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Thursday, December 12, 2013

My cookies


























Thursday  I feel like starving on cookies, My son like cookies too  so  I made it when I pulled up  my  recipe I found out i had a cookie recipe from the magazine which I’d bake and add ingredients although i have recipe when I cook l making cookies, so I don't mess it up also as well as I like to learn cooking, I found out that sometimes better to cook rather than buying. I had in mind that I wanted to make Herhey's chocolate cookies and the other one in the bowl is different type of  cookies. he want me to bake a bird cookies and other animal cookies which I had posted today struck me as delicious sounding and festive without putting to much as the result the other cookies are not done well but it taste good though which is my son having fun he request for me to make cookies. My son say's oh yes Mom you make it next time I had fun yes you have fun but it takes longer enought to be cook because the dough is getting expand and the cooking tray is not big enough for many cookies enjoy it.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Delicious lunch

I am glad I knew the McCormick garlic powder it bring you a good  information about everyday spices From McCormick Garlic powder.

 






On sunday we went to safe harbor seafood which is good idea because I"m starving on seafood been a while i did not go there. hmm, I cannot wait to eat the fish I thinking to fry or stir fry since the seafood here is not far its only about  7 miles to drive,  Good thing we bought  three different seafoods, The shrimps, Smelt, and Pompano,  Prepared a  shallow bowl, mix together the meals. garlic powder and the salt.  In a wire rack on top of a baking sheet ready your stove then carefully slide into the hot oil to fry. Repeat with a few more smelt fish in just make sure you give the smelt enough room so that they don't touch in the oil make sure the oil is not so hot  Fry both sides of the smelt fish for 2 minutes each side. They cook very quick Let the fried smelt drain its excess oil on the wire rack. Repeat with remaining batches. In the Phil.  back in my time we used to eat this smelt fish,  

We called it Bolinaw in Visayan dialec in Philippines, although another option we eat is that  Raw fish smelt, we eat as raw,  mix with vinegar, lemon, onion, chilly, genger, This is yummy seriously we like to eat this because this is how we grow up and its very delicious, No matter how many years i live I still thinking my favorite food I am starving.

On the separate bowl i also I cook the smelt fish on the skillet fan put the oil let it  hot cook the smelt, its already mix anyways  with Garlic powder, black ppper,also if you would prefer also mix with Lime citrus its though because i mix the citrus with smelt when I"m done cooking Feel like I"m in Philippines I really miss the food that I used to eat I seldom to eat fish here since i live for many years I hope i could buy some more fish and store in the prezer thanks Godness I can eat now super yummy.


 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Thanksgiving Day



As celebrated in North America, is a time to gather with family and friends to give thanks for the many blessings that we receive  people all over america well celebrating.We went to the store couple of days ago and bought  some stuffs for thankgiving  well so early shopping because we dont want to wait in a long line  just to mention  super crowded and we don't want to be wait till thursday On Thanksgiving  we just bought ingriedients for cooking turkey and other food wished all Americans across the country a Happy Thanksgiving.  I am fortunate  to be a part of thankgiving here in America many Americans observing Thanksgiving on the same day as the President.

 Everybody  keeping busy to carving the turkeys on thanksgiving  Thursday because November 28th is the  states were the official Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgivings Why Americans celebrating a national holiday on two different days. Thanksgiving is Thursday and Friday is holiday too I thankful for all the blessings I have this year I hope we always appreciate the good things we have small or big.

 

 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

My pumpkin Pie on Hallowen







Before hallowen I shopping for grocery on the store I thinking about baking cupcake since I know that my son like to eat cupcake I grab the opportunity to buy some recipe for baking I figure out that have to bake Pumpkin pie ever since I came here I love to cook but I haven't bake yet Pumpkin pie so let see how the result for my baking hope everybody at the house would like my Pumpkin otherwise I would be pissed haha No I am just kidding hope every one like my Pumpkin pie. Anyways Went the said market and bought some engredients for Pumpkin since its Halloween I also include bought a whipping cream for my pie. I bake it yesterday wow it took a longer time than the instruction thats what they say in the box. After I mix all the engredients have to place the pie crust into the oven set for 12 minutes after its cool and brown then Fill the pie crust with all the mix Although its not that hard because you only mix everything the recipe glad i can bake for the time to baking my Pumpkin pie. Have to bake it for 1 hour since I filled little thick on the pie crust after an hour I wonder why when I stick the toothpick it dosen't cook have to bake another 15 minutes to make the pie cook all the way such hard to wait sometimes when you bake longer time because its always in the kitchen but anyways I am happy at last its done the Pie is cook ready to eat hmm. I wasn't happy because its overly cook but still good and delicious I eat also my son eat only one piece the taste somewhat like a chesse cake. Take a look my Halloween pumpkin.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

