Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong..
I find myself singing this song again as I write about my Christmas wishlist. Every Christmas, my family travels on country roads to be at my parents’ country home. It is always there that we love to celebrate our Christmas. And this song is is oftentimes what my husband plays in the car while we pass by vast rice lands and mountainous terrains up North, during our 10-hour travel to the second farthest town of Isabela, my hometown Cabagan.
Ahh, my parents’ home. How we love the place. It’s beautifully situated near the foot of the Sierra Madre Mountains. It’s a typical country home. There are 2 small fish ponds surrounding the house, and the view to the left side would be rice farms and the majestic frame of the Sierra Madre mountains, my first inspirations to write. My childhood memories in the place would be seeing my parents gardening, and my dad cooking for our ‘family picnic’ that he would fondly set for us.
Before the recent super typhoon Lawin struck the place, our home was thickly covered with greens. It was a tradition that each family member plants a tree on significant occasions such as birthdays and graduation days. They are now trying to restore the gardens. And then the picnic. Our family loves good food, and we enjoy dining together. It’s always my dad who prepares healthy meals for us. And yep, up to these days, when we all get together, we still enjoy his old-time Papa-set picnic we grew up with.
Christmas eve has always been a big feast that we all look forward to. There was never a year in my whole life that I didn’t get to this celebrate a Christmas Eve in this home. My mom decorates and prepares activities for the kids, while my dad cooks. And ever since I became a momma myself, it has been me and papa who make special meals for the family!
This Christmas, I want to treat my kitchen buddy, my dad. I know he would be happy have kitchen appliances from De’Longhi because it’s one excellent brand that truly delivers! So yes, I am making a kitchen wishlist not for myself but for the best home cook I’ve ever known: My dad, Dr. Cardenas. Yes, papa, it’s time to upgrade our kitchen appliances so we can have more fun times cooking together! I wish to add these appliances in your kitchen!
Wishlist 1: De’Longhi MULTIFRY FH1163 Classic
Just by the sight of this pretty multifry on the table makes me drool. I’d love to have it for myself. I’d love to have it for my dad!
De’Longhi MULTIFRY FH1163 Classic has an excellent cooking performance: Food is crispy on the outside and tasty and juicy on the inside, just like how we want it to be. It also cooks so fast! Imagine cooking a 1 kg of frozen potatoes for only 27 min! Not only that, it has a high food capacity that can cook, for example, a 1.5 kg of fresh potatoes and 1.25 kg of frozen potatoes without adding oil! It also has an adjustable thermostat to set the right power for each recipe (and you can cook several recipes using this, by the way!). How amazing!
Wishlist 2: De’Longhi ELECTRIC BARBEQUE GRILL BG 500C
The second in my list is something that my dad will definitely love to have: an electric barbeque grill. Since the family all loves anything grilled, this is a kitchen-must have! This griller is perfect for grilled steaks, chops, hamburgers, sausages, salmon as well as delicious eggs, bacon, omelets. This will definitely ease papa’s kitchen life!
Wishlist 3: De’Longhi ICONA VINTAGE ECOV 310.BK
Lastly, I’d love to have this De’Longhi ICONA VINTAGE ECOV 310.BK not only for my dad, but also for my mom. I’d like to leave them an espresso machine that can easily make them a very good cappuccino in the comforts of our home. So that even when we go back to Manila again, they can enjoy great coffee together.
What I like about this stylish pump espresso machine has an advanced technology that guarantees a perfect and authentic Italian espresso. It’s“Cappuccino System” mixes steam, air and milk producing a rich and creamy froth for delicate cappuccino, perfect for my cappuccino-loving parents. It also has a practical cup warming plate, to keep coffee cups warm, just like at the coffee shop! It has a removable water reservoir, to make filling and cleaning much easier! My parents will surely enjoy this one. =)
So there, my De’ Longhi Christmas Wishlist. I am really looking forward to wrap one of these appliances for my parents this Christmas! =)
Finally, we’re counting just a few more days and my entire family will be travelling to the countryside to be with these wonderful people to celebrate Christmas. Meet my parents in our humble home!
Have a merry Christmas, friends!