"People who love to eat, are the best people"
And I need to add, ".. People who love to cook, are my bestfriends."
My colleagues and I have a unique bond between us. It might be because we are almost of the same age and we have been together for 5 years or more. So, it's no surprise that our cooking adventure last July was both fun and entertaining.
First off, a colleague had an idea of creating designs out of fruits inspired from the Internet. These fruits will be later served with vanilla ice cream which was spectacular, I am proud to say that this was my creation with Trina, a colleague's young daughter:
Nice, yeah? Here are some of the other fruit designs:
This is an upside down tree on an upside down island
When we ran out of ideas, we just made the fruits look like this:
My friends already had their own menu to cook so Vanessa and I were their sous-chef (alalay :p in Tagalog). Cut, chop vegetables, wash dishes, wipe dishes, mix dips etc.
Here are some of what my friends prepared:
Baked Ziti,... so creamy and yummy :)
Baked chicken ala buffalo wings. The ranch dressing made by my colleague was so creamy and it fits the buffalo chicken... Don't mind the Hershey's chocolate syrup-- it's not involved in the dish.
We also had grilled liempo. We mixed in calamansi juice, onions and cayenne pepper. It was a hit!
And then there's the quesadilla of Meynard:
which turned out like this when it was sliced. There were 2 dips: guacamole and tomatoes and the ranch dressing of the buffalo wings. I preferred the salsa because the quesadillas already have cheese.. too much dairy!:
And finally, the centerpiece... Lani's lobsters which were boiled in water:
We were all very full, happy and content with this bonding moment..
See the evidence?
I learned a lot. In less than a week, I also tried cooking the quesadilla for a family gathering which was a hit..which I will blog later on.
Anyway, looking forward to another cook off. home :)