new year is nearing, are you cooking something special?

Philippines
December 30, 2008 7:13am CST
Hello guys and fellow mylotters. Time flies fast and new year is fast approaching in 2 days and i am so excited for it. new year new life. This is going to be a busy day with a lot of preparation and stuff. I bet all of us are going to be busy for the food that we are preparing for the coming year. Are you going to cook for the new year? Any special recipe you plan of cooking? Please share. Happy 2009 Everyone!!! Let us all welcome the year with a blast!!!
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• Philippines
30 Dec 08
Hello kenchiprincess, I have just finished baking my "canonigo cake" it's a special cake that I doubt if you can see one in cake store, because I have just made it up and make it my specialty, and gave it's name out of my surname It is made of a chiffon cake, then I put a somewhat like "leche plan " on top, then I prepared the meringue on top of the leche plan and bake it again in a very slow temperature until meringue gets fully yellow brown... hmmm, yummy. I hope I can show the picture. Happy new year.
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• Philippines
3 Jan 09
Hello perlazam23, this sounds interesting. I hope you can post the picture here so that i can see the finish product visually. thanks for sharing and i hope you enjoyed your new year!!!
• Philippines
3 Jan 09
hello kench, Aside from not able to take the picture as I am not yet knowledgeable in computer and I still do not know how to do it, my cakes were just the first to dissapear at the table last new year's eve.(ha,ha) It was indeed happy and I know it will be all the year round . Thank you and wish the same to you and your family
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• Philippines
3 Jan 09
I bet it really taste good having it as the first food that have run out in the table. thanks for sharing!!!
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
30 Dec 08
I don't really know what we are having for New Year's Eve. We have been so busy we have not gotten to deciding what we would like to have. I wish we get to have a lot of food though but that takes a lot of preparation and I don't think any of us in the house is up for that and well, then, we have a lot of leftovers. Happy 2009 to you too, Kenchiprincess.
• Philippines
3 Jan 09
Hello SaintAnne, by now I can surely say that you have your new years day leftover foods. LOL. I hope you had fun during that day. So what did you have? Looking forward to more of your reviews!!!
@laila675 (528)
• United Arab Emirates
30 Dec 08
way back home, i used to be very busy preparing stuffs for new year. preparing some baked mac and some desserts to be given to my neighbors and friends. i always ends up finishing hours before midnight. but since i left my home country i never had the time to prepar things the same way before. you know what, just now, i'm talking about it with my cousin about this things... happy new year
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• Philippines
30 Dec 08
Hello friend. I guess you are missing it the things that you do way back when you are home. Spending this special occasion with friends and family are really different. Have fun!!!
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@misspipsi (237)
• Bulgaria
30 Dec 08
Hi!We have a tradition in our family.We are preparing one secret family recipe and now it`s my turn to do it but I have never cooked it before.We have a big family and the last 6 years others cook it and we can`t prepare it until we reach 18 years.I am very worried and excited and I hope I don`t make something blue in color.LOL.Happy MyLotting!Bye!
• Philippines
30 Dec 08
Wow that is great to hear that your family has a special recipe where each of the member would be cooking it at a time. I hope you will do good with your cooking or else you and your family won't be able to eat it if you mess up with it. LOL. Thanks for sharing and I hope you'll do it good.
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@roxanne271 (2035)
• Trinidad And Tobago
1 Jan 09
Every new year my dad and I BBQ a chicken and I make potato salad and sometimes lo mien to go along with it. I know it doesn't sound too big and extravagant but it's almost like a tradition for us. We usually start BBQ-ing the chicken late into the night so we eat very close to midnight and then go outside in the gallery and relax to watch firework. I also bought some myself to shoot into the air tonight (and don't worry...my dogs are secured) Right now I am making Chocolate Truffles With Liqueur (basically chocolate truffles with your favourite liqueur mixed in) and I just had some delicious hot white chocolate with a nice generous grating of milk chocolate. At the moment I feel really satisfied and I'm not sure I'd snack on those truffles till tomorrow. I do wish I didn't run out of cereal so I could make a snack called Puppy Chow. I recently discovered it and oh gosh it is So Good! It is a lovely snack "mix". Well, Happy New Year to you!
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• Philippines
3 Jan 09
Wow. that's a great feast for welcome the new year!!! I am quite curious what is this puppy chow? care to share with me? I guess you had a blast!!!
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• Trinidad And Tobago
3 Jan 09
Hey I hope you enjoyed your New Year celebration. I don't mind sharing the recipe with you! http://www.recipezaar.com/Puppy-Chow-or-Monkey-Munch-74048 You don't need to make such a large batch at first. I actually cut the serving down to one cause I only had enough cereal for a single serving that day. There are many other recipes for this treat (usually sweeter it seems or without butter or vanilla included) This stuff is so good you won't want to stop munching it. I did enjoy my New Years feast and I did end up eating a couple truffles along the way too
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• Philippines
4 Jan 09
thanks so much for sharing the recipe. i appreciate it a lot. I had a wonderful new year celebration, hope you did too!!
@Zanetti (71)
• China
31 Dec 08
so many things goes good in 2008 and they will be beeter in 2009 my family are plan to cook dumplings and fishes.but I've no idea how to cook them. there is only 4 hours near 2009 in my country,and people arc exciting right now. happy new year and best wishes for mylotters.^^
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• Philippines
3 Jan 09
Have a great new year celebration too.
