Does anyone else out there feel like they have been eating non-stop these holidays?
I’ve been having Christmas food, New Years food, Birthday food, family get together food, picnics, food, food and more food! I’m not complaining mind you, because one of my favourite past times is to eat!
I just came back from a lovely outing with my friend Shelly, who is visiting from Australia. I am stuffed from eating Butter Chicken at The Curry Club with a lovely garlic naan and Strawberry Lassi. Then, if that wasn’t enough we went to Fidel’s for a Hot Chocolate and a Rhubarb tart..mmmmmm!
Earlier that day our families had an outing together at the Botanic Gardens.
Did I ever mention that my children are half monkey?
They have this amazing tree at the Botanic Gardens by the cable cars.
You are able to climb right up the middle of the tree.
Once you get to the top, you can peer out over the branches (and give your mother a heart attack!)
Both my hubby and Shelly’s hubby served their missions in Japan, so we had a special lunch at my mum’s house (my mum is a short cute Japanese lady, and my dad is a tall Kiwi aka New Zealander – we’ve lived in NZ all our lives except for a 4 year stint when my dad worked for the New Zealand Embassy in Japan when I was 6).
Shelly’s hubby was in heaven! We had (these aren’t my photos, I was too busy eating, and forgot about documenting the drool worthy food):
Kaarage – Soy-flavoured deep friend chicken
Tonkatsu – Crumbed deep-friend pork cutlet
Okonomiyaki – Savoury pancake
Yakisoba – Fried noodles with vegetables
Misoshiru – Japanese miso soup with tofu
Salad – Salad =P
With fresh fruit as a “lunch dessert”
I know, I know, it’s a tough life, but someone’s gotta live it