!!!


  7. Ching says:

    You might try “tenting” your pies with aluminum foil if you find the crust browning too much before your filling is set. Just a loose cover. O kaya naman, masyadong mainit ang oven mo. It might be worthwhile to invest in a oven thermometer.


    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Ching! Thank you so much for the tip! I’ll keep that in mind. I haven’t made cheesecake in a while. The friends with whom I share my baked goodies aren’t so big on cheesecakes and I, for one, don’t want to end up finishing up an entire pan of cheesecake…which I could! Hahaha. I really do think, however, it’s about time I attempt making another cheesecake. :)