Happy 2013!

Happy New Year!!! Wish you all to have a wonderful year ahead! I am just dropping by for a quick post about my Christmas day.

Two days before Christmas, Bryan and I went to my in-laws’ house to help out with making tamales. We ended up making 99 of them! Woo! Tamale is made with masa. Every families may have a slightly different version. My mother-in-law’s tamale has potato, chicken, capers, and olives. That was what we had for Christmas day lunch. They were delicious!


After lunch, Bryan and I went back home. I made prime rib roast, mashed potatoes, creamed corn and raspberry pavlova for dinner. The menu was totally inspired by Lawry’s. Haha… A few weeks ago, Bryan and I went to Lawry’s for the first time. We absolutely love the food, so I was trying to recreate some of those tasty dishes for Christmas. The end result was not disappointing. The rib roast was pretty juicy and tender. The creamed corn was sweet and creamy. And of course, the dessert came out beautifully. Even though I was so full, I really wanted to eat the whole pavlova! The gooey center was so irresistible  I am going to make them again very soon!

666B2271 666B2307 666B2331IMG_3752My presents from Bryan this year: Bread cookbook, Converse watch, Egg waffle pan, and The Sound of Music Blu-ray 🙂

Overall, I had a great holiday! We did a bunch of things. We went to Santa Monica Pier and LA River. We also spent some time catching up with season 2 Homeland! And we hanged out at home a lot to stay warm. I hope you had a great one too!

Happy 2013!!!


2 thoughts on “Happy 2013!

  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful Holiday! 🙂 And I really love your menu. Hm….that pavlova looks so good! I won’t be able to resist it either, no matter how full I am! aw….I’ve been wanting one of those Egg Waffle Pan! Now, I wonder why my man didn’t thought of that as a Christmas gift! hahaha…Wish you and your family a blessed and prosperous 2013!

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