Happy New Year!
Posted Domingo 1 enero 2006on:
First for the picture update in my profile, it’s not really me, it’s only Mafalda, but I was told while growing up that we looked alike… thanks 😛
New Year’s eve was very nice for us. This week we discovered that there is a shop “Los Amigos” that sells Latin American goodies, here in St-Cat. So we came back with a couple of delicious eatable treasures: mate for me to drink (it’s too sour for D), 2x1kg jars of dulce de leche (Gandara is my favorite brand), 1 jar of dulce de batata, and 4 packs of frozen dough to make empanadas.
Empanadas are my favorite Argentinean specialties. I say this in plural because there are so many ways of preparing them. They are sort of turnovers (but not really) stuffed with salty stuff… i.e: ham/cheese, or ground meat (viande hachée), or humita (corn), or bacon/plum/mozzarella… There’s lots of different options. So as our New Year’s Eve menu, I baked 20 empanadas with 2 different stuffing (ground meat, and the bacon/plum/mozzarella which is my aunt’s specialty) and for dessert a flan, D’s favorite. Yummy!
While digesting, we watched a scary movie (only slightly kidding!): The Nightmare before Christmas. The animation is nicely done, but oh boy, it must the horror movie of children’s movies! =)
When the movie was finished it was only 10pm… What the heck are we going to do ‘till midnight? D reminded me that I had mentioned previously to go see the fireworks in Niagara-Falls… What a great idea! The temperature wasn’t too cold, and there was still fresh snow from previously in the day. Of course a lot of people screaming and whistling =) Christmas lightings were beautiful: decorating the streets and illuminating the falls. My only regret is that I forgot to bring the camera…
See, I remember to take pictures of what we had to eat, but I forget about it when we step out of the house… 🙄
Happy New Year 2006!
Un muy feliz y propero año nuevo 2006!