Chicken Tikka Masala Dinner

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“Chicken Tikka Masala” Cedar Park, 2020

Yummmm… Chicken Tikka Masala is a favorite at our house. And the homemade naan is so good! The problem is that there aren’t much in the way of leftovers because we all have seconds (and sometimes thirds). 😆

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“Big Naan” Cedar Park, 2020

I’ve been working from home for almost two weeks now, and it’s been going pretty smoothly. Being with the family 24/7 has not been difficult, since we all are busy with our individual activities. Bay’s architecture classes keep him working into the evening, Mariko is busy baking, I’m working in our home office room, and Koa is practicing his music and keeping up with his schoolwork (although classes haven’t started for him yet). Our breakfast and lunches are kind of on an as-needed basis, with each of us choosing what to eat, but dinner time we’ll all eat together, just as we always have (before Bay left for college). It’s nice to have all of us at the dinner table! ❤️

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“Hello, Kitty” Cedar Park, 2020

I hope you had a good day, and hope you are healthy and well!


Artsy Bathroom

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“Artsy Bathroom” Austin, 2020

Just wanted to mention that the art in the men’s bathroom at Ramen Tatsu-ya in North Austin is amazing. And the ramen is pretty good too. 😆🍜❤️

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“Ramens” Austin, 2020

Tamale Dinner

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“Tamales” Cedar Park, 2020

Our freezer is full of various tamales acquired around Christmas. Even after tonight’s yummy dinner, we still have enough for a couple more. The gift that keeps on giving. 😄

Marathon Guests

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“Chinese and Korean” Cedar Park, 2020

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Tonight some friends came over for dinner. Two of them ran the Austin Marathon in the morning, and they were very hungry, so they brought over a lot of food! It was a combination of Chinese dishes and Korean fried chicken, and most of it was really spicy, which I loved! They know I love the spicy fish from Asia Market, so they made sure to order it, and I would have been satisfied with just that and rice, but all the other food was wonderful as well. And the Korean chicken was on fire! Yummy.

Speaking of the Austin Marathon, I’ve always wanted to run it, but the cost always turned me away. Well, I finally bit the bullet and signed up for the 2021 marathon! It turns out that it costs $99 right now, which is less than what I was expecting. Mariko told me that the price goes up later in the year, and those prices were what I looking at before. Anyways, I guess it’s time to start running more. I’m pumped!


Valentines Fondue

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“Fondue” Cedar Park, 2020

Tonight we enjoyed our yearly fondue! It was delicious, but we didn’t have the chocolate fondue for dessert. Just the cheese fondue main course, which is fine with me since I’m not a huge fan of sweets. Because we were pretty busy this year, our dinner table wasn’t fancy, but the food was delicious as always. 😊❤️