Karaage Night

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“Karaage” Cedar Park, 2022

こんばんは。How’s it going?

This evening Mariko made some double-deep-fried karaage. Wow. Just super. And our oldest son made a yummy green sauce to go with it. In fact, we had the green sauce, Zhong sauce, and Kewpie mayo to choose from. Karaage is a family favorite, for sure, and the homemade sauce made it extra-special. ♥️

I hope you had a great day! またね〜

Fajita Fries

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“Fajita Fries” Cedar Park, 2022

A few weeks ago, Koa had carne asada fries at SFO airport and said they were delicious, so we made something similar for dinner at home. Instead of making carne asada from scratch though, I bought some marinated beef for fajitas. I think it turned out pretty good!

But not as good as the fries that Koa had at SFO. So, some tweaking to our recipe is needed to kick it up a few notches!

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“Fajita Fries” Cedar Park, 2022

In other dinner news, we ran out of tequila so we made mezcal margaritas to enjoy when we were cooking. They were yummy (and potent). But I really need to replenish our tequila supply. 😆

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“Mezcal Margaritas” Cedar Park, 2022

I hope you had a nice day! またね〜

Time for Musubi

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“Musubi and Lani” Cedar Park, 2022

We had a bunch of nori leftover from our Mother’s Day temaki dinner so I made a batch of Spam musubi. It’s common to grill the Spam with a sweet sauce, but I always just fry up the Spam with garlic powder and pepper. I am not a huge fan of combining sweet and savory so these taste just right to me.

Anyways, in the photo you can see Lani is very interested in what I was making. She’s had nori before, but I don’t think she has tasted Spam. It’s too salty for her, so I didn’t let her try a piece. Sorry, Lani! ☺️

Mother’s Day

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“Temaki Set” Cedar Park, 2022

This year we celebrated Mother’s Day with our two kiddos at home. Our oldest son came back from college today so all four table chairs were all once again. 😀 As you can see from the photo above, we enjoyed delicious a temaki sushi set for dinner. And the owners of the sushi restaurant also included a special saké and some carnations, which is a tradition in Japan. It was super nice.

For gifts, I bought some candles from Emme Essentials and picked up a bouquet of flowers. The candles have a nice subtle fragrance, and since our family doesn’t like heavily scented candles, I think these are great. The wooden wick is special too!

I hope Mariko had a nice day with her kids and the goodies.

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“Candles” Cedar Park, 2022

Yummy Dinner

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“Omelette Dinner” Cedar Park, 2022

Mariko is back home and she made us a yummy omelette dinner with potato, beef, and cheese. It was so good! And it was nice to have miso soup again. 😀