から揚げ (Japanese Fried Chicken) Mountain

"Karaage Mountain" Cedar Park, 2019
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“Karaage Mountain” Cedar Park, 2019

As the kids have grown bigger, so has the mountain of karaage (から揚げ) that Mariko prepares. 😆

Fondue Dinner at Home

"Double Cheese" Cedar Park, 2019
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“Double Cheese” Cedar Park, 2019

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Tonight we had a wonderful fondue dinner at home. We have a family Valentine’s tradition to eat fondue, but because of Mariko’s schedule yesterday, we had to delay it for a night. But we definitely can’t miss our annual fondue dinner!

As always, we have two pots of cheese, one with wine for Mariko and I, and the other with no alcohol for the kiddos. Every year they try the “adult” fondue, and scrunch up their faces at the taste. “Horrible” was heard this time around. But eventually, I think they will prefer the wine and cheese fondue. Until that day, it’s all for Mariko and me!

The ingredients for dipping were simple this year, with a yummy chicken/spinach sausage, potato, broccoli, carrots, and homemade baguette cubes. It was a yummy dinner!

"Bread and Broccoli" Cedar Park, 2019
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“Bread and Broccoli” Cedar Park, 2019

I hope you had a nice Friday!

またね~

Kimchee Nabé (Hotpot) on a Chilly Evening

"Kimchee Nabé" Cedar Park, 2019
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“Kimchee Nabé” Cedar Park, 2019

こんばんは。How’s it going?

A really nice dish to eat when the weather turns cold, as it’s doing right now, is Nabé, or Japanese hotpot. Tonight’s nabé was Korean-style, with plenty of spicy kimchee and sliced pork. The greens were nira, and we also had mushrooms, sausage, onion, cheese, and instant ramen noodles.

"Before Cooking" Cedar Park, 2019
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 35mm, f/2, 1/75 sec, ISO500
“Before Cooking” Cedar Park, 2019

It was so delicious that I ate way too much. But it warmed me up and left me with a nice feeling of contentment. It’s funny how some foods can do that! 😌

I hope you had a nice day!

またね〜