main item in today's lunch is a strange hybrid of oden and
hunter's stew. The last
time I made oden I used light soy sauce, which is much
saltier than the regular stuff. It wasn't so bad when
I was eating the chunky stuff, but the broth itself
- whew, salty! So, when I finished the solid
bits I thinned out the broth to half strength with water
and threw in a bunch of veggies and stuff - potatoes,
quail eggs, squash, cabbage, carrots, shiitake, seafood
medley - and
basically made a second stew. It turned out good.
I have the some of my usual staples: edamame
and a fruit
salad made with apple, orange, craisins, and blueberries.
And I also have banana bread,
which I baked for the first time ever this weekend and
it turned out just perfect. I was really impressed with
how easy and delicious it is. I love it when new dishes
turn out so well!