Chritmas and Gift Wrapping

When it comes to gifts, I usually take the easiest route: gift bags. Gift bags require the least amount of work. All you have to do is buy a gift bag from the dollar store, put the gift inside, and you’re done. This year, however, gift bags just did not seem right. They just did not seem beautiful enough under the Christmas tree, and most of all, they just did not seem beautiful and thoughtful enough for my daughter. This year, I bought some gift wrapping paper, sat down and wrapped the gifts for my daughter and my wife the old fashion way.

Now, that the gifts are wrapped and put under the Christmas tree, it’s time to think about tonight’s dinner. On the menu tonight: foie gras on toast with a touch of fig jam, oysters on the shell with mignonette sauce, and shrimp with a cocktail sauce (homemade mayonaisse with a touch of ketchup and cognac). I just have to decide what we will be having for dessert.


4 Responses to Chritmas and Gift Wrapping

  1. Angele says:

    Holidays are over 😦 How was Christmas and New Year celebrations? 🙂

    Your Christmas dinner menu was so fancy. I wish I could have been sharing this great meal with you guys. Heheheh! So, what did you have for dessert?

  2. Patrick Ng says:

    You should have let me know. I would have bought more oysters 🙂

    Christmas went very well. The meal was very delicious but we did not have any dessert. She was kind enough to let us eat while sitting in her high chair eating some biscuits. But it was close to her bedtime after we were done eating. So, we had to give her her bath and put her to bed.

    New Year, on the other hand, was a different story. Things started very well. We had dinner at my aunt’s place on New Year’s Eve, but the next day I woke up with a migraine (not a full-blown one). I hate migraine. Then on Saturday, Angelica was with a fever for the next 5 days. I had to take a day off to look after her on the January 4th. And as if things were not bad already, I had a car accident last week. Thankfully, I was not hurt and was alone in the car.

  3. Angele says:

    Oh my god :/
    How is she doing now?

    You were lucky enough not to get hurt! Hopefully better days are on the way 🙂

  4. Patrick Ng says:

    She’s doing fine now, thank you. She says “papa” now 🙂 Hopefully betters days are on my way like you said. Once I hit the bottom, the only way is up, isn’t it?

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