It’s the most wonderful TIME of the YEAR…
“Recipe for a fantastic Christmas get together: A bit of bubbly & spirits, a generous amount of home cooked food, a helping of sweets and cheeses, tons of laughter and a gathering of the oldest & dearest friends.” – Monica Llamas (Photo from Monica Llamas)
Years ago, @janlo and I would whip up baked goods in my kitchen and sell them. We would join village bazaars and what not. We both got busy with the kids (she has three boys & I have one) and other things. Lately, she has been baking at home as I have seen her posts on social media outlets. I thought that I should get back into baking as well. I have been cooking more out of necessity actually. Baking is a different level I must say.
For the Ladies Christmas party, I volunteered to make Tiramisu and wanted to use Don Papa Rum in support of Monica and Andrew. Then I said, I might as well use ALL LOCAL products. I think I have been very vocal about how we should support our local industries in whatever way we can ya? I used Cafe de Lipa Barako Coffee, Don Papa Rum, La Pacita Broas (lady fingers), Magnolia Cream Cheese, Nestle All Purpose Cream, and Goya Cocoa Powder, Chocolate Shavings, and Sprinkles.
It was a hit at the dinner and a hit with my relatives who have been in the food business for years. I told them that I used all local products and they were impressed. I must admit, I did a costing for a 13×9 pan and a 1000ml container. Hmm… I might be sending you a price list of my goodies soon. Hahaha. Cheers everyone.