The kiddies Are Back!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!  We were invited to my friend’s house for dinner on Saturday. She made this beautiful salad.

She also marinated these baby back ribs with a Korean marinade which were delicious. She refused to give me the recipe though…jerk face. LOl…just kidding…how can you tell we’re pretty close friends?

Then I got to try some more Indian dishes! They ordered a lamb dish and an eggplant dish. Sorry, I forgot to ask what the names were.

Butter Chicken with Curry rice.

I made some bacon wrapped scallops and brought them over.

I had a bit of everything except for the lamb. I still can’t get used to the gamey taste of lamb.

Everything was delicious! I’d still like to explore with more Indian dishes and try all of your suggestions.

As if that wasn’t enough, look at this beautiful fruit tray she put out. If you’ve never tried Lychee (brown and green fruits on the right), I really urge you to try one. Such sweet, delicious, juicy fruits.

oh she wasn’t done with us yet. Her mom made more than enough creme caramel for all of us. I even took home 8 containers. They were delicious!Just something off topic, 8 is actually considered a very lucky number for us Chinese. In Cantonese, 8 is pronounced “bat” which rhymes with “fat” which means prosperous. Personally though, my lucky number has always been 6. That was my volleyball, basketball, and track number in junior high and high school. How about you, do you have a lucky number? Any reason why?

Then when I thought we were done, she pulls out cake pops for the kiddies.

A rooster and a chick – too cute!

Thank you again my dear friend. Dinner was sensational!

On Sunday we took the kiddies out to enjoy the beautiful weather. You know how men love looking at cars? Well if you know me, you’ll know I love looking at show homes. I show home hop like some people bar hop. That’s my idea of a good time. Yeah I’m lame, I know. 

Anyways, Ambleside in Windermere was having a mini party to get people out to view their show homes. They had free refreshments (water, hot chocolate, cookies) and even free Funky Pickle pizza. I love FREE! Here are the kiddies sharing a cookie.

They had a free petting zoo, which my kiddies weren’t really interested in.

They were more interested in this climbing apparatus. Kids sure do love to climb!

Apparently so does Daddy….sigh. Um hun, where are your kids?

Here’s one, now where’s the other one? Luckily Mommy was watching her.

Okay, timeout for the two of you.

They even had a horse-drawn wagon ride/tour around the neighborhood.

Plus some juggling action.

Other activities included face painting, balloon animal making, caricature/cartoon drawings, and of course show homes to view. All in all it was a great event and the kids really enjoyed it. Mommy was at play last weekend so it was only fair to take the kiddies out to play this weekend. Hope you all had a great weekend as well. Until next time friends and family.

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28 Responses to “The kiddies Are Back!”


  1. 1 Anju June 14, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Hey, she copied my rooster! LOL. I tried making them after she made the Hello Kitties, hehe.

  2. 4 Ameena June 14, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    What a beautiful weekend…looks like the weather was very summery there.

    Back when I used to eat meat I loved butter chicken…but I never did acquire a taste for lamb! Ali doesn’t eat it either so I don’t think it ever grew on our generation. 🙂

    Love the cake pops and the pic of you and your friend. You girls are very pretty.

  3. 5 5 Star Foodie June 14, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Your friend’s meal looks amazing! Everything sounds great! Love the cake pops 🙂

  4. 6 aletheiazoe June 14, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    WHOOOOOAAAAA your friend is CULINARY GENIUS!!! Your picture show only got better and better — and then climaxed at the cake pops!! You know how much I love those. And thanks to your picture of the both of you, now I know the face of SHE who made them. Ha! Increeeeedible. And yes, I agree – LYCHEE is AWESOME!! As for lamb, you’ll be surprised to know that back when I ate meat regularly I actually liked lamb. Not from the start of course–I wonder if anyone actually likes lamb at first bite–but after several years of my parents’ well-planned and successful mind-washing. It’s expensive, therefore it MUST taste good.

    But I guess that’s not entirely true though, because I still don’t like raw fish. Brain-washing only 57% successful.

