Saturday, April 29, 2006
Welcome to the best pizza joint in town!! Mooooooove over Pizza hut/Shack/Delight!! haha. With his trusty knife and me, Harry boasts the best pizza in Moncton. I have to say that I was a bit skeptical at first. Someone tells you that they make the best pizza in town and you start to think: "Is it really the *two fingers making quote* 'best' pizza?". Well ladies and gentlemen, I'm here to tell you that it is. Harry's shop is set up at the John Street Market on Saturday mornings. It is a nice little market with everything you need.........pizza and beef jerky. Ok, there is other stuff there too : ) There's gelato ice cream, the best bread in town, samosas, breakfast joint, popcorn, books, jewlry, syrup, you name it.
So here's the deal. You start with a 7" multigrain crust make by Harry's father, Nick the Dutch Baker. Not only is it ridiculously good tasting, it's also good for you! Point Harry. Meat lover? Fresh lean ground beef (lite on fat, heavy on taste), pepperoni and Maple Smoked Bacon right right from the neighboring vendor!! Vegetable lover? Tons of fresh green peppers from the market, onions and diced mushrooms. Omnivore? You get it all!! Top that off with mozza and cheddar baked on a stone oven. Oh man, I can hardly wait for next Saturday and it's only Tuesday! What will that cost you? A meager 5 Dollars. It's a mighty pizza, you'll be glad you bought it.
Now for the elite, there is also Harry's specialty pizza. I can't tell you what's on it because it's different every week. Although I can't release too many details here on the world wild web, I can tell you that he makes topping combinations that would astonish and delight even the most avid pizza eaters.
I put my good name on these pizza's. Anyone who knows me knows that I don't back up stuff I don't believe in. And if you don't belive me, don't worry, Harry's got demo slices. If you want a great pizza, check it out. Get onto Mountain road from the highway, turn right on Vaughan Harvey and left on John Street (there are signs to the market too!).
Thursday, April 27, 2006
So for our 8 month anniversary we decided to take a venture to Wal-Mart. We saw that in the flyer for that week had a mini BBQ’s on sale for $13!! We thought this was a great price and decided to check it out. After being greeted by the ever-so friendly door greeter we came across a massive amount of these mini-grills. Once Micah had finished looking it all over we decided to pick one up. This is where the adventure begins. Wal-Mart has consumers all figured out, just because the grill’s where close to the door doesn’t mean the propane tanks are. Nope, they were all the way to the back of the store and anyone who has ever been to at least one Wal-mart in their lives knows that everything under the sun is between these two points. Since we had to walk all over the store and we were picking things up that we needed I decided that it would be smart for us to get a kart! Well I didn’t know that Micah had such big issues with pushing a kart at Wal-mart. After walking around with him, not willing to push the cart or even stand close to it, we were finished our Wal-Mart trip and ended up coming out with more stuff then what we went in for. So from now on if we can’t carry it then we don’t need it is our new Wal-Mart slogan!
Micah here, I would just like to clarify that I only don't like pushing karts at Walmart. It's hard to explain, it's just weird. Grocery karts are for grocery stores and that's that.
Returning home Micah looked very manly putting together our mini BBQ. We are excited to put the grill out side of our basement window for the summer season!
Our date night got pretty exciting while I was putting the BBQ together! Katie accidentally spilled some boiling water on her arm (I may have being distracting her with my manly tools and stuff, not sure) and I rushed off to the pharmacy for some cream. The lady said that it is best to go to the hospital in case it gets infected, so we spent the rest of our night talking to doctors and stuff. The Lord was good to us, we got right in and out and the doctor gave us all kinds of free stuff!! Horrah for free things! Our date nights don't always go as planned, but they are usually memorable!
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
A wise person is hungry for truth, while the fool feeds on trash. Proverbs 15:14
Monday, April 24, 2006
Weiwei decided that since he tries most “new” Canadian food here at our apartment that it was time for Micah and I to try some “new” or should I say “traditional” Chinese food. However it wasn’t just a day to try the new food it was going to be evening of learning how to prepare Chinese dumplings.
There are some important steps that need to be followed and we made sure to take some pictures at each important step.
