Thursday, October 27, 2011

October's Nursing Home

The first place I drove off base was to follow Twyla to the nursing home. LOL We've been going there for two years. I really like this quick visit. 

Today was Twyla's last visit. Christina has taken this over this year. She's been shadowing Twyla for a few months and ran with it this month. I know that these dear ones are in good hands. Love our local PWOC.

Asia (Lisa's daughter in my arms) was a hit

Men love a little guy - don't they? 

Group Shot 

Twyla getting her quilt signed

Choosing Joy!
©2011 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


Akikosan meets with us weekly. The purpose is to tutor us in Japanese and Japanese culture. I think we're doing well with culture...not so well with the much fun. Arielle is doing well. She actually took the time to learn to READ the alphabet as Akikosan instructed at the she's making good progress. 

As I had an accident on Thursday, Akiko suggested she come to our home Friday at lunch and teach us to make yakisoba. She gave us directions in Japanese and we had to respond to her in Japanese...and we learned how to make Yakisoba - with the spice packets included. LOL 

These yakisoba packages are available at Universe - Akiko recommends the ones with the powdered spice mixture

Stacia peels an onion 

Arielle chopped the carrots - and Zander did the cabbage

Add some oil and saute

Add 1/2 lb - 3/4 pound of "pork" (we'll skip this in the future)

brown meat.....add salt and pepper as desired

Add yakisoba noodles and mix - chopsticks seem to work best for this

Add a bit of water - cover and let simmer for about 5 min? 

Add spice mixture and stir

I've made this twice more and we love it - even with just veggies and no meat. I think it would be fine with turkey or chicken or fish - but "that's not the Japanese way."

Choosing Joy!
©2011 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...