Being a working mom with an infant who wakes up five times a night and a super active toddler can be very tiring. I still try to cook dinner for the family every evening and I’ve even started meal planning and prepping on the weekends just to save time and my sanity. Imagine my delight … Continue reading Home-cooked Chinese food
I love fried chicken and I love KFC. When I was pregnant and suffering from morning sickness, KFC was the only place I could go to make me feel better. I know it’s not the healthiest of foods but well I didn’t really care. When I came to Saudi Arabia I started hearing about Al … Continue reading Al Baik vs. KFC
Whenever Christmastime rolls around I always think back to my childhood when I would go to Christmas mass with my friends and their families and join them for Noche Buena afterwards. My parents were not religious and didn’t care for the holidays so I was always allowed to join my friends in their festivities. The … Continue reading Food for the Gods
When we went fishing in the Red Sea two weeks ago I got so horribly seasick that I popped a blood vessel in my eye. I won’t post pics of that here but you can Google “subconjunctival hemorrhage” if you want to know what it looks like. I looked like I could be in a … Continue reading Best Brownie Recipe
We’ve been here for almost 2 months already and last night was the first time we actually ate at a restaurant outside of KAUST. What made it possible was that first, we finally bought a car, yay! It’s a second hand Toyota, not a big deal really but it makes a world of difference to … Continue reading Al Sayed Fish Restaurant
Apparently, lots of people celebrate Crepe Day in France every February 2nd. I had no idea though because none of our French friends in Taiwan had ever invited us over for any sort of crepes party! The only person I know who made a big deal about crepes is BB who once said something like, … Continue reading Crepe Day!
Since I wasn’t aware of any bakeries on campus I decided to bake something for my birthday. I decided on banana bread since it seemed pretty easy to make. It actually turned out REALLY good. Here’s the recipe I used: http://divascancook.com/moist-banana-bread-recipe-easy/ After that I was on a roll and dug up the recipe Ann had … Continue reading My 31st Birthday