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Sweet Tooth Cravings Satisfied

Sweet surprises come in a small package or a bag. Hubby got these sweet treats from his officemate, who was also my editor when I was with PJI. Thank you for this!

Like I said in a previous post, chocolates serve as my comfort food when I feel low or when I’ve done something good or accomplished something for myself.

One piece of advice, eat your chocolate moderately. 😉

Our Simple Christmas and New Year’s Eve Food

Another year has passed and we are starting a new leaf on the calendar. We are thankful for the food we shared on the table and I’m sharing our simple salo-salo picture on Christmas and New Year’s Eve here for posterity’s sake.

Our DD ordered our food on Christmas Eve. It is her way of treating the family since she got a new job before the year ends. The food came from different sources. We have pizza and Charlie Chan Chicken Pasta from Yellow Cab; chicken wings and fries from Frankie’s; cake from Cake 2 Go; and puto calisiao from Decena Puto Calasiao.

Since we are only four in the family we made the food lasts until the next day. The pizza and cake for two days or so.

Our simple New Year’s Eve food was courtesy of our niece. The delicious combo include sushi bake, baked spaghetti and banana cake. Not in photo was KFC Hot Shots.

We may have been affected by the worldwide health crisis in 2020, but let’s not forget to be thankful for friends and loved ones who always remember and look after us in times of need. May we not forget to pray and hope for all the good things to happen in 2021. Let’s toast for a healthier and brighter 2021!

Some Background Story About My Glass Baking Dish

Sharing a story about my glass baking dish for posterity’s sake. You may have seen this anchor bake dish twice in this blog which is actually as old as my daughter. 

My two-decade-old Anchor Ovenware Baking Dish.

This was given by then Health secretary Carmencita Reodica to health reporters as a Christmas present.

It was a sort of tradition for health beat reporters to hold a simple Christmas party. We had some food to feast on and prepared a little something for each one. The health chief would usually grace the salo-salo and greet everyone a Merry Christmas. Sometimes the token is given (before or) after the health secretary visits the press office. 

Sec. Reodica was assigned at the DOH from April 1996 to June 1998, so this baking dish could be 22 to 23 years old already. It still looks brand new after all these years serving good food and desserts. 

I hope to pass it on to my kids whoever wants to have it. 🙂