Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Weekend Parties

After living in our apartment for two months, we finally managed to throw the housewarming parties we’ve been itching to do since we moved to our new nook.

Since our housewarming was split into two batches, we decided to prepare the same dishes for both days. This plan worked out well because not only did we need to buy the same ingredients for the food we served but we also managed to whip up the dishes quite easily on the second day because we already anticipated the amount of preparation time we needed.

For appetizer, hubby took a stab at preparing potato salad, which I personally love. we also served some chips and cheese dip in case the guests wanted to nibble on something before digging in to the mains. The viands served were inihaw na liempo, embutido, buttered shrimps, and beef with oyster sauce – all prepared by the husband. Bessie B cooked her famous chicken pastel, while I made sweet spaghetti (which my friend's Irish bf loved to bits!). For dessert, hubby baked his famed chocolate crinkles and butterscotch, much to the guests’ delight.

These are some of the pictures taken during our housewarming parties:

Day 1
my Pinoy colleagues
guarding the butterscotch

me, hubby & Baby D at 30 weeks
opening our gifts
more gifts
Day 2

cake from Paul, courtesy of the Alcaraz family
our inaanak, Myiesha
the new princess in town, Patrieze Guianna
with college friends
with old friends in Dubai
with Dubai w@wie pals


Joanne MV said...

Wow! Congrats! :)

Btw, an award for you sis - :)

Gracie said...

hi joanne,
thanks! appreciate the award :)

PM said...

nakakagutom ang food pics!

Jacqui Co-Soriano said...

hi gracie,

wow! love yoour home ... and super bilib kay husband ha! he cooked those yummy food? galing! want to learn the embutido ... don't know how to keep in it's perfect shape eh. :)

congrats on your new home, really lovely! :)

Gracie said...

hi pat,
hehe...ako din everytime i look at the pics ginugutom ako! :)

Gracie said...

hi jacqui,
thank you! :) the secret pala sa embutido is the egg that holds the loaf secure. try mong mag-add ng 1 egg sa recipe mo. Ryan says it should work. goodluck! :)

Jade said...

ang ganda ng house!

Gracie said...

hi jade,
thank you, thank you! :)