Dispatches from June 30, 2013
6 AM: Isn’t it gorgeously indulgent to lie in bed staring at the ceiling for as long as I want?
9 AM: Hitting up the grocery store for fresh produce, etc.
Noon: Lunch with the family. We have vegetable soup, simple rice balls, tuna sashimi with ginger, Grandma’s tsukemono (pickles), and a little bit of Portuguese sausage. Eating at Grandma’s is always a smorgasbord approach.
3 PM: Reading, browsing recipes online, and watching Bones episodes by turns.
6 PM: I cook sukiyaki for dinner. It’s so easy and healthful! First you mix together dashi stock, soy sauce, and mirin (or cooking wine and sugar) to taste. Pour it into your biggest pot. We use an electric skillet.
Then, I added chopped carrots, daikon radish, sliced onion, and sliced ginger. Cover and let simmer awhile. Add a big chopped napa cabbage, sliced mushrooms, and shirataki (yam starch noodles). Cover; simmer. Topped it off with thinly sliced beef. Once the beef cooks through, sprinkle on some chopped green onions. You’re done!
This one-pot meal is comforting and energizing. Plus, you can make it with just about any type of vegetable and/or protein that you have on hand. I recommend you do.
What a great lazy Sunday.