Uwajimaya, our local Asian grocer, is a place we frequent to pick up our favorite yogurt from Ellenos. We have a routine when we visit, which is to hit up the yogurt bar, then 'oooh' and 'ahhh' and 'ewwww' over the different live seafood, and pick out a fun treat like Pocky Sticks or Hi Chews. Recently, however, the store is undergoing construction and we find ourselves traveling different aisles of the store in order to pick up our yogurt prepackaged in the dairy aisle. This has resulted in the hilarity of our kids gaping maws over a giant pig's head in the butcher case, glistening Peking duck and little plastic deli tubs of baby octopus. It's highly entertaining and has encouraged good conversation about how different cultures view food differently. I wonder when Anthony Bourdain programming will be appropriate...
On our most recent trip, we actually discovered a confection our kids do not like! To be honest, we don't either. Behold: Fugetsu-Do, a type of rice cake that looked like it would have a literal rainbow of flavor. Alas, there was none. But, it's certainly fun to keep trying different things. Perhaps one day baby octopus? Hmmm...
- Monday - Pizza
- Tuesday - out with friends!
- Wednesday - Broccoli Quinoa Bake (from Eating Well, Living Thin) and Stuffed Flounder Filets from Trader Joes
- Thursday - Szechuan Chicken Stir Fry (and old Cooking Light Recipe)
- Friday - Jerked Sriracha Roast Pork Tacos (a favorite from Lady and Pups)
- Saturday - Baked Ziti (from The Flour Sack)
- Sunday - Chicken BLT Salad with Fresh Lemon Garlic Dressing