Happy New Year! It’s the first day of the Lunar New Year which is traditionally celebrated for 15 days. Of course it’s just another Monday here in California, but I’ll be dressing up the kids in their Chinese outfits for preschool. They attend a bilingual Mandarin-English preschool so they’ve be learning the Chinese New Year songs and the school has been all decorated for the New Year.
We had reunion dinner with two families who have kids around the same age and the boys have played together since they were babies. But this is the first time we’ve celebrated the new year together. We had potluck and our contribution was sushi and a bottle of Riesling. The kids had the best of times running around and playing and it was way past bedtime when we finally got home and put them in bed. On a Sunday night! Oh well. This happens just once a year.
Also, I spent a bright and sunny Friday morning indoors at the library. Priorities!
Comics and more comics!
It’s taking me a while to read this partly because I’m reading lots of comics as well. And also because I’m really liking it and just wanting to take things really slowly with this book. Funny that it’s taken me several years to finally get to this but all I want to do is read it slowly, savouring it.
Lots of water
Slow cooker pork belly with rice and vegetables
A baked fusilli with sausages and some vegetable. Maybe cauliflower.
Hamachi Kama or yellowtail cheek. I bought some frozen ones at the Asian supermarket and they are so easy and so tasty. About 25-30 minutes in the oven with some salt. Then squeeze lemon juice over before eating. Serve with rice and vegetables. Perfection!
Added this to my list of picture books to borrow: Snappsy the Alligator (Design of the Picture Book)
I really want to eat these Chocolate Stout Truffle Mousse Bars with Pretzel Crust. And since it’s not like I can run out and buy it from somewhere I guess I’m going to have to figure out if it’s something I can make!
A list of epistolary novels from Paste magazine
The Making of a Marchioness – Frances Hodgson Burnett (thoughts on this soon!)
(I hope to do a weekly summary of the comics of February. Stay tuned!)