It’s Monday (June 13, 2022)

Some things last week:

The kids’ last day of school was Monday (yeah I don’t know why either) and they’ve been enjoying last week. Took them to swim and play tennis.
We ate some Singapore style Hainanese chicken rice.



Cafe con Lychee – Emery Lee

(pictured with a spaghetti that I made with a delicious broccoli cheddar sauce. It’s essentially boil broccoli until it’s soft, then blend with grated cheddar, some of the pasta water, salt and pepper. I also added some garlic powder and a bit of cream).

Kaiju Preservation Society – John Scalzi

I honestly could have finished this in one day, but I’m enjoying it a lot so I’m trying to stretch it out a bit and make the ride last longer

When it’s a hot day (and there were some last week), I just want a really simple meal and this is what we ate. Rice (cooked in the rice cooker), tuna mayo, and Korean seasoned spinach (blanch spinach for 1 minute, plunge into ice water to shock and cool, squeeze the spinach to remove most of the water, then season with some soy sauce, sesame, garlic powder or fresh garlic. Keeps well for a few days in the fridge.)

The husband couldn’t get enough of the biryani we had the other day, and ordered some last night for dinner. I enjoyed the roasted goat so much, so I ordered it again! Interestingly, this time the goat had bits of cashew nuts in it? Maybe it’s a different cook… still tasty though.
I made a little thank you cactus for each of their teachers. The kids are in a mandarin immersion program so they have one English language teacher and one Mandarin teacher (who also teaches Math).


Our Flag Means Death on HBO Max


Taste – Stanley Tucci

Eating and Drinking:

For breakfast, I had a slice of buttered toast and a mug of tea


The kids want to make wontons so we bought some dumpling wrappers and ground pork. I might do fried wontons as well as the usual boiled versions.

I also bought some rice vermicelli so was thinking of making a Singapore-style dish called vegetarian beehoon. Essentially fried rice vermicelli with lots of vegetables like carrots and mushrooms. In Singapore, it’s a popular breakfast item.

Last week:

I read:

Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake – Alexis Hall

The Cat Who Saved Books – Sōsuke Natsukawa

I posted:

What to do with (almost) 20 pounds of cherries #WeekendCooking

Library Loot (June 8 to 14)

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date


  1. Since we moved to our small town, I have to make my own Hainanese chicken. I have some whole birds in the freezer so thanks for the reminder. That will be for supper tomorrow.


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