Saturday, December 19, 2009

party on

<--I hereby present... the yema ball.

Yes, Wolfgang and I had yema ball success. I found a recipe that looked pretty easy, plus it even had a video to go with it. The guy making the yema balls in the video spoke tagalog, but was easy enough to follow anyway. It kinda went like:

"tagong bakong abonga chonga egg yolk... bonbaga chonga konga mongalonga condense milk..." and so on.

Anyway, our yema balls came out looking just like the ones in the video, so I assume they tasted like they were supposed to taste.

And I will say this... I am NOT a fan. yucko. But, to each his own. Wolfgang brought them to his party and claimed that some people really liked them. I think they are like egg nog in the way that people either love it or hate it.

Meego's class had its holiday party yesterday morning, so I attended that. Yes, the school has a new party policy this year - having parties at the start of the day rather than at the end of the day. I guess the thinking is that they will get the parties out of the way, then the kids can move back to learning stuff.


Oh well, a party's a party and it was typical 4th grade fun. And it felt quite sporting to leave the sugared up kids with their teachers for the remainder of the day.

Some classrooms really got into the party-in-the-morning theme. One classroom had bacon and eggs while another had gingerbread pancakes. Meego's party had neither of these, but we figured that party moms are eligible to crash other classrooms' parties.

Now, we've two and a half weeks of winter break fun ahead of us. Little icicles formed on my eyelashes this morning when I went out to run. How fitting.


  1. They look like cheese. I bet I like them.

  2. I've never had yema balls. Good job on getting them to look so tasty. :)

    I went to my 4th grader's winter party on Thursday. The room moms had the 4 kids dressing up with plastic garbage bags stuffed with blown up balloons and added accessories.
    No way that kind of excitement could happen in the morning with expectations of calmness the rest of the day. But you all are doing it, so I guess it's possible.

  3. my balls are always bounce to the left and to the right, it our belief our big balls should be held every night!

  4. You have just sent me on a mad Googling spree for yema balls - they actually sound rather tasty!

    (note: few things make me happier than discovering new foods)