Tag Archives: thanksgiving

Bacon Fried Rice, Etc.

It has been busy around here the past week. I would like to apologise to my blogger friends for not visiting and commenting on their new posts! My parents are here for a long visit – they arrived last Sunday night – and we had been organising the house in preparation for their visit. We made trips to Ikea, moved furniture about and threw out a lot of garbage! 🙂

I’m looking forward to learning more dishes from my mum. Just last night I watched her make my all-time favourite, Vinegar Pork Ribs, and it was great. No time for photos, just eat! This afternoon she whipped up a plate of fried rice for the boys’ lunch. It won’t be sandwiches every day for lunch when Grandma’s here!

Bacon fried rice with eggs and cucumber

2 cups cooked rice (left over or day old rice is best)
3 strips of bacon, cut into strips
2 eggs, lightly beaten
Half a medium yellow onion, chopped
1/2 cup of julienned cucumber
Light soy sauce
Dark soy sauce

Fry bacon in a skillet till crispy. Remove, set aside and drain fat from pan.
Pour in beaten eggs and scramble. Season with light soy sauce and pepper. Remove and set aside.
Add a teaspoon of oil and saute the onion. Add in the rice, season with the soy sauces and mix, breaking up clumps of rice. When the rice is warm, put in the bacon, egg and cucumber and mix well. Taste and season with more soy sauce if required. Serve.


There was a surprise in my Inbox recently – I was offered an ‘Editor’s Choice’ award from Be @ Home, a specialty blog with lots of tips and guides for the home and garden! It is my pleasure to have the button on my blog. Click the button and check out the site!


Lastly, I doubt I’ll be posting before Thanksgiving (Canada celebrates Thanksgiving on October 10) so I would like to wish everyone celebrating Thanksgiving a Happy Thanksgiving and hope you’ll have a great day and meal(s) with your family!

We haven’t been celebrating Thanksgiving Day as 1) it wasn’t part of the culture in Malaysia and 2) we didn’t have family here to celebrate with. This year, however, my parents are here and we’ll celebrate! When you’re in Rome, do as the Romans do, eh? Since there’s just 6 of us, I won’t roast a full turkey but will make a turkey roulade instead. Hope it’ll turn out well and we’ll have a splendid meal. Here’s the menu I have in mind:

Turkey roulade
Potato gratin
Roasted vegetables
Pecan tart
Apple pie

Care to share your ideas for a Thanksgiving meal?



Posted by on October 5, 2011 in Cooking, Food, Life


Tags: , , , ,

Thanksgiving Day & Fun at the Farm

It’s a holiday today, Thanksgiving Day in Canada. We haven’t been celebrating Thanksgiving as 1) it’s not part of our culture (yet) and 2) we don’t have family here to celebrate with. However, we had been having Thanksgiving lunch with our dear family friend RC and her family for the past 2 years. It’s always a feast with turkey, stuffing, gravy, sides and dessert. Yum!

This morning we went to Cooper’s Farm with friends for a fun family outing. It was a good day to be outdoors – cool morning of 10 degrees C and 16 degrees C in the afternoon. There were many visitors at the farm too, cars seemed to be pulling in constantly.

The farm has lots to see as well as activities to keep both children and adults entertained for a morning.

Corn table and corn box (not in picture).

Livestock. Yes, this is entertaining for city kids!

Even the adults were admiring this pot-bellied pig!

Goats on a bridge.

A baby maze.

The farm’s main attraction – their 10-acre corn maze. What is it about a maze that sets kids running off right from the start??

Picking your own pumpkin.

The quintessential farm fun activity – the wagon/tractor/hay ride.

Look at the beauty of a pumpkin I found! Don’t you think this would be the one Cinderella would pick for Fairy Godmother to turn into a carriage? I certainly think so!



Posted by on October 11, 2010 in Life


Tags: , , , ,