Saturday, July 18, 2009

a slow start to the weekend

I was up around 8:30 this morning, but poor Mom didn't feel like getting out of bed until after noon. By that time, Mom's first visitors, Pastor Kim's wife and son, had come and gone, leaving a wonderful lunch in their wake. The Missus had prepared a double whammy for our lunch: marinated Korean short ribs off the bone, which required only a quick broil to achieve perfection, and the ingredients for bibim-bap (roughly, "mixed rice"), with the red pepper sauce kept separate so that Dad could eat the rice and vegetables without setting fire to his mouth. The short ribs disappeared quickly, and we have enough leftover vegetables to garnish dinner.

Dinner is arriving this evening from another friend-- Cheong Burns, who's coming over at about 6PM. The rumor I heard is that Mrs. Burns is preparing steamed shrimp, which sounds muy delicioso to me. Mom hasn't really prepped for visitors; Dad's going to help Mom wash in a bit, and we hope she'll be ready by 6. If she isn't, well, it's no skin off our noses. We're having a slow weekend. Might as well enjoy it.


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