I love cheesecake









Photo Not Mine






This is My photo Orig. Bought it from store. So drolling delicious


Who doesn't love  cheesescake  Well it's not the whole cheese cake, but cheese cake dessert is like eating cheese cake get any better I am not typical cheese cake eater but since I seen this cheesecake at the store I never stop eyeing So  I buy it and take at home cheesecake  is the perfect way for eating after meal as a dessert my son loves  dessert after he eat his meal then he grab a piece of cheesecake and who could  not think of having a  cake without cream cheese its good though me and and him enjoying the cheesecake as i could say I am not fan on eating dessert  but at least  were enjoying our dessert cake. On hallowen I might bake a hallowen cake,

cheese is more healthy than sugar, Plus like any dessert you can buy any different dessert as  you can chose the different flavor and there are  some different type of dessert  drops to match any theme however I would probably make a dessert at home since I have already a recipe.

you can use it as a topping on toast for a different meal.

go to the Cheesecake store  or cheesecake factory  about once  a month.  you really enjoy the food, especially there foods and everything enough for a couple of meals  its good though even its expensive  my motivation of keeping going on cooking.
 
 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Jollibee fastfood





   





I remember  Jollebee back in my country  I miss to eat it this is well known Fast food in Ph.  I like those mascot in Jollebee  it has a  smiling face its  friendly enough to be a favorite among  the kids, One of this is my kid he really like Jollebee although he has a picture with this mascot have to digging through my album so I post next time. when we was on my country we  were there at Jollebee  we order our meal, while we wait our order we took a photo from jollebee mascot which is good idea in that way  my kid won't forget  our popular fastfood and his face is prevalent  my son smile a lot when I took a photo for him and jollebee.  In many locations in Ph. that include playrooms for children. Clearly  this cartoon figure or mascot aimed the young  generation  kids I knew kids like jollebee because  they make the kids smile and also the older people they like the fastfood  the older generation  especially these days many kids have grown up eating Jollibee. It’s easy to say that this figure has been pivotal in and marketing efforts they  led  such a good  success in the Philippines.I hope when we come back in Ph. my son and the rest of my family well be eat again in jollebee so miss to eat this.





Sunday, October 6, 2013

Ice cream purple yum

 I buy ice cream at nearby local store last couple of weeks ago  here.  As I remember back in my country Philippines there is people in the sidewalk who sell ice cream then we called it Mr ice cream man because kids like it back then when I was a kid I like to eat ice cream.
jokingly refer to homemade ice cream sold cheaply from street carts  as a cone dirty ice cream Up until recently,  Sorbetes was generally considered inferior ice cream made by the large companies Magnolia and Selecta. But with increase the pride in local  artifacts even the company Selecta is marketing a line called sorbetes ice cream on purple yum.    
 
Sorbetes  or Ube ice cream is traditional made from carabao milk and is served as small scoops really small in comparison to American ice cream on small sugar cones. Filipinos even serve ice cream inside bread pieces that look like miniature hamburger buns The ice cream flavor in the include ube in Tagalog word  in other words purple yum, has mango ,Macapuno young coconut and cheese.The Western flavors vanilla, chocolate, mocha and strawberry are also popular  back to my country.  Here in America I seldom to eat ice cream maybe because I don't eat much not unlike when I was a kid I like to eat good thing I buy at the store Filipino store because the taste is different and its good though.

 







 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Special treat on birthday

Drinks Pinacolada
Flowers surprise when I woke up

 






take home Japanese food
Chef he cook our dinner with fire on it
ready to serve


That's so drolling yum.
 
Speaking of favorite food when you ask me what I answer is Japanese food nothing
can beat of their good food ever. We went to Japanese food during on my Birthday
we celebrate with my sweet boyfriend, and everybody else were four all together 
I never ask him for nothing on my special day what I want is simple birthday just
thank all the blessings I receive and that is all I wishes .People  having special occasion
on their birthday however myself good thing we can celebrate it in simple way or have
a dinner for our someone and family. 
 
