Back-to-back Christmas parties, out-of-town trips with barkadas, malls full of shoppers in a last-minute shopping frenzy.
Back then, these were your typical Pinoy Christmas scenarios, with the Christmas rush descending upon everyone as early as September. However, this year challenged our lives in the most unexpected way. With the future still uncertain at this point, a majority of us have been forced to adapt to the new normal way of living. These days may prove to be difficult for everyone given all the unfortunate circumstances hitting us one by one, but we can also find comfort in the idea that as a nation, we always find ways to overcome adversities. Global crisis, limited finances, or even natural calamities will never be able to extinguish the fire that’s inside us and that propels us to move forward.
Bring magic to the new normal Christmas
Now that we’ve entered a new normal way of life, we may find ourselves scrimping more and more on our household budgets in order to save more for the rainy days. But scrimping doesn’t mean cutting back on what’s good, especially if it’s the matter of food. Noche Buena feasts usually mean holiday indulgence in most Filipino families, but since times are unpredictable, we must flex and exercise our creative muscles to create an abundant spread that will not break the bank. Lucky for us, we have MAGGI to help us out—you can find more diskarte recipes that can make this Christmas Masaya, Kayang Kaya through and through! Here’s a few recommended crowd-favourite dishes from the maggi.ph that are easy on the budget and that the family will be sure to get second helpings of. Or maybe third!
This one’s a sure crowd pleaser. You have a dish that combines meatballs (that kids love) and caldereta (which adults love). Here’s how to cook it:
You can save on this dish by cooking your AllinONEDerful Meatball Caldereta with the free tomato sauce that comes with every pack of 42-piece MAGGI Magic Sarap 8g.
Pancit should never be absent in any Pinoy celebration. It’s festive in nature because you can cook and serve more with basic ingredients such as meat, vegetables, and egg or bihon noodles. That, and in our custom, serving and eating pancit is associated with good luck, longevity, and prosperity. That is why you always see it in Noche Buena and Media Noche spreads. Here’s how to cook it:
Cook your pancit canton in half the time and with twice the flavour with the new supreme diskarte in the kitchen – new MAGGI Supreme Sarap All-in-one Cooking Sauce which has the perfect blend of soy, oyster, garlic, onion and meaty flavor. It is only 12 pesos (SRP) per 60g sachet, and now you can get a Buy 3 Get 3 Promo available in supermarkets, groceries and online platforms this holiday season. Click or tap here to buy.
Why buy lechon, a notable bankbreaker during holidays, when you can cook one with a twist, right in the comforts of your own kitchen? Choose to serve a mouthwatering Crispychon and make it more flavourful by using a combo of MAGGI Magic Sarap and MAGGI Oyster Sauce! It’s going to be your family’s newest favourite Noche Buena dish. Here’s how to cook it:
Christmas Masaya, Kayang Kaya
Christmas is a season that is full of hope, happiness, love, and joyous anticipation for the good things that will come next year. Choose to celebrate it with your family, and make it one step livelier by preparing the best homecooked dishes that’s made even tastier with MAGGI Magic Sarap and MAGGI Supreme Sarap. Adding some love and a dash of it will turn your Christmas into one that is Christmas Masaya Kayang Kaya.
We may not experience the parties and all the gatherings we usually attend every year and Christmas may be a little different for 2020, but we can always hope for better days to come. And MAGGI is with you all the way.
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