Maundy Thursday : Lunch at the Chens

It's Lent and the Philippines is now having a 5-day long break allowing us to reflect, repent and to remember what He has done for us. For me, I'm spending this 5 days to do all those and to relax, tp catch up with friends and to prepare for my upcoming trip as well.

Today, I had lunch with a couple of good friends from high school. Since my good friends Angie and Dave are expecting their little bundle joy soon and Ge was advised by the doctor to just stay indoors; thus, we decided to have a simple potluck lunch at their lovely home instead of eating outside. I observe Lent as I stay away from meat until Easter. Luckily, all the dishes that we had today were meat-free allowing me to enjoy every single one!

Let me share with you what me and my friends brought to lunch today:
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Even if she said she won't be cooking anything; Ge, who can double as Martha Stewart, couldn't help but prepare this yummy Spinach Dip with Crostinis.
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She also had a plate of Asparagus with Creamy Dip too!
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We also have a bowl of fresh greens with Sesame Dressing which was prepared by Ange's yaya

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Paul and I brought some Tuna Carbonara and Bangus Spring Rolls which I forgot to take a photo off. These were made by our talented Manang :) Yay! 
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Talia prepared pasta dish #2 : Mushroom Rigatoni with Truffle Oil. I swear this was so good! Everyone had at least two servings of this.
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Lastly, Ele brought a box of Bite-Sized Tarte Paris from Dragonfly Desserts which was a perfect way to cap off our yummy lunch. I love the fresh fruits on top of the custard filling that wasn't so sweet. This truly makes a great potluck item!

We had a great time catching up with one another while Talia and I excitedly planned our trip! Lunch at Ange's is always fun!
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So fun that we even had a cute little visitor who peeked into the window and cozily sat by the door...
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 ....until Dave tried opening it and the cat came running in and quickly ran up to the next floor. Oops! Looks like kitty cat was trying to feel at home as well!

Have a blessed Maundy Thursday, dear readers!

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