Lucy and I wish that you have a very merry Christmas and have an awesome day! Good luck if you're going to be Boxing Day shopping tomorrow, too!
Last night, we needed to make something for dinner that was to serve 8 hungry people. The solution was hot pot. We went to Ottawa's T&T to pick up some meat and veggies.
Some of the things we ate:
Enoki mushrooms, napa cabbage and watercress.
Cuttlefish balls and fried tofu puffs.
Fish balls and fried fish cakes.
Shrimp wontons with snow pea shoots.
We also had tofu, sliced beef, pork and pork jowl.
Not pictured are the green onion pancakes and some dim sum dishes I picked up from T&T.
Once the soup started boiling, the only thing on our minds were to throw things into the soup and eat them once they were done. With our family, it's a free for all. If you put in something... say... tofu puffs, with the intention of eating them, but don't pay close attention to them cooking, other people will snatch them up. You can just ask Jimmy.
When our family has hot pot, it's a game of give and take. And that's why it always tastes better when you eat with more people. Not only is the company welcome, but the more things people put into the soup, the tastier the soup will be at the end of the meal.
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