Friday, February 15, 2008

Happy Valentines!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Or rather a belated happy one.

My M says Valentine's day is a day to spend with your loved ones, and I am their loved one too, so my M and MM had valentine's day with me. And I had yummy dinner! My M doesn't like to go out on V day coz she felt the food are overpriced and the restaurants so full that service is likely to be not so good, so she decided to cook at home. And a long time ago, someone reading the blog mentioned that my M cooked similar food during the last 2 V-day, so this year she did something different. She tried french cooking.

Speaking of dinner, we have a long story about it, or rather one of the dishes.

My M decided to try cooking foie gras, but the butchery she went to sells only the whole piece of frozen liver and since it's the first time she's trying to cook it, she's not too keen on spending so much to buy one whole liver when she only needed 2 slices in case her cooking is atrocious. In the end she asked Aunty V in passing if she knows where to buy uncooked foie gras and nice Aunty V asked her friend who works in a hotel, who went to check with his chef. Aunty V oso decided she wants foie gras too, so the chef very kindly agreed to sell us a few slices as a personal favor to Aunty V's friend. What a nice chef, and nice friend, and nice Aunty V!

Here's the uncooked, and very long story foie gras.

Since it's so expensive, and so fatty, and my M is not sure if my tummy can take it, she only gave ne a very small piece to try. See my piece compared to the size of the pan? And the oil came purely from the liver, my M did not use any oil at all. And mine was just panfried with no seasoning.

Sizzling liver

Besides foie gras, I had stir fried pork with garlic and herbs.

Sizzling piggy

And my M and MM had codfish while I had salmon, grilled.

About to sizzle fishies

And here's what I had for dinner, with asparagus and baby corn. Can you find my tiny foie gras amidst all the food? Oh, and I had egg white too coz my M took the yolks to make the sauce for the veges. She said no point wasting the white and I totally agree with her.

But dinner took a long time to be ready. My M says I look so serious while waiting.

I'm hungry...

And I'm still not allowed to eat until I take peektures with my dinner.

When can I start eating?

Finally digging in

It was so yummy I licked the bowl so nice and clean that I think my M don't even have to wash it. To make sure it was truly clean, I even went back to the bowl and lick it a few more times after dinner.

Is it totally clean?

And here's what my M and MM had for dinner.

I think she spent the longest time making the orange sauce from scratch. Kinda strange that the most inconspicuous item took the most trouble. And I think the appetiser (foie gras) should be served separately but my M is too lazy to wash so many dishes so she dumped them all on the same plate.

And to be fair, they had to take peektures with their dinner as well. And I wanted to be in the peekture too so I snuck in at the corner when they weren't noticing.

The dinner was so nice that after I've had mine, I wanted theirs as well.

Can I have more?

Pretty please?????

I think my big brother herbie taught me well because I got a small slice of fish skin (which my M didn't like) right at the end of their dinner.

I wonder when is the next big cook out day.


Cubby said...

That looked like the yummiest dinner ever! I can't believe how lucky you are!

Amber-Mae said...

Woah, you lucky fella! I never had one huge piece of Salmon before becoz my mommy says it's too expensive & that I don't appreciate it! She said I can't even tell the difference between Salmon & other fishies. She's soooo wrong! Great fooodables! Happy Valentine's Day!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Maggie & Mitch said...

yummmmmmm! All of that food looks so good! Our hoomans had cod too on Valentine's day!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Katherine and Pippa, said...

Amzing. But I did well for my breakfast today. I had some of their (not very big) leftovers and some other tasties too.

A good Valentine's Day for all of us I say.


Joe Stains said...

WOWO that is the biggest dinner ever, you are so so lucky. Mom really wants to try Foie Gras, she is jealous.

yl said...

in Chinese, this is the later waves pushing the earlier waves(长江后浪推前浪) but i think your begging skills are better than Herbie... since you do not have to literally plonk your head on the laps to get food...

Butchy & Snickers said...

Wow, your Mama really did a lot of work for dinner. It looks so nice except Mama doesn't think she would like the foie gras, isn't it duck liver? Mama doesn't like any liver, but she does like beef heart. We hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

ilovepearly said...

Cooking at home is nice, your dishes always look so yummie!

Anonymous said...

Oh my dog that dinner looks divine - how cool are your humans making you your very own salmon meal!!


Charlie said...

That must be the best dinner ever!! My mom baked me special dog biscuits for V-day, but that hardly compares to your feast!
- Charlie

ROSSI said...

wow!.. helios.. u are one lucky fella.. what a nice food!.. am sure u are special to ur human..


Girl Girl Hamster said...

That looks like a yummilicious dinner. I like how you sneak in the group photo hee

~ Girl girl

Ben_Benjamin said...

How come you got soooooooooooooooooooo yummylicious VALENTINE dindin. My hooman never share it with me!!! wuwwuuwwu