For the first time in five and a half years, I have two hours to myself each weekday now that all three kids are in school (at least in the mornings). I’ve walked with some friends, met others for coffee, and will start a demi-barre Pilates class tomorrow.
Yesterday, however, I went grocery shopping.
I thought I’d buy my kids some treats at the Asian grocery store five minutes from my house. We had run out of mooncakes, so I purchased another box. I’ve had this brand–and the bag–in past years.
These mooncakes are a variety of four vegetarian flavors: red bean, pineapple, smokey dates, and lotus paste.
I also bought baozi, jiaozi, and these frozen durian pops. My younger kids each took a lick before returning theirs to the box. Number one son claimed he liked durian, but I’m not so sure after he appeared to force down a pop, bite by slow bite. While fourteen-year-old Jake was ‘enjoying’ his pop, his siblings gave it another try. Three-year-old Martin ate half of his, while five-year-old Rachel let hers melt to a liquid mess. Even with the one remaining pop in the box, my freezer smells like durian.
Before heading home, I made a quick stop at an upscale grocery store for this dragon fruit.
It’s not as fresh as these that Tom and I saw in Hong Kong this April (peering above the durian).
But the kids devoured it within minutes, so I guess it wasn’t half bad.
They were so pleased with these treats that I can’t wait to find them more next week.