明太子丼

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“Mentaiko Donburi” Cedar Park, 2019

明太子丼 = YUM!

Indian and Sri Lankan Curries

"Curry, Rice, and Curry" Cedar Park, 2019
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“Curry, Rice, and Curry” Cedar Park, 2019

Today we made two excellent curries: Aloo Matar (potato and pea curry), and Sri Lankan chicken curry. We had planned the Sri Lankan curry before the awful bombings happened, so that gave me several moments of pause while we were preparing the meal. Very sad news…

Before making the curries, I cooked a huge batch of Indian onion masala in our Instant Pot, some of which was used in the potato and pea curry. We froze the rest of the onion masala which will be great for our future curries!

Most of the ingredients can be found in supermarkets or smaller Indian markets nearby so we had most of them in the house. The curry leaves were the hardest to find, Mariko said, and had to be ordered online. I had never seen them before, so those were interesting to use.

I love curry so much, and these two will only satisfy me for a short time. In fact, I’m already thinking about Thai curry! 😄

Instant Pot Aloo Matar (Potato & Pea Curry)

The Best Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

Indian Onion Masala (Instant Pot)

Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches

"Chicken Parmesan Sandwich" Cedar Park, 2019
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“Chicken Parmesan Sandwich” Cedar Park, 2019

こんばんは。How’s it going?

I don’t know if it’s because he is going to college soon and wants to practice cooking, or if he’s just sick of my cooking, but Bay made dinner for us tonight. The chicken parmesan sandwiches were yummy! I approve! And because he did the cooking, I did the dishes, which he has pretty much taken over as one of his chores.

Here’s the video that he followed for the dinner:

I’m going to miss Bay when he leaves for college, so I’ll cherish these days when he’s still at home. 😀

Enjoy the photos!

またね~

"In the Kitchen" Cedar Park, 2019
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“In the Kitchen” Cedar Park, 2019
"Breading Factory" Cedar Park, 2019
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“Breading Factory” Cedar Park, 2019
"Frying Chicken" Cedar Park, 2019
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“Frying Chicken” Cedar Park, 2019
"Adding Sauce" Cedar Park, 2019
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“Adding Sauce” Cedar Park, 2019
"Chicken Parmesan Sandwich" Cedar Park, 2019
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“Chicken Parmesan Sandwich” Cedar Park, 2019

Simple Caesar Salad Dressing

"Caesar Salad Dressing" Cedar Park, 2019
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“Caesar Salad Dressing” Cedar Park, 2019

I wanted to share a nice little recipe for Caesar Salad dressing. It’s easy and delicious, so you can make it right before dinner. Although the recipe calls for freshly grated Parmesan, I just used the cheap grated Parmesan cheese that comes in the cylindrical container, and it was pretty good.

This recipe makes a lot (two of the half-Mason jars), so I recommend cutting it in half if you don’t eat salads often. For the salad this evening, I chopped up one bunch of Romaine lettuce and mixed in a couple of spoons of the dressing. It was yummy. 😀

Give it a try!

Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing from Once Upon a Chef

Pizza Pies on Pi Day

"Carnitas and Jalapeño Pizza" Cedar Park, 2019
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“Carnitas and Jalapeño Pizza” Cedar Park, 2019

こんばんは and happy Pi Day!

To celebrate the occasion, I made a couple of Costco thin-crust pizzas (the boxed ones in the freezer section of the stores). I like these pizzas but since I had some leftover carnitas and a couple of jalapeños, I decided to replace the pepperoni on one of them with these toppings. I wasn’t sure how the combination would taste, but I think it turned out pretty good! And then the other pizza had double-pepperoni. 😆🍕

Speaking of pizza, whenever I make a frozen pizza, I always feel the need to spice it up a bit by adding oregano, garlic powder, black pepper, and a few shakes of red pepper flakes on top before it goes into the oven. And sometimes if we have some shredded cheese handy in the fridge, I’ll add a little. It takes just a minute but I think it adds so much. 😊

I hope you had a nice day!

またね~