 I was glad this year I had another special moment in
my life which is I couldn't forget something I consider it a huge change in myself
and my kid I receive many blessings, and gifts. First of all this year 2013 it has change
in my life,  On our special dinner were eating Japanese food which was very delish
although this food is cool because  the chef well cook the food in front of the guess they cook it by fire what a nice night for us I was laughing out loud while the chef  chopping the meat in hot
surface he make us laugh my kid is scared on the fire.  Suddenly the fire gets big quickly 
 It was a very wonderful night and surprise  birthday celebration ever thankful for all the
kindness and blessings on my birthday and in my life I always thanks for God.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

A friend celebrate wedding anniversary

Letchon Pig 60 lbs
 
 
A friend of mine Celebrating their wedding anniversary last couple of weeks ago they order a Pig roast, Lechon in Tagalog word  Before that happen a couple of weeks ago a friend of mine in facebook posted a picture of Letchon pig I miss to eat it since I seen on his social network my friend  the guy is  my friend in facebook, when he saw the pig letchon he ask me where to order a pig letchon he is going to have a party they were celebrating  their wedding anniversary so he ask me to help him to find somebody to cook a pig one time I talking to my other  friend he's Filipino I figure out that hes son is cooking lechon  whoever has a party people well order it from him which is  I remember  my old  friend, who own a convenience  store,  Hes Filipino, right here in the  City good timing my American friend would like to order a letchon pig.


in other words my friend  which has a wedding anniversary need to order the Pig because they like it even though they are not Filipino they are still willing to taste Filipino Pig letchon so I surprise he posted a picture  from  facebook, My American friend, he share only in that way he let his friends to know that he is ready to have a Pig roast in his party they are American. To make the story fast were at the party I was totally amazed by the Letchon
its way big letchon ever its 60 lbs pig which is I say, wow to much meat  and delicious on it can you believe it
$340.00 cost when he order it was shock for me the prize just told him that's way expensive you did not ask for discount and reply,  if you are there maybe you can help me for discount  haha. I am thinking
if probably he could order a 40 or 50 lbs  pig might be cost for $250 something like that but
it does not matter for him the price, its his first time to order it. he said he was happy on their
wedding anniversary and  the letchon and other foods are delicious and crispy
extremely happy when we get home I have many foods to bring with me include the Letchon
super happy with his party as well. I am glad we meet this couple they are kind also just one picture
I post, some other picture next time because left on grandparents house the Ipod








 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Simple recipe My banana bread

Photo: I made Banana Bread



The Ingredients you need

3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
1/3 cup melted butter
1 1/2 cup sugar can easily reduce to 1 cup sugar
2 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
 
 
 Last few days ago I am thinking about baking banana bread which was on my mind I have to bake it since myself was craving this kind of dessert I was totally bored on that day feel like I am not going to do my blogs if I don't have something to munchin or eat. I keep browsing the wed until I found this banana bread recipe good thing I have complete ingredient  I bought a lot of grocery two days before. Now I make simple recipe.
If you want use mixer for this recipe or use a simple steps its up to you. All you do is using a simple way make all the ingredients complete.   Preheat the oven to 350°F  With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle
 the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last steps is mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour or 42 minutes insert toothpick when turns brown.  Before that instead of white sugar I used brown sugar  brown it turns out good.  Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve how simple is that enjoy eating our banana bread although I should eat this as a lunch for myself if you want you could eat as a snack.
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, July 12, 2013

Wok in Roll food




This is a good  recipe with a simple marinade, which is perhaps its good for lazy cooker  shall I say easy to cook I was cooking couple of months ago Teriyaki pork the result was good as it is a bit of spicy but delicious. This time the photo below is mine its Name WoknRoll  restaurant the Name of the Restaurant which is really good and super delicious they have many orders over the phone and also at their restaurant normally we went there to order  this  Teriyaki chicken and rice, We go there and order also French fries, fried scallop and  egg drop soup after a couple of minutes have to pick it up were so hungry supposed to be I am going to cook but the good day turns not good feel don't cook because that day I have appointment and I have another appointment  on afternoon.  Just visit the web and you find their great food woknroll You’ll probably have to cook these in batches, by skillet pan  as I did. unless you have an outdoor grill, then use that. If using a grill pan, don’t clean it between batches the juices will collect after each cooking and darken the chicken  it is really good promise. Me My son were like say oh this so delicious can't believe he like Chicken teriyaki now used to be he like the pork but now on he has two favorite.



