Today is my birthday. As I get older the celebration of my coming into the world is not a priority.
We usually have festivities for the kid’s birthdays, but I prefer a quiet night with Michael and a bottle of wine.
Aside from the wine an important thing for me to have on my birthday is any kind of long noodle dish.
Traditionally in the Philippines you should always have a long noodle dish during a person’s birthday because it is suppose to be lucky and it signifies a long life for the celebrant. No one really knows where this superstition originated from, but many Filipinos follow it.
When I was in the Philippines the dish had to be a stir fry noodle dish called pancit, but in Connecticut where good Filipino food is hard to come by, I improvise and I replace any long noodle dish like spaghetti or Chinese noodles.
If it is your birthday today or if you know someone who has a birthday, give the gift of noodles so the celebrant will have a long life.
Have a wonderful day!