Merry Christmas! I’m on a little vacation from the big city lights, which means I’m away from my kitchen and off from cooking duty. This year, my mom took the lead and made a few of our family favorite dishes to enjoy for our Christmas dinner. While many may be enjoying a holiday ham, lots of accompanying sides and perhaps a table full of desserts, our family prefers a lot of ethnic, Filipino dishes. The only exception to our ethnic feast is my brother’s specialty…Garlic & Herb Prime Rib Roast….
On Christmas, my husband and I also spent time with his family in the city. Similar to my family’s holiday celebration, my inlaws prepare some family favorites which are also ethnic Filipino dishes as well. Here are some pics of their spread and of our family gift exchange!