While dining out is equally precious, there's something more special and relaxing when get-togethers are done at home where there's no time limit and things become spontaneous. The adults can be noisy and kids can be rowdy and we can all eat like there's no tomorrow. The party lasted for seven (7) hours and it was one of the funnest times we've had in a long while.
The BBQ started at 2:30PM. Some brought cooked food and some brought stuff to be cooked on the barbie.
The Husbands hovered around the big BBQ Grill and got those pork belly cooked.
On the other hand, I hung out by the smaller BBQ Grill and got busy with my Bulgogi-marinated Beef. (I'll share the recipe later this week).
My Bulgogi only took a few minutes to grill. Once one side of the thinly-sliced beef is cooked, I flipped it over and sliced it into strips.
It should look like this once it's done (see photo below). I served it with Kimchi.
Other than the dish I prepared, we had the grilled Pork Belly (dipped in spicy Vinegar), Pancit, Steamed Milkfish and Corned Beef Pandesal (the Pandesal was freshly-baked by one of our friends). The food lasted us till dinnertime and it was all delicious.
For dessert, we had Chocolate Crinkles (baked also by one of our friends) and Caramel Cake.
No matter what happens, we never forget to take photos, especially the Wifeys...thank God our Husbands always obliged.
Even the kids, had a special "photoshoot" session. It took a lot of "sit still" and "look at the camera, please?" to get them all together in one photograph, but we sure had a lot of laughter doing this.
Other than spending time as a family, the Wifeys and Husbands get to bond separately. The Husbands have their time to talk about their stuff and (sometimes) watch a DVD while the Wifeys happily chats away with stuff they care about too.
And always, we never seem to ran out of things to talk or laugh about. Our friendship is amazing and truly blessed. Our party ended with smiles that will last us until the next get-together.