Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sept. 22

I didn't cook yesterday. We reheated all the leftovers.

breakfast, fried eggs and toast
lunch, chili beans and rice
dinner, oyako don buri (Japanese rice bowls)

Oyako don(buri)

¼ medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
about 2 oz. Chicken breast, sliced
shiitake mushrooms, fresh or dry, thinly sliced, if available
2 or 3 snow peas, julienned
2 stalks green onions, cut into 1-2 inch lengths
1 egg, beaten

½ c. dashi no moto, dissolved in ½ c. water or ½ c. chicken stock
2 T. soy sauce
1 T. or more brown sugar

freshly cooked Japanese-style rice

Place onion, mushroom and dashi. Cook for 2-3 minutes until onion is tender. While cooking, add chicken and green onion. When chicken is cooked, spread beaten egg over all. Sprinkle snow peas on top immediately. Cook until egg hardens partially or completely, as you like. We like to add sliced pepper also. Add when you put in the green onion.

Dashi is basically fish and seaweed boullion. I find mine at the local Asian mart. I have found it at Meijer also.

There is a cat perched on the couch arm watching my fingers type. Her head is bobbing up and down and now she is coming over and licking my fingers. What a kitten!

I spent $80 on groceries last night. I had coupons. I saved 92.80 and spent 80.86. A local store had canned good cheaper than Aldi and I ended up with 20 free cans of chili. Campbell soups were a 1.00 a piece but they had peelies, so I got them for .45 a piece. It was a good haul and a good way to build up the pantry of all the things we have been using.


dawn said...


Tulip Girl said...

They are coupons the store or vendor sticks on the item. You have to peel them off.

Krista said...

Recipe for oyako don buri, please!


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