Lady’s Choice Advanced Noche Buena Video and Lady’s Choice Macaroni Salad

Lady's Choice Macaroni Salad

Christmas is all about family. It’s about togetherness. It’s putting up Christmas decorations together with all the members of your family, helping each other prepare food for Noche Buena, hearing the Mass, and then sharing all the delicious food which you all prepared at midnight. Our Noche Buena won’t be complete without Macaroni Salad. It’s everyone’s favorite and one of the easiest to prepare, delicious, and it can be prepared ahead of time.

To make Macaroni Salad I use elbow macaroni, carrots, celery, raisins, sweet ham, shredded chicken breast, pineapple tidbits, and of course, Lady’s Choice Mayonnaise to make it more tasty.

It was really nice of Lady’s Choice to send over this Advance Noche Buena package. Surely, Macaroni Salad won’t miss Noche Buena this year. At hindi na ako nakatiis diba? I made Macaroni Salad yesterday!

It was what I was snacking on when I watched this Lady’s Choice Advanced Noche Buena Video.

In this video you can feel how Lady’s choice advocates love and togetherness of the family. Lady’s Choice believes that it’s better when families come together, specially during the most special time of the year.  I’ve known it as a brand that advocates food prepared with love by moms with the help of the whole family thereby encouraging bonding and sharing of stories. This  magnifies the closeness and the love of each family member  with one another.

This year, Lady’s Choice gave three families a chance to spend Noche Buena together in advance since they will be apart during Christmas Eve. The three featured families were the De Velez Family, the Delfin Family, and the Valtiendas Family.

  • De Velez Family: the Seaman that Never Saw His Son on Christmas Day

The De Velez family shared how they’ve never spent Noche Buena together. For the past six years, the father, Zandro has been working as a chef onboard a cruise ship. His youngest son was still a baby when he started working away from home. So for more than half a decade, his wife Jennifer, and their two kids would always spend Christmas without Zandro.

  • Delfin Family: the Daughter Nurse to Leave Home for a Long Time

While in the Delfin household, they’ve reluctantly accepted that Christmas meant that they won’t be complete as a family. Leslie Mae, the oldest daughter, is an on-call nurse who was required to work regardless of the occasion. You know how nurses are. And more recently, Leslie, as her mom Sally shared, also just got a job offer outside of the country. So once more, the Delfin family will be apart this coming Christmas.

  • Valtiendas Family: the Husband Who Came Home to Miss Another Christmas

Finally, Emma Valtiendas narrated that for years, she and her husband Julio, who was based in Bahrain, were forced to spend Noche Buena away from each other. But when he returned home, he started working in the night shift which meant that he will miss Noche Buena with his wife and three daughters again.

But for this year, they were up for a big surprise. Lady’s Choice helped set up an advance Noche Buena for these families. The moms of the household, together with other family and friends, prepared a delicious feast for their loved ones by preparing their favorite dishes. Noche Buena staples like the Macaroni Salad were present in the feast. Their houses too were decorated with trimmings to make the spirit of Christmas complete.

It was very heart-warming to see the surprised look on Zandro, Leslie Mae, and Julio’s face when they came home and found out what their family and friends had prepared for them. Zandro was shocked by the surprise his family gave him. Finally, he got to spend Noche Buena with his son. Leslie Mae was speechless when she saw her family and relatives which came all the way from different places to surprise him. She can’t help but cry and even said that she doesn’t want to leave anymore.  Julio, who was expecting a surprise for someone else, felt very happy and excited by the surprise. After long years, these families finally get to spend their Noche Buena together.

I also cried while watching the video. I don’t know if I was just being emotional because I’m pregnant or if it’s because I can relate.  I know how it is to spend Christmas without one of the members of our family. peanutbutter (my husband) spent four years working in Dubai. He comes home only once a year and he makes it a point that it’s during Summer time because Ykaie is also on vacation. That way, we can spend more time together as a family. We missed him for four Noche Buenas and Christmases. But that’s not gonna happen again this year. peanutbutter is here to stay for good. It’s gonna be a Merry Christmas for our family this year just like with the De Velez Family, the Delfin Family and the Valtiendas Family

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Lady’s Choice Macaroni Salad

  • Author: Peachy Adarne

Ingredients

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  • 700 ml Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise
  • 400g elbow macaroni pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • 1/3 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup cooked sweet ham diced
  • 1 cup pineapple tidbits
  • 1 cup cooked chicken breast shredded
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • Sugar, salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in one large bowl.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Season with salt, sugar, and pepper to taste.
  4. Chill before serving

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66 Responses

  1. This really made me teary-eyed. Because hubby works on night shifts too, we haven’t spent Christmas Eve with him for the past 5 years. My daughters are also usually gone on Christmas Eve because they have to spend it with their dad and his new family. So, it’s usually just me and my son together. This Christmas is gonna be different though. Hubby was finally given Christmas Eve off from work and the girls will be with us as well. For the first time in 5 years, we’re gonna be complete on Christmas Eve! 🙂

  2. (Sorry, i couldn’t edit my previous comment so I commented again)

    Awwww…naiyak tuloy ako sa video (I’m such a cry-baby)! Yeah, I can’t imagine spending Christmas away from my family. This Christmas, we’re not having a get-together with my side of the family as we normally do every year. Ganun eh. I’m just putting my faith in God’s hands that he wants us to spend this Christmas differently. 🙂

  3. I LOVE Macaroni Salad and your looks so yummy! I can’t wait to try this recipe out <3

  4. Spending Christmas without your loved one can cast a gloom. Even though I travel a lot, I always make sure that my Christmas and New Year will be spent with my family.

    PS: We always use Lady’s Choice on Macaroni salad too.

  5. It’s really nice of Lady’s Choice to create this platform for the three families to spend Noche Buena together in advance. Thanks for sharing the heartwarming videos 🙂

  6. I live very close to all of my family and I can’t imagine how hard it must be to be away from them around this time of the year.

  7. I bet mum will cook Macaroni Salad this Christmas and surely she will use Ladys Choice. We just love the taste of it.

  8. I don’t think we have that particular brand around here. This reminds me though that I used to spend my Christmas’s split with the family in California. I haven’t done that in so long though.

  9. What a sweet story! Macaroni salad is one of my favorites. I’ll have to give your recipe a try! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Macaroni salad is one of my favorite foods! I typically stick to a particular recipe I love but sometimes like to switch it up. I’ll definitely give yours a try!!

  11. That is so amazing what Lady’s Choice did for these families indeed. I will have to make the macaroni salad for the kids they love these kind of salads but I don’t. Thanks for sharing.

  12. I’m so glad to hear you will be with your hubby this year for Christmas! That right there is a present 😀 This rescipe sounds amazing, I’m going to have to try it out 😀

  13. I really like the idea of adding pineapple bits to a macaroni salad. I would make this, with the exception of the raisins…I can’t get past those lil’ suckers.

  14. When I was still working in BPO, I always make sure that I’m on leave on Christmas Eve. I don’t want to spend Christmas in the office. 🙂

  15. This is our trusted mayo brand also. I love macaroni salad but I don’t know how to make a nice tasting one… no kidding

  16. This is one of the best mayo in town, the products taste is so unique and amazing flavor to choose from. I always set a meal with this product I eat a lot whenever these are set on the table. This I think is my guilty pleasures that my family will always treasure. I always purchase 2 spreads online in a month, so our supply will be continued… my favorite breakfast in the morning with my nieces.

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I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →

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