Christmas was as nice as it could have been...as in, it finally felt a bit like Christmas the days of! Christmas Eve was spent cooking and hanging out with friends; I went to a potluck on Christmas Day. As for my attempt at cooking dinner, I made:
Roast Chicken stuffed with sauteed mushrooms and onions. Everything was fine until I had to stick it in the oven. The ovens in Singapore are apparently way too high tech for me...there were 8 different settings with simplified images that apparently mean something! Also, the conversion of Farenheit to Celcius might have made a difference. -_- I ended up cooking it too slowly so I had to repeatedly stab it to see if it was still bleeding. By the time it was done it looked like a massacre!
Garlic Bread: thin slices of a baguette with butter, garlic salt and pepper...I left them in the oven too long and they became croutons for my salad haha.
Salad: ready made!
Mashed Potatoes: instant (we had no time!)
Gravy: Made from the drippings of the chicken
Snickerdoodle Cookies: My sister sent me a recipe but I think I also messed it up, lol. They tasted ok though!
So my first attempt at a Christmas dinner wasn't perfect, but it was fun and memorable. A lot of people actually go out and party on Christmas Eve and Christmas (esp since it fell on a Friday/Saturday) but I just couldn't wrap my head around it. It just didn't feel right! So I ate and ate and ate instead =). I should have taken photos but I was too lazy.
New Years Eve was pretty mellow compared to everyone else's stories. I wore a sparkly dress, had dinner at a friend's, then went to New Asia Bar, which is a bar on the 71st floor. I thought we'd be able to see the fireworks over the marina, but apparently we were on the other side of the building, lol. Foiled again!
What a boring post! I just wanted to feel like I'm somewhat productive this morning. I'm still thinking about my New Years Resolutions...hmm, working on it!