First off, I want to thank everyone who left a message cheering me up over the crappy "no aloha" days I had.
I took some of your advice and got into the kitchen. It did help take my mind off of things.
Plus, it is that time again, when we invite Satoshi's staff members over for lunch.
This is our 4th year doing this. Usually we have this party during the summer, but I went home, then we went to Palau...I guess the dates I gave Satoshi conflicted with their company trip, so this year we are only hosting one party. (Usually we do 2 parties because Satoshi has so many staff members.)
Most of the items on the menu have been "Satoshi tested"--he's tasted and liked them.
Here's the menu:
Ellie Krieger's Spiced Nuts
Smoked Salmon Dip
Apple Gorgonzola Salad
Shrimp with Mayo & Walnuts (easy version)
Beef Roll with Japanese Tartar Sauce
No Bake Oreo Cheesecake
I was happy with the sale of shrimp...10 yen (about US$.10) a shrimp...I bought 50 for 500 yen (about US$5), though I am not looking forward to cleaning them.
The only recipe that wasn't "Satoshi tested" was the "no bake cheesecake", there is no "cool whip" here, I had to make whipped cream from scratch, so I hope it comes out okay...
Friday, I made the rafute...since I had some leftover sauce, I poured it over a bowl of rice and had it for lunch (no protein, just sauce and rice)...not the healthiest, but super comforting food.
Hope everyone coming over enjoys themselves and has enough to eat.