Turkey Antidote

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“Japanese Lunch” Austin, 2019

Today we took a break from leftovers and went to Komé Sushi Kitchen for lunch. I like turkey, but a nice Japanese lunch of fried ebi, oysters, miso soup, rice, and a selection of nigiri sushi was definitely welcomed!

Of course for dinner, leftovers is on the menu. 😆

またね~

Thanksgiving Feast

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“The Bird” Cedar Park, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving! Well, the dry-brined turkey turned out great. It’s funny, because after Thanksgiving each year, I think to myself that I should roast a turkey (small one) more than just once a year since it is so easy. But I never do…

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“The Kids” Cedar Park, 2019

Anyways, this year two other families joined us and everyone’s children are getting bigger. And they have started bringing their girlfriends/boyfriends as well, which is new. There were six “kids” this year, three college freshman, and three in high school – they really do grow up so fast!

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“Thanksgiving Spread” Cedar Park, 2019
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“Thanksgiving Insta” Cedar Park, 2019

I hope you had a nice holiday if you celebrated!

またね~

Dry Brine

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“Resting Bird” Cedar Park, 2019

This year, I’m repeating the dry brine technique that I used last year. It requires that the salted turkey rest uncovered overnight in the fridge. Sounds strange, but it works and it’s safe. Plus, it’s much easier than the wet brine technique, and I think it tastes (and looks) much better.

But don’t take just my word for it… some LA Times staff members did a test of the “Judy Bird” technique, and they agree that dry brine is the way to go:

https://www.latimes.com/la-fo-saltedturkey-story.html

またね~

Enchilada Dinner

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“Enchilada Plate” Cedar Park, 2019

Enchiladas for dinner! Slightly new recipe since our local market carries some new Oaxacan cheese. Was yummy!

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“Enchiladas” Cedar Park, 2019

Here’s a photo of our dinner table. It’s a bit messy and not so great-looking with all the salsa containers and tortilla chips bag, but that’s how we do things at the Fujimoto house. 😄

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“Family Dinner Table” Cedar Park, 2019

The Best Bread

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The best bread is homemade bread! ❤️🥖