 

Monday, June 10, 2013

Benefit for Cucumber

Cucumber  Low for calories. Not mine.


A friend of mine bring some vegetable like squash, Cucumber, Bell pepper, chilly ,zucchini and Melon last week I am glad and happy that she brought me this vegetable she knows I like to eat green vegetable it helps to low my  calories this is a part of eating a proper healthy food It contains no saturated fats or cholesterol  if we well not eat a green vegetable it might not good because  were not getting younger have to eat a good food that benefits for vitamins and potassium low sodium that contents more vitamin  this help in checking my weight gain and  my high blood pressure it get more vitamin  K and low my high blood cholesterol  curved, and I have light green color. Although  cucumber I eat this even before eventually I  eat also in the plate with making salad This is yummy I making cucumber juice yesterday were I like it I mix with orange and ice cube the result is good though.


 Very good source of potassium, an important intracellular 100 g of cucumber provides  of potassium but only 2 mg of sodium. Potassium is a heart friendly electrolyte helps bring a reduction in total blood pressure and heart rates by countering effects of sodium.  How about you did you eat this?  or you eat only the meat oh meat is not good everyday you have to well balance your diet.
 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

We called this fruit pomelo


  here's the picture my niece posted this  pomelo.This fruit Pomelo is energizing snack any time good for your heart




Pomelos are the only known fruits containing spermadine

This gentle giant of the citrus is native to Malaysia and Southeast Asia, but has been introduced to many tropical countries as well as California, Florida and Hawaii of the United States. I grab the picture of this fruit from my niece picture she is tagging me last night I told her that I miss Pomelo fruit tagalog term is Pomelo which  is the good idea to talk about . Its been a while I did not eat this I think 5 years already we went on vacation last year but never got a chance  to buy anyhow I knew we been busy for something else. I just told her, my niece that it need to be posted on social network since I miss to eat it then suddenly she was posting I am glad I see the Pomelo from her social network. Maybe next time I well buy this. The delicious pomelo can enhance a healthy diet.


Sweet with just a hint of grapefruit-like tang, pomelos are refreshing first thing in the morning or cold from the refrigerator, as a fortifying snack. Its juice can be a tasty addition to sauces, salads, salsas and marinades. The curious mixture of melon-like sweetness with citrus tang makes pomelo juice a welcome addition to many recipes - add a skinless, seedless wedge to flavor your favorite ice tea.


Low Calorie and low fat.

Pomelos have 0% fat and 72 calories per cup/190 grams a dieter's delight Most everyone has heard of the Grapefruit Diet, which become popular in Hollywood  Both grapefruit and pomelo contain a fat burning enzyme, which theoretically increases the dieter's success. This fad diet promoted extremely low calorie intake and eating grapefruit before every meal.




 

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Junk food



 People have choices about what they choose to buy in stores and what they eat and feed their children. We are  constantly know that junk food is a one way ticket to the  panoply of modern unhealthy food  when we eat this junk food, it causes diabetes as high blood pressure, heart disease, stuffed with sugar, salt and all things processed cleverly, If you eat fattening junk food and you gain weight to be true I am not fan of fatty food and junk food. During free time or med afternoon I eat junk food but not very often.  I make some cookies, cupcakes,  and dessert for  my son because he loves that one. It good I see him after he gets home from school he openly the fridge and get his favorite cookies I know kids don't need to eat junk food but he knows he is growing up. however I well not baking very often. He eat some kind of food that has meat on it good for his growing body.

 Me and my kid eat popcorn all the time despite it being kind of junk food. I seldom eat junk food or anything salty But it  would  be good to eat a lot of popcorn  is not bad as long as not everyday. popcorn is good for snacking while watching TV. 