    Glad you had a nice sunny weekend with activities for the kiddies and hubby! Family play-time is always nice. 🙂 Quality time spent with family = best childhood memories. (Duh!) 😀

    • 7 aletheiazoe June 14, 2010 at 6:16 pm

      P.S. Is it just me or are your scallops MASSIVE?!?! Obviously that means you made them yourself, right? (The storebought ones are tiny!)

      xo aletheia

      • 8 luvtoeat June 14, 2010 at 9:50 pm

        “It’s expensive, therefore it must be good” lol, too funny.

        Yes, I made the scallops. I stock up on scallops whenever Costco has their seafood roadshow. I’m a huge seafood fan 😛

  5. 9 tigerfish June 14, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    I tried a similar eggplant dish in an Indian eatery recently. I like it too considering I am not a fan of eggplant. I do not know the name too but it is like mashed eggplant with green peas in an Indian concoction of spices and curry.

  6. 10 Lazaro June 14, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Magnificent food spread. I didn’t eat that well this weekend. Love the bacon wrapped scallops on of my favorites.

    My number’s always been 2. All throughout my baseball playing days. I kinda fell into it because I always hit 2nd.

    Cheers!

  7. 11 Leah @ Why Deprive? June 14, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Butter chicken is pretty much my favorite thing of all time. Its amazing!

  8. 12 Devaki June 14, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Dear LeQuan – What an amazing parade of dishes! When are you posting the bacon wrapped scallop? I want some asap!

    You going house hopping is a hoot 🙂 What fun!

    Enjoyed your post as always

    Ciao,
    Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

    • 13 luvtoeat June 14, 2010 at 10:01 pm

      Oh dear Devaki,

      I know bacon wrapped scallops would be child’s play for you. That’s why I didn’t want to embarrass myself by putting up such a simple recipe. This would be a snap of the fingers for most of you…heehee.

  9. 14 A Canadian Foodie June 14, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    So was this a combination of take out food and home made food? What a fun idea for dinner! I love bacon wrapped scallops – but lately, its bacon wrapped majool dates stuffed with sharp cheddar that I am nuts over. The kiddies are ADORABLE! I LOVE seeing them on your site. SOSOSOSOOSO sweet and such kissable cheeks! (XOXOXOXOXO)
    My lucky number is 7 because it is a lucky number and because I was born on the 7th! Other than that, I somehow almost always end up living at places with the number 13 in them. Thankfully, not this time. Gorgeous weekend, EH? Loved it, and a great one to go out and play with the kiddies (good way to pay penance for missing the trip to Vancouver! hehehe)
    🙂
    Valerie

    • 15 luvtoeat June 14, 2010 at 10:33 pm

      Yup yup, All the Indian dishes were take out orders. Everything else she made. Bacon wrapped majool dates stuffed with cheddar? I’ve never heard of those and am now very intrigued. Although I have to admit, I’m not a bacon fan. I took them off my scallops and gave them to the hubby 😀 But majool dates stuffed with cheddar sounds very interesting. Did you ever write a post on that?

      Thank you for the compliments on the kiddies. You’re so sweet, as always!

  10. 16 Stella June 15, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Hey LeQuan! I hope you are doing well-looks like you are.
    Those Korean ribs sound so good to me right now. I think I need iron (maybe). Oh, and you just reminded me that I need to walk down the street and check the Lychee trees. My neighbor has two huge trees that fruit almost every summer-one produces red lychee nuts and the other yellowish red like the ones in your photo. They are sooooo good….
    By the way, Kale is delicious just like any Asian green. Your’e better off eating whatever is local to your area of Cananda though (not that Kale isn’t locally grown there???).
    p.s. Lex Luther is the cutest ptutest!

    • 17 luvtoeat June 15, 2010 at 3:39 pm

      Hey Stella!

      Hope all is well with you also. So cool that you have access to a lychee tree! Don’t eat too much though, my parents say if you eat too many they will give you a sore throat. Something to do with the ying and yang balance in your body. Hope I don’t sound crazy lol. Thank your for your sweet comment on little Lex Luthor haha. Have a great week!

