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Oft misunderstood soul. Shy, reserved, likes to stay in the background, but inevitably mistaken as not shy, extrovert etc. Originally meant to be a culinary blog, but in due course discovered man does not live on cake alone..hence the waffle.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Eat, Gym, Eat

What a grossly unhealthy weekend. Eating and more eating.

Had to skip bible study coz there was a rare invite from old friend, non practising doctor cum funiture magnate, to the matrimonial house, and also to get acquainted with her new husband. (as in, they got married recently).

Twas a lovely gathering, old friends, good food, laughter over the dinner table, all very civilised. Godma, Oldest Friend and Sweetie, Mr Acid Tongue Lawyer, wifey and the hosts, over a dinner of carrot & leek soup, roasted lamb with rosemary, salad, and my contribution of flourless chocolate cakes for dessert. Lovely home.

On Saturday night, it was my turn to reciprocate Lion Heart's and yhsmom's previous dinners, and since it is the week before the next FF launch, managed to get a number of GXIs as well. Alas, FCI and Richelle couldn't make it. The former coz he had a wedding in penang, and the latter coz she had other plans. Despite the fact that there was a dearth of female instructors, it was still an enjoyable affair. The notable new face was ex FCI, who up till now, had always been very difficult to invite.

Dinner comprised Roast Chicken Fajitas, with Guacamole, Sour Cream, Mango & Tomato Salsa, (ARGHHH, I knew I forgot something!!! Sauteed Onions!!!), Tuna & Mushroom Tartlets, (which was the least popular), Edamame beans, Cheese Platter, Mains of Roast Boneless Leg of Lamb with Honey Mustard Glaze, Zuchinni Mushroom Pie, Salad with Quails Eggs and Pine Nuts, and Roast Duck Pasta. Dessert was Tiramisu, embellished by the FRANGELICO that Leon Lai brought, (absolutely divine, that Frangelico stuff), Lemon Tart, which FSI recoiled in horror upon the first taste, coz it was too sour, and some flourless chocolate cakes that were leftover from the night before.

Leon was in his elements, and provided much of the Diva type entertainment, while Lionheart regaled us with tales of the gym. We toasted Boy Wonder, (robin), who had just turned 20!!! Sheesh!!! Shades and gf were the first to leave, as Shades' gf had to sing early in church. Leon and exFCI stayed on till quite late, as Leon kept breaking into broadway mode.

Me with No 1 in Tianjin, and GF. (same name as gorgeous woman)

And Lionheart brought the most divine dessert wine!!! Tokai? Absolutely orgasmic. Not to mention the bottle of Cloudy Bay, which still remains unopened. Anyway, it was a great night, if I may say so myself.

Sunday night, we celebrated Kung See Lai's birthday, age undisclosed. Dinner at Deutschehaus, where we literally pigged out. Aiyooo, so much meat. Shudder. Age shows when dinner conversation revolves around cholestrol, hepapitis etc etc... But it was still an enjoyable affair, and we adjourned to their house to cut the cake and drink more wine.

Was entrusted with the cake, and she had requested a lemon cheese cake, which was my first attempt. I guess since it was a "free cake", people could be honest, and the reviews went quite well.

Birthday girl seemed thrilled with her presents, a handbag and TWO donna hay books.

What an exhausting weekend. I need a weekday to recover.


Blogger kt said...

hey, thanx sooooo much 4 making d fajitas... totally satisfied d crave!! :-)
sorry we had 2 b party poopers and left early...

9:45 PM  
Blogger fatboybakes said...

yarrrrlarrrrr......sooo early.

10:28 AM  
Anonymous Jacquelin said...

Thank you for having Terence and I to dine at your lovely crib. Truly enjoyed the succulent Honey Mustard Roast Lamb and Roast Duck Pasta - cibo delizioso..with the hosts grinding out their best. Sure was inspiring to know there were quite a number of musical fans that night…hmm next time how about a reprise of Leon stumping, strutting, and everybody do the hustle!:o

12:10 PM  
Blogger fatboybakes said...

jacq, you are most welcome. hope to do it again someday soon.

12:52 PM  

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