Well, I didn’t even try to make Osechi this year, but I still had to eat some traditional food to start out 2010! :P
This is one of the many reasons that I love New Year’s in Japan. But, you know, the Mochi is not nearly as good when you buy then in a package. My grandma makes the best one! I love the powder thingie that you put to make it not stick to the wooden board. And when you make Ozouni, the powder piles on the bottom of Ozouni, and it’s so yummy! The mochi from store doesn’t do that! :( And I still can’t make Ozouni taste as good as my mom’s!
Then, The noodle that you are supposed to eat at midnight on New Year’s Eve. We were out so we ate it on Jan 1st.
Mountain vegetables PILED! I could’ve made this a lot prettier. I was actually looking at my friend’s cooking picture, and one thing I need to learn, to make my food look more pretty. Another New Year’s resolution, I hear! :P I’m gonna try, try, try! It’s hard since I’m so lazy when it comes to that! :P
And this! My very first Okowa I ever made! :) I always wanted to make this sticky rice thingie, and since I had lots of mountain vegetables left from the noodle, well, it’s time to try making it for the first time!
I think it turned out really well!!! :) I guess I coul’ve put a little bit more Soy sauce, but other than that, I loved it, and definitely be making them again! I made so much of it, but it alright, I don’t mind eating them 3 meals in a row :P
Wel, I’m a bit late for this, but, Happy New Year! and I hope you all have a wonderful wonderful year,and I hope we will too! I hope this year is filled with lots of jolliness and smiles! :)
Thank you for visiting my blog! Now I’m gonna post an entry on kitties. What? Isn’t it the most popular category on my blog??? I can’t believe I didn’t post A blog in December! I had a lot of pictures I took for the blog!