Just wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the victims, families, survivors and unsung heroes of the 2013 Boston Marathon tragedy.
To mix things up a bit, we decided to go out as a family for dinner vs cooking at home. The bonus (besides not having to cook nor clean up) is eating dishes we’d normally never make at home. =) Not shown were bowls of steamed white rice to fill in the gaps from all these delicious dishes.
Broth made from veggies & pork bones
(good way to prime your stomach for some good eats if you ask me)
Boiled shrimp/prawns served on a bed of bean sprouts
(there was a dipping sauce but I didn’t think the shrimp needed it nor tried it)
Lamb stew: lamb, dried bean curd and Chinese mushrooms in a delicious broth topped with scallions – served on a burner!
(they gave a plate of lettuce leaves to soak in the broth as well. Yuh-UM!)
Sauteed snow pea shoots with garlic
Dessert: hot soft tofu with a ginger simple syrup
Dontchas just love quality family time? Especially when its over a good meal? 🙂