Two Fridays ago [07 October], I turned 33! I wanted to freeze time and stop my ageing even for awhile but no matter how hard I tried, I still became one year older. Well, happy [belated] birthday to me!
I celebrated my day not on that Friday but the day after with my Bebe and his family. If you’ve been following this blog, then you already know how I much I love to bake cakes. However, the boys gave the cake maker the rest day. Somehow, it was such a relief! Instead, I only focused on cooking for dinner.
For dessert and coffee break:
Left: The gooey yummy chocolate cake Bebe baked for me. Thank you Bebe!
Right: The nice guys [Tommy and Ronny --- Bebe’s younger brothers] who made me a very colorful and delicious sandwich cake. Thank you Tommy and Ronny!
*sandwich cake --- Smörgåstårta (in Swedish) ("sandwich cake") is a Scandinavian cuisine dish that is popular in Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Estonia. This salty cake is compositionally similar to a sandwich, but it has such a large amount of filling that it more resembles a layered cream cake with garnished top.* ~~~ Wikipedia.org
For the main course, I prepared something Swedish:
We’ve had stekfläsk which is famous in Sweden. It’s fried sliced pork and is thicker than bacon [three or four times thicker].
To go with stekfläsk, I also fried sliced raw potatoes in butter with yellow onions. Salt, pepper and a few other spices which gave fried potatoes more taste.
For the sauce, I made onion gravy.
The main course was a hit! Everybody loved it! It was a good thing I cooked loads.
I will create a post later about the gifts I have received. For now, my brain is asking for an early rest.
By the way, aside from Bebe and my Swedish family, I also want to thank my family back in the Philippines who did not forget about my getting-old-day. To my best friend Nets and her husband Tekki [from the US] who called long-distance just to make my day more special --- Thank you so much! To my first ever Swedish-Pinay friend, Ate Mina for spending some birthday-time with me on the phone --- Salamat!. To Ate Mercy who dropped by the apartment to hand me my birthday gift --- Thank you so much. To Gagay who created a birthday post on her blog for me --- Thank you a lot! To all my friends who greeted me on Facebook [wrote on my wall and sent me private messages] --- thank you, thank you, thank you! You all are awesome!
I hope everyone is having a fantastic start of the week. Until my next blog post… ciao!