Saturday, February 18, 2012

Japanese Cooking Club

Konnichiwa! Valerie was in charge of January Cooking Club, and she coordinated a night of Japanese deliciousness. We gathered at her mother Dru's home, as she used to live in Japan and owns all the accoutrement!

I made a gingery soba noodle and shitake soup.

The table was decked out with authentic Japanese cuteness!!

My place setting. Valerie made each of us a name card with our name in Japanese!

Yumi made sushi! Eel, spicy tuna, california roll.

Summer made little marinated tuna cups filled with delicious spicy tuna.


Nancy made savory little egg custards with enoki mushrooms, shrimp and fish cakes inside!

Valerie made tempura!

Look at Valerie's amazing 50-year-old kimono!!!!! She looked incredible!

Amazing, gigantic mountain of tempura. Valerie and Dru kept bringing out new things to pile on! There were Japanese sweet potatoes, broccoli, green beans, green onions, mushrooms, halibut and scallops.


Hello, little mushroom!

And of course, Sapporo and lots of sake to wash it all down.

Summer also fried up some SUPER yummy fish cakes! They were delightful.

Emily rounded out the night with two kinds of ice cream. Green tea, and brown sugar miso. With Pocky sticks! Both were absolutely delicious and it was fun to munch on those yummy Pocky sticks.

It was a truly amazing night. Sayonara!

Wednesday, February 08, 2012


Tom is in town from Liverpool for the week, and tonight we went out for a happy hour. Tom and Megan showed up in the exact same top! Twinkies!!!

Monday, February 06, 2012

Vana's Birthday, Part Two

Today is Vana's ACTUAL birthday, so tonight we gathered at Kayla's for fish taco night! But not just any fish tacos, FISH STICK fish tacos. Hillbilly style!

Mmm, look at that towering mountain of golden deliciousness.

Ben was about to eat the entire platter before we got it away from him!

Topping bar!

Vana assembling her fish taco.

My fish taco! YUM!

Cheers! Happy birthday, Vana!

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Vana's Birthday Part One

Vana's birthday is tomorrow, but we thought we'd get the fun started tonight! It's her 30th, so that requires at LEAST two nights of partying! To get things started, Ben and I hosted a potluck party at our place. Cheryl brought amazing macaroni and cheese.

Kayla brought her famous green bean casserole.

I made Thai Pork Stew and a giant salad.

All together, now!

Happy Birthday, Vana!