It has been a tiring day… but I gotta say, it was all worth it.
My mom usually cooks for us, especially during special occasions. However, this year – today – I felt it was my turn to cook and serve dinner. I didn’t plan anything really special, but everything was made from scratch and of course from the heart! LOL
Preparation came early. Since I am making everything from scratch, some of the items I needed to prepare in advance – like the Homemade Pomodoro. Honestly, I was having second thoughts while I was doing this, but I was halfway done peeling the blanched tomatoes! There’s no going back! Hahaha After the “tomato obstacle”, everything was easy peasy. The peeling and de-seeding took longer than the actual cooking!
Most of what I cooked we have already cooked in school except the Chicken Parmigiano. It was an experiment — that really received great feedback! So I’m happy!
Sadly, the cheesecake didn’t make it on time. That was a last minute decision. It needs to set overnight before I can serve it. This will have to wait until tomorrow. 🙂 Now, I can rest and wait until midnight to celebrate my birthday!
Merry Christmas, everyone!