Another great birthday celebration! Our friends and neighbours came, but those who sold their votes didn’t show up! LOL! It seems that the community still holds a strong sense of shame when one has done wrong! Our friends who did not sell their votes came to celebrate Trevor’s birthday, pray for blessings and have fun.
Penny and I successfully prepared a new menu of meat pies. :) Of course, there’s the customary birthday noodles (pancit) and our old hen Tisay got sacrificed and was served with another hen as Halang-Halang (native chicken stew in coconut milk and ginger). And finally, Rocky Road ice cream for dessert.
Pork Pie – this is what Penny likes to call Pig Pie! I sliced the pork into small thin slices and marinated overnight in salt, a bit of vinegar and pepper. Cooked and added in mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, boiled eggs. Penny prepared the pastry and baked the pie in the clay oven.
Cottage Pie – this is beef topped with mashed potatoes. I sliced the beef into small thin pieces then marinated it overnight in some vinegar, soy sauce, a bit of sugar. The beef pie includes green peas, carrots, onions, leeks, red kidney beans. Trevor prepared the topping of mashed potatoes with butter and milk, then Penny baked it in the clay oven.
Yesterday, my birthday present for Trevor arrived! Perfect timing! I ordered these nearly 2 weeks ago.
Midnight, Trevor opened the package and here’s what he got! :)
These are : Dark Chocolate Hobnobs, Lapsang Souchong Loose Leaf Tea, Stuffed Vine Leaves, Rose and Lemon Turkish Delight, Twining’s Lady Grey Tea, Organic Seville Orange Marmalad and Luxury Cranberry and Onion Chutney. :)
I got another small package for Trevor which will probably arrive next week: plenty of beautiful heritage seeds to plant!!! :)