These chicken wings never get old. IMG_0804


Our meatless Monday meal tonight with steamed enoki mushrooms over garlic soy sauce, stir fry bak choy, stir fry Chinese yam (淮山) with wood ear and another stir fry – celery with bean curd and bamboo shoots.IMG_0779

Dinner tonight took less than 15 minutes since most of the food is either pre-made or leftovers. It was perfect since Dai Bee has his orchestra performance for his school, so the three of us at this for dinner. Still there were leftovers, so now we know who the ‘big eater’ is.

We had yam, dried bean curd, fish, peanuts, garlic corn, cured pork meat, marinated eggs, garlic broccoli, and anchovies. Even Ah Lo commented “this is one unique meal.”FullSizeRender 10

Today our Christmas (photo) countdown theme is angel. This is my angel.


A Friday ritual.

A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week.

A simple, special, extraordinary moment.

A moment I want to pause, savor and remember – {this moment}


This is our latest gig – I ask everyone (including myself) to bring one new vocabulary (one we don’t know before) to dinner on “Meaningful Monday” or “Wordy Wednesday.” We have been doing this for several weeks now. I realized my vocabulary is so poor. At least now, we all learn at least 4 new words a week. I also decided to pick up a book and started to read, as I know this is the only way to learn new words. IMG_0725

Work is getting a little hectic for me these days. So instead of making 3 small dishes, I made two large batch. With two monster eating machines, we didn’t have any leftovers. This will have to do for now.FullSizeRender 7

Another instant pot meal tonight cooking them drumsticks. Thanks goodness for instant pot sometimes I wonder why I didn’t get it sooner. IMG_0681

Our meatless Monday night – vegetarian dumplings (with tofu, chives, corn, carrots, wood ear as stuffings). The boys helped me wrap them last night which made this a quick and easy meal.

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Another recital in the books.IMG_0573