Monday, December 22, 2008

Missed Flight

Friday was the first snow storm of the year in NYC

Our friends Mimi and Ray were supposed to fly to the West
Coast but their flight was cancelled. If you have to look at the bright side of things (some people are annoying like that), at least the flight was cancelled very early in the day -- I guess it's better to know about the cancellation before leaving for the airport rather than sitting there and waiting for three hours, only to find out about the cancellation. Since we are no going to be seeing each other for the holidays, I decided to invite then over for dinner and some Wii action.

Now, I was a little nervous cooking for them because Ray is professional chef an
d Mimi is an avid baker. I always think that they are not going to enjoy my food, but that's not how they are. As a matter of fact, Ray mentioned to us before that he is happy and always appreciates someone cooking for him. I thought that was very sweet of him to say.

For appetizer, I made this French (Filipino) Onion Soup. For entree, I made my famous (between hubby and I) spaghetti Bolognese. Unfortunately, we were so hungry and enjoyed each other's company that I wasn't able to take a photo of the dinner before I served it. The only picture I took was of soup before I broiled the cheese on top.

After dinner, we moved to the living room and had more drinks and played Wii bowling (thanks guys for the game!).

The next morning I woke up and surprised to find out how much we ended up drinking....but it's always worth it when you are enjoying time with your special friends.

To Mimi and Ray - we love you guys...cheers and have a great trip


  1. you are so sweet joanie! dinner was terrific and wii was awesome. thanks for having us over, hopefully see you tonight!

  2. the picture of the soup looks delicious. what do you mean by "French(Filipino)"? I am always looking for Filipino food to cook my hubby.

  3. Thanks Rachel!
    The soup is a regular French Onion soup (recipe you can find in food network)...I just add filipino on it since I am filipino. If you like, I can send you some simple Filipino recipe that you can try to cook for your hubby.


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