Thursday, May 24, 2012

Aunty Lucy "pecah lubang" (uncover the truth)

Two months ago on a Monday, I accompanied my Quay Lo to the dentist and used the Valet parking at the building where the dentist was. After his dental appointment, we both walked across the street to get a two hour massage. Since we were around the vincinity to our good friends house, we called them and asked them to join us for dinner and we told them that we would pick them up from their home. 

We saw this Italian restaurant just next the the Valet Parking and went ahead and booked a table for four, for dinner at 7.30pm. After picking our good friends up from their home, we returned to the same building where the dentist and the Italian restaurant were. We used the Valet parking again.
After dinner, as usual, I had to look for the parking ticket, here, there, everywhere in my big bag and finally found two parking tickets instead of one. I knew one was the afternoon parking ticket and one was the evening. The evening parking ticket is what I needed to hand over to the jockey. I was confused because I could not figure out which one was the evening parking ticket. Both tickets had the same number. WHAT?? Am I loosing it or something was wrong with my eyes? I took both the tickets to the jockey counter. I told him I could not understand why I had two tickets with the same number. Then this petite Chinese lady heard what I said and came over to see what went wrong. She asked me to give her the tickets and as soon as she saw the tickets, she turned to me and said, this is not your problem, this is our staff problem. She quickly checked through her log book and immediately started to scold the jockey. I believe by now, you guys have already figured out what happen. Holy Macro! Aunty Lucy may have put someone out of job!! 

Despite all the hoo ha, we had a fun night and a scrumptious Italian dinner and we were so stuffed that we did not want to have a heavy lunch the next day. So, my Quay Lo fixed us a very simple pasta salad for lunch.  it was a light and refreshing lunch and I am a happy girl because I was served by my King. LOL!

Pasta salad with chicken and tahini dressing
 
Ingredients for the dressing:
1 tbs tahini
1/2 tbs honey
1/2 tbs dijon mustard
2 tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tbs lemon juice
1 tsp freshly grated ginger
2 tbs chopped parsley.


Method:
Mix all the above well and drizzle on to the cooked pasta and herbs boiled chicken breast.

60 comments:

  1. Your King certainly knows how to serve his Queen, hehe.

    And parking ticket drama? Hope the poor valet staff didn't get his sotong fried... :(

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    1. Kenny, if that staff got sotong fried, don't you think he asked for it by trying to cheat his employer?

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  2. The jockey wanted to cheat you?

    Yummy pasta there. But am too lazy to prepare it..

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    1. He did not try to cheat me but he tried to cheat his employer. This pasta is very easy to prepare. A very simple meal, one to go for when lazy to cook up a storm.

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  3. Ooooo...I love your bowl! I have this weakness for blue and white crockery.

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    1. Most mat sallehs love blue and white ceramics. Are you half mat salleh? Hehe

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  4. Always nice when the husbands cook!

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    1. Always nice to have anyone cook for us.

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  5. I want this salad pasta, 2 plates. So yummy.

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    1. You sure you can handle two plates? You appear to be like a small eater to me. You are do slim and trim.

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  6. Your King surely did not serve you a light lunch... that looks like a very heavy meal to me.. lol..

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    1. Claire, then you have no idea what our heavy meal is. Lol!

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  7. Quay Po, I have a bottle of tahini and didn't know what to do with it. So now I can make this dressing. The salad looks very appetising. Your Quay Lo so clever!

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    1. I agree, my Quay Lo is very clever and you are going to be clever too since now you know how to use the tahini you got. Just curious, why you bought it?

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  8. This dressing looks wonderful over pasta!

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  9. I don't mind having this salad daily, yum yum~

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    1. Me too especially when someone make and serve to me. Why not? Hehe

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  10. Love the story of the parking ticket! That pasta salad looks quite delicious, I will pass it on to Nigel he is the one who cooks the pasta in this house:) Take care Diane

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    1. Good. Let your king serves you and you just sit back relax and enjoy.

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  11. Tahini dressing is indeed nice, more so when served bythe loved-one! ;) Makes a great dip too?!
    +Ant+

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    1. Oh yes, it can be a good. How come I didn't think of that?

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  12. Lol...got curious by your title :)

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    1. Hehe so did this post disappoint you? Not kompia or kampua recipe.

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  13. I thought that they were going to charge you an expensive parking fee! Yum yum pasta salad!

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    1. They did not. I paid normal valet parking fee. It was their emoloyer,s money they tried to swindle.

