A weekend full of family, friends, food, and FUN-an overview
I had an AMAZING weekend (several weeks ago) that was jam-packed with my favourite things: all the stuff in the title.
Friday night: Vietnamese dinner at my fav Vietnamese restaurant with my family, where I had beef sate pho. Then we watched Inception. NOW MY FAVOURITE MOVIE. Mind-blowing plot with some crazy action sequences, not to mention great quips and characters. And the cast was solid. But I digress-this is a food blog, not a movie blog.
Saturday: Photo walk in the morning (nothing exciting there), dim sum with friends in the afternoon (we ate a LOT), followed by a walk to the local Chinese grocery to buy random Asian snacks (such as instant milk tea mix, marble pop, and other goodies).
Saturday evening: Meet up with Jan, Gretchen, and CK for dinner, which Gretchen graciously made. Menu: Watermelon salad and pork loin chop with mushroom sauce. Dessert was provided by Jan: Panna cotta with blueberry coulis. I sneaked in an extra course of raspberry trifle in a waffle bowl because I was starving and ate that before dinner was ready.
Saturday night: Watched 500 Days of Summer. Another movie that I now love-plus it has an awesome soundtrack. Really, it does.
Sunday morning: Breakfast with Gretchen-cinnamon egg-less pancakes and bacon. Background music: 500 Days of Summer soundtrack.
Sunday evening: BBQ for my niece’s birthday, where there was TONS of food including a homemade strawberry cake with strawberry icing and candy lollipops! It was a beautiful cake.
I’m going to break this weekend up into a couple separate posts because there are several recipes that I want to write up. All in all, one of the best weekends of the summer!