Monday, September 27, 2010

Mid Autumn Festival 2010

This year we had two Mid Autumn celebration at home. On the actual day, we had steamboat dinner, then follow by light up a few lanterns for the kids to play, and for adults, we enjoy eating moon cakes and sipping tea and chatting under the moonlight. Due to next day, everyone have to wake up early to work, we just had a "short" one, not like previous year or year before.

Every year, my in law without fail, will celebrate this special day. Since on the actual day, we don't celebrate it "seriously", so they decide to do another one yesterday ie: Sunday night, whereby Monday is their off day, so they can stay up late.

We had a last minute BBQ at home and invite some close relatives over to enjoy the food, and eating moon cakes. Now let me show you what we had last night.......


mother in law bought these beautiful and "big" lantern!


pork belly, mushroom, sausage wrap with bacon.......


prawns.........


ribs!!!!!! ready to serve.......


we got pork satay, prawns, chicken wings on the grill.........
Chef of the night was my hub......


closer look of the prawns......


ribs on the plate..... this is a hot items, finish fast!!! I only had one stick!


some fruit salad....


another batch food on the grill.....

All the food are finish fast, we don't know why. Everyone standing at the tables, once the food on the plate, it gone just within a second. It's now you see, now you don't! No kidding!

The sausage below, i took one on my plate and i was helping hub putting the food on the grill, as his "assistant", when i turn around, my sausage was gone! Lastly, i manage to try one on my sister in law's plate. :)


it may look ugly, but it sure taste good!


this is how the plate look like while everyone still waiting for the food to be ready...


belly in the grill......

After everyone finish eating, then it was hub turn and sister in law and my turn, we sit on the table, eat slowly and enjoy the food, no one "fight" with us for the food. Kids playing inside the house while waiting the rain to stop. Yes! It rain heavily while we had BBQ, lucky we got "shade" to hide from the rain.

Some of my hub aunties and uncles, they start play mahjung, while we "young" one, light up the candles and lanterns, sipping tea and eat moon cakes. Now my boys are older, they are no more interested to play lanterns, they are more interested in playing candles!!!



some of the lanterns....












this is how my boys love to play, light all the candles on the floor. This picture i took on the actual night. :)

Everyone had so much fun, my boys too. I let them play till almost 10.30pm, this morning they nearly cannot wake up for school. ^o^ By the time we finish clean up, it is almost 11.45pm, and those playing mahjung, they still continue till 1am!!! *yawn*

This is how we celebrate our moon cake festival this year. How about you? Do you have a great one?


24 comments:

reanaclaire said...

hey..i thought the mid autumn over long ago... seems like yesterday only? hahaha...
gosh, u all had so much fun.. so nice.. so yit lau.. over here, myself and girl had a quiet dinner and then back to our chores at home.. :)

Merryn said...

This is too much!!!! ENVY! So banyak good food.. slurp slurp.. salivating ody.. not fair.. not fair.. @_@

The sausages are really to die for... sigh..

coffeesncookies said...

I wanna 'chop' these :
- 2 sticks of pork ribs
- 5 prawns
- 3 sausage with bacon
- 1 strip of pork belly
on yr next BBQ !
muahahahhahaha...

you will invite me, hai mai ?

. .
. . err. make it 4 sticks of ribs.. I scared you'll nick mine ! LOL !!!

cleffairy said...

This year ah? Went for a quiet dinner with hubby for midautumn... went dating. LOLOL!

I think, everyone must be starving lah... since the food so fast gone. LOL. Glad you had a great BBq, Annie. :D

suituapui said...

Bacon? Did somebody say bacon? Oooooo....I like! And wrapped around sausage some more. Yum! Yum! The ribs look stunning, everything so nice - can challenge the AFC show - "Licensed to grill" liao! LOL!!!

Mamapumpkin said...

Oh my goodness. How can you do this to us?! I am so hungry now & so jealous!!

eugene said...

I really comprehend this,a big celebration of Mid Autumn, as for me,i have never really celebrated in such a fashion. so this surprises me.

hey take care now ya

IMMomsDaughter said...

Each year, I read about how grand Mid Autumn is celebrated at your house. So enviouslah....especially the food. All are sooooo yummy.

mommy to chumsy said...

Hey, where did your MIL got the beautiful lanterns? I love them.
Ok...let me show Andy what he missed!!!! Gosh...i am so hungry just looking at the food. Let me go smack Andy's head first.

L'abeille said...

Wah wah wah! You're making me hungry with all the grilled meat. Looks like it was a fun night for everybody at home eh...

mNhL said...

That's a lot of food! And all look so delicious. Wah..the sausages wrapped with bacon sure nice.....

smallkucing said...

wa....so much food. You hire a proffessional chef ka? drooling

Ann said...

wow...so many lanters....really make a difference huh.

NEXT YEAR I will buy those paper lanterns as well. I think they look so much nicer.

Wonderful Life said...

wahhh.... lau hau sui oredi!! alot of yummy yummy food!

javapot said...

bbq food really looked good!! like the shots of the lantern.

Annie Q said...

reanaclaire: actual day was last Wed, we do another one belated on Sunday. :) This is one plus point, while everyone stay together. When there is festival, can all gather together and celebrate together.

Merryn: you eyeing for sausages only ar? *wink wink wink* LOL!!

Elaine: chop? hahahhaha, you are so funny!!!!!
2 stick of ribs enough meh? 1 strip of belly only??? tsk tsk tsk. Make sure you don't take "extra", if we happen to have another round BBQ. LOL!

Cleffairy: Oh, went dating, so that picture in your blog, was you and your hub go for dinner place?
Maybe it's raining night, so everyone had good appetite and maybe when you "fight" for the food, it taste more yummy??

STP: yes, bacon! Bacon wrapped around sausage, NICE!! LOL! Next time if you happen to be in town and we got BBQ, i sure invite you over. :)

Mamapumpkin: This time is a last minute one, next time i will give you a call ok?

eugene: My in laws would celebrate it every year, if just me, i don't think i will do any celebration.

IMM: My mother in law need to do praying ma, so every year they will celebrate, and it is become like it a must celebrate festival in our home.

mommy to chumsy: I don't know where my mother in law get that big lanterns from wor, if you like i will ask her. :)
hahahhaah, so have you smack Andy's head and told him what you had missed?

L'abeille: Everyone just loved grilled meat including me!! It's a fun and tired night for me, because i got to work the next day, while other are rest day for them.

mNhL: yea, the sausage taste good, and it finish fast too. I only had one of it!

smallkucing: Pro chef - my hub lo! LOL!! Brother in law and sister in law do the marinate part.

Ann: Paper lanterns look more tradition ma. :)

Wonderful Life: *wipe wipe wipe* sorry to make you lau hau sui. :D

javapot: ahhahahhaa...thanks!! Finally someone "praise" my lantern shots!

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Lovely Mummy said...

so much fun you had on the mid autumn festival, and so much food too, make me really hungry now...:)

MaryMoh said...

Whao...what a feast to celebrate! Wish I was there! I have to wait for the next summer to BBQ...so cold and windy ow.

prince n princess mum said...

Lots of food... must b lots of ppl celebrating together...

jacss said...

gosh annie, i don't need to read ....i'm already drown with your food porns.
love the prawn skewer...love the pork belly!!
yr family is really 'sik kar' heh :P

Mummy Moon said...

So drooling on the food, I wish I was there, hehhe

Irene said...

omg, those food. walaoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeei!

2ma said...

i see all the food photos & my saliva start to drool....... your bbq food are so yummy!!!