 

Monday, April 15, 2013

the food I craving






I try to cook  the food as much as I can for cooking this kind of dish sometimes called  craving Filipino food. This recipe is the most common and simplest to cook.  I try to feature other Adobo variations such as the Pork Adobo, Chicken adobo  beef adobo. it's our main Filipino dish and the Adobo in our best delicacies in Phil.  This Pork Adobo Recipe that we have here is combining the pictures in that way is easy to recognize.The  separate picture is the Chicken adobo.
Try this simple yet satisfying Pork Adobo  and Chicken adobo. the Recipe  let me know what you think. I give you the recipe.

  At  the first picture I am cooking a beef steak, salted fry fish with tomatoe as well as I cook also a fry ground pork which is I mix with potatoes, chily, garlic and black paper. I place inside the green pepper which is a good idea to cook once in a while because I don't cook a lot of Filipino dish since I am only the one to eat my son eat Filipino food but he's  not ate a lot like just mine. I am  glad whenever I craving for food I ask help from my mom  goodness it turns good enjoy to eat yummy.


  1 lbs Chicken belly
 tbsp garlic, minced or crushed
 pieces dried bay leaves
 tbsp vinegar
 cup soy sauce
 tbsp whole pepper corn
 cup water
salt to taste
 
 
 
  1. Bring to a boil the first 6 ingredients. Simmer for about 50 minutes until the chicken is tender and sauce is reduced by half. I simmered with the lid on for about 35 minutes and took the lid off the last 15 to let the sauce reduce.
  2. Add salt to taste. Serve hot with rice.  Enjoy  your meal that's yummy.
 







 

Friday, March 15, 2013

we called benignet



On Holy Week. Every Holy Friday, my Mom will cook Tabirak as we called in Filipino and it is our specialty in Holy week. This is what I eat  last week. My friend a  filipino bring me a Benignet  she cook a lot and she brought me this benignet I am glad she share her  benignet One time she brought me a  home made Vinegar which is I truly impressed  because it's really good and smelling so strong  that's perfect  suka or vinegar.  She is a good  cooker comparing me.  Although just trying my best to be a good cook but nothing can beat of my friend, mosly the food she brought were good i do like it. When she come back were going to find a good recipe so we could cook. Back to the benignet  the whole day instead of eating meat and rice every meal. This serves as our way of fasting or snack After cooking.  When my mom cook she shares it with us and we like it.  As It is pretty normal for us sharing a bowl of Tabirak even it has the same ingredients but the fact that a different person cooks it makes sense. Tabirak is not only cooked during Holy week but also everyday common in our tradition as filipino to cook our food because we miss our traditional food. I cook Filipino food even though I live here for many years. How about you did you cook Tabirak or Benignit? you can buy it at asian market. Some cafeteria serve this for merienda or snacks. In  Ph. I love it! Below is the picture of Tabirak  though I am eating this time had a chance took a pic. friend brought it for me.




 

Monday, February 25, 2013

my cassava wrapped in banana leaves



My cassava kamoting kahoy I made it.
 
I bought Cassava a couple of days ago I miss to eat this literally we went  there in Asian store to buy a Filipino food like fish, and other Filipino Foods I wasn't do anything on that day it indeed up to go to the store because i want to cook. I Strolling around the store and found  banana leaves as well as I buy also some other mixture for Making Cassava. This is My first time to make this kind of Filipino I am glad it turns good  basically I watch my mom when she's cooking in the kitchen plus  I ask some tips how the Cassava taste good.  They called Cassava Wrapped in Banana leaves.This is a variation of  more popular Sumang Malagkit  which is steamed glutinous wrapped in  my banana leaves.
 
 
 Aside from the very simple process of making Cassava Wrapped this Filipino native sweet delicacy is so popular to Filipinos because of the abundance of kamoteng kahoy in the Philippines. Also known as cassava or  kamoteng kahoy is the third largest source of carbohydrates for meals. My kid does not want to eat because he don't know what it is Somehow he said mom I bit you eat Filipino Food than american Food yes. And i know how I miss it specially my friend posted through their twitter or facebook. As far as I knew I can do what I want to eat I guess i am learning alot now than used to be. Just check out my Cassava Kamoting kahoy.
 
Here in the US, you can buy it fresh or frozen. Though I prefer to buy it fresh whenever I find some at the Asian store, I always have the frozen one in the freezer for emergency use. It's my first time to make suman, so I decided to just use my remaining 1 pack of frozen cassava just so I could see the outcome.

