August 19, 2011

Chinese food and craft time

A'salaamu alaikum ya'll. Aaminah and I decided to grab some Chinese food tonight so off we headed to Star Ocean. Yes, Star Ocean. Not sure why the names seem to be randomly picked; I am sure it translates into some magnificent like their awesomeness is as big as the ocean but in English, it doesn't really come across. :-)

Anyway we got a small order of spicy garlic chicken with steamed white rice, 2 veggie spring rolls, and a side of chicken tempura for mah baby. Just in case she didn't like the garlic chicken and veggies.

Well it turned out it was not spicy at all and pretty darn sweet but still tasted nice. It had a lot of different veggies which was good and the sticky white rice was nice.

I'm a fan of spring rolls but like 'em rolled smaller than they do here. Not a biggie but just how it is. The chicken tempura was surprisingly good; we both ate 2 pieces.

Before attacking it...
We paid under $13 for all this food and it is still enough for a meal tomorrow if not a bit more. Really fair prices, freshly cooked food, and it was done in about 7 minutes. They deliver but we went out to get it cause I didn't have a menu handy. Ah well... :-)

My plate, not even half of the food plus I couldn't eat it all.

Earlier today Aaminah found a birdhouse I had bought for my boys to paint probably 5 yrs ago? lol Anyway she wanted to paint it, at first I said no then I changed my mind. So I hauled out some watercolors, set her up and masha'allah she painted for over 30 minutes!!!!!

Should I drink it??
I like that color :-)
Ahhh therapeutic!
Girl was serious about her water cup; we changed it probably 7 times lol
Look how pristine she kept her colors masha'Allah :-)
All done Mama!
If you don't already have a lil curly-headed sweetie around, I definitely recommend picking one up. :-) They brighten any place you put them.

Ma salaama ya'll...


iMuslimah said...

Mash'Allah how beautiful your baby is.

I love craft time- especially after my kids go to sleep LOL. UmmSalihah got me into card making a few years ago, and i love it. I also love to crotchet.

Interested in the card making??? Id be happy to share my loot to get you started. (I have tons).

Assalamu alaykum :)

Umm Aaminah said...

Salaam iM! You know, I always thought you had the cutest, most original online name. :-) Are you blogging again? I'll sneak over and check it out to see.

I would love to get some craftin' supplies from ya! Let me know how to send you the shipping $$$. Jazaki allahu khair! My email is ana_ashad @ ymail dot com.

iMuslimah said...

Pishaw. Ah ain't takin' no $$$. I'm paying it forward. I have so much stuff and i need to downsize a bit. Is ymail the actual thingy? Or do you mean @yahoo dot com ?

Umm Aaminah said...

Nope, is ymail which is part of yahoo. Guess they were running out of names but now wished I woulda stuck with because I always have to clarify Ymail not Gmail. :-)

Oh found your new blog and I'll be following it, insha'Allah. :-)

Mona Z said...

That food is making me drool, I love a spring roll like nobody's business. You're little girl is just the sweetest cutest little cherub!

iMuslimah said...

OOh. I finally got my hands on spring roll wrappers- I made greek brik LOL. I sauteed spinach, garlic and onion with salt and pepper and a touch of lemon juice, and then drained the mixtture while it cooled. When it was cool enough and dryish- I added some egg white, and feta, put the mixture in, folder the wrap and browned them in a super thin layer of oilve oil. Served hot with cold taziki. Yummy! OK Im emailing you now.

Oh if you tried the link for my midnightmama blog it didnt work because of typos. its fixed now thanks to MamaMona :)

Texan after UAE said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwww you made me want, chiense food.. :/ hahah Your little dolly is just gorgeous! mashallah! may Allah protect her always ameen

What a cute little bird house she painted. She's talented! mashallah :) :) :) :)