Outside my window..is a cloudy winter day. It is snowing a little, fist time in this winter.
I am thinking...about what I need to get at the supermarket to cook the special meal for the New Year's Day called "Osechi". In Japan, after Christmas there is a hectic atmosphere to prepare for the New Year's Day.
I am thankful...for my friends to talk, laugh and walk together. I love both being together and being alone.
In the kitchen...lie a lot of empty bottles that had existed in the fridge and I cleaned yesterday. Tomorrow is the day for collecting bottles around my house.
I am wearing...a yellow-and-brown plaid shirt and khaki warm pants with fleece inside..
I am creating...a shopping list for "Osechi". It is the biggest purchase of food in a year.
I am going...to cook curry made from vegetables and minced chicken for dinner.
I am reading...some lovely blogs I found out for the first time. It's amazing to have an encounter with nice people through the Internet.
I am hoping..that my stiff shoulder is gone.
I am looking forward to... have a family reunion on the New Year's Day in my house. I have a lot of things to do for that party.
One of my favorite things... is to have a cup of coffee at the cozy cafe reading a book or listening to some relaxing music.
A few plans for the rest of the week: cleaning my house, shopping, cooking special cuisine which I make once a year for the New Year. Busy, busy, super-busy...
Here is picture for thought I am sharing.. "Osechi" in the show case in the department store. Many people buy Osecchi to save time, but I will make it myself to save money.(but ingredients are also expensive) A few days later, I will show you on this blog.
|This is the traditional Japanese special cuisine for the New Year's Days called "Osechi".|