Monday, January 5, 2009

Monday Babblings

This is the first official post for 2009. Whew, where did 2008 go? This is also my first day back to work after 2.5 weeks off. Whew, where did the days go? Well, I know where the days went. It went into playing Guitar Hero World Tour, watching hockey and revamping my closet.

In a half-assed attempt to ease back into work slowly (bwahaha), I was scanning through UT online and noticed in the Entertainment section mentioned the upcoming Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year is in January this year. So this has me thinking about what the heck to make for CNY? I usually choose between hot pot or shui jiaozi (Chinese water dumplings) but since we've had hot pot on several occasions in the past couple of months, maybe it's time for jiaozi. I had a fleeting thought of trying a new filling, like sea cucumber or something. Kirk's MIL (mmm-yoso) had made it last year and I love sea cucumbers. But it was fleeting since the Mister does not like sea cucumber. I think might end up taking the easy way out and just get some Chinese roast duck and some dim sum to go from Jasmine.

In celebration of my MIL's birthday (Happy Birthday, J), we took her to lunch on Saturday to Jake's in Del Mar (her pick). It was a nice lunch and the in-laws had their first Hula Pie. Needless to say, it never stood a chance against the Eating Machines. (No pictures of the food, sorry. Didn't want to spoil the birthday celebration. Besides, trying to snap a picture before they descended on their plates would be akin to trying to take a picture of a bullet being fired from a gun.)

That's about all my brain can mustard up on this Monday morning. I'll have a couple of dishes to post on later in the week (especially the lobster linguine!). I hope everyone has recooped from New Year's celebrations. Have a wonderful week. Now go and eat well.


KirkK said...

Hi CAB - Actually three treasure dumplings is a nice way to "hide" sea cucumber. You can than spring the surprise on the amused....or maybe not so amused Mister after the fact!

Barefoot Plumies said...

heehee, that would be good! The Mister hasn't acquired the taste for certain chewy, tendon-y type foods yet.