So, have you consumed all the hot food that you cooked last night? Maybe yes, maybe no. What did you do with all those excess?
The Filipino way, whatever leftover there is at a party, it is given away in containers to guests. Thus, I don’t deny that my husband and I brought home some “dogie food” last night er… this morning.
One word about hot food though. Experts from the Food and Drug Administration suggest that it is not a good idea to leave perishable food in the counter or on our tables for more than two hours. Such contradicts our old age knowledge about letting that food cool first before putting them in the fridge. If the food is served on a buffet warmer, I guess it is safe.
The food at my sister’s last night was catered, so they were hot all night as they were laid out using buffet warmers. Our food loot therefore, is safe. I was happy we brought home some leftover goodies, but my husband says he would have been happier if Santa gave him a playstation 3. Seriously, I didn’t even know he wanted one. I think he is just jealous with my nephew because he got one and an electric guitar. Ah…call it excess trappings at Christmas time, did you get your Christmas wish?