Saturday, September 26, 2009

foodie staff party

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
Rafute
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.

10 comments:

jalna said...

Wow, wow, wow . . . sounds awesome.

Debinhawaii said...

The menu sounds great to me! ;-) You are keeping busy in the kitchen.

2kamuela47 said...

The menu sounds so ono! Kat you always amaze me on what you can do. What can't you do anyways??? Have an awesome weekend!

Jenster said...

Homemade whipped cream beats Cool Whip any day, in my book, so I'm sure your no-bake cheesecake will be delicious! Hope you all have a geat time.

Tamakikat said...

Hi Kat,

that menu sounds great. I'm sure you made everybody very happy today.

TK

K and S said...

Thanks everyone :)

Take care.
Kat

Angie L said...

how did the no-bake oreo cheesecake come out? was it good? tempted to try!

K and S said...

To tell you the truth Angie, I was a bit disappointed with the No-bake. The crust was good, but the filling was so soft that I had to scoop it out onto the plates. It looked more like "dirt cake" (have you ever eaten that?) than cheesecake.
Not sure if it was because of my whipped cream or what the problem was.

If you try it, let me know how it works out for you.

Take care.
Kat

Angie said...

oh that sounds disappointing : (
good to know.....
btw where in hawaii were you originally from? i'm just curious as i might study there for 9 months! but it's tbc. i am in hong kong now.

K and S said...

I am originally from Oahu (where Waikiki is) Angie. Hope it works out for your study in Hawaii :)

Take care.
Kat