This evening I made enchiladas for dinner, so of course, we had to have margaritas as well. This time we had mezcal margaritas… they were smoky and delicious! Most of the recipes online use 2 parts mezcal, one part lime, and 1/2 Cointreau, but I went with 2 parts lime, 1 part each of mezcal and Cointreau and it was still yummy. I think we’d be knocked out with the other recipe… but maybe we’ll give it a try tonight. 😆
Mariko had some girlfriends over for dinner which is great because that always means a delicious feast will be had! Included on the menu was a classic pot roast, stuffed lotus root, Hawaiian mac salad, basic chicken, spinach salad with toasted bacon dressing, and a Japanese corn/tuna/mayo pizza.
I’m actually trying to get in shape for an upcoming cruise, but these meals aren’t helping! But it’s a sacrifice I am willing to make. 😆
Our friends got a new Ooni pizza oven which uses wood pellets so they hosted a pizza brunch to try it out. It worked nicely and many stomachs were filled. 😊 The dough was handmade and we had a few different types of pizza, including a yummy Japanese-style corn/mayo/tuna pizza. It sounds weird, but it’s super yummy!
For his birthday dinner, Bay requested salmon and ikura donburi, which was a nice surprise. I thought he would want to go out for sushi at a restaurant, but a birthday dinner at home has a special feel to it. I think it made Mariko happy that he requested a home-made meal. ☺
This evening Mariko and I enjoyed a delicious omakase-style meal at Uroko. All the sushi was excellent, but the highlight for me was the saba (mackerel) which is my all-time favorite. It’s not the fanciest fish (in fact it’s one of the cheaper types) but I just love the oily richness of saba. Chef Masa described the way he prepared the saba which enhanced the experience even more!
Full disclosure, Uroko is owned by good friends of ours. It’s nice to have a circle of foodies, but maybe not so good for the waistline. 😆