December 26, 2011

a simple Noche Buena

Noche Buena is a traditional Christmas Eve dinner in the Philippines. After the Christmas Eve Midnight Mass which celebrates the birth of Jesus, the highlight of the Christmas season for Catholics, families head back home to share a meal together. It's a very old tradition that centers on the meaning of Christmas and family but when there's a gathering, food will always be an important part of it . We spent Christmas this year at home and enjoyed a simple Noche Buena for two. It was a quiet and relaxing Christmas Eve at home together.

Noche Buena table setting for two

gouda cheese and challah bread

green salad with sliced avocados

baked pasta with bechamel & cheese topping

a serving of the baked pasta

pumpkin cheesecake bars

pizelle cookies are great after dinner treats with coffee or tea

our simple Noche Buena food 

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