We had a pot bless on Sunday night in church which coincide with the chinese ' Chap Goh Meh ' night. I really don't know what to cook when my friend Honey rang me up and asked me what I am bringing for the pot bless. After some thoughts, with me just back from the bloggers meet up in KL, I decided to make something simple and easy to prepare and at the same time doesn't tires me out. And this was the best dish to take for pot bless. Spaghetti Aglio Olio with lots of cherrry tomatoes would be ideal for the nite function. This pasta would be a hit with my church members...They love this flavorful pasta and I love to cook this for it is simple and is easy to prepare.
This pot bless was not to celebrate Chap Goh Meh but to celebrate our church youngest member, Beatrice's birthday, it was her 10th birthday. We were to invite our friends and family to the pot bless. I knew there will be a big crowd so I made more of this spaghetti. And you won't believe or rather I was surprised that my big mixing bowl of Spaghetti Aglio Olio just disappeared after half an hour. There were many dishes..each member brings a dish and so you can imagine how many dishes there were. I was busy indulging myself in gluttony that I forgot to shoot the rest of the food. I can name them here for you ...but you have to imagine them using your best imagination skill....:p Besides my pasta dish, there were Braised Black Pepper Chicken , Stir Fry Mixed Veggies , Lamb Stew , Curry Chicken, Potato Salad, Fruit Salad , Achar ( Pickled Veggies Nyonya Style ) Fried Mee, Yam Cake, Curry Puffs , Savoury Glutinous Chicken Rice , Popiah, and Dessert was Fruit Jellies and watermelon slices and Barley With Soy Milk Soup . Every dish came in big portion and we stuffed our tummy full and when it comes to the cutting cake part , no one seems interested in the cake for everyone was so full....gluttony is therefore a sin alright ! LOL! just kidding...I was busy indulging myself in this sinful walloping spree.
happy to declare that everyone went for this pasta dish first
coz they were tricked by the colorful tomotoes in the pasta :p
this is our 10th year birthday gal..Beatrice..
she is as tall as her aunties....and she is only 10 whereas the aunties are
all in their fifties :p
this cake was baked by Honey our church baker :p
a fruit flan...mmmm yummy
for your information I devoured 2 big slices
and now I have to go on a diet for the next week
I have put on 2 Kg since CNY and I have not
been doing any brisk walking for the past few weeks..
Pot Bless in the church always brings the members closer together
and how true....food does bring people together !
the universal language that brings people of all races together
I always look forward to a wonderful and warm pot bless !
Happy10th Birthday Beatrice
and God Blessings be upon you always!
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