Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Sunday afternoon, I asked Caitlynne what we should have for dinner and she very quickly said, "salmon".  Since Kevin is not a big fan of salmon, I thought her suggestion was a good one as he was still away and I wouldn't have to worry about making a separate dish for him. Off to the "fancier" supermarket we went to buy our ingredients for dinner.  There is nothing in Bangkok that even comes close to Wegman's or Whole Foods for groceries and foodstuff. However, there is a Tops Supermarket in the mall nearby which is probably the nicest supermarket that I have seen so far in Bangkok. They have a very nice selection of fresh fish, meat, poultry as well as fruit & veg and baked goods.  

Three pieces of salmon sprinkled with salt and pepper.
I made a creamy sauce from light mayo, capers, lots of fresh squeezed lemon juice and dill. I didn't use a recipe and just went by taste to adjust the ingredients.  It was delicious but, the next time I make this, I would use yogurt instead of the mayo for a lighter taste.  
I topped each piece of salmon with the sauce and baked for about 20 minutes.  
To accompany the salmon, I made steamed broccoli and served fresh sour dough baguette (from the bakery).  I thought about making french baguette but it is such a long process and I didn't think about it until it was too late to get it done in time for dinner.  Next time though for sure.  Both of the kids gave the dinner "thumbs up" so I might have to make this again and just use a different kind of fish for Kevin.

Last night, PeePorn made this for our dinner...
I have no idea what it was called but it was beef in some kind of a peanut sauce and was served over rice.  PeePorn also made a fruit plate with melon and pomello for us.

Kevin returned late last night and, since he has been eating restaurant food for the last two weeks, I will cook dinner tonight.  I still haven't decided yet between chicken parmigiana or sloppy joes but, whatever we have tonight, we will have the other tomorrow night.  The kids voted for the parmigiana but the thought of turning on the oven when it is 100 degrees outside does not appeal to me at all.
Some random photos...

I picked some more of those "parrot flowers" for the coffee table in our living room.  
I found another great pair of Chinese Guardian Lions (more on them from a previous post here). This set is a little bigger and more detailed than my other pair and they add a nice burst of color to the coffee table.   

Here is Sonder keeping an eye on the flower arranging activity.  I had to take him to the vet this afternoon because he has a yeast infection in his ears and on his paws that we just cannot get rid of.  The vet said his ears look like they have cleared up but I need to continue washing his paws daily with this special shampoo and then blowing them dry. I know of several other dogs who have this same issue so it must have something to do with the hot and humid weather.  
Have a great Tuesday!

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