Friday’s Feast # 123

What is one of your Christmas traditions?
-We have many family traditions for Christmas. But this one is something I’d like to revive and keep alive. My mom used to make Christmas ham that we always looked forward to carving on Christmas eve. But I guess through the years, errr, she became more complacent so we’d just settle for the commercial ham that come in abundance during the holidays. This year, I’m making my 2nd Christmas ham. My first attempt 2 years ago was a flop (too salty!). I am hoping this year it’d be better. Anway, I’m using the same recipe by my mom, and I hope one of my children will want to carry on with the tradition when they grow up.

Who is the easiest person on your list to buy presents for?
-I’d say my kids are always the easiest to buy presents for. Because 1. I know what their needs are; and 2. they are quite vocal about what they want! LOL

What is your favorite Christmas scent?
-I always associate the fresh pine scent of Baguio City with Christmas, because I usally spend the holidays there with my family. Have I said here before that I aboslutely love Baguio??? When you come over to our country, do visit my city! 🙂

Main Course
If you could give a fellow blogger a Christmas gift, who would it be and what would you give them?
-I’d give Toni a Pinoy Pack consisting of assorted Pinoy delicacies like hopia, turones de casoy, dried mangoes, dilis at pusit (dried anchovies [?] and squid), and her fave cold remedy Decolgen No-Drowse. We were supposed to have a holiday goody exchange but it had to be held off til January. I hope she will feel a bit closer to home through my Pinoy Pack! 😉

What is something on your Christmas wish list that you need (not just want)?
-Gym membership and/or treadmill. I promise to use it, i really do!!! Looking at myself in the mirror is somewhat depressing. I have grown waaay too big for comfort. 🙁 Nuf said.

Join the feast!

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Happy Holidays to all! Enjoy your time with your family and friends!

21 thoughts on “Friday’s Feast # 123

  1. Wonderful feast! Good luck with your Christmas ham. 🙂

    We just bought a treadmill, since my husband and I plan to train for our second marathon over the winter, and in Munich, you never know if there will be a lot of snow or ice. I can run outside when it’s cold, but snow and ice can be dangerous! I’m also fortunate that I receive a free gym membership – I’m a group fitness (aerobics) instructor at a local gym, and one of the perks of the job is a free gym membership.

    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas! 🙂

  2. Awwwwww… I LOVE your main course! I bet Toni does too! And I VERY MUCH wish you to get your dessert! Here’s to HEALTH in 2007!!!

    Have a very Merry Christmas!

  3. Great feast – thanks for serving!
    Your Christmas ham sounds very yummy =)

    Merry Chrsitmas to you and yours,


    P.S.: Please dine withe me at Coffee2go – thanks!

  4. I hope all goes well with your ham-making efforts this year! Merry Christmas to you and your family 🙂

  5. Great feast! Best of luck with the ham. We have the same salad. Can you send some of those dried mangos for Toni my way? They sound yummy! Merry Christmas and thanks for visiting.

  6. That’s a wonderful tradition. It’s nice that you’re continuing the tradition. Good luck with the Christmas ham. I hope it turns out perfect.

    Before I got married, I was used to commercial hams that you buy at the supermarket. But when I met my husband, I discovered his mom’s delicious homemade ham. I’ve never bought another commercial ham ever since. 🙂 She gives us homemade ham every Christmas as a present.

    I hope you get your Christmas wish this year. I think being fit is really a wonderful gift to oneself.

    Happy Holidays to you and your family. God bless.


  7. Good luck with the ham. I hope it comes out delicious. Our Salad is the same. Nothing beats the fresh cut tree.

    I have dined!

  8. Hi Chats,

    I am sooooo looking forward to our (post) holiday exchange. I bought some Christmas goodies for you yesterday because Vlado was afraid that they won’t be there after Christmas and he was so right, some of the items were not available – thought I could get them cheaper after Christmas but the people already ate/bought so much this year. I would be adding more to my wish list. So be ready!

  9. Thanks to everyone for joining my christmas feast! Had a great time visiting yours too. My ham turned out just nice this time, but it could still be better. Well, maybe next year i’ll be able to perfect it! Merry Christmas all!

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