This is not Skinny Monkey. It's me in my monkey shirt, just before I donned my apron to do some serious cooking.
Yes, Mother Hen came visiting yesterday morning and spent the entire day at my house! We squealed when we saw each other but didn't hug cos it's not in our blood to hug though we love each other very much.
She wore a cute Laura Ashley looking scarve over her newly permed tresses as an attempt to hide her badly cut hair. It's not badly cut! She's exaggerating of course. She really looked adorable with that floral hankie over her head, I'm already thinking of emulating her style... You little trendsetter!!
Sorry folks, I didn't take any photos of her, or with her as we were too busy chatting and catching up. She did tonnes of wonder in that short amount of time she was here. I'm particularly grateful to her for chatting with my mom, encouraging and cheering mom up on a Saturday afternoon.
She played with my nieces, spent some quiet time reading and helped me in the kitchen, stuffing things into poultry and vegetables. We had yong tau foo (tofu and vegetables stuffed with meat paste), duck (stuffed with 8 treasures), braised chicken, steamed garopa fish and stir fried vegetables for dinner.
For dessert, we had refreshing watermelon and an assortment of sweets. I made glutinuous rice ball soup, my elder brother brought cheese while my younger one baked a nice, buttery tapioca cake.
As you can imagine, we were all pretty stuffed.
Luckily, CH remembered to take some photos of the food.
This is the duck that I steamed for 3 hours.
Here's what we spent our afternoon doing - stuffing vegetables.