It’s time for friends to get together again for food, chat and fun. My friends and I often get together for happy hours while our husbands are at work. However, every now and then we do include our beloved husbands and children.
We just had a lunch party a while ago. We made it pot-luck so that it is easy for everyone. There were 5 families. We had lots of good food and lots of laughter. I’m not sure how many did not suffer from cramps in the cheeks and stomach from all the jokes and laughter. We had a most wonderful time together. Again I have to say that food always enriches friendship.
I must say that I really love this beautiful candle. It’s just so appropriate for the occasion. It is truly the love that is freely shared that brings people closer together, building stronger bond and friendship. I am always greatly thankful to have wonderful friends, friends who make a big difference in my life.
Here are some of the dishes that we cooked and shared. There were so much to eat and we enjoyed every dish. I brought along Steamed Egg Tofu with fried mushroom topping and Steamed Char Siu Chicken Dumplings
Steamed Egg Tofu with fried mushroom topping
This is the first time I brought along a vegetarian dish to a pot-luck party. Everyone liked it very much. This time it was more successful than the one that I made last week. I used very low fire.
Steamed Char Siu Chicken Dumplings
We can’t get freshly-made steamed dumplings here so everyone was happy to have these. They are time consuming to make but it’s all worth the effort to see they went down well.
Chicken curry is an item never to be missed in any Asian party. I always say that curry makes my world go round. It goes excellently well with many food especially rice and noodles. I love curries that come with a bright colour like this one, on top of the taste and aroma.
Thai Vermicelli Salad
This is a Thai cold dish. It is very appetising with a beautiful blend of saltiness, sweetness, sourness and spiciness. On top of that, the fine aroma of coriander leaves make this dish irresistible. The tomatoes bring colour to this dish.
Of course no one can resist this. We were all aware that we must leave some room in our stomachs for this beautiful cheesecake. What a lovely end to the meal and the great time that we had!
The Wonder of LOVE
This is our dear friend, Chui, who was holding a friend’s 3 weeks old baby. There’s something very amazing about Chui. He is reputed to make any baby sleep in his arms! How he did that I have no clue but I can assure you that he has such phenomenal eyes of love for babies which I can only believe that it is translated through his arms to the baby. I guess every father-to-be must learn the secret from him.
This is truly a very memorable time that we had, one which I will always cherish. Friends, I do hope that we do not just concentrate on ourselves and live for ourselves but to take time and make time for others, especially our friends. The world is a miserable place without friends. Friends make our lives exciting, happy and meaningful.
Are there friends that you have forgotten? Would you give a call or write a short note today? Are you just too busy for friends? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.
Quote of the day……
”Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.”