Last Meal of 2011

We have reached the last day of the year two-zero-one-one, and I’m sure there are many things that we should be grateful for.  The last day of the year is always celebrated with a New Year’s Eve dinner, where every individual will go back to their home to give thanks for the outgoing year and to usher the incoming of the new year.

My family is not really a big family, compared to many other families that I know of.  Most of my relatives are not in Miri, therefore my family gathering is usually a humble one.  However, that does not stop my Mom from trying to out-do her own cooking year after year.

Have a look at the dishes that she prepared this last meal of 2011.

Roasted Turkey with stuffing
Roasted Turkey with stuffing

I’ve always felt it strange to have turkey on a new year’s eve dinner ><.  But oh well, many friends have always envied that I get to eat so much turkey.  By the way, preparation of a turkey takes at least 3 days, starting with the thawing which takes 2 or 3 days depending on the size of the turkey.  Baking the turkey in the oven itself takes around 4 to 5 hours, depending on the oven’s size and capability.

Pea Sprouts      Steamed Fish

Egg & Ham Salad
Egg & Ham Salad

Chestnut & Mushroom Soup in Pumpkin   Lamb Kebab Skewer

Stuffed Bread with Chicken Filling
Stuffed Bread with Chicken Filling

Prawn Fritters & Deep Fried Lotus   Spring Rolls

Stuffed Cabbage & Stuffed Mushroom
Stuffed Cabbage & Stuffed Mushroom

So there you have it, another splendid dinner, thanks to my Mom (and Dad who assists) who spends so much of her time just to make sure everyone is well fed.  Needless to say, there was a lot of leftovers, which only means there’s one less thing to worry about for lunch (and maybe dinner even!) tomorrow.

Finally, Happy New Year 2012 to everyone!  May the coming year be filled with lots of wealth and health for you.

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