Here is a photo essay of what happens when you mix Japanese and American cultures during a Christian holiday.
Mama's dinner on 12/23 (that's a slab of sake marinated black cod in the left corner, a rich, buttery item I could eat every night).
|A behind-the-scenes view of the assembling of dinner. Japanese meals include so many little dishes.|
|Random photo. Just a cat who loves my mother, and seems to know when dinner is being served.|
Christmas present from coffee-aficionado-brother - drip coffee equipment including a bean grinder for one serving. Yay!...except, I am too lazy for this method...
|Kabocha. Eventually gets soft around the edges and carmelizes...|
|Christmas Day - mom's roast turkey dinner.|
|"Simply Delicious Cabbage" really is.|
On Christmas Day, I made a warm cornmeal custard which was also successful, but I didn't take a photo of it. All were recipes from Food52, that disgustingly gorgeous website.
More treats from Japanese friends. This is mizu-yokan, a red bean dessert that is subtly sweet and has the consistency of a firm custard. Delicious with green tea.