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Merry X’mas With Love From Singapore!

Christmas Eve is the day for family reunions. Many Christians traditionally celebrate a midnight mass on Christmas Eve, marking the beginning of Christmas Day. I’m not a Christian, but Christmas is occasion where I can whip up another decent meal for my loved ones.
luxury haven shih tzu
This X'mas, there’s another additional to my family – her name is Candy. Candy is a 7 year-old #Shitzu, my brother-in-law’s “daughter”. Alex is currently bravely fighting against cancer & is too weak to take care of her. Hence, we decided to adopt her & give her the love she needs.

Jon has always wanted a dog. He’s overjoyed & more than happy to take care of Candy.

christmas funky chilled century egg tofu
We started our X'mas meal with a cold appetizer - Funky Chilled Century Egg Tofu. This is a special request from Jon. I’ve made this many times, for family & guests, & everyone loves it.
christmas baked cheesy bacon scallops
Next was a hot appetizer - Hot & juicy Baked Cheesy Bacon Scallops. This dish stole the limelight of the evening. All of us couldn’t get enough of it. I got these frozen scallops during a shopping trip with my students. You may wanna read about my adventure @ Seafood Bargains At Woodlands Terrace.

chilled earl grey pork loin, pasta capsicum cups
For the main, I paired these Wafu Spaghetti In Colourful Capscium Cups with Chilled Tender Earl Grey Pork Loin. Pasta is simple to make but the process of the pork is a little tedious. But it’s all worth the while. I was first introduced to this pork ages ago by my ex-boss, who is a Japanese. He brought it to the office during a X'mas lunch & I was immediately captivated by the taste & have since been making this.

christmas fruity tuttie pinwheels desserts
Desserts were cute little Fruitty Tuttie Pinwheels. They make perfect bites for any occasions.

All of us had a hearty meal & ended our night with Coffee Club's Hazelnut Coffee Log Cake from my bro.

What kind of celebration did you have in your country? Did you also eat in, or did you dine out in a nice restaurant? Click on the highlighted links which will bring you to the respective recipes.

With this post, I wish everyone here a blessed & joyous X'mas, with love from S'pore!


  1. Awesome spread. I can see why that starter is so popular.

    Hope you had a fabulous holiday with your family.

  2. Candy looks like such a sweetie and a great addition to the family. I am so sorry to hear about your brother in-laws daughter though.
    Your Christmas meal looks so wonderful, and I am glad to see you had an enjoyable one :)
    Wishing for you my dearest Shirley and your family, a most magnificent New Year...May 2011 be glorious in every way!
    Big hugs,

  3. Haha...I got it right...yeah! When you told me you had a new addition to your family...a daughter...I guess you must have got yourself a dog! Thank goodness I guessed it right. But if I got it wrong, I wouldn't tell you :P Candy is just so beautiful. Reminds me of my adorable Shitzu that we had to leave behind with my niece when we had to move sad. Love all your food there....beautiful presentation and looks very delicious. Hope you have a great holiday season. Wishing you a greta 2011!

  4. Sorry to hear about your bro-in-law. Compliments of the season to you and yours! Great spread.

  5. Awesome post! Candy is soooooo cute!

    What a fantastic festive spread & great presentation! Really looking forward to your recipes...

  6. What a spread of goodie foodie you had have. You never fail to amaze me with all your creation. I loved that starter too and would definitely love to have that as and when i like. You get what i mean? LOL.

  7. Lazaro, thks & happy holiday to u & family!

    Alisha, Alex's currently doing his chemo & it helps. Love & kisses from S'pore!

    Mary, clever girl! Hahaha! Oh, u'd a Shitzu too? I'd another one b4 too & her name's Angel. Sadly, she has left us. Thks for compliments! Happy 2011 to u too!

    Shirley, thks & all the best to 2011!

    Babel, not only she's cute but obedient too! She's getting all the attention now. Thks so much so following my recipes!

    Doris, u glutton! Hahaha! I remember, u're one of those who appreciates my Century Egg Tofu. I'm glad u like it.

    I'll make them again for u next time but now that u've my recipe, u can make them yourself too :) No need to keep waiting. lol!

  8. Hi Shirley,

    I'm so sorry to hear about your brother in-law. Candy looks like such a sweet dog. I know she will be taken good care of.
    What a wonderful spread of food you made. My favorite would have to be the scallop. We ate in and hubby was nice enough to do all the cooking this year, yaye! Wishing you a happy holiday and happy new year, Shirley!

  9. Shirley, I'm so sorry about Alex! Hope he's getting better soon. Ooo... the doggie looks so cute! I love dogs. I have a beagle. A fat one! hahaha.... Btw, what a simple way to celebrate Christmas. Light & healthy! Hope you're still enjoying your holiday. Have fun!
    Blessings, Kristy

  10. Great stuff! So glad you had a Merry Christmas! And love the cute little new addition to your family, as well!

  11. Hope Alex is doing better soon! Merry Christmas!

  12. Lequan, thks! Wow, great feeling to have your hubby cooking for u, isn't it?? May 2011 brings u happiness & love!

    Kristy, thks! U must've fed your dog with lots of good food. Hahaha! Merry X'mas, my dear!

    Peggy, thks again for dropping by!

    Simply Life, Merry Xmas to u too!

  13. Hi Shirley, what a wonderful Christmas feast you had! Great job on the wonderful festive dishes you cooked up - looks very impressive!! Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas, and hope your brother in law is recovering well, and a very belated Merry Christmas to you! xo

  14. Shirley
    what a wonderful meal you prepared! I can understand why the scallops were such a hit, they look amazing!
    Thanks so much for sharing your day with us!

  15. Hi Shirley - I am sorry to hear about your brother-in-law. I hope he makes a speedy recovery and will soon be back in the swing of things.

    Your Christmas meal looks wonderful! I love the sound of the pasta and pork tenderloin!

    I am late for Christmas, I know, but I can still wish you and your family all the very best for a wonderful and bright start to 2011!!!

  16. Kim, thks for your wonderful comments! Happy 2011 to u too!

    Dennis, glad u've enjoyed the post! Looking fwd to your comments on the recipes :)

    Denise, thks for your concern! Glad u like the festive meal. I wish u all the best too for the coming year!

  17. That's an awesome spread! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and here is wishing you and yours a very happy, Healthy, and prosperous New Year!

    PS: Sorry I've been missing in action. Too much going on.

  18. Candy is adorable! And your meal is quite a feast, everything looks excellent!

  19. Biren, thks & all the best to 2011!

    Natasha, indeed! I'm loving every minute with her :) Thks for coming by! Happy New Year!


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