🍝 Dinner

"Spaghetti and Meatballs" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/40 sec, ISO800
“Spaghetti and Meatballs” Cedar Park, 2018

🍝-dinner tonight.

Fresh Eggs and すき焼き

"Fresh Eggs" Austin, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec, ISO640
“Fresh Eggs” Austin, 2018

こんばんは。

I’m so lucky that I have a coworker who has chickens and is kind enough to share eggs with us. Fresh eggs are so delicious! They really are so much better than store-bought. And just look at how pretty they are!

This evening, we had sukiyaki (すき焼き). Especially on a chilly night like tonight, it is great to sit around the table with a big pot of sukiyaki bubbling away. Plus the bonus of fresh eggs for dipping made it just about perfect. 😌

"すき焼き" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/60 sec, ISO3200
“すき焼き” Cedar Park, 2018

I hope you had a nice day!

またね~

Sushi

"Sushi Roll" Austin, 2018
“Sushi Roll” Austin, 2018

❤️🍣 I love nigiri sushi, but sometimes a fancy sushi roll hits the spot!

Early Father’s Day

"Oyster Appetizer" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/125 sec, ISO1000
“Oyster Appetizer” Cedar Park, 2018

So Father’s Day is actually next Sunday, but Mariko will be in Europe, Bay will be in Los Angeles, and I am taking Koa up to Baylor for Band Camp. Which means I’ll be alone that evening so… we decided to celebrate Father’s Day today. And of course, that means I get to choose the dinner (or brunch). 😀

So after much thinking (I am so indecisive), I decided on a local casual restaurant, CR Surf & Turf. This place is neither fancy, nor expensive, but it’s popular and they have some delicious seafood. It’s a lot of Southern-style food, which means plenty of fried goodies, but what Koa and I like to get is the surf & turf: a meat choice and a seafood choice. I opted for the flat-iron steak and grilled scallops, while Koa got the steak kabobs and bacon-wrapped shrimp. Meanwhile, Bay decided on the shrimp brochette. Mariko didn’t order anything but shared what we had. In addition to the entrees, we ordered a basket of fried oysters, six oysters on the half-shell, and jalapeño shrimp. It was all delicious, but so much fried food leaves you feeling a little uncomfortable later.

"Scallops and Steak" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/125 sec, ISO1250
“Scallops and Steak” Cedar Park, 2018
"Beef and Shrimp" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/125 sec, ISO2000
“Beef and Shrimp” Cedar Park, 2018
"Shrimp Brochette" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/125 sec, ISO1250
“Shrimp Brochette” Cedar Park, 2018

I really like CR Surf & Turf and so do lots of other people. We arrived shortly after they opened at 4:30 pm and the place was already half filled up! The prices are reasonable, the food is good, and the service is solid. Plus it’s close to our house so it’s very convenient. If you’re in the mood for some Southern-style seafood like crawfish, po-boys, oysters, and even frog legs, give CR Surf & Turf a try.

"Appetizers" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/125 sec, ISO640
“Appetizers” Cedar Park, 2018

I hope you had a nice Sunday!

またね~

Curry Night and Sandal Weather

"Simple Curry" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec, ISO1250
“Simple Curry” Cedar Park, 2018

こんばんは。As you can see from the photo above, it’s curry nite at the Fujimoto house! Tonight’s curry was just a “basic” curry as my wife calls it. It had potatoes and sliced beef, a mild spiciness, but served over hot rice, it really warms you up! 🍛

"Birkenstock Time" Austin, 2018
Photo info: Motorola Moto G (4), 3.64mm, f/2, 1/30 sec, ISO200
“Birkenstock Time” Austin, 2018

But today was actually very warm – the upper 70s in fact! So, this evening I felt right at home wearing my Birkenstock sandals out and about. However, this warm weather only lasts a few more hours as a cold front is hitting us overnight and temperatures will drop 40 degrees. Brrrr! 🌬

I hope you had a nice day!

おやすみ

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! 🍛