It's been a slow process uploading pictures throughout the night. First uploading was an issue then Blogger threw a small fit. Hopefully everything is okay.
This New Year celebrations was a good time to eat lots of yummy food and catch up with friends. My friend threw a Pie and Pasta party whereby she cooked everything and it was so good. Only thing she didn't make was dessert and this Indian snack we loved i.e the Muruku. It's a really good mix as the crispy shreds were thin and I liked the nuts it had mixed inside. The red bits were slightly sweetish which complemented the whole crispy and slightly spicy taste.
She made two pies in her brand new oven - one which was a vegetable one with tomatoes and leeks. I liked the flavours of this pie as the tomatoes complemented the egg and cheese mixture.
The second pie had lots of leeks and salmon in it making it a yummy biteful.
Keeping up with the theme, the spaghetti was kept plain and tossed with tomato sauce or a mix of ground chillies, garlic and onion. You add the following side dished to complement your pasta.
Plain sauteed mushrooms is always a favourite which adds lots of oomph to the pasta.
We also had a selection of mixed roasted vegetables with capsicums, aubergines, onions, pumpkin and etc.
I loved the roast chicken, it was nicely deboned already so at the end, we were just hanging around the table finishing it up with our fingers.
Splashie Boy's favourite - lamb and beef meatballs. He had to pack some home for his lunch time as he loves meatballs.
We had salad with lots of mesclun leaves, purple long beans and pea sprouts. Those purple long beans are a Japanese vegetable and it's really nice in a salad as they're crunchy.
My absolute favourite which I helped finish up for the night - brussel sprouts and chesnuts. Most people hate brussel sprouts (Splashie Boy shudders when he sees them) but I love me sprouts. I used to buy them and stir fry them during my student days with a touch of sesame seeds. My British flatmates used to think I am mad for liking them.
We had to end with a bang for the night and since we didn't have fireworks like the next door neighbours, we had this scrumptious Chocolate Banana Strawberry cake my other friend made. It's banana cake with layers of strawberries and chocolate ganache. Yummy stuff as it's not so sweet. This was accompanied with lots of spiked home made daiquiris.
I'm sure all of you had a great time partying away so I can't wait to see everyone's new year pictures. Hopefully the Net does not play up tomorrow.
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