December 25, 2008

Birthday party!!!! ^_^

Hi Everyone, I guess you're enjoying Christmas night right now! I wish everyone have a happy Christmas. I stopped by many of your blogs but couldn't open a lot of you, so if I don't comment is because I couldn't open your blog, not because I don't want to. The internet conexion in China is not the best, many international websites are forbitten in China. So, just bear with me this month, I'll catch up when I get back to US.
Okay. Yesterday's party was a total success, the acceptance of my western cuisine was better than I thought. They were hesitant to try new food at the beginning because they didn't know the name and didn't know what they were. But after I explained and described to them how popular and delicious are they, they finally tried them all and liked most of them.
The menu was
hummus over french toast breadblack bean dip over sweet potatoa big saladvegetarian paellachipaschocolate-pistacho biscottichoco-nuts petit fourspizza
and a soup made with beef and veggies (no pic)
carrot cake was the birthday cake
me with a friend for more than 20 years
Flower sent my Theboyfriend
then my camera ran out of battery and I forgot to bring the cord.... :(
Back to my morning. the Breakfast made with oat bran and apple, topped with dragon fruit.
I woke up at 5am and decided to get up to prepare the cake and some others dishes because my body really craved a workout so I wanted to finish up with the preparing and go to the gym before guests arrive. It was a great workout on the treadmill, I did 6 miles between running and walking. I felt warm and energized after it.

We spent our afternoon chatting, playing Majong ( a traditional game in China) and preparing wonton.It was a great day~ I enjoyed it a lot, not only because it was my birthday, but also because I felt being able to express my love to them once more, this time with a big meal fest! ^_^


VeggieGirl said...

What a fabulous birthday celebration!! Happy birthday, girl :-)

Sharon said...

Mmmm, perfect cake! And delicious eats! Enjoy your time!
And horray for MJ!! I love it!

alicia said...

Happy birthday, Coco! I can't believe that you bothered to prepare so much food on your birthday. :)

I prefer the red dragon fruit compared to the white. Think it tastes better too. :P

Enjoy Christmas in Shanghai!

Meg said...

Happy birthday my friend! Love all the food and the flowers!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday love! Your food looks BEAUTIFUL! Best to you and your family!

just me said...

what a great birthday with the fam and friends! i'm so glad you're there and enjoying it!

wonderful cake and eats too!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Anonymous said...

holy smokes everything looks so good - especially that hummus. yumm.
happy belated birthday

Anonymous said...

Happy late birthday, sweetie!!! Hope you're having a wonderful trip!

That dragonfruit-topped oatmeal looks so exotic!

Madison Song said...

Wow looks like so much fun!!!! Everything looks wonderful =) - beautiful flowers too!

Juliet said...

Happy Birthday! It all looks DELICIOUS! :)

Mariposa said...

Happy Birthday!!! glad to see you are having a GREAT trip home!!

Joanna said...

i'm glad you had a nice birthday!!! your food looks amazing and so do you.

carrot cake is my favorite cake of all time- excellent choice.

Erica said...

I was so excited to read this post! Everything looks great! Glad you're having a fun time with your family!

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