This step is for the man to do because it is vigorous labor. So Weiwei and Micah were in charge of making sure the Napa was finely diced
Step 2: Ringing out the Napa
When the cutting board gets too filled up with diced Napa you must put it into a big mixing bowl where you add a little salt to the cabbage. The salt is used to help the water come out of the cabbage. Once all the cabbage is cut up it is then the men ring the cabbage out to get all the water out of it. This takes a lot of muscles to do and I am so thankful there were two strong men here to do it!
During this stage it is very import to stir the meat in ONLY one direction. You must keep a counterclockwise momentum going while all the ingredients are added to the ground pork.
Step 4: Chopping more ingredients
While I was stirring the ground pork and Napa, Weiwei was busy at work chopping up green onions and ginger. He was also very busy pouring other ingredients, like Soya Sauce, into the mixture.
Micah on the other hand was trying to be funny taking pictures of him self drinking the Soya sauce. Until he realized that the cover was not on tightly and it spilled into his mouth and all down his face and clothe.
Sunday, April 23, 2006
Now this step was very hard at first but after we practiced folding about 5 or 6 we finally got the hang of it and we were filling dumplings like pro’s! I even had a dumpling filling dance since Weiwei told me that my dumplings were looking great and that they love to eat the well stuffed ones I think he called them “fat babies”
Step 6: Cooking the dumplings
Weiwei and Micah looked after this part. I think they just filled a big pot up with water and boiled the dumplings. Soon they were finished and it was time for us to sit down and try our little works of art. In China they use lots of different dipping sauces for their dumplings so of course Micah dug through our refrigerator to find anything and everything he could to dip his dumplings in. I am pretty sure that he was using some left over roast beef gravy to dip them in and don’t forget the ketchup!
Micah and I both really loved the dumplings, even though we couldn’t eat as many as Weiwei. He told us on average he could eat about 25-30 dumplings and the girls eat about 15-20, I didn’t make it even close to that number and either did Micah.
Step 8: Eating the dumplings as leftovers
So after you have a meal out of the dumplings you get to eat them again the next day, only this time you get to pan fry the little guys. Micah was very excited about this idea so he and Weiwei took the leftovers to work the next day. Along with the dumplings Micah took a container of the gravy and the ketchup bottle.
We enjoyed our time learning about the Chinese culture. It still surprises me that there are no chicken balls or red sauce in China but I guess I will live and continue to enjoy the treat we get here!
Saturday, April 22, 2006
Saturday was a blast! Katie and I headed over to Maria's house for an invitation party. That's where you get together in an assembly line and make wedding invitations. If you've never had one before, I highly recommend it! Stephen and I were given the knives so that we felt manly, but we were clearly overqualified because we finished our task really fast and I ended up on hearts-on-ribons duty............
After each invitation passed the 10-point Weyman inspection, it was off to the envelope factory! Katie was making a list and checking it twice! After the invitations were done, Steve and I hawled out the old SNES and played captain america and the avengers on a 55" TV!!! (Ben is was amazing!)
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Well, we had a pleasant suprise this Resurrection Sunday. Instead of having ham (well, I guess we did have ham too : ), we had turkey and as you all know, gravy comes from turkeys and not pigs!
Our family seems to be getting bigger these days : ) It was really fun. We had nan and gramp J, uncle Jerry and auntie Carol, my cousin Sarah, the colemans, mom and dad, Josh and Deja and family, Burt and Nancy, Sister Shiloh, MH and Jamie (breath), Ehsan and Zainab and Katie and I.
Sarah made these amazing rice crispy bird nests. We were all trying to sit close to empty spots so that we could have two! Ok, so only me and Burt were doing that.
Burt and I were busy taking pictures of the event and we even caught each other taking pictures of each other!
After lunch, we headed up to the house for a little chocolate hunt. Emma not only found lots of Chocolate, but she also found one of her teeth that fell out!! Neato. It was a great weekend!
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
With Passover weekend coming up I decided to make some yummy easter egg cookies! My new friend Lisa joined me for a moring of lots of baking with her 6 month old daughter Naomi.
