Saturday, December 29, 2007

Christmas 2007

Christmas 2007 is a wet day instead of cold as usual.It was drizzling the last couple of days.

This year we had planned to spend Christmas at my Brother in law's place, at Montgomery ,Alabama.

We started the day at 9 am central time, ready to cook a whole lot of food.,since my sister-in law had planned a party at lunch time,12pm plus Karaoke time.

We started preparing Pork and Shrimp Dumpling,Salad, Braised Duck with Mushroom,Stew Fish with Soy sauce,rice and my Famous Hakka Dish, Taro Ball with Black Mushroom and Dried Shrimp.

They also bought a brand new grill, ready to BBQ some ribs and chicken wings. But unfortunately he did not check the connector to the gas tank, it was little too big. So We can use the grill, we have to bake the ribs and chicken wings in the oven.Also we had a big Honey Ham to go in to the oven too.

We were real busy, as guests started to come in. Each family also brought a dish. We have more food, everywhere. Macaroni and cheese, Stir fried vegetables with Tofu, more salad, Braised Ham hock with mushroom,dessert, fruits on Phyllo dough, Italian Cheesecake, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Sweet Potato pie, Coconut/pineapple pie. We also have Bubble Ice Tea and the best

Guiling cold noodles.

Some of the ladies helped to make the Dumpling, and we started to enjoy our lunch.There was plenty of food.

Then , the ladies start to have their Karaoke party. They can sing some real Chinese Oldies. The children/teenagers played games while the men sat around to talk.

They were so much food left ,so each guest got them a to go plate to take home.

It was a great Christmas party with friends and families. After that a lot of dishes to clean. And our family, drove back to Columbus, Georgia.

Cranky Customer Left Waitress $50,000

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - For nearly seven years Melina Salazar did her best to put on a smile and tend to the every need of her most loyal and cantankerous customer.
She made sure his food was as hot as he wanted, even if it meant he burned his mouth. And she smiled through his demands and curses. The 89-year-old Walter "Buck" Swords obviously appreciated it, leaving the waitress $50,000 and a 2000 Buick when he died.
"I still can't believe it," the Luby's cafeteria employee told Harlingen television station KGBT-TV in an interview during which she described Swords as "kind of mean."

Swords, a World War II veteran, died in July. But Salazar learned just a few days before Christmas that he had left her the money and car.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Home of $25,000 Dessert Back to Business

The home of the famous $25,000 dessert is back is business, after health officials concluded it no longer home to mice and cockroaches.

Serendipity 3, a popular tourist destination on Manhattan's East Side, was allowed to reopen Tuesday, about three weeks after the restaurant was shuttered because of rodent infestation.

The famous sweet shop was closed Nov. 14 after it failed two inspections in a month. Inspectors spotted mouse droppings, fruit flies, house flies and more than 100 live cockroaches.

City Health Department spokeswoman Jessica Scaperotti said the restaurant had failed an inspection on Friday after mouse droppings were spotted. But it passed a followup inspection Monday night.

She said Wednesday that the agency will go back within 30 days for another inspection.

Serendipity's delectable menu items sometimes have patrons standing in line for hours to get inside. Its $25,000 Frrrozen Haute Chocolate — featuring top-grade cocoa, edible gold and shavings of a luxury truffle — was declared the most expensive dessert by Guinness World Records. It also offers a $1,000 sundae named Golden Opulence, requiring 48-hour advance notice

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Thursday, December 6, 2007

Dinner at Atlanta's Canton House

I do not have to work today. So I decide to go to Atlanta to do some shopping and to meet my son for dinner.It takes about one and a half hour to drive to Atlanta from Columbus ,Georgia ,taking I 185 and 85 north. Since it is a weekday, the traffic is not so heavy.
I arrived Atlanta about 2 pm . Since I only meet my son at 6.30 pm, I have a lot of time. I had lunch at the Hongkong restaurant. I had a bowl of mee hoon soup with fish ball.
Then I did some grocery shopping and I still had a few more hours to waste. I decided to get me a hair cut. I went to a hair saloon at Old China Town. The hairstylist is very friendly, and I got to know she's from Malaysia and speak Cantonese too. She did a good job cutting my hair, and charged me $20 plus $5 tips.I was satisfied.
Still have a lot of time, went for more grocery shopping, to the bakery store,got some bread and egg tarts.Also got me a cup of hot milk tee.With 2 more hours to wait, I drove around and went to the Mexican mall, there's a lot of Hispanic shops selling all kinds of Mexican stuff, clothing, boots, belts, food and decorations.
I drove to the Canton House at Buford Highway, waiting for almost 30 minutes.
My sons and three friends came. The restaurant is not too busy tonite, usually they were packed on Sundays, where we went to eat Dim Sum.
The waitress sat us down and offered us our menu. We ordered the family meal,for 4 ,for $49.00. She told us if we order the regular menu up to $10.00, we can order a Lobster of only $5.00 (regular $24.95) That is such a good deal, but the boys did not like lobster.
Our dinner consist of one Tofu and Spinach Soup, Sesame Chicken, Salt and Peppered Shrimp, and Glazed Pork Chop. We also have a choice of dessert, Orange or Red bean Soup.We also ordered half a roast duck.
We really enjoyed our dinner, but they forgot our Pork Chop. They brought to us only when we finished, so we have to get a to go box.
The bill came up to $70.00 for 5 of us. Quite Satisfied.
The Canton House is located on Buford Highway, they are famous of some good Dim Sum.