A Happy New Year!

A happy new year and welcome 2010!  Hope this year is filled with lots of joy, laughter, good food and more time for crafting...!


We are a Japanese family, and we like to celebrate new year with osechi, or traditional Japanese food for the new year. The osechi dishes are made of various ingredients, such as chesnuts, eggs, pork, yellowtail, salmon, black beans, kelp, and different kinds of vegetables.   Each osechi dish has a special meaning, such as good health, happiness, long life, fertility, and so on.

I was so busy yesterday and the day before to cook all these food for the new year.



We also eat ozoni, or rice cake in a broth soup, on a New Year's day (not shown here).  With all these food, I'm glad that I don't have to cook for a while (at least for today).    And while we relax and watch T.V. together as a family, I am going to work on my next crochet projects ;) 

4 comments:

cocostitch said...

Happy New Year!あけましておめでとうございます!
凄い!!おせち!!作ったんですかーー。ウチは大晦日の年越し蕎麦と元旦のお雑煮だけでしたー。海外にいると、日本の食材を手に入れるのが大変なのに、こんなにたくさん、しかも綺麗に用意して凄いと思います。
今年も、たくさん手作りライフ楽しみましょうね♪

chick chick sewing said...

Happy New Year, cocostitch! 元旦のコメントありがとうございます:)お節ですが、私達が住んでいる地域では比較的日本の食材が入手しやすいのと、うちは海外生まれの娘達が2人いるので子供の食育?も兼ねてなるべく作るようにしています。

今年もお互いに手作りいっぱいしましょうね!こんなふうに手作り仲間が出来て本当に嬉しい~。

Corrie said...

oh yum yum yum! I just love japanese food and do a bit of it here ...hubby loves my chicken katsu and vegetable tempura but oh the dishes and mess I make while creating but it's worth it!

I would definitely be knocking on your door for some of that delicious food!

happy new year
corrie;)

chick chick sewing said...

Happy new year to you, too, Corrie! And I totally agree with you about all the mess the Japanese cooking makes in our kitchen... :( You won't believe your eyes how messy our kitchen was while I cooked all the food for the new year...

Hope your 2010 is filled with lots of love, happiness, and many many hours of crafting!!

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