Wednesday, March 12, 2008
A Visit from the Parents
I've been shamefully neglecting my blog but it's time to get back on track. I'm taking a short break from work while the kids are on March Break so I have no more excuses for procrastinating.
Todd was away on a business trip for a few days last week, and my parents kindly offered to visit and help out. The girls were happy to see them, and I enjoyed a week-long feast of Chinese food. (I'm admittedly biased, but I think they're the best Cantonese chefs this side of Vancouver.)
Mom and Dad cooked tons of food, most of which is packed away in our freezer now. This is just a small sampling in the photo above. There is a plate of Buddha's Delight, which is a vegetarian dish containing daylily buds, bean curd, bean thread noodles, snow peas, and a variety of fungi that I can't name in English. There is a plate of green beans with spicy preserved bean curd, which both Julia and I love. And yes, that really is a pile of chicken's feet, which the girls refused to touch. Guess you have to be 100% Chinese to enjoy these.
I just had to take a photo of the crabs. So beautiful ... and they taste as good as they look!