Early in the week we made a trip out to Kawasaki and signed up for a Costco membership. It's exactly like the US, except there are a bunch of Japanese products for sale as well. But we bought a lot of produce and John found an enormous bag of chocolate chips.
|So many chocolate chips!|
And every once in a while you need a bottle of champagne in the morning to go with some pancakes like we did on Saturday.
|Perfect weekend brunch|
|Lots of syrup?|
|Or a little. Cool, right?|
After our boozy brunch we decided to rearrange the furniture in our living room.
|It seems more social this way|
Besides that, I've been cooking a lot. When we moved here I found a food blog - Tokyo Terrace - by another expat in Tokyo that I really liked, but unfortunately she had moved back to the US and wasn't writing anymore. But just recently she started up a new blog - Set the Table - that I've really been enjoying. I'm putting up pictures of the recipes I followed, but her photos are waaay better than mine.
I've made her Brussels Sprouts that are cooked with soy and pineapple. They paired really nicely with pork chops and mashed potatoes.
|We got the brussels sprouts at Costco|
I also made her Bacon and Egg Polenta. I'd never eaten polenta before, and wasn't sure what I'd think, but it was amazing! John and I both enjoyed it and I can't wait to make it again.
When I was making the eggs for the polenta I cracked one open and discovered it had two yolks! I've never seen that before. Of course, I immediately broke one of them, but I think you can still tell in the photo.