Shrimp is “ha” (Cantonese) honey.
What is “ha” Mommy?
“Ha” is shrimp honey.
What is shrimp and “ha” Mommy?
So to avoid those kinds of questions all day long, hubby and I usually take the kiddies to West Edmonton Mall almost every weekend. It’s a kid’s paradise.
They have train rides and balloon rides for the kiddies.
Dollar rides. (I’m too cheap to put money in most of the time, haha.)
Roller coasters for the bigger kids.
A big swing, and so much more that I didn’t get a picture of.
Are you a rides person? Not me, I’m a little chicken when it comes to rides.
This is more my kind of ride
If you have more time you can even visit the world water park.
With lots of water slides.
If you don’t feel like swimming, you can enjoy some icy fun.
They also have mini golf and submarine rides too, which I didn’t have time to get a picture of either. Not to mention, SHOPPING GALORE!. This mall is a MUST visit if you’re ever in Edmonton.
Speaking of shopping, can someone answer this question for me: Victoria, what’s her secret?
Yup, this was the line up for the grand opening of Victoria’s Secret in West Edmonton Mall about a month ago.
A month later, I finally got in to see what the commotion was all about. Not much different than the Victoria’s Secret stores in the United States (I don’t think). Sorry for the lingerie picture boys (or not? ).
We don’t dare have guests over until we’ve drained out the kids for the day. Our friend Nancy and her hubby Frankie were brave enough to come over and join us, and then I suddenly realized I never shared my steak marinade with you. I know it’s a bit late now with summer almost over, but before I forget again, here it is:
(Marinades 4 to 6 pieces of steaks)
- 1/2 cup oyster sauce
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1 1/2 Tbsp chicken broth powder
- 2 Tbsp chopped garlic
- 1/8 cup melted butter
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
I used 4 pieces (1kg) of tenderloin grilling steaks and 3 pieces (1.5 kg) of boneless rib grilling steaks. Hubby enjoys the rib grilling steak, while I enjoy my tenderloin, so that’s the reason why we used different cuts of meat.
Before marinating, poke holes on both sides of each piece of steak with a fork.
Spread marinade on both sides. Allow to marinade overnight in the fridge. I like to use an ice cream pail rather than ziplock bags to contain the steaks.
We were so busy entertaining that I forgot to take pictures of our dinner (such a bad food blogger), but here’s a picture of another steak dinner we had using the same marinade.
I don’t eat meat a whole lot, but when I do, it’s gotta be medium rare. Nancy brought over some Boston Cream Whoopie Pie that she made. It’s not her recipe, but she was kind enough to share the link to the recipe with me. I really enjoyed these as they weren’t overly sweet like a Boston cream donut, yet sweet and creamy enough to keep you coming back for more. The dark chocolate helped to balance out the sweetness, and the “pie” itself was deliciously soft and moist. Well done, my friend.
They also brought over this Dr. Loosen Riesling. We didn’t have it that night, but the next day my kiddies were driving me insane, so this bottle came to the rescue. I absolutely loved it, as I’m a big fan of Rieslings. If you like sweet wines, you’ll like this one.
And there’s the shy girl.
Some of you may remember her from the time we made cakepops together with our other friend Anju.
Haha…no point hiding behind your hand when I have MANY MANY incriminating pictures of you. Just be glad I used this one
As we were eating, a rather interesting question came up; so I thought I’d include you all in the discussion since this IS a food blog afterall. If you were having good friends over for dinner, would you think it’d be okay to wear your PJ’s? Don’t worry, that question didn’t come up cause I served them in my sexy Superman PJs (yes, I have Superman PJs and am damn proud of them ). It was a question Nancy had asked.
As soon as I get home, I’m out of my street clothes and straight into PJ’s. My point of view on that question would be, I think it’d be okay to wear “comfortable” clothing, like a pair of sweats and a t-shirt, but not full-blown matching top and bottom flannel cow PJs. What are your thoughts?
On another note, my baby girl is starting playschool next week (sniff sniff) and I know I’ve got some Mommies and Daddies out there who read this blog. I’d really appreciate any advice or input you’d like to share on the first day of playschool, or playschool in general. Or even past stories you’d like to share. I welcome all comments about kiddies/school/lunches whatever you want to share. With school starting, I’m probably not going to have as much time to blog as well, so just a heads up on that. I bid you goodbye for now from the Momoirs of a Food Enthusiast. I hope you’re all having a great long weekend! Until next time friends and family .