Christopher had a game Saturday afternoon and his team had an impressive win. The other boys are really developing as players and everyone gets along quite well. Yesterday afternoon Christopher had his first BISAC game at school and they won 42-11. Christopher did not think he would get to play because he was a 6th grader but he ended up playing about half of the game and had some great moves and scored a lot. The difference between the 7th grade and 6th grade boys in size and athletic ability is amazing. It is hard to believe that one year can make such a big difference. Both of the kids each have BISAC games on Thursday at a school on the southern side of Bangkok. Caitlynne has forbidden me to ride with them on the team bus, so I won't be going along to watch and cheer.
My water lily had its first flower bloom yesterday. This plant has surprised me with how quickly it grows. New leaves seem to pop up out of the water overnight. The flower looks very similar to a peony but doesn't seem to have a scent. After the flower petals die and fall off, the green center remains on the stem.
Moosewood Pad Thai (vegetarian)
carbohydrate, 712 mg sodium, 142 mg cholesterol.
|¾||lb Mung bean sprouts|
|6||oz Rice noodles (¼-inch wide)|
|3||T Fresh lime juice|
|1||T Brown sugar|
|¼||c Soy sauce|
|3||T Peanut oil or vegetable oil|
|3 to 4||cloves garlic; minced or pressed|
|1||T Fresh chile; minced OR|
|1½||t Crushed red pepper flakes|
|2||c Carrots; grated|
|4||lg Eggs; lightly beaten with a pinch of salt|
|⅔||c Peanuts; chopped|
|6 to 8||scallions; chopped (about 1 cup)|