“I hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known.”
Cherry looked like a real-life princess all ready for grad… her incredible pink dress sparkled perfectly as the sun shone down on us. And her glitter tipped nails and roses in her hair – perfection! Cherry was a part of the fun group grad shoot I did along with Noor and Ayesha at Douglas Taylor Park in Abbotsford. What fun these girls were to photograph! I’ll have to share some of their group shots soon! Enjoy!
“The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match. Each one of you is a fuse.”
– Edward Koch
Noor looked just stunning in her beautiful, blue grad gown… wow! And her makeup was incredible as well! Noor joined me with her friends Cherry and Ayesha at Douglas Taylor Park in Abbotsford for a group grad session – and we broke off for some individuals too – it was so much fun to photograph these lovely ladies!! Have I mentioned I love grad shoots?! ‘Cuz I sure DO!
“As you start your journey, the first thing you should do is throw away that store-bought map and begin to draw your own.”
– Michael Dell
Beautiful Ayesha looked like a real life mermaid in her stunning blue gown sparkling with amazing beadwork, and long, strawberry blonde curly hair. I LOVE mermaids, so I was so in love with her grad look! I love grad sessions – makes me want to go (way!) back in time to my grad and live it all over again – in one of these amazing dresses of course! Ayesha, joined by her friends Cherry & Noor, met me at Douglas Taylor Park in Abbotsford for a group grad session – theirs will be coming soon!
I’ll admit, my friend Caleb got me hooked on this dinner about 7 years ago… and he coined the title “Winner Winner Asian Dinner!” Jesse and I used to make it all the time but haven’t in a while. Tonight I made it again, and remembered why we loved it sooooo much – it’s DELISH! I don’t measure a lot of things when I cook & bake, so a lot of these measurements are guesstimates… I just “add a tad of this, and a tad of that…” and see how it goes :)
Winner Winner Asian Dinner
Servings: I’d say it would serve about 4 adults
4 large chicken breast, sliced and/or diced
3-4 large peppers, diced (any colours, I used 2 red and 1 orange for this one)
1 onion, diced
1 tbsp garlic, minced
1/4 cup or 1/2 cup (approx) sweet chilli sauce
1-2 tbsp. (approx) peanut sauté sauce
1 can (227 mL) sliced water chestnuts, drained
1 cup Jasmin rice
1 can (400mL) Light Coconut Milk
3 green onions, chopped
1 bag raw bean sprouts, washed and drained
–> cook rice in coconut milk (I use the rice cooker, but use whatever you like!). I start this first, so it’s done just in time for the chicken mixture.
–> cook diced chicken in large saucepan with a touch of extra virgin olive oil. When fully cooked, drain any extra fat or moisture.
–> slice peppers and onion, and once chicken is cooked through, add peppers to mixture. Add garlic. Stir and cook together.
–> add sweet chilli sauce and peanut sauce sauce to mixture, stir, and put lid on to cook (over Medium heat or so).
–> add water chestnuts to mixture just to warm (about 2 minutes or so) and stir. The rice should be just about done at this time too.
–> to serve: spoon rice onto plate or bowl and cover in the chicken mixture. Top with raw bean sprouts, sesame seeds, and some chopped green onions. For a little extra crunch, add some French friend onions salad toppers and voila! Done :)