My grandma used to make the yummiest and the creamiest macaroni salad within a 5000-mile radius when she was still around but her recipe required a lot of ingredients. Christmas can be hectic so I came up with my own Easy Macaroni Salad Recipe, few ingredients but just as good!
Braised Pork, more popularly known here as Humba (pronounced as Hoomba). This is a very popular dish in the Philippines especially in the Visayas region. A sweet pork dish which many Filipino families prepare for a Sunday family gathering. Great for Noche Buena too!
Aside from Lechon, another pork dish takes center stage during Noche Buena on Christmas or Media Noche on New Year and this is no other than the Hamonada. Whether it’s store bought or home made, Filipinos love serving ham during the Holiday Season. This by the way is my mother-in-law’s ham recipe
Oreo Supreme is always a hit in our house and my husband requests for this a lot! Main ingredient is Oreo. Need I say more?
Creamy Maja Blanca con Maiz. I remember helping my mom make this in our third world kitchen back home when I was young. I would be in charge of making sure that there’s enough firewood on the stove and cleaning the pot when the Maja Blanca is done. By cleaning, I mean scraping whatever is left inside and snack on it. This would make a great Noche Buena dessert!
Leche Flan or Crème Caramel is a custard dessert with a yummy soft caramel on top. My MIL makes the best Leche Flan and my husband loves this so much so I had to learn how to make it. Warning, can induce dessert coma.
Pancit Canton or any other type of noodle dish is almost always present in a Filipino party because it is said to represent long life and good health. It is very important though that you do not cut the noodles to avoid counteracting the luck. I am not very superstitious but you also won’t find me cutting my noodles.
Don’t have much time to prepare the Christmas dessert? Try making the Avocado Banana Salad! This may not look like the the most appetizing dessert in the world but I guarantee you, this is really good and so easy to make. You can do this with your eyes closed.
There you have it! Jhanis-Level Easy Noche Buena Recipes! Just click the links for the recipes!
What do you usually prepare for Christmas? Share your favorites in the comments below!
Jhanis V. - Top 10 Blogs Voice Boks Comedy Edition, featured on BlogHer.com, HumorWriters.org, Bloggys 2015 - Finalist, Family and Relationships Category, ESCooped -Cebu's Top Family Blogger 2016. She blogs at The Vanilla Housewife and The Cebu Gazette.
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