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 ;)