Sunday Fun Day

Hey Everyone!

Beautiful day today! I went to St. Sebastian’s festival and hung out with some of my brothers. 🙂 

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Always a lot to do and see! I really like how vibrant the colors are on this ride!     wpid-img_20150517_185104.jpg

My youngest bro had a wristband and went on every “good” ride including this one. I used to love going on the UFO!

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After seeing him ride hop for a while, I caved and bought tickets for one ride. (These cost me $5!)wpid-img_20150517_181654.jpg

Of course I had to go on the most eye catching ride – the super high swings! I didn’t dare bring my phone with me!

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Once back on the ground,  I snagged an affordable hotdog and tea from the church’s booth the Quick Stop. 🙂

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After having cotton candy for dessert and winning a glass in the dime toss, it was time to wrap it up. I had fun and am glad I went. 🙂 Can’t wait for my parish festival! 

Thanks for reading!

-Anna San

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Un-Japanese

A lot of anime and manga have little Japanese flags that pop up in random places – including on top of food. Why? Dunno. Maybe shameless self promotion? I’ve never bothered researching it, but have implemented it in some of my own characters/story lines with American flags and this has now spread to my food.

So, a little while back I purchased a pack of American flag toothpicks so I could start decorating my food too and tonight I did just that…

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Japan, eat your heart out.

Can’t get much more American than this! XD

Thanks for reading!

-Anna San

Another very Un-Japanese post: Just Another Friday in Lent…

Happy Birthday Mom!

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13″x9″ Carrot Cake

Today is my mom’s birthday and being the thoughtful, loving and caring daughter that I am, I made her a carrot cake – from scratch.

This year I followed along with the recipe from Food Network with the exception of a few things such as pastry flour (All Purpose will have to do), omitting salt, not using a sifter (mine died T^T), using a 13X9 instead of three 9″ round pans and not following the time guidelines. (24 hours before frosting the cake??! Not happening. ) The carrot cake is topped with cream cheese frosting and walnuts – and of course I had to do the obligatory carrots on top. 😀 Since the batter tasted so good I am confident that when it’s time to serve, the completed cake will taste even better! 🙂

Facebook Fried Rice

A few days ago someone had shared an easy recipe for fried rice on Facebook. This recipe is so easy that even I can make it! 🙂 (Sorry about the blurry progress photos – I chose the best available.)

PREPARE RICE

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Boil 2 c water. Add 1 tbs of margarine.

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Measure 1 c rice

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Stir in rice

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Cover and Simmer your rice for 15 minutes

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Set aside.

Stir-fry Vegetables

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Heat pan and add 3 tbsp of sesame oil. Chop one small onion and stir-fry to translucency.

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Add 1 cup of (thawed) peas and carrots (I added broccoli too). Stir-fry to preference.

Adding Egg

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Lightly beat 2 eggs

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Shove your vegetables to the side and add the egg. Make sure to scramble!

Pulling it Together

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Measure out a 1/4 cup of Soy sauce

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Add the rice and soy sauce to the pan. Mix thoroughly and fry to desired texture.

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Voila! It’s done!

It was really easy and I had all the ingredients on hand! I also think it tastes way better than the fried rice at the local Chinese buffet. 🙂

Thanks for reading!

-Anna San