I know "curry again!" But it's easy. And they eat up, that's the best part!
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Saturday, February 23, 2013
This lunch is for JJ. It's Saturday, so they have to go to Japanese school all day.
One of great things about Japanese school is that they have 45 minutes lunch break.
Especially for kindergardeners, they spent enough time to finish their lunch.
Ones who are finished early, there is a story time waiting. (thanks to volunteer moms!)
What a treat! And they stop at the bathroom before lunch for kids to wash their hands!
Hope they will have a nice day at school :)
Monday, February 11, 2013
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Monday, January 14, 2013
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Normally, brown rice is kind of hard to eat. You know it is healthier. But if you
don't cook right, it doesn't taste good at all!
Now, I used my new pressure cooker and that turn out so good!
In 6qt size pressure cooker, 4 cups of brown rice, one cup of frozen corn,
one cup of frozen peas, and one and a half cup of frozen carrots.
Heat one Tsp butter, add all ingredients, mix a little, add
3 3/4 cup of chicken stock. Then let the cook the rest!
If you are wondering what is different in Japanese style fried chicken, here
is ingredients: marinate chicken in soy sauce and grounded ginger.
Then use corn starch for breading, not flour. You can use flour, too, but
that made the breading kind of heavy. You don't need dipping sauce.
But my kids like to dip in the Ranch dressing.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
What I have here is: Salmon flakes over rice, egg omelette, Maitake mushrooms,
cucumber with shiso/kombu flakes mix, fruits.
My new favorite is this egg omelette. Yellow one was left over from
kids lunch. Then I made this Osaka flavor omelette I had just learned
from my friend. Simply mixed with chopped green onions, and red ginger,
maybe small amount of Dashi soup (powder) then cook in the same way
that you would cook egg omelette. The ginger tastes great with eggs
that gives some kick to it. It's not necessarily spicy, but I like salty or
spicy over sweet. It is delicious :)
This is variation from yesterday. I think rice balls are much easier to eat
at busy and short lunch time. I'm looking for other options other than
salami, but CC doesn't eat sausages, hams, and some other easy
packing food that gave me small options. Maybe first I have to train her
to eat more variety food ;(
On the other hand, CC likes typical American food.
So I packed left over mac and cheese. However, she said she didn't have
enough time to eat. So she only ate a little, and ate some salami which
she loves. Maybe I will look into more of finger food option for her.
I didn't teach, but JJ established Japanese taste in her. She loves old
Japanese cooking. I may mentioned this before, but Maitake is really yummy
mushroom that you can get at Whole Foods Market.
This is my favorite, and hers, too. Cook with traditional soy sauce, sugar, sake
combinations, and there! Ready for any meal.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
This is simply yummy! and so easy to make.
I used pancake mix for butter. The trick is that to keep butter cold.
Then deep fry in the frying pan.
For sauce, I mixed same amount of mayo and mustard and added small amount
of soy sauce. You can also use Ranch dressing for quick serving :)