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With all the year-end ruckus we have at our workplace, I know we would really fall short of time preparing ‘handa’ for the Noche Buena. But fret not. I found a very easy way how to get away with all of these in as simple as 1-2-3. 

Jolly is one brand in our supermarkets that carries multiple products. They practically have everything we need with our Christmas Noche Buena preparations at home. 

So today, I’d like to share with you Jolly Super Easy Noche Buena Recipes, you’ll never even know you’re on it. For our first recipe, let’s share a drink to the adults in the house. Something milky, yet smashy if they’re up to it. 

1. Jolly Christmas Choclatini

I admit, I’m no good at Mixology. I have to chat to a chef friend miles away to consult what’s the easiest and no-brainer way to come up with an alcoholic drink out of Jolly Chocolate Milk.

I thought maybe we can have a little adult fun twist this Christmas out of the wholesome kid drink standing in our ref. I told my chef friend to share me something that kick ass in a less complicated way. Preparing this is easy-peasy. Just a bottle of Vodka and a box of Jolly Chocolate Milk. 

5 oz Jolly Chocolate Milk. 
1 oz Vodka

In a shaker, put in a handful of ice cubes;
Add 5 oz Jolly Chocolate Milk and 1 oz Vodka;
Shake it ‘till tiny sweats come out of the shaker wall then pour it in your martini glass.

If you ask me what Vodka brand exactly? Your preference actually. That’s it! Enjoy!

Jolly Christmas Choclatini
Jolly Christmas Choclatini

2. Jolly Lychee Sangria

Christmas is about tradition and celebration. What better way to celebrate it than sharing good drinks and happy time with family and friends. For most Filipino ladies, sharing hard drink is a no, no. So this one's a good and easy-going alternative to toast up the season.

When we have wine left overs sitting in our fridge after parties, this one's a good way too to make use of those stale wines rather than throw them away. Make sangria.

Jolly shared to me a loadful of goodies and there was Lychee in syrup on the stack. so I'm making Jolly Lychee Sangria.

2 oranges
1 lemon
1 can ginger ale
1 can sprite
1 can Jolly Lychees in syrup
1 bottle of Sauvignon Blanc

Slice the oranges and lemons crosswise;
Put the sliced oranges and lemons all together in a pitcher or in a punch bowl;
Drain Lychees in can and save half of its syrup;
Add the drained lychees except for the syrup;
Add in the white wine;
Add moderately all the other ingredients tasting it to your preference of wine kick along the way.
Serve Chilled.

Enjoy your Jolly Lychee Sangria!

Jolly Lychee Sangria
Jolly Lychee Sangria
Jolly Lychee Sangria

Jolly Lychee Sangria
Jolly Lychee Sangria

3. Jolly Creamy Mushroom Penne Pasta 

For my third dish, I'm going to share with you something we all practically know how to cook. I'll just however, put in a little twist for a change.

I'm going to make Jolly Creamy Mushroom Penne Pasta with Spinach or we commonly called this as alugbati. This is a green, leafy, slimy vegetable found in practically all 'palengkes' nationwide, whole year round. Or you can even plant this in a container and put it in your doorstep.

Jolly Creamy Mushroom Penne Pasta


500 g Dona Elena Al Dente Penne Rigate
2 tbsp. Dona Elena Extra Virgin Oil
1/2 Sweet Onion, minced
2 cloves Garlic, minced
220 g Shredded Chicken
1 can 200g Jolly Mushroom Pieces and Stems
2 tbsps. All-Purpose Flour
3 cups Chicken Stock
1 1/2 cups Jolly Cow Fresh Milk
125 g Parmesan Cheese
1/2 cup blanched Spinach (Optional)
Salt and Pepper to taste

Jolly Creamy Mushroom Penne Pasta


1. Cook Dona Elena Al Dente Penne Rigate according to package direction and set aside.
2. Cook Chicken Breast with chicken Bouillon cube, when cooked - shred and but aside soup stock.
3. Over medium fire, pour in 2 tbsps. of olive oil in a skillet, 
4. Saute Onions and garlic until tender;
5. Add in the shredded chicken, mix together then add in the mushrooms;
6. Put the flour into the milk and mix 'till the lumps disappear;
7. Add in the soup stock and let it simmer for a least 5 minutes;
8. Add in the milk with flour and let it simmer for another three to five mins;
9. Stir in salt and pepper to your preference;
10. Add in the pasta; coat every penne with the sauce;
11. Sprinkle all the parmesan cheese and mix them all together;

And Viola!

My Jolly Creamy Mushroom Penne Pasta! Enjoy!

Jolly Creamy Mushroom Penne Pasta
Jolly Creamy Mushroom Penne Pasta 

I’m no Michelin cook, I’m just a regular, full-scheduled mom trying to prepare something that’s simple and not complicated for my family and friends to enjoy. They’re not hard to please though so this will work well for them. And, thanks to Jolly. It’s proven three times over that indeed, Jolly brand makes super easy and non-complicated Noche Buena recipes.

So, try it ladies! I’ve made dinner and drinks with Jolly fool-proof, delicious and in record-breaking time.

May your Christmas be blessed and merry this year! Happy Holidays!

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