My girl friend and I were supposed to cook California Osechi (Japanese New Year’s Meal) at her place all day on December 30. All day here means from 9am to 5pm like work hours and I was going home by 6pm.
We stayed up till 5am to create and order a Shutterfly photo book of our Paso Robles trip. Of course, it was impossible for us to get up early. Our day started at 11:30am.
Squid Ink Lotus Root, Scallop Terrine, Smoked Salmon & Turnip, Potato Chips
Are we sampling or started fully enjoying food and drinks!? This is so fun anyway! I wish they lived closer to me, so I could’ve done this with girls more often.
Pan Rosted Beef with Soy Sauce & Wasabi, Shio-Koji Shrimp
More food to come. These recipes are so amazing. It takes Japanese Osechi concept and turn into something American people (like my husband) could enjoy.
When wanting another glass at this point, I realized it was already 5pm and I should stop here to wrap up if going home on time. But, I felt more drink and we still had a few more items to cook, so I called him and he nicely said I could stay one more night with my friend. Really? Sure!
She opened another bottle of white, 2012 Austin Hope (100% Roussanne). My favorite. OMG, I had had how many glasses???
We went to bed earlier this night around 1:30am.
A lot of girls talk and good food & drinks…what a bliss!