Thai-style Chicken and Natsuzora なつぞら

"Thai-style Chicken" Cedar Park, 2019
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2, 1/100 sec, ISO640
“Thai-style Chicken” Cedar Park, 2019

こんばんは。How’s it going?

I just wanted to share a photo of another yummy dinner Mariko made for us tonight. It’s a chicken dish with Thai basil and peppers. It didn’t have too much heat but was very flavorful. And then the egg just put it over the top! ❤

In other news, the new asadora has started. Natsuzora なつぞら looks pretty interesting! The main character will eventually become interested in art and animation, so I am looking forward to that part. In fact, the opening title sequence is an old ’70s style animation. Very cool! And I am a fan of Suzu Hirose 広瀬すず who plays the main character Natsu, so that is another plus. 😀 I thought she was great in Anone あのね.

FYI, we subscribe to TV Japan and every morning I turn it on while I make coffee and breakfast. During that time the asadora (morning drama) is shown, so I pretty much see every episode, except during the kids’ Spring Break, when our schedule changes. I don’t understand all the dialog, but as my Japanese study progresses, I find myself understanding more and more, which is really cool!

I hope you had a good day.


Carnivore Birthday Dinner

"Meats" Round Rock, 2019
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/80 sec, ISO6400
“Meats” Round Rock, 2019


Tonight we celebrated Koa’s birthday by taking him out to a Brazilian steakhouse. We haven’t been to one in a few years, so we were really looking forward to it. It was delicious, of course, but we all ate a bit too much.

Apologies to any vegetarians who had to view these photos. Sorry!

"Kid's Plate" Round Rock, 2019
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/50 sec, ISO6400
“Kid’s Plate” Round Rock, 2019

I hope you had a nice day!


My Wife is a Dinner Magician

"Quick Dinner" Cedar Park, 2019
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/125 sec, ISO5000
“Quick Dinner” Cedar Park, 2019

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Tonight’s dinner that my wife made for us was delicious as usual, but what is interesting is that the main dish is a backup. Mariko started to prepare a fish dish, but the frozen whitefish fell apart in the pan and didn’t taste right. So she threw it out and prepared the dish you see in the photo above seemingly out of thin air. I don’t know how she does it. To me, it’s such an amazing skill to be able to look at what we have in our fridge, then find a recipe in a minute or two, and finally possessing the skill to actually put it all together.

I don’t like to brag, but hey, I’m going to have to brag today! 😆 I have the best wife if the world.

I hope you had a nice Friday!