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Purple and Yellow Family Party

Rain rain go away. It was raining early this morning but the sun finally came out in the afternoon. I was productive with studying in the afternoon and was very excited to go to a family party afterwards.

Tonight we celebrated a very special birthday for my goddaughter Natalie. It special because it marked her first day of adulthood teenager-hood as she turned 13 🙂

My family is big and we have a lot of parties during the fall. As usual, there were plenty of food and celebration.

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Delicious, rich and decadent desserts. The purple dessert on the left is called Ube, made with purple yam. The second dessert is made of coconut milk and corn.

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It was a sports party themed and the invitation said to wear clothes that represent your favorite team.

Of course, Lakers fans did not disappoint and showed their pride. I brought back old school Lakers, wearing Kobe Bryant’s old jersey #.

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We also had the smallest and youngest volleyball player. My  3 yr old niece Jazzy wearing her mom’s old high school jersey. Does she know how to work the camera or what?

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My parents, huge Manny Pacquiao fans.

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My youngest sister Hazel. She was finally able to have a sample of the chocolate bread pudding I made. I froze a portion and saved some for her.

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Hazel, Me and also my younger sister, Berna.

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It was a full house. Such a fun night!!

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Happy Birthday Natalie!!!

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Comments

  1. All that looks like a lot of fun, the cakes and desserts must have been so delicious 🙂

    • Anne, yes, they were delicious. The cake was coffee flavored with a light cake. I had a small slice of each dessert and I was beyond full. They are so rich.

  2. You all are gorgeous! Everyone of you!

    Happy birthday Natalie!!!

  3. How fun! The desserts look so good! A dessert made from purple yam? i so want to try this! Enjoy your halloween

    • That dessert is a staple at family party. I’m going to try and learn the recipe from my Aunties and share with you. I have a hard time finding purple yams though, I think they are seasonal at Asian markets.

      Where do you buy purple yam in your area?

  4. Annette (Defiant Vegan) says:

    I’ve tried Ube and many other dishes from your culture and I absolutely love them.

    I miss Casaba with a thin layer of flan over the top. It’s been awhile Oh am I craving it now. LOL

    What a beautiful family and gathering.

    Hugs

    • Thanks Annette, I’m glad you were able to taste the Ube. I have a recipe for Cassava cake but haven’t made it for awhile 😦

      • Annette (Defiant Vegan) says:

        Maybe it’s time you, Holidays are just around the corner.

        correct me if I’m wrong I hear it’s a lot of work turning to get the right consistency. I wonder if a blender/processor would help take care of that problem?

        Yum I can just taste it on my palate. 😛

      • That’s true, if you want to make it from scratch then there’s a lot of manual shredding of the cassava. My aunt makes them this way and it’s the best because of the texture.

        However, if you want to do a short cut, they sell frozen cassava at the store and that’s the one I’ve used in the past.

  5. WOW yall are all beautiful!!!! I love family parties- soo much fun!

  6. Awww, so cute! Oh and I LOVE the Lakers! I’ve never been to a game, but I’m dying to go!!!
    Your new photo on the right is beyond gorgeous!

    • Thanks girl 🙂 This season would be a good time to watch the Lakers game at Staples or when they visit you in NorCal. Watch them before Phil Jackson leaves the team or Kobe retires 😦

      Can you believe as part of my work perks before involved courtside tickets to Lakers game? Those were the good ole days 🙂

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