We went shopping for fish today.
The whiting and squid looking pretty usual.
There was this AMAZING looking fish we have NO idea what to do with! Nether did the lovely Asian lady who was as intrgued as we were. She was trying to find out something about it from the shop assistants, but no details were forthcoming so she wandered off. We were a little disappointed as we would have liked to hear something too!
@MindyHoyden has provided a link to an Italian recipe for scorpion fish, which looks pretty darn good! http://italianfood.about.com/od/fishdishes/ig/La-Galleria-del-Pesce/Scorfano–or-Scorpionfish.htm
As we wandered off to get vegetables and fruit, we passed a stall selling the most amazing Nepalese Chicken. If you haven’t been to a Nepalese restaurant, I recomend you do. Great food!
Happy Birthday today to Mr O! As it is mid-week and we are both working our butts off, we aren’t doing anything today other than cards and cake. We did enjoy a quiet birthday drink and Miss O 1 baked a magnificent chocolate cake which we had as Mr O’s birthday cake.
The cake is part of Miss O 1′s Year 12 homework she was required to complete over the holidays. Miss O 1 sourced the recipe here: http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/21815/a+really+good+chocolate+cake.
One of our favourite restaurants is changing hands. Frank is retiring after 31 years!
I have eaten at Frank’s off and on for probably 15 years. My old friend that now lives in the USA (a spouse visa going out of Australia) held a dinner there when they got married. Delicious.
A couple of weeks ago Mr O and I went out for a kid-free few hours. It had been a while since we’d had a date night and knowing Mr O likes seafood, I thought Frank’s might be just the ticket! It was certainly a hit with Mr O!
This is a simple “where are we at” update for those who follow the family content!
No political stuff, no legal battle content, just plain old family stuff. You are relieved about that, aren’t you?
The school year is drawing to a close. Miss O 1 has basically finished for the year, this week she is enjoying a week of Year 12 orientation. BIG year next year for Miss O 1. She also turned 18 this month – that is a very important milestone in a young woman’s life! No party, she has plans to have a joint party with a girlfriend later.
Mr O Jnr 1 is heading into Year 10 and has recently learnt that if you STUDY and prepare for Maths Tests, you get REALLY GOOD MARKS! Funny about that! At one stage he was threatened with being relegated to Maths B. We sat down and had a little chat. Was this what he wanted for himself? No, it was not. So kudos to our young man, he knuckled down and put in the effort. Maths A it is!
Let me tell you it is a BLOODY LONG FLIGHT! Not like I haven’t done it before, I have: four times before in fact. I just never get used to the whole travelling vast distances thing. In our case it was three flights. I can assure you if I had to take the laptop out of the pack ONE MORE TIME for security screening, I was likely to throw it in the nearest river. My colleague escaped full body scanning in the USA, but no, not I: I had to stand figuratively naked in the damn cubicle.
However, all in all, we survived the journey and I caught up with old friends today and spent money. It was great to catch up with G & T (and no, that does not stand for gin and tonic), I am not so sure it was “great” to spend money.
I think we started drinking about 11am. All up I believe I have had a Long Island Tea, a Margarita, several Bacardi & cokes, several red wines, a couple of ports after dinner and….. hmmmm now the memory is a little cloudy.
Possibly this recipe exists somewhere out there in the world: I never hunted for a recipe but I do admit to watching our local noodle shop make our favourites and decided to make my own recipe. Having cooked this many times now, I can say the dish is a constant crowd-pleaser. What better name, therefore, than Oyeniyi Honey Soy Noodles. If you don’t find the finished product appetising, you can skip the rest of the article! I can assure you what ever volume I cook disappears around here. Masterchef wouldn’t give me gold stars for plate presentation, but when producing 6 meals in a short space of time it is taste, not presentation, that matters!
No, that isn’t the good china. THAT is still safely away from young, slippery hands!