Our 2013 Noche Buena with a twist
As I have mentioned in my earlier post, I was one of the selected mommy bloggers who was chosen by Green Cross Insect Repellent Lotion to support their campaign called “Mommy PROs”. Mommy PROs is a mini-magazine app (on Facebook) where you can find contents about caring for your little ones and yourself, because motherhood is a job and all mommies are professional.
Since it is only 12 days before Christmas, our topic for this month is very relevant. It is about the foods we like to prepare for Noche Buena. We have a small family, and to be honest we usually just buy our meal for Noche Buena or make someone cook for us than prepare it ourselves. I feel that it is more convenient to do because it can lessen your worries during the Christmas Eve. Our Noche Buena last year consisted of Ham, Pork Barbeque, our favorite lumpiang shanghai and chicken curry and of course chocolate cakes from our favorite bakeshop.
This year, I am tired of the usual stuff and I wanted to make our Noche Buena meal something to be remembered (whether it’s in a good or in a bad way haha)
I would like to cook our favorite dishes with a twist. Since the start of the school year, I am trying to cook healthy dishes for my son’s baon at school (read more about my Bento ideas HERE). I am also trying to eat healthy choices because I want to lose some excess pounds. I am afraid that this Holiday Season, I will gain a lot of pounds and waste the time and effort I have made for a month now. I don’t like that to happen so I have made a choice to have healthy options this Noche Buena.
Here are some of the dishes I am planning to prepare:
Lumpiang Shanghai – But instead of the usual Lumpiang Shanghai made with ground pork, I would like to try Lumpiang Shanghai using tuna. The ingredients are the same except of course of changing ground pork to tuna. Check the recipe at Panlasang Pinoy website.
Misua with Patola – I know that this is not the usual Noche Buena meal, but I want to include it on our table on Christmas Eve because during the cold season, we all need to have a warm tummy. This dish I think has less calorie than sopas. Read my own recipe HERE
Kare-Kare – I love Kare-Kare! But this time instead of oxtail, I want to try Bangus. I found a recipe from pinoyrecipe.net and it looks yummy.
Chopsuey– It is one of the most popular Filipino dishes. It usually consist of broccoli, cauliflower, pork or chicken and other veggies. I found a recipe from Kawaling Pinoy, check it out.
Cake – My husband and I both have sweet teeth and eating sweets is one of our stress busters. But my son loves fruits (weird isn’t it?). So, I’ve been thinking to do something like this (this was made by Fruits and Blossom).
That’s it! That’s the plan. How about you, what are the dishes you plan to prepare this coming Christmas Eve? Share it with me.
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