It is the Eve of Christmas, of course Babe Dearest is in a rush to get out her Christma presents to all the youth group friends in church. This year, she has decided to make cookies which she has learned from her Aunty Alice, she just changed it to chocolate chips with crushed almond. Very nice and fragrant if i may say so myself!
Ultimate chocolate chip cookies
.75 cup butter flavor Crisco Shortening 1.25 cups light brown sugar 2 tbsp milk 1 tbsp vanilla 1.75 cups of all purpose flour 1 tsp salt .75 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup coarsely chopped almond
1. heat oven to 375 degree F 2. combine crisco, brown sugar, egg in large bowl, beat and add in milk and vanilla 3. combine flour with baking soda and salt 4. sift into the creamed mixture till just blended, stir in chocolate chips and almond bits 5. drop rounded tbsp of dough 3 inches apart, bake in 375 F for 10 min for chewy cookies, longer if want crispy cookies 6. cool on cookie rack
Cooked these two dishes last night, the special thing about the chicken dish is the dried chilli. They are Mexican dried chilli, Chile Guajillo, bought in Mexican market in LA. Very fragrant and works real well for this dish!
Today are my HK blog friends turn good friends Bees, Suki, Tracey n Fu Fu's birthday! YES, same day! Isn't that neat? Really appreciate their friendship, and enjoy their company whenever I go to HK to visit， hope I will get to meet them soon！
Wish all of you Good Health, Happiness n Contentment!
When I got home from my trip, look what I received from my HK blogger friend, bigheadMabel.... are they nice and delicate? She made them for me, how sweet of her. Even though we have never met, through our blogs we get to know each other. Really thank God that He connect us in the cyberworld.
What lovely food Sonny has for his meals ever since we got back. Thanks to all the aunties and uncles in LA who are so thoughtful and vacuum packed these delicious food for him so he won't feel left out!
After 17 long hours of flight, we have finally arrived home safely. Thank God that we got on the non stop flight as we were only on standby. This is a deluxe flight with bigger seats and hve a pantry at the back. We sure enjoyed it besides we can come back one day earlier to prepare for Sonny's exams and get rested before going back to work.
I will still have more travelogue from my US trip for the rest of the month, so do go to my Yahoo blog to check it out!
Once again, I would like to thank all my relatives who have made our trip so enjoyable: Alice, Uncle Albert, Uncle George, Uncle Thomas, Aunty Eva, Cousin Stacey, Grand aunty, Aunty Mil and Uncle Howard and May ... besides many others... big hugs and thanks!
USA, here we come! Today is Babe Dearest's last day of A level, and tomorrow we will go for her long awaited for n well earned holiday! I will try to update my Yahoo blog while in the States, so do go over there to check it out!
Another thing, thinking of closing this blogspot and just concentrate on my Yahoo blog because not many people come to this blog anymore. Most of my HK blog friends go to my Yahoo blog as I write that in Cantonese. But one of the consideration is that this blog is bilingual... hmmm.... if you have any suggestions, do let me know.
Actually today is only Iris and Constance‘s birthday， but as I will be in flight on Wednesday, i want to remember Grateful Mom Judy's birthday which falls on that day before too. Wish all of you a blessed day on your own special day and of course
As you can tell, these are NOT white bittergourd that the online seller claim them to be.... hmmm... US$25 for a packet of the green bittergourd is almost a scandal. Oh well, at least it really gave hubby a lot of pleasure and satisfaction in seeing them grow and now harvested!
前晚老公預先與我過二人世界，我選擇去Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel 的 Beads Thai Restaurant食泰國餐來慶祝，因為我去過一次，食物水准很高，服務又週到，連本來要帶我去Raffles Hotel 食中餐的老公也不可complain 了！
Yesterday was my birthday as the whole world probably knows by now. I have to forewarn you though, there will be lots of upcoming posts about all the celebration dinners and meals that I have had and will continue to have. Thanks to all my darling friends who remember my occasion, I am just so blessed with all the good food and friendship and bask in their love!
Stay tuned ! And if you want more up to date posts and food display, please go to my yahoo blog which is more comprehensive!
Today is another cutie pie's birthday, what a GREAT PERFECT day for one's birthday. SO HAPPEN TO BE MINE TOO, haaa!
But this post is dedicated to my little angel darling HANNAH, who really shares the same birthday with me; of course MUCH younger. One of the nicest things she has ever said to this vain aunty is that her FAVORITEST cake is my amateur Yakult cake which hailed from my humble beginning of baking journey. Her loyalty and faithfulness to this cake really touches my heart. So, guess what I made for her birthday this year??? If you use ALL your imagination, you actually can see her name and the number 7 on the cake, but I guess I under estimated the size of those lovely marshmallow flowers, heee!
YAKULT CAKE for you, my dear Hannah, to wish you a great birthday and
GOD BLESS YOU and GUIDE YOU!
PS Don't forget to put the silver balls on the cake before you cut the cake!
Yesterday was my church's 9th anniversary! What a blessing it has been to see God's Provision upon the church. The choir sang one English hymn and one Hokkien hymn in honour of the occasion; and everyone was very touched by the Hokkien song, the lyrics is above in Chinese. Really nice!
23 years ago yesterday was our registry of marriage date! Another good reason for us to celebrate as hubby says. Why not? We ought to be thankful for everything big and small, and this one is definitely not a small feat.
THANKS FOR THE LOVELY FLOWERS and THANKS FOR THE LOVELY 23 years !