27 April 2009

More Dinners Made by Others

April 21st:
Hiroko-san made us some Japanese style fried chicken with a vegetable sauce to pour over the top and a really great green salad with strawberries, tomatoes and grapefruit. I haven't had grapefruit in ages, probably because I'm too lazy to cut it, so this was really special!

April 22nd:
Asami-san made the fanciest looking meal we've had so far, chirashi zushi. This is "scattered sushi," or sushi rice with other ingredients mixed in/sprinkled on. The pictured dish included shrimp, green beans, egg and seaweed, and was delicious. I also threw some tofu into wakame (seaweed) soup, which was a surprisingly big hit with the kids.

April 23rd:
Mio-san brought us garlic chicken and asparagus with dressing, to which we added white rice.

April 24th:TGIF, I guess...or do I even know what day of the week it is? Whether I was tired because it was Friday, or for whatever reason, I didn't take a picture of the mabodofu and takikomi gohan that Ai-san made for us. I wish I had though, because they were both delicious. The takikomi gohan had hijiki in it, which made it an automatic hit with me.

April 25th:Japanese style curry with white rice, which I had to make yesterday after Jenny told me that she's been making it for their family lately. I'm so proud to have converted them, though sorry it took a move away from us to North Carolina to get them to enjoy it on their own...guess up until now they didn't need to make it with me around to do it for them?!

April 26th:
Tonight we began to enjoy the Costco ham that Nadia brought yesterday. I say began to because that thing is huge and we have lots left. Starting tomorrow, it'll be time to start getting creative with ham! But for tonight, sliced ham with glaze, chirashi zushi, takikomi gohan, ceasar salad, green beans, ice cream and a bit of the World's Finest Chocolate bar that I bought from a kid at church this morning.

April 27th:
Eriko-san brought a Malaysian chicken curry, which her husband made for us. It was delicious, so much so that we ate most of it before I remembered to snap this photo. I was afraid that it might be too spicy for my parents, so we also had some chili that I had stuck in the freezer a few weeks ago for just such an occasion as this. We also had white rice, spinach and banana white chocolate muffins for dessert.

1 comment:

Eriko said...

Yay, we made the big time! We are glad you liked it a lot. Please have another lucky little baby for us.