Thursday, August 30, 2007

Grand Finale

It all came together. My Chinese brother-in-law prepared a feast tonight. He gathered produce from my mom's garden, used up some Chinese vegetables and other veggies my neighbor gave me, and found some firm tofu in our local grocery store. My son was chef's assistant and hopefully can recreate some of the dishes. My brother-in-law also took time to pick huckleberries for pie at the family lakefront property. My six-year-old daughter and eight-year-old niece peeled apples for my apple pie. I wasn't sure how my pies would turn out since I doubled the oil crust recipe but I have trouble counting and talking at the same time. Almost everyone had the special order--a slice of each with ice cream contributed by my in-laws. When you have plenty of food for 14, what's one more? We invited a friend who was in the neighborhood to come in and join us. My sister's family returns to southern California tomorrow. We have Ed's big wok as a parting gift to remember them by.

And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, Acts 2:46 ESV


Danny said...

What a great meal, but an even better time with family.

anita said...

sounds delicious!