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  14. i'm sure they won't repeat their mistake after all the scolding. =)

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    1. Haha, I am afraid they might not have the chance cos maybe that guy got fired. The boss lady seemed to be a no nonsense gal.

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  15. wow very colorful and luv the tahini dressing awesome...and luv u r clicks!

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    1. Oh I love those olorful penne. The addition of colors enhance the appeal of the dish.

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  16. I am a stingy person so I never use valet parking, hehehe. Your King had prepared a wonderful pasta for you..lucky you ..

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    1. You are not stingy just because you don't used he valet. It is truly personal preference.

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  17. This is a gorgeous salad! I will add this to our salad lunches recipe since hubby is now on a diet. Yes Dennis is back on his diet and I have to accompany him as well...

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    1. My dear, I am not sure if this is the right one to serve you hubby if he is on diet.

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    1. Can serve at room temperature or cold.

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  19. Wah...*drooling*....wanna place order...looks soooo delicious!

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    1. Gotto to ask my Quay Lo if he wants to accept order. Lol!

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  20. mmm looks so yummy~ so tahini is sesame paste?

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  21. two tickets of the same number is really weird. anyway i love your salad with this healthy dressing :)

    -FiSh
    @ ohfishiee.blogspot.com

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  22. Sweetie, it is not weird once you know why. Did you figure that out?

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  23. Hi Lucy. I trust you're having a blast right now. Enjoy for me as well!
    I've never trusted valet parking. A friend believed his car keys was duplicated from one of those and his car got stolen very promptly after. And also heard from one of them (shhh ... inside info) that they get paid to get an imprint of car keys for the syndicate. So there you are. Be careful. That's why I drive a beaten up junk that nobody wants :D
    On a lighter note .... I love this dressing. I've always added a dash of sesame oil in my vinaigrette so I know this I would love!

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    1. Lucy, yes I am having a good time. Yesterday I went berries picking. It was fun. Today I went to swap meat and got myself some really nice and cheap blouses. Tomorrow we will be going for an Italian cooking class demo by a well known chef. I am looking forward to meet this handsome Italian chef:D as regards to valet parking, my Quay Lo said we should worry about our safety more than the car. You be careful when you park your car at the basement too. You sure know what to love, this is a killer dressing:D

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    2. Hmm .... I'm assuming you meant "swap meet" and not trading in your beef for some clothes :)
      Still checking out handsome chefs wherever you go, eh? Haha! Have fun!

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  24. You must be fun to go out with...always something! :) The pasta looks mouthwatering...I love using tahaini on pasta. Bookmarked it!

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    1. Lyndsey, it will be fun if you are not afraid to be embarrassed by Aunty Lucy. Hehe

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  25. Looks delicious.....feel hungry again...

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  26. Food photos can do this to us for sure.

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  27. SOunds like a fun, albeit a bit confusing, evening! I love the dressing that you used for this pasta salad!

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    1. hehe, it was a fun night for us but not for the jockey.

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  28. Veron, such confusing situations, right! Just a small matter, I'm sure the jockey should be alright. Honestly, this making us Lucy even worst...loosing our mind trying to figure out what is what! And wondering if it is our fault. You know what I mean? haha....
    However, hope you're going to have a great week ahead.
    Blessings
    Kristy

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  29. Kristy, frankly, I am not sympathetic to the jockey for his dishonesty in trying to cheat his employer's money. I know it is not my fault. I am having a great time with my family in LA. You too have a great week.

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  30. Veronica, your posts are always intriguing, and interesting...never know what the outcome will be, but good thing it had a "happy ending"
    At first, when I saw the mention about a "jockey"...LOL I thought you went to the horse races. I never heard parking attendant being called Jockey, or is it a "British" term?

    I love your hubby's delicious pasta salad with the creamy and wonderful Tahini dressing, combined with the honey, dijon mustard, lemon juice, and ginger. Totally divine! I already jotted this down to make this yummy dressing. I always have Tahini in my fridge and only use it for hummus! need to venture out of the "box" more often!

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    1. I can understand why jockey confused you. I should have said car jockey. I am not sure if it is British term or not:D This tahini dressing is so versatile, something I don't mind having in my fridge always. I want to try that on meat and fish one of these days.

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  31. just wondering how did the jockey manage to get 2 numbers same? hand written one is it? that dressing sounds very nice..let me save this recipe first :)

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  32. at first I thought the pasta was Salmon (because of orange in color) LOL!

    kesian the fella who kena scold XD

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  33. No I won't kesian those who ate dishonest and got caught.

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