@bdugas (3581)
• United States
31 Dec 08
Cooking ribs and kraut for New Years Eve, has to be done by midnight. It is what we in Ohio or at least that is what I believe most cook for new years. There was only 2 cans of kraut left in the store yesterday. It is suppose to bring you good luck and money in the new year. Sorry to say it hasn't done it yet for us. But I love the kraut on top mashed potatoes. May talk to daughter and see if we can cook it all together.
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• Philippines
3 Jan 09
Thanks for sharing!!!! Have a happy new year.
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
31 Dec 08
hi there i am taking a break this new year because i did the cooking for our family's christmas celebration. my husband is cooking pasta for new year and all i have to do is sit back, relax and eat LOL! happy new year!
• Philippines
3 Jan 09
hello, good for you. i guess you had a blast for your new year and you welcome it relaxed and enjoyed. thanks for sharing!!!
• China
31 Dec 08
i will buy some delicious food for new years day,and i really enjoy cooking.i like fruids salar very much,when i have enough time i will make it myself.
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• Philippines
3 Jan 09
hello, i made a fruit salad for the family too!!! happy mylotting!!!
@FikiFiki (101)
• United States
31 Dec 08
I'm thinking Spicy Coconut Shrimp With Aioli Dipping Sauce...you know to greet the New Year with a BANG! Wish me Luck! Happy 2009 everyone!
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• Philippines
3 Jan 09
hello, that sounds great!! thanks for the post!!!
@hildas (3031)
30 Dec 08
I always cook a roast of beef with creamy mashed potatoes, cauliflower cheese, vegtables and gravy on New Years day. I think it is nice to start of the New Year with a good meal. On New Years Eve I am going to a party and I am going to make lasagne, egg sandwhiches and sausages rolls to bring along with me. They always go down well with everyone. Yes! I hope everyone has a blast and a really good time also. Happy New year everyone and I wish yous all the best for 2009.
• Philippines
3 Jan 09
Wow, that means a lot of cooking job for you. Thanks for sharing and I had a blast for my new year!!! have a great 2009!!!!
@fasttalker (2797)
• United States
30 Dec 08
We will have Corned Beef and cabbage with a Silver Dollar cooked in with it. This is traditional for our family. We eat cabbage on New Years to have money all year!
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• Philippines
3 Jan 09
Hello, that sounds great. I haven't hear of such thing really. I was thinking if there were any cabbage in the food that we cook for new year. HAHahahhaha. thanks for sharing
@Bebs08 (10687)
• United States
31 Dec 08
I am still thinking now of what to cook for new year. What special food I will make. I am not sure what!! here in this area where I am now, as if nothing happens here on new year. Not like in my country where people are so busy preparing,roasting, making special food for family and friends but here? I did not hear anything special done by friends or neighbors. I am not sure what other people are up to.
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@lexus54 (3576)
• Singapore
31 Dec 08
Time sure flies, and a year has passed so quickly. This year hasn't been that great especially for the economy, stock market, high fuel and gasoline prices, inflation and all the turmoil in the world. Let's hope the new year will bring new hopes and aspirations, and a better tomorrow for all of us. In our home, we usually welcome the new year with (what else) a feast! Being new year's eve, we're having our traditional steamboat dinner tonight. It is a kind of hotpot of food, where one cooks whatever ingredient one likes to eat in a boiling rich chicken stock contained in a steamboat pot, and eats the food with chilli sauce and other garnish. You can see a picture of a steamboat meal here - that's not ours...I just plucked it off the internet, but what we have will be kinda similar. We have lots of ingredients in a steamboat dinner - vegetables, chicken, pork, beef, fish balls, pork balls, prawns, fish, squid, crab, liver, abalone, mushrooms and a couple of other stuff. Hope you will have a great celebration tonight to welcome in the new year.
@lexus54 (3576)
• Singapore
31 Dec 08
Steamboat - Traditional steamboat dinner with all kinds of ingredients cooked in a rich chicken stock.
argh...the photo didn't appear. Happens to me occasionally here at myLot. I'll try uploading it again.
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• Philippines
3 Jan 09
your table loos so bountiful. great share for a new year!!! thanks for sharing!!!
@ds6413 (2074)
• United States
31 Dec 08
Hi, usually my family has the same thing every New Years. Nothing that has too much preparation,friend chicken and potato salad. Happy New year.
• Philippines
3 Jan 09
thanks for sharing. I hope you had a blastful new year!!!
@Bebs08 (10687)
• United States
30 Dec 08
hello my friend, I have never plan to cook anything for the new year's eve. Here in US, I don't feel the merry of the Christmas. It is very different here. There is no celebration like what we do in out country. Seems like an ordinary day. People are not so busy preparing for what they are going to eat.. hahaha I don;t know for some but... to most people I know here in the neighborhood? as if nothing happens. Of course they maybe have a celebration but very different from ours there. Not a festive one here. happy new year!!
• Philippines
3 Jan 09
hi friend, sorry to hear that I know it is really different way back home. I had a great new year and i was a happy person at the start of my year!!! so how did you spend the change of year? Happy MYlotting!!! Wishing you all the best!!!