1000 Noche Buena Budget Challenge of Lumina Homes

23 December 2021

Challenge accepted! Lumina Homes is doing the "1,000 pesos Noche Buena Challenge" Visayas team will give us a step-by-step guide on how to prepare it!


The holiday season is in the air and Christmas is just around the corner. At this time, Filipinos are usually preparing for their Christmas Eve dinner and spending a lot for it. Today, Lumina Homes take the Php 1,000 Noche Buena Budget Challenge to give ideas to every Juan on how they can stay within their budget but still prepare a decent meal for the holidays.


Let’s take a look on this complete Christmas Eve dinner course worth Php 1, 000 with a total of 5 dishes that your whole family and loved ones will surely love!


Main dish: CHICKEN CORDON BLEU with White Sauce (Total Cost: Php 301.73)


  • Chicken breast
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Ham
  • Cheese
  • Toothpick
  • Egg
  • Flour
  • Breadcrumbs

Ingredients for the sauce:

  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Evaporated milk
  • Salt
  • Pepper

How to cook:

  1. Place a piece of chicken breast in a flat surface and flatten it using a rolling pin.
  2. Add some salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  3. Top the chicken breast with ham slices followed by a thin slice of cheese.
  4. Start rolling the chicken breast from one end to the other. Make sure that it is tightly rolled. You may use a toothpick to fasten the end of the chicken breast and to keep it from rolling back.
  5. After rolling all the chicken breast, beat 1 egg. Add salt and pepper to it then prepare your flour and bread crumbs.
  6. Coat the chicken with flour. Dip it to the beaten egg, and coat it with breadcrumbs. Make sure to coat the chicken evenly with flour and breadcrumbs. Repeat this process for the remaining rolled chicken breasts.
  7. Put the rolled chicken in your chiller and let it rest for a few minutes.
  8. Now, it’s ready to fry. Heat the oil at low fire and make sure to fry both sides of the rolled chicken until its golden brown.
  9. After removing the toothpick, slice the rolled chicken and set aside.

For the sauce:

  1. We will use butter for the cheese sauce. In a low heat, melt the butter then add flour. Stir until all the flour dissolves.
  2. Put the evaporated milk.
  3. Add some salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Let it boil until the sauce thickens. This sauce will be use for both our Chicken Cordon Bleu and Nachos.



Half kilo of rice for Php 25

Filipino Style Spaghetti (Total Cost: Php 274.68)


  • Spaghetti pasta
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Ground beef
  • Hotdog
  • Tomato sauce
  • Beef cube
  • All purpose cream
  • Salt
  • Black ground pepper
  • Sugar

How to cook:

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package instruction.
  2. While waiting, you can sauté the garlic and onion. Continue to cook until the onions get soft.
  3. Add the ground beef. Cook it until its color turns to a light brown.
  4. When the beef turns to the desired color, you can now add the hotdog and cook it for 2 minutes.
  5. Pour the tomato sauce. Stir it and bring to a boil.
  6. Upon boiling, you can now add the beef cube and cream.
  7. Add salt, black pepper, and sugar to taste.
  8. Add cheese then cook it in a low medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes.


Appetizer: BEEF NACHOS (Total Cost: Php 247.86)


  • Ground beef
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Molo wrapper
  • Tomato
  • Cabbage


How to cook:

  1. Prepare the beef by heating the oil in a pan.
  2. Sauté the onion and garlic.
  3. Add the ground beef. Cook it until it turns brown while constantly stirring.
  4. Add garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Stir until blended well.
  5. Continue cooking for 2 minutes then set aside.
  6. For the chips, we will use molo wrapper. Cut it into half making a triangular shape.
  7. Deep fry it until golden brown.
  8. Assemble the beef nachos by placing the chips on a serving plate. Top it with beef and the cheese sauce that we made earlier.
  9. Add chopped tomato, onions, and cabbage.


Dessert: BUKO PANDAN (Total Cost: Php 148)


  • Powdered gelatin
  • Buko pandan flavoring
  • Condensed milk
  • Young coconut

How to cook:

  1. Combine water and the powdered gelatin then stir using a spoon. Then stir it.
  2. Add the buko pandan flavoring.
  3. Still until everything is evenly distributed.
  4. Turn off the heat and transfer the mixture to a mold container.
  5. Allow the temperature to cool. Make sure that the texture of the mixture should be firm once cooled.
  6. Slice the firm gelatin into small cubes.
  7. Combine the condensed milk, gelatin, and young coconut then mix well.


Overall Costs for this 5 dishes: Php 997.27



You can choose from a wide selection of sites in our Lumina Visayas community which is a best gift for Christmas to yourself and your family.


Lumina Iloilo

This community is located in Brgy. Abilay Norte Oton, Iloilo. The available house for sale that are ready for occupancy in Lumina Iloilo are the townhouse for sale Philippines such as their Angelique Townhouse, and the Angeli Townhouse. They also have Angeli Single Firewall units.


Lumina Bacolod

This community is located in Brgy. Vista Alegre, Bacolod City. The available house for sale are the townhouse for sale Philippines such as their Angelique Townhouse, and the Angeli Townhouse. They also have Angeli Single Firewall units. This site also includes our latest amenities, the eSpacio.


eSpacio is an amenity center that includes a shuttle stop and a point to point shuttle service, multipurpose hall, play area, and the Tambayan ni Juan that features al fresco dining area.


Lumina Silay

This community is located in Brgy. Matagoy Rizal St. Silay City. The available house for sale for this site is the Angeli Townhouse.


The reservation fee for all our Lumina Visayas sites starts at Php 7, 000. We also have 2 promos this holiday season:

Give Love from Abroad Christmas Raffle for OFWS

Get raffle coupons when you reserve your own Lumina home!

1st Prize:               Php 10,000

2nd Prize:              Php 5,000

3rd Prize:              Php 3,000

There will also be 44 winners of 500 AllEasy load. This promo runs until December 25, 2021 only.


Juan Love this Christmas “Bahay Goals Bundle” Promo

Avail a Lumina house for sale under bank financing to enjoy this Bahay Goals Bundle Promo. This will entitle you to have FREE:

  • Move-in fee
  • Water application fee
  • Power connection fee

This promo runs until December 31,2021 only.


We hope that this Php 1,000 Noche Buena Budget Challenge Menu gave you some ideas in preparing a decent Christmas Eve dinner for your family without spending too much.


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