 I am so glad to find these suman waiting for me, When I went to my friend.She live closer to asian market which is good I ask want to go to the store because I am going to cook Cassava and right away we went I  thankful  such a  good  friend.  I wish I had more cassava so I could have made more. Next
time I am going to cook Sticky Rice.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

My Muffin





 
 
 
Now I am going to take the muffins and put them on the pan which is one a medium size I am using a Pyrex pan . There is no oil on the pan, the cornmeal as I mention before is going to prevent it from sticking to the bottom.  I am  going to bake for 35 minutes  then I use the little stick to check if the Muffin is done while turning it once to the other side. Now I can see not cook yet  I'm going to return to the Oven to make it little  brown.  Now I can either let it stay in the  pan for 10 minutes but I prefer to be sure that it is cooked I set aside and leave  5 minutes. which is warmed up because my kid can't wait to eat the Muffin he said Oh  That's a long time to bake to much cooking. I knew he like the Muffin since I did not bake a lot.  Now I can see the muffins are nice and brown  after waiting a couple of minutes at last it's done and ready to eat. Yummy and delicious I love Muffin bake is my favorite to eat. Good snack  for afternoon  and in the morning with coffee. Thank you for taking a time to look my Muffin.
 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Leche flan

 
 
 
I made my own Leche Flan  i miss to eat it  although this photo i took it few
days ago good thing it turns good. My kid  raise to the table when he spotted this Filipino dessert
I had to remind him to eat the meal first before he eat the Leche Flan because it is so sweet and
and in terms of sweet it is so much calories. Leche flan is the Filipino cream custard was one of the first desserts I learned to make. I was in high school when i learn to cook i watch my mom if she's
cooking in the kitchen. This is good especially if there was a big party or fiesta happening. When the kitchen was chaotic, I knew there would be good food soon. And I knew the desserts would be divine and so yummy. kindly look the pic. above and also i include the recipe.
 
 
 
                 1 can 390g   condensed milk
              1  Evaporated milk  390 g
              10 egg yolks
              1 teaspoon of vanilla extract or lemon essence
               For the caramel, 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup water

              In a saucepan, mix the sugar & water.   Bring to a boil for a few minutes until the sugar caramelize.
Pour the caramelized sugar into aluminum moulds   you can use any shape: oval, round or square. Spread the caramel on the bottom of the moulds.  Mix well the evaporated milk, condensed milk, egg yolks and vanilla by hand or blender.  Gently pour the mixture on top of the caramel on the aluminum moulds. Fill the moulds to about 1 to 1 1/4 inch thick.  Cover moulds individually with aluminum foil.Steam for about 20 minutes  the traditional way to make Leche Flan is by open-air steaming on either an open cooking fire or stove top . Bake for about 45 minutes. Before baking the Leche Flan, place the moulds on a larger baking pan half filled with very hot water. Pre-heat oven to about 370 degrees before baking. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

My round fruits

The New Year traditions some of the traditions may be old and may be considered out of date Some are based on superstitious beliefs. And still others are based on pure positive thinking.







 New Year Celebration is all about driving out bad luck or bad spirits and welcoming in good luck for the coming new year. It is a borrowed belief or tradition. One big example of this borrowed tradition is the preparation of 13 different kinds of round and sweet fruits prepare at the dinning table. traditional number of round and sweet fruits being served and prepared during New Year's Eve is 13 If you are a typical Filipino  you will think that 13 is so unlucky and is kind of associated with evil spirits or deeds. But, with this kind of tradition, its not it depends on you.

Anyways were not able to depend on the superstitious however the belief that we have since were born because this is how we do during christmas and new year's eve. here are some fruits i prepared last new years eve. i do also have to cook a food but i did not take a photo to bad my camera
Sd card is full sometimes were not excited to cook a good menu because other than that like me i am the one who ate the food my son does not eat filipino food like spaghitte, adobo, menudo humba, or other food. but he eat the rest of it like noodles and filipino hotdog. because new years  eve
i cook only 3 different kind of food like sticky sweet rice  ( tagalog term. beko, humba, and leche plan, dessert) when the leche plan supposed to place in the steamer a good friend of mine called me and said were going to her house because they had a lot of food so went up there and my dessert
set up there without cooking although we had a good time at their house food is yummy that was new years eve and we had a great time anyways i finish the cooking with my dessert in the morning :-) new year's day :-)  happy New Year to all.