Monday, June 25, 2007

Summer makes me happy

This song, and these flowers, are making me very happy today.

I'm learning how to cook Thai food this summer (Yep, it's on the official "Things We Want to Do This Summer" list, along with going to the beach to let Wink run like a wild thing, and going to a Beavers game on a hot summer night, to name a few). And last night I made Drunken Noodles. Super delicious. Note for next time however: cut the jalapenos to about 1/3rd of what this recipe calls for. Yowza! Spicy! For the ingredients it called for a stop at Uwijimaya, which is always fun, though always a trip. Standing in the grocery aisle, staring at products, looking at the pictures because you can't read the language they're written in, and having no idea if you're even close to finding the actual product you need. I've had that experience in different countries, but it's a trip to have it in Beaverton. Ha! Here's the goods:
Learning to cook thai
Better living through big boned dahlias, Mika's fun music and spicy Thai food. Woot! Woot! Summer '07!

8 comments:

Lee said...

Go Beavers! :)

Tricia said...

I'm really needing to know what the Hell is in that blue lidded canister. It looks scary- although I do spy the word Queen there on the label... :)

LeLo in NoPo said...

Go Beavers!

Tricia-that is tamarind. It shows up in both mexican and thai cooking! The illustration is somewhat scary looking, but the product itself is pretty cool. The pad thai tonight? Delish!

patti_cake said...

If I ever make it to Oregon PLEASE make me some drunken noodles!

Recovering Straight Girl said...

Dinner is at what time?

Ginger loves Thai food...

Rozanne said...

B and I have one of those Things To Do This Summer lists. There is so much going on always, we've had to start filling out charts and spreadsheets to keep track. Plus, I get sort of stressed out trying to prioritize. Jaysus!

I was wondering what's in the blue can as well. The illustration could have been less horribly executed.

Tamarind fruit is the favorite food of lemurs--in case you didn't know.

SassyFemme said...

That blue can looks rather obscene if you ask me!

Kaylen said...

I don't have a "Things To Do This Summer List" but I am going to make one tonight!! Great idea.