Busy as a bee

Why couldn't it be christmas everyday?

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With the christmas season just round the corner, life has been pretty undulating. here's a sneak peek into the hustling of my life for the past 2 weeks

Cupcake baking frenzy.. for orders of course!

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Christmas dinner prep-ing. Think Huge turkeys.. homemade stuffing with gravy, cranberry sauce and apple sauce..

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Food Tasting sessions with HGW at Mykii ( watch out for my review soon!)

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and... the Grand Tuanqi Christmas Dinner Party at my house, with everything made from scratch by my dearest Auntie Nora and yours truly...

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the guests during the gift exchange.

Rules of the game are that the budget for the gift is >$10. Yet still many choose to break the rule. DARN.. think my gift was super cheapskate. hehe. It was still a whole load of fun though with many 'jokes' made alone the way. Imagine a bride-wannabe actually recieving a brides cake topper/figurine as a gift. HILARIOUS!!!

Since dinner was over at my house, I had the honor of composing and preparing the christmas meal for around 20 guests (the final count reached 22 though). Here it goes

Starters

Crabmeat Cocktail Salad

Roasted Pumpkin and Thyme Soup with Gruyere

Mains

Christmas Turkey with Traditional Bacon and Pork Stuffing

served with cranberry sauce, apple sauce and gravy

Chicken Sausages with Spicy Tomato Relish

Christmas Basmati Rice

cooked in a mixture of Warm Spices, Apricots and Cashew Nuts

Sides

Glazed Carrots with Thyme and Garlic

Roast Potatoes with Garlic and Rosemary

Desserts

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Blueberry Toppings

Warm Chocolate Brownie

served with a scoop of vanilla icecream

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Roasted Turkey under the carving knife

and tada!!! personally I thought that the event was a success with satisfactory food! hehe. I was really pleased with all the food especially the pumpkin soup and the chicken sausage with tomato relish. And upon personal discovery.. i realised that I too loved feeding the crowd. haha. interesting..


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the vanilla bean cheesecake with blueberry toppings. Yet another birthday cake for all the December babies of the group. Me included...


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and finally a group photo before we launched into a never-ending chorus of christmas songs and fellowship tunes. Simply one of those nights which you wished didn't end... Thanks to all for making this occasion possible. And Praise to the Lord for blessing our congregation.

5 comments:

Weili said...

Beautifully organized and done ! *thumbs up* =)

The Food Librarian said...

What a great gathering of friends and wonderful food. You are truly blessed this holiday season. Merry Christmas to you!! I enjoy reading your blog all year and look forward to more culinary adventures in 2009! Take care, Mary the Food Librarian

ladyironchef said...

wow wow, you cooked everything yourself for twenty people? great job man! when can we go to your house for dinner? our next potluck outing ok? go yr house easier for me. haha

Vicki said...

Wow, excellent job! Looks delish... I
I'm hungry already! Sihan, looks like you are both a great cook and baker! :)

SiHaN said...

weili: THanks man! I'm honored to recieved your compliments!

The food librarian: I'll definitely be expanding into culinary next year! Do stay tuned! and thanks for reading my blog..

LIC: haha. almost bah. with some help. and pls.. not my house for dinner. It's a mess!!! haha. WEILI!!!

Vicki: hehe. Thanks Vicki Babe. Thanks again for the bdae gift! I'm only trying my best at cooking. It can be very fun and interesting but I definitely don't have any talent in it. haah.