Sunday, February 03, 2008

ready to cook

Saturday was Mom and Dad's 51st wedding anniversary. My niece Maya was in town, visiting during her semester break, staying with Grandma and Grandpa and hanging out with her cousins, Alex and Fiona.

We converged on Mom and Dad's house Saturday evening for a big lettuce wrap supper. Maya, Fiona, Mom and I chopped and chopped in preparation. Dad, Andy and Alex helped set the table and serve beverages. This photograph shows just some of the components of the lettuce wraps, prior to hitting the wok: red, yellow and orange bell peppers, onions, garlic, fresh ginger, zucchini, carrots and of course the lettuce leaves, ready to receive the crispy, spicy, steamy filling. Also present but not shown were green peppers and water chestnuts and sizzled vermicelli noodles for bedding.

The supper was yummy. A huge amount of lettuce wrap was consumed. It felt good to celebrate Maya's visit and Mom and Dad's anniversary with some family time together.

question: do you like to cook with loved ones?

mompoet - partying in the kitchen most of the time


Pearl said...

51 years, how fabulous.

that sounds like a good time. I've never made lettuce wraps. I'll have to give that a go sometime.

Muhd Imran said...

Congratulations to you parents!

This is indeed a healthy way to feast on a great occasion. I am a vegetable fanatic, so I certainly would have enjoyed that delicious dish in the picture.

Wonderful family.