For years, we’ve spent New Year’s eve checked-in a hotel. This year, we decided to donate our vacation fund to the survivors of “Sendong” and celebrate at home instead.
Spending the holidays at home was also fun. We played Taboo all day, ate lots of cookies and chocolates, and watched movies. We also followed some of my grandparents’ rituals to attract good vibes and good fortune for 2012. The only downside of being at our place was that the firecrackers startled Dylan, but once he was up, he was OK. In fact, he had fun watching the fireworks… we all did.
For luck, my lolo and lolo used to prepare something sticky, something sweet, something round, something long (noodles), something red, something savory, round fruits, and some coins of prosperity!
I didn’t want to slave in the kitchen for New Year’s so I cooked beef bourguignon in the slow cooker. Sorry Julia Child but it was sooo good and super easy to make too! I’ll share the recipe with all of you soon!
New Year’s day brunch: bacon and and silver dollar lemon pancakes! Mmm…
The table settings:
New Year’s eve dinner
New Year’s brunch
Ringing in good vibes:
We watched the fireworks from the penthouse of our building. We are lucky to have a panoramic view of the city!
Our very happy New Year:
Dylan woke up before midnight so all of us were able to watch the fireworks!
In the end, wherever you are or whoever you’re with, making the best of the holidays and being grateful for all your blessings are what’s important. Life is what you make of it.
Happy New Year everyone! Wishing you all an abundant and amazing year!
Shopingero/shopingera, who did you spend New Year’s eve?