Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Good Food

Carmi posed a question about how we go about remembering places we've been. I had to think about that a bit. While we haven't intentionally made this a habit, it has become one nonetheless. We tend to take pictures of the things we like and some of our favorite things from our favorite places (much of which is food). Looking at the pictures causes us to recall many of the smells, textures, sounds and sights of our favorite place. It's worked well for our family. When my kids see a picture of a food they like, they immediately start describing it and talking about it: our favorite food places, stories that accompany the eating of that certain food, etc. While we miss whatever the picture represents, it is good to relive some of those moments. Below are a few of our favorite foods and places, as bad as they might seem. :)

This is one of our favorite meals. Hot peppers and pork, baked soy beans, Fried(in hot pepper batter) pork ribs (chopped into bitesize pieces!) And of course a big steaming bowl of rice.

The next two pictures my kids just drool over. This picture is of a bowl of noodles from our good friend, Doris. She knew exactly how each of us liked our noodles. Tim liked extra hot peppers in his. She would give him an extra spoonful just to see if he would finish it. He always did.

This is a dish we would buy in the market. 25 cents per bowl. It has green onions, cilantro, crushed nuts, garlic, soy sauce and vinegar... all on the big noodles. Mmmmm good.

The door on the right was our front door. My dad made the screen door when he came to visit. People would walk in off the street and stand and open and close our screen door. When I went back to visit, I saw quite a few screen doors in town! Dad started a trend. The open door on the left was the kitchen.

This was my kitchen. It also had a fire pit in the floor. We would build campfires and make s'mores. :) We would also BBQ there. Any time someone came to visit, we would ask them to bring a bottle of KC Masterpiece. It was a pretty good deal. :)


amanda said...

Oh . . . I LOVED seeing these pictures!!!

Thanks so much for sharing them!!

(But, is your introduction at the end?)

amanda said...

oh yeah . . .and those noodles?

They look AWESOME!!

Stacy said...

You caught me before I could fix it! ha!

And those noodles ARE awesome. Our chinese teacher here in TCH went there and she came back raving about them. I kept telling her about the, and she kept saying, "Yes, we have those here." She didn't understand until she actually HAD them. ha!

Mike said...

Love it. Neat shots and neat story.