Here’s the osechi that Mariko and her friends made for the new year. They spent two days preparing all the dishes (I helped by providing cocktails) and everything tasted amazing! I love starting out the year with osechi – it’s such a treat!
And we also had ozōni, the traditional soup with mochi. Yummy!
I enjoyed another relaxing vacation day with my family doing family stuff. Specifically bowling at Gable House Bowl (my brother bested me by a single point!) and lunch at Mi Burrito.
I had never eaten at Mi Burrito before, so I was excited to try it. My Al Pastor Burrito and Cadillac Margarita hit the spot! The burrito was a little on the salty side, but still delicious and there are so many things on the menu that I’d love to go back and try some different dishes.
The outdoor seating was nice (especially during COVID-times) and we even had a view of the water! It was a little chilly today, but I was happy the sun was shining. A nice lunch for sure. 😀
Our second signature family holiday meal is a Hawaiian feast. This year we enjoyed kalua pig, lau lau, lomi salmon, chicken long rice (not pictured), musubi, and poi. New this year were some sweet bread rolls, and Chinese greens with spicy tofu. So good!
Will definitely need to run a few extra miles to burn off some of these calories! 😝