Since it was so beautiful here last week we decided that after we were finished making the cookies we would take Naomi for a walk in the park. We went to the park a little after lunch to find that so many people had the same idea. There were lots of people there enjoying their lunch break around the pond. There were also a lot of ducks enjoying everyone else's lunch break around the pond as well. I guess Naomi must have been pretty tried from all the morning baking because she fell asleep face first in her stroller.
Monday, April 10, 2006
Last week we celebrated the engagement of our friends Renee and Harry. We had such a lovely time getting to know their friends, family and church community. The host of the party did a wonderful job with all the food preparations! Everything there tasted so good. There wedding date is planned now for July 29th, 2006.Micah and I met Renee through Genieve and Phil. Since then Renee and I have become great friends and we are very excited to see her marry Harry this summer. Renee and I usually hang out friday afternoons and it seems like everywhere we go we are asked the same question..."Are you guys twins?" (I guess you need to see us when we are both wearing glasses!)
Micah and I have been blessed so much moving to Moncton and finding many other Christian couples to spend time with.
Sunday, April 09, 2006
I thought this was pretty cute! The Prime Minister was talking about the new daycare agenda in BC and I think this little guy was looking for a little more in the plan! It's a neat picture.......who else could honk the Prime Minister's nose and make everyone giggle? I love kids.
Saturday, April 08, 2006
When practice was over around noon we decided to head to Day Spring for the day to spend some time with Micah’s family. We had just got great news the night before that Micah’s sister-in-law Deja is pregnant and baby Peterson number 4 will be here late November. I spent the afternoon hanging out with Rhonda because Micah had to make an emergency trip to the muffler shop because the pipe under the car broke in two while we were driving.
We took down lots of deer steaks and deer burger that we got when we were in Antigonish (thanks Army) and enjoyed a wonderful BBQ! Jonah picked up really fast that the men in the family don’t use knifes or forks when they are finishing off their steaks and decided he was going to eat just like daddy, papa and uncle Micah.After supper we spent a great evening visiting with Josh and Deja!
It was up early again on Sunday morning to travel back to Moncton because the African choir was singing on Sunday. They did a great job and had the whole church on their feet singing and dancing along with them! After having a much need Sunday nap we headed outside for a wonderful walk around the neighborhood. The weather here has been very nice and we have been taking advantage of it almost every night! When we got back from our walk Micah began preparing supper (he always cooks on the weekends) and I sat down to enjoy a book. It didn’t take long before the smells of fried onions began filling the apartment and before I knew it Micah had invented a new kind of nachos!
Yes you are seeing correctly from the picture that these nachos are loaded with fried hotdogs, onions, bacon and cheese! Along with these nachos we enjoyed fried hotdogs wrapped in fried flax seed bread and covered with a melted cheese slice. At least we had flax seed bread for supper.... hahaha
Being married is a lot of fun but also a lot of COMPROMISING!
Saturday, April 01, 2006
We had such a GREAT weekend even though it did not revolve around food. We started our weekend off Friday March 31 at 4. It was a beautiful sunny day so we spent most of the late afternoon and evening outside balling games.
Around 7 we had our first session on Daniel Chapter 3. Our youth leader Dwight did many sessions throughout the weekend on Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Later that night we enjoyed playing board games and Nintendo! Everyone really loved playing jungle speed.
The next morning we got up to do some male/female devotionals before all meeting together to enjoy learning more about Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. The weather outside was really nice so again we just spend the day doing whatever we enjoyed! Some of the kids watched a movie, some went for a walk, and some played Nintendo. By 6 pm we were starting to get really hungry but things needed to get done for the Youth Rally we were having with other youth groups from the City. At 7:30 the youth rally started with about 100+ youth there! The time of Worship, Teaching and Prayer was really great! At one minute before 10 pm the kids (and youth leaders) started the count down. When 10 hit everyone was diving into the table filled with sandwiches, sweets and chips! After everyone had at least one sandwich the PARTY PIZZA’S came out! What a great weekend we spent with the youth group at the church.
On Sunday morning each one of us who had participated in the fast(24) stood up on the platform and gave a cheque for $5065.00. We were really proud of each person taking part in the fast. Everyone who wanted to take part had to raise $150.00. We just heard that since we announced our total we have been given more donations! We think that thy end count will be close to $5300.00.
Thank you to all who donated money to us and for praying for us!
PS- Your right there is food… even in this post!