  11. 18 Juliana June 15, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Wow, what a nice weekend get together…the food was yummie! The pictures are awesome 🙂

  12. 19 Tanantha @ I Just Love My Apron June 15, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    LeQuan, there were a lot of food, my goodness! The baby back ribs are the killer! 🙂 I love those, and the cakepops, and the lychee. So many good dishes! Your kids are so adorable.

    I think my lucky number is 7. I followed my dad on this number haha.

    Also, I give you an award and left it on my blog. Feel free to come and grab it!

  13. 20 Cindy Aguilar June 15, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Okay I have been meaning to try lyche! I will have to do that soon! I know I have said it before but you guys sure do have some yummy feasts!! I love that fruit platter!! The scallops and bacon look yum! I share your sentiments on the lamb, not a fan at all…. Have a good Wednesday!

  14. 21 Cindy Aguilar June 15, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Oh yes and I love the picture of your little ones sharing a cookie :)!

  15. 22 denise @ quickies on the dinner table June 18, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Yikes! How did I miss this post?? 😛

    Everything looks so good – I love the bacon wrapped scallops and I just tried those green skinned lychees for the first time this very week. They are amazingly sweet, sweeter than red skinned lychees!!! And the flesh is so thick with a teeny little seed inside! I only bought 1 miserable bag because I thought they would be sour then when I went back to buy some more, they were all gone *waaaaaaaaaaahaahaaa*

    Your kiddies are soooooooo adorable LeQuan! If I babysat for you I might never give them back 😉

    My favourite number is 8 not because it’s considered lucky but because if you doodle it, you can just go on and on, in a fluidly continuous, curving line until the pen point cuts through the paper…. I know….I’m weird 😛

    • 23 luvtoeat June 18, 2010 at 4:57 pm

      You’re a busy woman with 3 boys to take care of. I’ve got 2 kiddies and I barely have time to go to the washroom haha.

      Yeah I never even knew there were different types of lychees. Those are super sweet aren’t they?

      Omg, lol about the lucky number. Luv it!

    • 24 luvtoeat June 18, 2010 at 4:59 pm

      P.S. Thank you for the kiddies compliment. You’re so sweet.

  16. 25 Jessie June 20, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Oh my goodness, 6 is my favorite lucky number, too! It’s been my favorite number for a long time because I was born on November 6 and 6 is the first Perfect number! I’ll have brush up on my Cantonese since I’m going to Hong Kong this weekend. And when I say brush up, I mean relearn how to count from 1-10 because that’s all I know, hehe 😛 Yat Yee Sam Say Mm Lok Chut Bat Gow Sap (I know those spellings are wrong – oops). It looks like you guys had a feast! What a delicious spread of food! And that rooster and chick pop are too cute. Your friend certainly has a talent for those pops on a stick 🙂

    Lychees are delicious – I just had a fresh one off the street the other day. Oh Oh OH! I had FRESH durian last weekend!!! When we were in Qingdao, some guy was hacking one to pieces in the street so I bought some a devoured it. It was SO DELICIOUS! The texture is like the creamiest custard ever and the taste is mild and not too sweet, just the way I like it. I need to have durian again!! Great recommendation, LeQuan!!

    PS. L and K are just too cute sharing that cookie!

    • 26 luvtoeat June 20, 2010 at 9:16 pm

      DUDETTE!!!!!! (Notice there are 6 exclamation points? teehee.) It’s always so nice to hear from you! Hey, your cantonese count is really good. And I’m impressed with the chinglish :-D. You tried durian and loved it?! You so rock! You described it perfectly. Don’t you love that it’s got that smooth custardy texture yet it’s not too sweet but still has a very distinct taste to it? I’ve never had/yet to find anything like it. So did you take a sniff? Lol. Some people detest it and others like me think they should be the king of all fruits. Now my question is, will your subconscion like it? I never buy it to open at home cause Gary can’t stand the smell lol. Oh, and I need to see more food porn on your posts. Haha. Eat lots and totally enjoy your time there while you still can Jessie.


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