Happy New Year!
I took the last week of 2009 off, so it's been a while since I've posted anything. I guess I should have done so, but I was on vacation and I just didn't feel like doing anything but eating and sleeping and watching mindless television.
Besides, I've been suffering the last of that pesky sinus infection I've had. The second round of antibiotics worked. The pills were so bitter that they suppressed my appetite. Like I said before, I never thought I'd say it, but I'd rather be fat than sick.
For New Year's Eve, I stayed home, and ate our usual good luck noodles. It's our Japanese tradition. Instead of sake (Japanese rice wine), we had Canadian ice wine. It was really good.
Today, my mother and I had another Japanese traditional New Year's Day breakfast of ozoni. It's a chicken-based soup with mochi (sweet rice cakes). Yummy.
My mother made oden, which is fish cakes simmered in a soy sauce-based broth.
We were invited to dinner at the Yonekawa home. The former owners of Tokyo Restaurant, prepared a Japanese feast. We ate for what seemed hours, and then they sent us home with a bunch of leftovers. We don't have to cook tomorrow!
That said, my annual New Year's Day resolution is to lose weight and get more exercise. That usually lasts maybe a week. But I'll say I'm going to do it again. Make those two resolutions.
Cheryl, my sister-in-law, said she's going to lose 30 pounds by May. And she'll bet us $100 that she'll do it. My youngest sister Patty said she'd better do it because it will be Fred who will have to pay up if she doesn't! Cheryl's retired, just like Fred.
I think that's the extent of resolutions for our family.
What are yours?