My uncle and my cousin had a birthday party yesterday and while it went great, I felt a little sad because my tita Ann and the rest of her family weren’t with us to celebrate. It’s actually the first celebration without them around :(

I’ve recently been dieting and I need to spank myself later because I actually pigged out. Who can blame me when my grandma’s such a superb cook?

She whipped up some dinuguan, macaroni and cheese and this chicken dish with sausages and pork and beans. Our magnificent maid Helen (who was having a terrible migraine, which explains the cold compress) also created maja mais and ube halaya. I contributed some cake and the puto for the dinuguan. Yummers!!!