Actually I don't like cartoon character very much. I've never let 'D' watch those cartoons. I'm worried about the effect of TV. But he learns lots of characters from his friends.
English school held the Halloween Party last week. Since then, he's kept wearing this suit...:-O
Time passes quickly.
Kindy fes was finaly over. It had kept me busy...
Anyway, here is 'D's special lunch box.
We call it 'Bento'.
He usually has the school lunch, but mum or dad had to make a lunch once a month.
'D' really looked forward to coming this special day, and always asked me to make special one.
His request waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas,
How about it?
Actually, he wants to be an astronaut:-)
However Natto is very healthy food.
Here, Natto miso soup!
- 1/6 burdock root (slice thinly)
- 3cm Japanese radish (quater it then slice)
- 1 aroid 1 (halved then slice into 5mm)
*You can replace them with any root vegetables
- 1 teaspoon sesami oil
- 21/2cup water
- 2tablespoons miso
- 50g Natto
- 1tablespoons ground sesami(white)
- some green onion (sliced)
- Heat pan then put sesami oil.
- Stir-fry vegitables.
- Add water. Cook until soft for 10 min.
- Add miso, Natto and ground sesami
- Pour the miso soup into a bowl. Sprinkle sliced green onion and Shitimi-to-garashi(powdered capsicum) if desire.
that's so easy!
Using miso is the key. Because the smell of Natto becomes milder.
Do you dare to try it??? Hi hi hi…^m^
Original recepi from 'ますます菜菜ごはん’ by Yumiko Kanou.
'D' participated an obstacle relay.
See? He was doing a vaulting box. At the end,one of the biggest obstacle was waiting for him!
It's a horizontal bar.
He did it!! and finished first place\(^^)/ Hurrah!!!
Well done, 'D'!
Well, a translate feature... It sometimes translates strangely. Anyway, I'll use her(his?) help.
Welcome to my new blog, Karin!! Enjoy! But first, I have to overcome my poor English skills.
PTA activity has kept me busy last week...
That's why I couldn't write any articles.
Well, this weekend's event, here we go!
First: 'D''s wish.
We would have an athletic festival last Saturday. 'D' hoped the wether would be good. However the wether forecast said it would be rainy. He made a 'Teru-Teru bo-zu(boy)' to fulfill his wish.
Unfortunatly it was rainy on that day...
The athletic festival was postponed.
Second: We joined an autumn festival today.
'D' was pulling a 'Mikoshi'. Gooooo!!
I cooked breakfast, vaccumed the rooms, wiped the floor, did three loads of wash(because my son wet his sheets and stuff), aired out my son's futon, washed my son's 2 pair of shoes and...
It's already 11:30!!
I got one of a cookbook of my favorite author 'Yumiko Kanou' recently.
'菜菜ランチ' SAI-SAI LUNCH
I flipped thruogh the book. Yep, I decided to cook this carrot dried curry.
It's quite easy one. How about recipe??
Unfortunatly I don't have enough time to post it. Because they're back!!(Of course my husband and my son)
Whew, I have to cook dinner for them now!! p(^^)q
I'm afraid it will take a hell of a time to translate all recipes into English.
Because of my poor English skills(:_;)
Anyway, I'll try! It'll be my practice.
- deep fried anchovy(Tatsuta-age) with millet vinegar salad(for two)
Today'misson is 'How to make millet vinegar salad':->
- Boil plenty of water(about 3 cups) in a pan. add your choice of millet, oats, barley...a total of 1cup and pinch of solt. Boil for about 5minutes till al dente, then drain.
- Chopped your choice of vegetables, like tomatoes, carrot, cucumber,onion... sprinckle some solt over vegetables (except tomatoes). Leave them for a while. Absorb excess water using paper towels.
- Mix 4tablespoons olive oil, 2-3tablespoons white vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon solt, 1 teaspoon soysauce and pepper in a large bowl.
- Put boiled millet and vegetabiles into the bowl and toss them.
Add some herbs, such as parsley and coriander leaf, if you like.
I used some Japanese millet. It may hard to get them out of Japan.
How about Tatsuta-age? Well, I'll try to explain it another time.
Yes! I found a perfect vase in the closet.
Here another autumn flaver
My son is going to a drawing class. He really enjoys it and likes the teacher. How lovely picture he drew!
Here, our today's dinner.
- rice cooked with chestnuts
- fried burdock root and carrot miso-soup
- chopped cucumber, shredded carrot and shiitake mushrooms marinated in soy sause and sesamioil
- stir-fries of dried strips of Japamese radish and raisins and tomatose, season with curry powder
- stir-fries of sliced zucchini
My son loves chestnuts one! But it's hard to make preparations, especially peeling!!!
I won't cook it for a while ...maybe...