Tonight’s dinner was a mix of leftovers and new sides. The casserole on the left is a mix of sliced pork belly (leftover from last night’s yakiniku dinner), kimchee, egg, and cheese. In the casserole dish on the right is Koa-friendly nachos, with cheese, chips, jalapenos, beans, red sauce, and grilled chicken. Then the sides are avocado with ponzu and katsuobushi, and fresh tomato.
I was a good fridge/pantry cleanup day, and a pretty tasty one at that. 😊
We probably shouldn’t eat too much fried food, but how can you resist katsu (deep-fried pork cutlet)? Along with miso soup and shredded cabbage, we had some ume-garlic, which was yummy. My first time trying it!
By the way, Lani likes to eat her dinner while we eat ours, and here she is waiting for us to fill up her food bowl. 🐶
In a couple of weeks, Bay will head back to school in Houston, but he’ll be living off-campus which means that he needs to prepare his own meals. Therefore, he’s been practicing some new recipes at home and working on his kitchen skills. The dishes that he’s prepared for us have been yummy and tonight’s was no different.
The Coconut-Miso Salmon Curry recipe is from the Kay Chun/New York Times and didn’t look too difficult although there were a couple tricky parts. Mariko is an amazing cook so she helped guide Bay through the parts he was unsure about. I helped out with the easy tasks, such as showing Bay how I would cut the onion, collecting the basil from the garden, and keeping the surfaces tidy.
It’s lots of fun, and so satisfying to watch Bay keep learning new skills and growing as a person. 😊
Pizza nights are always great, but especially when there’s a baker in the family who knows how to make a delicious crust! I helped with the toppings, but the crust is probably the most critical part of the pizza to me. 💗🍕
The miso-glazed cod from Costco was just okay. The fish was moist, the texture was nice, and it looked yummy, but there wasn’t a whole lot of flavor… it’s probably not a keeper for us. However, Mariko’s homemade side dish of watermelon radishes with bacon in a cream sauce was amazing! I’m looking forward to more of that, but we usually don’t think of radishes when we shop. Maybe we should change that?