Saturday, January 28, 2006

So Happy Now...

Nabeyaki Udon

Having a late night supper now after my izakaya work. Nabeyaki-udon, inspired by Amy’s recent post.

The fridge was delivered this morning. No more freezer defrosting in my life. Yay!! :D What I have now is a new fridge, clean kitchen, warm udon and sake on my kotatsu. And I’m watching Dae Jang Geum videotaped tonight. No work tomorrow.

...This IS happiness.

I’m going to stay at my parent’s house this weekend to help mom with some kind of tea-ceremony related event in my hometown. I’ll be serving matcha in kimono on Sunday. Then as soon as it’s finished, I need to come back to Kochi and work at the izakaya Sunday night because we have the biggest-ever reservation that night. But I don't want to think about it right now...

I’ll see you all sometime next week, if I survive this weekend. ;)


Anonymous said...

Have a great time.. Obachan..!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Obachan,
It is a bliss to be dressed in kimono and be in a traditional ceremony. Not many people have such opportunity. Hope it will become one of your cherished memories. Come back apiece and tell us your story.

Anonymous said...

Mmm, that looks great! Your egg is cooked perfectly- I always manage to overcook mine.

I hope you manage to take some pictures at the tea ceremony, and post them after you've recovered from your weekend.

Good luck!

SkyJuice said...

New fridge, clean kitchen & good food... well, good for you, Obachan. Enjoy your weekend & best of luck with the izakaya work tomorrow!

rae said...

wow, that looks like MAJOR comfort food. isn't it amazing how we take our snazzy appliances (fridges, indoor plumbing, etcl) for granted until they go on the fritz. and just think that our grandmas probably grew up without this stuff!

Karen said...

Have a nice weekend and please take same pictures! It would be great!

Unknown said...

good Luck with your tea ceremony and forget about work ....ush that reminds me that i have to brave the storm wind and drive 33 km through that to serve probably noone.....

Anonymous said...

Nabeyaki udon looks wonderful...nice clean kitchen, new fridge and a tea ceremony this weekend...bliss....looking forward to the photos...

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Hi Obachan,
Have a nice and peaceful weekend at your parents!
I'm looking forward to seeing tea ceremony pictures (if you take any) and especially photos of the delicate food which is served with the tea! Please do take pictures of the special tea ceremony bowls; I love the way Japanese pottery looks!...

Jennie Durren said...

Hi Obachan! I hope you've survived your weekend. I'm about to have three days of nothing but running around, so I know how you felt going into that!

I find that being so busy makes it easier to enjoy the little bit of free time I do have, so that I am happy just eating something simple and relaxing with a book or a TV show!

Anne said...

Wow this looks so great.

I am SO sorry I accidentally added an extra "a" to your name?!?!?! Thanks for pointing that out to me. I hope i didn't insult you- it was just a complete oversight on my part:(

Anyway, thanks!

Anonymous said...

Konnichi wa, Obachan!

I got to your blog through a link from the Cooking in Japan blog.

Your posts are very amusing! I hope you like your new refrigerator. :)

I am working on a Japanese-themed menu for a small gathering of around 20 friends. I was wondering whether you could suggest any traditional Japanese desserts that are yasashii-easy to prepare.


obachan said...

Thanks guys. I survived! :D

Mama Bok
Well, you’ll see what kind of time I had. ;)

Thanks but I’m not sure if I can call it one of my cherished memories.

Thanks. I forgot to try chingensai in nabeyaki udon this time.
Sorry, I couldn’t take photos of our tea-ceremony booth.

The izakaya work was terrible! :O

I agree. Maybe those appliances break down once in a while to teach us something. But I hope they don’t do that one after another!

Sorry. I managed to take some shots of other booths at the same event, but not our tea ceremony booth.

I hope your drive wasn’t too terrible.

I’m going to upload some food photos from the event, but unfortunately not our tea ceremony…

Unfortunately it wasn’t peaceful. Sorry I couldn’t take tea ceremony pictures this weekend.
But I can get some photos of tea bowls from my mom, so I’ll post them someday in the future.

Thanks. I did. :) Hope you survive your three days, too.

No you didn’t insult me. Don’t worry about that. :)

Welcome to my blog :D
Mmmmm… Easy Japanese desserts? Let me think…

Anonymous said...

Obachan, who doesn't want Nabeyaki Udon in a dark, cold night... looks so yummy! Looking forward to seeing gorgeous pictures from the tea ceremony :)

obachan said...

Hope you enjoy nabeyaki udon over there once in a while.
Sorry, I couldn't take photos of the tea ceremony...

obachan said...

Thanks! It really changed my life.