Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Welcoming 2014 with three full stomachs

Happy 2014 everyone! I hope everyone had a blast welcoming the New Year.

I worked on New Year's Eve. when I got home, I was welcomed by hubby and the Angel. Apparently hubby had been slaving in the kitchen since the morning.

And the outcome? A set of elaborated meal which filled three stomachs to the maximum.

He did take some time decorating the table. He also played songs from my favorite singer Faye Wong.

Me and Aelig don't drink, so he got us a kid champagne. He told me that what we had during our wedding dinner back in Malaysia was this kind of champagne. How embarrassing, I thought the restaurant was offering us a bottle of real champagne!

First appetizer: red pepper stuffed with tuna.

Second appetizer: baked mushroom stuffed with cheese.

Third appetizer: choux stuffed with cream cheese.

Fourth appetizer: baked banana wrapped in ham.

First mise en bouche: verrines. The second mise en bouche was also a type of verrine but I forgot to take a photo.

We needed a break for our stomachs so we danced, and Aelig was lecturing us on something.

Third mise en bouche : shrimps, grapefruits, avocado and some herbs. This was a scrumptious combination.

At that point I was so full that I didn't even have energy to take photos. So I missed a photo on the entrée, which was chicken placed on a leave of endive. Followed by the main course : rice with baked mushroom & salmon.

We concluded the meal with a fruit salad.

A meal prepared with love and a lot of effort. Thanks a lot!


  1. wow .. your hubs is a gem! I am green with envy here ... how I wish my hubs will cook like this .. the only thing he knows how to cook is spaghetti. How pathetic right!?

    1. That's because I don't cook much so he has to take up the cooking. :-)
      Your food always look yummy, that's why your hubby doesn't have to worry about cooking.

    2. I have no choice if I want some spicy Malaysian food. yes, he is officially spoiled by me ... ;) also he doesnt like German food.

  2. Anonymous3:21 AM

    Looks lovely!

    I am a big fan of Faye Yong as well ;-)

  3. Happy New Year to you and your family! What a delicious meal with so many courses, truly cooked with love.