Shabu Shabu

Went to a shabu-shabu restaurant today.  It was delicious, but kind of expensive!  I love shabu-shabu.  It is perfect comfort food, yet not heavy like most comfort foods.  It’s also perfect for the winter months, and warming oneself up, especially since our gas bill was enormous!

Next time I go to a Japanese market, I know what I’m getting!  Really want to make this someday: this shabu shabu

Vegan Bowls: Sweet Potato and Chickpea “Buddha Bowl”

This is so good, and I didn’t even do it right.  Next time, I have to do it with the proper tahini sauce (did you guys know that lemon juice and maple syrup together is pretty delish!) and with the broccolini.  MMMMM.

Also, my sweet potatoes definitely needed more time in the oven.  Boo.  So that’s where blogs like this come in.  Diameters, THANK YOU.  I hardly make the same thing twice, much less the same way.  Except mac and cheese.  And dumplings.

Also, I want a rabbit.

Also, more ABC cooks.

Instapot

Hubby’s brother got us an Instapot!  So I’ve been on the search for recipes.

Instant Pot Minestrone Soup Recipe {Pressure Cooker, Gluten Free}

http://flavorrd.com/2014/03/chicken-tortilla-soup/

http://www.thekitchn.com/50-recipes-that-you-can-make-in-your-instant-pot-233637

 

So on and so forth!   Today I made a random soup, somewhat improvised.  It turned out not bad, for being improvised..

Resources for Teaching Young Children

So I’ve been searching around and here’s what I found.  This is going to be my little database for myself.  Will clean it up later.

http://oureverydaylife.com/teach-piano-young-children-using-games-10059.html

http://www.teachpianotoday.com/2012/04/12/how-to-correct-hand-position-in-young-piano-students-its-qa-day/

http://www.letsplaykidsmusic.com/first-piano-lessons-introducing-the-note-family/

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is coming up!  Hubby and I will be heading to my parents’ place.  I don’t think I’ll be doing any of the cooking this year, but it’s still fun seeing what is out there.

For all my gluten-free friends or friends who have gluten-free guests, food.com put out a list of Thanksgiving gluten-free recipes.  In particular, I’d love to try the polenta but it looks lengthy.  I also want to try a stuffed mushroom recipe someday.  I LOVE mushrooms.  Anyone have any favorites?  Hello?  Hello?  Anyone out there?