“I’ve seen a look in dogs’ eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.”

– John Steinbeck

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Sookie Cooks: Leftovers

Cooking scrumptious meals since 2012!
Cooking scrumptious meals since 2012!

Today, we talk about leftovers.

Some people hate them (like mommy), some people don’t mind them, and some people like the food even better the next day – daddy says this applies to soups!

Anyway, Friday night daddy took mommy out to Pearl Harbourfront (no war jokes please!) for dinner. It is a Chinese restaurant, a step up from the ones you see in Chinatown.

I obviously was left behind at home because my humans are selfish – sometimes I think they don’t love me anymore, but they usually come home with treats and I get lots of belly rubs, so I’ll give them the benefit of a doubt.

They ordered some dim sum and a whole duck. A whole duck! They didn’t finish all the food, so they took the leftover duck home.

The next day, they wanted to have the duck for dinner. Mommy suggested they make tacos, but in the end, hand wraps were in order!

Daddy became Chef Extraordinaire again. He dropped a piece of Boston lettuce on the floor and I promptly brought it to my bed. Mommy just watched me do it, and I was a little bit shocked because usually she would try to stop me. And then I realized why she didn’t do anything. That lettuce was disgusting. I licked it a little bit, and after a few seconds, left it alone in my bed.

I didn’t get any scraps, but I did get lots of belly rubs afterwards.

LEFTOVERS

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Happy CNY!

My mug's all you need to prosper! :)
My mug’s all you need to prosper! 🙂

In homage to my mommy’s childhood in Hong Kong, I wish you all a prosperous new year ahead! Happy Year of the Ram 2015!

Mommy told me what she misses most about Chinese New Year in Hong Kong as a student was, well, having a few days off from school, and all the red packets filled with money that she got! She still gets them from time to time here in Toronto, but she definitely misses all the fun and celebrations back in HK.

Do you know what your Chinese Zodiac is?

Both mommy and I are rabbits, and daddy is a snake.

Go on over here to find out what yours is.

2015 is the year of the ram (or the sheep, or the goat).

So here’s a little cheat sheet for you little rammies to make the most out of year 2015:

  • Lucky numbers: 3, 4 and 9 (if you win the lottery, I get 30% cut – but be careful with money this year!)
  • Lucky colours: red, green and purple (purple is my favourite colour!)

And for those who are looking for love, you will find the best matches in the horse, rabbit, and pig. Whoa, would you look at that! I’m a rabbit! Come holla when you’ve won the lottery! 😀

And just for good measure, my little rammies, here are your fellow ram celebrities:

  • Bruce Willis
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Julia Roberts
  • Chow Yun-Fat

Now, back to my glutinous rice cake…

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To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.

-Aldous Huxley

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