Here are the beautiful shrimp in their cooked (boiled) form, and below is Thuy ready to eat a head. She ends up eating every one of the heads and does not pressure me at all. She doesn't even eat any bodies, she is just so happy with the heads.
Aren't the legs of the Daddy Shrimp great?
We roll these guys up into fresh spring rolls tonight - along with rice noodles, lettuce/basil, star fruit, crispy onions and my favorite fish paste mixture with lime, chili, sugar, pineapple and water. Pictured below is a pre-rolled spring roll.
Because my family will be here in about five weeks, tonight I give T and T pictures of everyone so that they can learn names. Thanh practices during Thuy's dinner preparation...she calls my brother-in-law Lewis "Lewey" and notes the similarity between "Brian" and "Brain." What a strange name, so close to "Brain." (She's memorizing you, too, Brian and Kristi, just in case you come...). She likes it that Megan's name is so close to mine ("Maggie").
Dinner is, of course, so tasty again that I ask them if they will move in and cook for my family in December. "You can sleep in the balcony room and make us breakfast, lunch and dinner," I tell them.
Without hesitation, Thuy replies, "One hundred dollars a day."