Friday, April 19, 2013

Life in our house...

I'll post more later, but just a snapshot...

B a few months ago pretending to be a dog like his "brother" our woosha Max.

Just now, I am in the bathroom and hear the sound of pouring water coming from B's room.  I open the door to the bathroom and holler for Ababa to come and see what is going on.  B comes out of his room, pulling up his pants with a grin on his face.  I say "B, what was the water pouring...wait, were you peeing?!?!??!"  B goes "peeing in the vaporizer [big grin].

Then tonight, B was running around giggling carrying some small object on his little wooden cutting fruit tray.  It fell on the floor and Ababa was like, "that sounds like real food".  Turns out B had spirited a head of raw garlic out of the kitchen and was carrying it around.  After much begging from him, we let him try a piece.  He took a big crunch, started chewing, and then started sighing and mouth breathing saying, "hot, hot, 'picy..." but he kept chewing.  Finally, we got him to spit it out and drink some water, but his breath is hor.ri.ble now.

Just before bed tonight, B looked at me with a very sad look and said "It's ok to miss your partner".  I said what partner?  He said "M, my partner at school, it's ok to miss your partner, she'll be back soon" So glad that he likes his new partner and so sweet that he misses her!

Um, yeah...TGIF!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Amazing Thai Peanut Sauce

Delicious Thai Peanut Sauce-Original Recipe

My slightly modified version

  • One 13.5-ounce can of full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp curry powder (mine is some random Vietnamese? curry powder I bought in 2001 in Boston's Chinatown)
  • ¾ cup unsweetened natural nut butter (I used a mixture of half natural almond butter and half Jif and it still worked)
  • ½ tablespoon salt (to taste)
  • 1/4 c honey (to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup water (to taste)
  • 1 tsp fish sauce (to taste)

Dump everything into a pot, bring to boil, and simmer for 5 minutes.

It tastes just like restaurant thai peanut sauce, so amazing!!!!