Saturday, December 25, 2010

Tita Portia's Birth DAY Celebrations

Happy Birthday, PD!  When my nephew Nicky was still a toddler, my Tita Portia was trying to teach him to call her "PRETTY" but he couldn't say the word, so it came out PD instead.  So, since then, we all started calling her PD!

She invited a few of her friends as well as my Mom's friends, the friends we inherited from my Mom for a birthday lunch. 

The menu was very traditional. 

Baked Mussels

Lime sherbet

Roast Stuffed Turkey with Cranberry and fruit compote.

Baked Ham

Buttered vegetables and candied yam

Spinach Salad with crumbled blue cheese, pears, green apples, dried cranberries and candied walnuts with vinaigrette

For dessert, we had Walnut bars with Toffee sauce and vanilla ice cream and caramel cake from Costa Brava(gift from Tita Josie Yao)

For our dinner ... we reserved a table in Peking Garden, Greenbelt 5 and invited her close friend, Ruby.

We ordered a whole Peking Duck.... it was really YUM!!!! The skin was so crisp and the meat so moist and juicy!  The 3 of us polished off the whole bird!!!!

The second way was minced and served with lettuce.

We also ordered Hot and Sour soup
Steamed Pork Dumplings

and Fried Conpoy vegetables with bamboo pith and glazed cashews.

For dessert... we went to Ti Amo ... a gelato place in Greenbelt 5.

 I only ordered the small Orange ice cream. (Next time, will pair it with Dark Chocolate ice cream)

Tita Ruby ordered Dark Chocolate with Caramelized Fig ice cream.

Tita Portia had the Tropical surprise and Blueberry Cheesecake ice cream.

And then ..... I love shocking the seniors ... I brought them to the Starbucks/Cafe Havana/Seattle's Best area of Greenbelt 3.... hahaha just so they know what is happening over that side of the mall.  If you have been there at night ... then you know what I'm talking about. It's bound to make the seniors' eye grow big as saucers!

It was a good day not just for "PD" but for me as well .... the eating was non stop!!!!  No wonder, the lbs. just keep on adding up.

And it's not yet Christmas!!!!!

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