My weekend was so nice and I hope yours was too. Mine started late Friday morning when my last conference call scheduled for 11 a.m. was cancelled. Joy!! A good part of that afternoon was spent looking at knitting patterns and getting some ideas for future projects.
Saturday morning Dee and I met up for some quality time at a local Starbucks. We knit and chatted and sipped and oh man did the rain come down! In torrents! The afternoon cleared though and Fletch and I headed over to Mailing's parents for some dumpling making and consuming. You should see the melons growing in Zhongren's garden!
Look at the size of this! I'm not sure what kind this is (the bamboo he uses for supports is from the stand of bamboo on our property!).
This one is known as a "loofah squash" and is related to the cucumber family. We had some of this at dinner sauteed with a ton of garlic - very much like yellow summer squash or zucchini - not really strong flavored, but good. One last one:
I know I've shared this previously, but it is such a work of art I need to share it again. The "Horse Head Fiddle" that Zhongren plays occasionally.
So beautiful! And here's a picture of the table before we sat down to eat:
We had dumplings (of course!!), some pickled veggies (cabbage, carrots and daikon radish), wings, ribs, a noodle salad with tofu and the loofah squash. We brought a Peach Blueberry Greek Yogurt Cake and there was also Moon Cake. Everything was delicious! After dinner we took Otto (Anna's dog) for a walk in the neighborhood (it was good to move a bit after that meal - lol).
Sunday was a pretty quiet day. I made pecan waffles for breakfast and Fletch and I did a small grocery shopping. Fletch mowed a little and I knit a little in the afternoon. Dinner was the vegetarian stuffed peppers (I just cooked a bit of brown rice, added some red onion chopped up and refried beans. Put that in the peppers and topped with a little shredded cheese). I mixed up some guacamole to go with it and also a sauce using the tomatillos and hot peppers that Colin had given us last week. Yum! We watched a little TV Sunday night and called it a wrap on the weekend.
This week shouldn't be too bad work-wise. I think everyone is winding down to Labor Day Weekend. I will be meeting up with Bill at the office tomorrow to go through a few things and start to clear out his office. Nothing major though.
Wishing you all a great week!