What is this you ask? Shabu Shabu... little different than what I expected. It was hearty and good. We were joined by nephew Dan and his parents for lunch. It was the first time for all of us. ENK didn't like the greens that they put in there but the broth was extremely delicious.
Quite an unexpected last minute flight to LA. We needed to go check on ENK's dad. He's been in/out of the hospital and was feeling down. We decided to go see him. We also had a rare opportunity to go see the Dodgers over the weekend. ENK's patient Hank is a Dodger scout for the Pacific NW and he got us these great seats to a Sat. night game!
Grandpa Kim is weaker but was in good spirit. He was happy to see us.
My wonderful sister in law and brother in law who is grandpa's main caretaker. What would we have done without them? Thank you!
It was a quiet day at the deli today. Sometimes we have customers out the door waiting in line. Sometimes they all come in at certain time and I have no time to even to take a breather. But there are times when it gets really quiet and sporadically customers come in one by one. This is my third year of taking over Airport Cafe. The time here has been flying by. I can't believe I own a restaurant. I can't believe I am doing what I am doing. Today, I am counting my blessings under the sunshine. How long will I keep on doing what I am doing? I wonder what my future holds?
Allison said this will be her wedding dress... ❤️ She was thrilled to find pretty wedding dresses @Anthropology! I never knew they had wedding/special events department at our local Anthro... This dress was under $2,000 and she said she loved it! How much do people spend on wedding dresses? I don't know. I spent $350 in 1992. No, Allison is not getting married soon. She was just dreaming of her wedding day... with that special someone out there! Yoohoo... Where are you Allison's future hubby?
Esther invited some ladies over for brunch at her beautiful house. She went all out and made delicious food and drinks for us. We all helped out one way or another for Ally Bubba's graduation a month ago... We were all proud aunties trying to give her all the best! Congratulations Ally on going to Andrews University in the fall. Allison and Alivia was able to join us to make it extra special!
It was just Allison and Randy that joined Sam and Joshua's vacation to Maui. They had a wonderful time with their cousins/extended family and friends. Meanwhile, ENK and I had a little piece of Hawaii too! Mike came to visit! This time with the whole family. It was so nice to relax and enjoy our time with Mike and Sal!
There are days when you need to get to work early in the morning but finds things that makes it impossible to leave. With the house being on the market, I can't leave things like this left untouched. Randy must have left the detergent at the edge and it fell emptying the whole thing into the floor! Uggh... This was no easy task!
Dan and Esther hosted another amazing dinner for our church youth group! We had perfectly grilled skirt steak and chicken with Argentinian chimichurri sauce! Oh that sauce was the bomb! (Recipe below) She also grilled assorted vegetables with delicious farm fresh sides. We ate to our hearts content and even over extended our stay into the late night! When talking about the upcoming Garden Cafe at PUC, she wanted to make us dduckboki with cheese. That was delicious as well! Thank you Esther and Dan!
Chan is looking like a straight up thug and ENK looks like he's ready to fall asleep! Pastor Chris is just enjoying the dduckboki and feeling little guilty for not being there for Miles! :)
Here is Esther's green sauce recipe: chopped parsley. Mix red wine vinegar, garlic, diced shallots , crushed red peppers or red peppers. Drizzle olive oil with salt and pepper and blend.
*For those that need little more detailed recipe: I found one that's similar: Chimichurri Sauce
- 1 cup packed fresh parsley, washed and dried
- 5 medium cloves garlic, peeled
- 2 tablespoons oregano leaves
- ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Place parsley, garlic, and oregano in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
Transfer to a medium bowl and whisk in oil, vinegar, salt, and red pepper flakes. Use immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.(recipe from seriouseats.com)
Cousin Judie came to visit us for dinner. She is a fourth year University of Boston student studying Biology!