7.07.2010

Cheri & Steve 's Wedding :) @ Portland, OR

The beautiful bride :)
Rehersal Dinner..
The banana and pineapple pudding was absolutely delicious! 
Thanks Uncle Norm and aunty for sharing these recipes! ^^
2 1/2 cup milk
1 cup non dairy sour cream
1 1/2 pkt instant bamama cream pudding and pie filling mix
8 oz can crushed pineapple ( drained)
Directions: 
In trifle bow, layer fruits. In medium bowl, combine milk, sour cream and blend well. Add pudding mix: beat until well-blended, about 2 minutes. Stir in pineapple. Spoon pudding mixture over fruit. Cover, refrigerated for several hours to blend flavors. 12 ( 3/4 cup) servings
Spray Bragg Amino Acids onto the nuts and bake for several minutes until crisp. :)
The best vegan Tartar sauce!
1 c veganaise
1 T lemon juiced
1 T finely chopped green pepper
1T finely chopped celery
2T finely chopped dill pickle
1 T finely chopped pimiento
1 T grated onion
2 T finely chopped parsley
- Combine and chill
It goes with tofu walnut balls
Ingredients:
2 c soft bread crumbs
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/2 c quick oats
1/2 c finely diced onions or 1/2 c dried onion flakes
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp vege-sal
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp italian seasoning
2 tsp McKay's vegan chicken seasoning
16 oz firm tofu
1/2 c water
2 T Bragg's Liquid Aminos
*Directions: 
Whiz bread crumbs, walnuts, oats and fried onion in food processor. Add other seasonings. Blend tofu with Liquid Aminos and water. Add to bread crumb mixture. Mix well. Use an ice cream scoop to make balls. Place on oiled cookied sheet. Bake at 350 until brown. If desired, flatten to make patties. These balls freeze well. 

Abigail's Garden, Abernethy Center, Oregon City, OR
Goodie bags for little kids...

Program, fanned out like a fan..
Instead of numbers, each table has a different name, e.g. hope, kindness, gratitude, forgiveness, trust, etc...


Table of both side's parents and grandparents pictures...
Picture after the Sand Ceremony...



Chinese Tea Ceremony



The happy couple...finally married!

True love is a such a wonderful gift from God. It is able to touch the deepest soul of the heart and make one's heart flutter, steer one towards a different course that is unimaginable. It comes at the most unexpected moment and God knows what's best for each of us. I am so happy for this wonderful couple who finally got married and am so excited as they start a beautiful journey together. :)
Spent Sabbath at Sunnyside SDA church in Oregon, Portland. 

Sabbath lunch / Durian Cake!

I really enjoyed the fellowship of Cheri's family and relatives. They are such warm, genuine, caring and loving people whom I have gotten to love. I ate so much over this weekend- Laksa, different types of Bao, lotus glutinous rice, Hor Fun, including buffets at Chinese restaurants, Dim sum, cherries from WA, ..etc.. Although I miss them, I am glad to be back into my little cove where I can blog, check FB, and go back to work. I love my job! ^^ I thank God for mini vacations like this. It reminded me of the importance of taking time for "self" to relax, appreciate my family, enjoy the people and everything around me. Life is short, live it to the fullest! :)

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