Today 23rd September is my birthday yay! I turned 16! and nothing you think or say in your mind will change that :-P.
Sunday was my family New yam eating day and what better way to celebrate than with family. It’s a tradition common among Ibo people especially Anambra state. It’s called Ili ji which means eating New Yam officially. In Nnewi it’s a big celebration, because it’s celebrating the years harvest.
Organised by my oldest Aunt here in Lagos, we gather together around this time every year, thank God for life, love, family and food then deal with the different versions of yam Lol!. It’s the one time we can all sit as a family, catch up on each other because most times that might be the only time we get to see one another, you know how Lagos is!
We had so much to eat, l had a take-away bag of soup, chicken, fish and a few other things that I can neither disclose nor display pictures of for security reasons ;-).
Enjoy this picture loaded post!
My Beau and I
Official ceremony opener- Oji na Ose Orji
Ji mmili oku
Pounded yam and Egusi
Roasted yam served with Utazi leaf, palm oil and Upkaka
Hot dogs for kids
Burger for kids
Too overwhelmed to title it 🙂
Abacha (African salad)
Naturally there was palm wine
And other kinds of wine
Cute little Chineme trying to blow bubbles
Dami & Bobo
Sunday was also a cousins birthday
Beauriful cousins- Peju, Ngozi, Chioma and Joy
Beau and Chika
More Beauriful cousins- Beau, Chinelo, Obinna and Chika
Ah! Sister, longtime no see!
Kano Mummy, flew in from Abuja to be with us! :-).
Later that day I hosted some house fellowship members.
Peppered turkey wings – recipe on Friday :-).
Chocolate brownie cupcakes-recipe coming soon 🙂
Tropical Chapman- recipe not coming soon :-p
Chocolate chip ice-cream- recipe definitely coming soon 😀
What I did on my special day after struggling to upload this post several times…naturally chopped and almost quenched! :-).
And then I rewarded myself with this winner!
From us with love!
Join me on Friday for this weeks recipe!