It’s Monday (February 27, 2023)

We are at the last Monday of the month. Wow. Have a great week ahead!

Some things last week:

You might have read that California was hit by rain and snow last week. My city has a pretty well-known (at least in the Bay Area) 2,500+ feet mountain that’s popular with hikers. And since I’ve lived here (about 13 years now), we’ve seen snow up on the peak maybe twice. And that’s really just right at the top. So it was fun to see the lower elevations dusted with snow too. And there was even some snow lingering up there this morning.

The kids wanted pizza after their tennis class so we grabbed our favourite pizzas from the Indian pizza store. The kids got a combo and Hawaiian.

We picked up some Korean Chinese food like jjampong (spicy seafood noodles) and tangsuyuk (sweet and sour pork). This was our first time trying the Korean version of sweet and sour pork. The husband is a big fan of the Chinese version and didn’t like this one 😛 But for me, I don’t like the Chinese version and so I’m ok with the way the sauce was separated from the meat and I could just dip a bit of the sauce instead of having it soaked in the sauce.
Been a while since I’ve made mac and cheese. I usually make a roux and use milk but I saw this one-pot kimchi mac and cheese, and while I didn’t want to make a spicy one, I was interested in the way the macaroni was cooked in a vegetable broth, then the cheese added in. I hadn’t made it like this before so I tried out this way of cooking it (minus the kimchi and the squash). It was definitely not as creamy as usual and in the end I added some heavy cream! It’s easier than making a roux and cooking down the milk and cheese though. So this may be a viable option if I’m low on milk etc.

Made some boba milk tea for the kids again. My younger son really likes boba. But drinking those can add up! They’re about $7 each here.



Cursed Bunny – Bora Chung

Mademoiselle Revolution – Zoe Sivak


Crash Course in Romance – we are down to the last two episodes this coming weekend!

Eating and Drinking:

I had cheese and bread for breakfast.


Bought some fresh egg noodles from the Asian supermarket. So I’ll stirfry that with pork and vegetables. I also picked up some daikon and want to make a Singapore-style carrot cake or chai tow kway in a Chinese dialect. I involves making a steamed “cake” of grated daikon and rice flour. Then chopping it up and frying it with garlic, eggs, and dried radish which is salty and crunchy. You can see what it looks like on this post of mine.

Last week:

I read:

Light From Uncommon Stars – Ryka Aoki

I posted:

The Fever by Sonia Shah

Library Loot (February 22 to 28)

Anne of Greenville by Mariko Tamaki

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. Boba are becoming so popular here, and I just ordered my first pack for the same reason, many people in the household like it.
    The food all looked so good, I couldn’t decide which looked best, until your mac and cheese came up, that’s definitely the one I would go for.



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