OLYMPICS - Don't know about the rest of you, but Mr. L and I will be glued to the TV for the next seventeen days watching the Beijing Olympics. In honor of the opening ceremonies last night, Mr. L and I had some Chinese food delivered. Lots of Chinese food. The poor guy that made the delivery wanted to know if we were having a party. He looked a bit perplexed when Mr. L told him, no, all that food was just for the two of us. Hey, after the work week from hell, we wanted to celebrate with a bit of a taste of everything. My "must have" is Beef Chow Fun, an item I had never had until a few years ago. I even ordered some extra fried rice to take to my mom. I doubt all that food will make it past the weekend.
OLYMPIC FOOD - There are up to 148 food plants providing food for the Olympic games. A 24 hour vigil on production is being made to make sure that the food is safe and sanitary for the athletes. China is also using global positioning satellites to monitor food production, processing factories and food hygiene during the games. More than 10,500 athletes will be fed in the Olympic Village. Special "monitoring mechanisms" will also be used to monitor restaurants and public food sellers. Sounds like China is as concerned as many Americans about the health of their food for this Olympics. For more info go here.
THE TRAY - The little serving tray in the background of the fortune cookies is one I recently found in my storage. It comes from my Grandma D. The back says it was hand painted in England (maybe in the 50's?). The name of the pattern? Peking. Only fitting to bring out during these Olympics.