Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Life in LA

One of the advantages of visiting family instead of just staying in a hotel, is that you get the insiders' viewpoint.  So we started our visit to Los Angeles with a great family day.  We met John's parents and sister for Sunday Dim Sum. Thirteen people sat comfortably around one of the large tables in their favorite restaurant. The banquet room was crowded with more than a hundred tables, and servers pushed trays of treats past us.  John's parents picked the family favorits, and the four Chinese American cousins ate greedily. Edith used a plastic fork and her fingers.  Oliver used his chopsticks effectively as spears.  Having done this before we knew to pace ourselves and not to choose from every dish.  

The rest of the afternoon was spent in the kitchen cooking for Amanda's birthday party.  She decided to prepare an elaborate Charlotte with raspberry coulis. It was elegant, beautiful and very successful.  She had invited two couples and their children to celebrate with us, and we had a great party.

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