Beautiful Life

Hey child up and go; A big world is out there waiting for us to live in every day. Outside you will find, there is love all around you; Takes you, makes you wanna' say; That it's a beautiful life and it's a beautiful world and it's a beautiful time to be here, to be here, to be here. -Fisher

Monday, February 28, 2011


Today we had Asher's TB test read.....and he is negative!  So yay!  Everything is going well and with will have our consulate appointment on Wednesday and come home on Saturday.  After our little trip to the medical center, our guide wanted to take us over to the markets in Guangzhou.  We have been through there before, so I knew what to expect. 

So I figured, what better time to buy the ingredients to make an authentic Chinese dinner for Asher's and Claire's Godparents!  Lucky people, right???

For an appetizer, I thought we would start with some little tasty snake skin bites!  Yum, yum, come get you some!

As a main course, I was thinking I would grind up these prime choice black ants for biscuit making and then work on a nice hearty stew! 

Some of these gigantic mushrooms will give it a nice flavor and then...

I'm thinking baby turtle and

And lizard!  Yes, that should make a great stew, don't you think?

Oh, I know what you are thinking!  You wish you were their Godparents right?  Sorry, we couldn't choose you all!  Maybe next time!

And the best part?  Dessert of course!

Sugared Scorpions!

I picked out some fat juicy ones just for Steve!

Oh, don't worry.  It will be organic and all-natural! I'm sure.

You know, come to think of it.... we should have plenty, so come on over next week! 
Any takers? 


The Source said...

No thanks, Chelsea. There was a spider in my kitchen this morning, and I popped him into the pan with my eggs, so I'm good!

What I'm wondering is...are there plenty of amino acids in lizard skin?? I'm gonna just look that up now...

The Gulke Family said...

Sounds good to me. What time is dinner. I so would eat whatever you made if that meant we were having dinner together!

Anonymous said...

...You know, mom, since y'all left I became an...uhhhh... anglo-western-atarian. SO I don't believe in eating insects, arachnids, reptiles or amphibians or basically anything not considered food by westerners... So I'll come around in a few weeks after you've gotten back and have exhausted your supply of yummy Chinese delicacies.

Marti Pieper said...

I'm with Asher. McDonald's R Us!

David and Janet Hurley said...

Yummmo!! I always loose a few pounds in CHina, which is a good thing=)

Anonymous said...

Oh, darn it. Steve and I have our dinner schedule booked solid for the next, um, six months or so. Shucks. Just hate that we have to miss those sugared scorpions. Just hate it....