Jan 31, 2011

Japanese meal

Tonight menu
-melting egg custard with minch chicken sauce
-Braised Chicken drum and sweet potatoes
-baby sardin and boiled spinach Ohitashi
-Brown rice

Taro had been suffering from fever and cough. He hadn't had anything without apple juice.
3 days later, his temperature has dropped down. But he still has been grouchy. Sigh..

Jan 30, 2011

Brown Rice Balls

Taro doesn't like to have brown rice, but when it comes to triangle shaped rice ball with Tarako, he can eat them. ;-P

Sunday night meal
Not so gorgeous but very Japanese.

Patissier Taro

This is my dearest son, Taro's first work.
He made the smiley face. :)

Jan 23, 2011

Pasta Gratin

renewed leftover pasta and boiled potatoes. Sprinkle some Parmigiano cheese on it and heat it in the oven for 20 minutes.

boiled "romanesco bloccoli" drizzled balsamico and olive oil.

They are for Sunday lunch. Nothing special but never feel leftovers!! :)

Jan 16, 2011

Squid Shaped Pasta

The shape looks like squid and the sauce was squid ink. This is for squid lovers.

Squid and Octpus paste on the slice of bread.

Learnt it from Kotokoto Pasta. My teacher is always teaching something new and I am able to learn fresh and new skill.
Surprisingly, Taro ate this black colour sauce pasta! Plus he was willing to eat the squid! they are not too solid any more for him.

Taro's rate:★★★★★

Jan 15, 2011

Debuted on Chocolate chip cookies

At last, he met the beautiful but addictive sweets~chocolate!!

My niece baked chocolate chips cookies for Taro. I tried to let him avoid eating chocolate, but the time has come. He's already 2 year and 4 month old, it is also good opportunity to explore the new taste. If only I try to control the quantity he eats, that will be OK. Plus this is not whole chocolate, just some chocolate in cookies. Never mind ;-)
Thanks, my niece!! It was absolutely perfect taste.

Taro's rate:★★★★★

Jan 13, 2011

Fresh Lettuce Anniversary

マーボー春雨(Mabo Harusame)~bean-starch vermicelli~
Put them on the fresh lettuce and bite.

Naga-imo rice(soy sauce and butter taste)

Tonight, I would like to announce that Taro had fresh lettuce spontaneously!!!!!
I had never tried to feed it to him before since he has only 4 back teeth and I though it was difficult to chew, but when I eat it with Harusame, he started to eat it as I did and said to me, " I like it! What's this?"
I replied "It's Lettuce. Do you like it?" and then, he said "Yeah, Taro-kun likes it!"
Amazing. He was able to eat fresh lettuce.
Thus, I would like to call tonight "fresh lettuce anniversary."

Taro's rate:★★★★★

Jan 12, 2011

French Toast with Persimmon

Since there were lots of fully ripened persimmons, I put them on the french toast as a sauce.
Very sweet!!!
Incidentally I made french toast last January. Compare to the previous one, this might be more healthy?! :P

Jan 8, 2011

Saturaday Lunch

Had deep-fried noodles with Chinese style sauce.
I often make it but it is gradually developing. Recently Taro has requested to add shrimp and red ginger pickles otherwise he is about to cry :(

Taro's rate:★★★★★

Jan 2, 2011

Japanese New Year's sweets

Celebrated new year for having 花びら餅(Hanabira-mochi).
Very special sweets:)
Actually, this is the first stuff that Taro had eaten when he was at 5 month old. :D

Jan 1, 2011

お雑煮~Ozouni~(my nephew's style)

A Happy New Year!!

In Japan, we usually have "Ozouni" on Jan 1. Ozouni has various style in each area in Japan.
In Kanto area, we usually have the sticky rice with Bonito, seaweed and chicken broth. This year, my nephew Ren made it for us due to his homework! Yes, to make Ozouni and write a recipe was one of his homework for winter vacation at his school. Interesting :O

Taro's rate:★★
It was tough for him to chew sticky rice. But he loves the soup.