Saturday Dinner

"Korean Meal" Cedar Park, 2017
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“Korean Meal” Cedar Park, 2017

Hi! Just a quick post with photos of our Korean-style dinner. It had chicken, cabbage, carrots, mochi, and mushrooms in a sweet and spicy Korean chili paste. We also added cheese, and then later, rice to make a really nice fried rice. It was pretty dang tasty. 😀

Hope you had a nice Saturday!

"Assembling on the Hotplate" Cedar Park, 2017
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“Assembling on the Hotplate” Cedar Park, 2017
"Almost Cooked" Cedar Park, 2017
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“Almost Cooked” Cedar Park, 2017
"Cheesy" Cedar Park, 2017
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“Cheesy” Cedar Park, 2017

Classic Combination – チャーハン + 餃子

"Classic Combo" Cedar Park, 2017
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“Classic Combo” Cedar Park, 2017

こんばんは。How was your weekend?

Tonight Mariko cooked a classic combination dinner of chahan (Japanese fried rice) and gyoza. It was delicious! I mentioned in another post that I have gotten better at cooking the gyoza, but the ones Mariko made tasted better. I guess it’s true what my Mom says: “Things taste better when other people cook.” 😁

Our dog, being a dog, always hangs around the dinner table while we eat, hoping for a handout (or dropped food) but our cats also like to lounge at the table as well:

"Do I Have to Move?" Cedar Park, 2017
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“Do I Have to Move?” Cedar Park, 2017

One of our previous cats, Amo, loved to eat human food so we had to protect our table, but our current cats, Yuzu and Anko are just curious enough to give it a sniff if it’s convenient. I guess they are a little lazy too. 🐱

I hope you had a nice weekend!

またね~

Rib Dinner

"Rib Dinner" Cedar Park, 2017
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“Rib Dinner” Cedar Park, 2017

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Today we had a yummy dinner of ribs, potato salad, coleslaw, and baked beans. Everything was homemade except the beans, which were definitely the least delicious item on the menu.

For the ribs, I bought about 9 lbs. worth of pork ribs from Costco, and then used a simple but great technique to cook them. Basically, just rub the rib racks with Dijon mustard, then apply your favorite dry rub. Do this to both sides, then wrap in foil, pop into a 200 ° F oven for 6 hours, then turn up the heat to 300 ° F for about half an hour more.

Next, carefully check if the ribs are tender, and if so, cut them up, then put on a baking sheet and place them under the broiler to caramelize. And that’s it. Enjoy!

"Too Many Ribs" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5, 1/35 sec, ISO3200
“Too Many Ribs” Cedar Park, 2017

Since we got the ribs from Costco, we had three times as much as we could eat, but that just means that we’ll freeze the leftovers and get to enjoy ribs again in the future. 😄

I hope you had a nice day!

おやすみ~