New Year’s Day Tradition

So my family’s New Year’s Day tradition is to make a whole lot of Japanese food..and eat! All. Day. Long. We never make sushi/onigiri other than New Year’s so it’s a really special treat that we take advantage of all day.

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I started the morning off on the right foot though. I’d packed a leftover container of Greek yogurt with ground flax, a mushy banana, and some TJ’s trail mix. It was delicious and felt so good on my aching throat. Yeah in case you were wondering, I am still very sick. =(

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Chase and I then headed back over to my dad’s house and gave the kittens their New Year’s present! I found this cute “Pastry Catnip Set” at Target yesterday on clearance for $1.49! Score. They each got one and loved them. Some even had bells inside!

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And then we were quickly put to work making sushi!

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Before noon we broke open a bottle of Montana Cherry wine. I had the little glass pictured and called it quits on alcohol today. I really don’t need the stuff. The cherry wine was interesting though. At first sip it was sweet but had a bitter/toned down taste at the end.

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And now to show off our work!

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This dish had inarizushi (fried tofu packets stuffed with rice), musubi (Hawaiian type sushi with spam), and one Hello Kitty (yes I have a mold!) rice ball.

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Platter of mixed nuts, roasted sesame seaweed, rice cracker and peanut mix, and some fruit chocolates and strawberry candy.

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And (what I mainly worked on) onigiri (rice balls)! These were filled with salted salmon (shizake) or tilapia cooked with sesame seeds and soy sauce. They were fun to make!

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And then, it was time to eat!

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My first plate of the day had a salmon and a tilapia onigiri, inarizushi, roasted seaweed, sunomono (vinegar cucumbers), and some rice cracker mix. The salted salmon turned out amazing! It tasted just like the onigiri I would eat in Japan. I couldn’t eat the tilapia ones though. It just was too fishy tasting. So I traded it for another inarizushi. I will always love these!

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We took a break from eating to play with the kittens (one of my new year’s resolutions). Chase and I got them this tunnel for xmas and attached it to their IKEA house.

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We spent quiet awhile trying to get them to go through it! Vinni is brave enough but Ophie says no way.

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While we watched movies and played video games I snacked on another inarizushi, some unpictured crackers and cheese and nuts. Like I said, we graze all day. >.<

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For dinner it was even more sushi. More inarizushi(!), sunomono, seaweed, and instead of making more salmon onigiri I just went straight for the salted salmon. It was delicious! Unpictured: another inarizushi >.> and some nachos…

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For dessert around 9pm I was really craving dairy and trail mix. I ❤ skim milk almost as much as trail mix now.

I really help I’m well enough tomorrow to work some of this off!

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