Curry Nite 2

"Curry and Eggs" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.2, 1/100 sec, ISO1250
“Curry and Eggs” Cedar Park, 2018

こんばんは。As you can see from the photo, it was Curry Nite at our house! Actually, this is day-2 curry, so it’s even better… and we cooked up a few eggs that my coworker’s chickens “donated” to us. The yolks are really bright and tasty, although in the photo I bumped up the vibrance a bit because I like the look.

We still have a lot of curry leftover, so it will probably go into the freezer so we can enjoy it farther down the road. Curry is one of the big three in Japanese home-cooking as far as I’m concerned. The other two being Oden and Nabe. But you can’t beat a big pot of curry IMHO!

I hope you had a nice Wednesday!

またね~

Quick Curry and Boiled Egg Method

"Messy Curry" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/100 sec, ISO3200
“Messy Curry” Cedar Park, 2018

こんばんは

This evening Mariko got called into work unexpectedly so she couldn’t finish preparing the curry she planned for dinner and left it up to me to put together. Actually, my job was really easy. I just had to run to the store to buy some curry blocks, then add them to the beef stew that was waiting in the Instant Pot. For this one, I used a half portion of hot Golden Curry, and a half portion of hot Java Curry.

It was yummy, but the special thing about the dinner was that I made some eggs that my coworker’s chickens had produced. They were so delicious!

Speaking of that, we have been using a new technique to boil eggs. It’s the best method to boil eggs we have found because it’s relatively fast and the eggs peel easily. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Put the eggs in a pot with about 1-2 cm of water in the bottom.
  2. Turn the heat on high until the water boils. It won’t take long since there’s not much water.
  3. Cover and reduce the heat to low.
  4. After 5 minutes, turn off the heat, and set the timer for 8 more minutes.
  5. Cool the eggs under cold water, peel, and enjoy!

I hope you had a nice Friday!

またね~

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Curry Nite

"Curry Nite" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2, 1/100 sec, ISO800
“Curry Nite” Cedar Park, 2017

こんばんは。How’s it going?

The weather forecast for tomorrow is a chilly 55° F, which kind of crazy because it was 81° F today. And then Wednesday the high will only be in the 40s. The important thing about that drop in temperature is that it means it’s a great time for cold-weather meals!

Tonight we enjoyed a yummy Japanese curry, 🍛 with pork and potatoes, accompanied by a “Christmas” macaroni salad. It had red and green pasta in it, hence the name.

We all love curry year-round, but it’s especially great in the Winter. I can’t wait another cold-weather favorite: Oden. I know it’s coming soon!

I hope you had a nice day.

おやすみ

Curry and a Sketch

"Curry Nite" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/25 sec, ISO3200
“Curry Nite” Cedar Park, 2017

Just like the title says!

For tonight’s sketch, I looked at a reference photo of Koshiba Fuka 小芝風花 for the hair, but the face I drew from scratch. I’m happy with how it turned out! 😄

"2017.10.12 Sketch" Cedar Park 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.2, 1/100 sec, ISO400
“2017.10.12 Sketch” Cedar Park 2017

To see all the sketches I’ve been working on, you can check out the Flickr album “My Sketching Journey”, or my Instagram account barron.sketches which I created just for posting sketches, watercolors, and stationery items.

I hope you had a great day!

またね~

Spoiled Again (with a Thai Dinner)

"Thai Curry" Cedar Park, 2017
“Thai Curry” Cedar Park, 2017

こんばんは。Tonight’s photos are of another delicious and beautiful dinner. I’ve said it several times before, but they kids and I are really spoiled by Mariko when it comes to the food we eat. It’s all so delicious, and Mariko enjoys cooking and trying new dishes. We are so fortunate!

My contribution to this evening’s dinner was a trip to the market to pick up some coconut milk. And of course doing the dishes, which I am happy to do. It’s a tiny price to pay for getting to eat these meals every night. 😌

"Pad Thai" Cedar Park, 2017
“Pad Thai” Cedar Park, 2017

I hope you had a wonderful Tuesday!

おやすみ

Simple Yummy

"Simple Curry" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.2, 1/40 sec, ISO3200
“Simple Curry” Cedar Park, 2017

Mariko made a nice beef curry with onion, potato, and jalapeño. Over hot rice, it’s hard to beat! 🍛

Classic Curry Combo

"Curry Rice Combo" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.2, 1/25 sec, ISO3200
“Curry Rice Combo” Cedar Park, 2017

こんばんは。Please enjoy these photos of some classic Japanese curry. 🍛 In our house, we like the combination of curry rice and macaroni salad. We find that these two dishes complement each other perfectly.

"Cute Mac" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.2, 1/90 sec, ISO3200
“Cute Mac” Cedar Park, 2017

Besides Japanese-style curry, I love Indian curries, Thai curries, and Jamaican curry. In fact, I don’t think I’ve met a curry that I didn’t like! 😜

"Serving Curry" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.2, 1/80 sec, ISO3200
“Serving Curry” Cedar Park, 2017

I hope you had a nice Tuesday.

またね~

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