Monday, September 16, 2013

Normalcy - Comfort Food

We're entering this week a bit worn out.  Michael was out until 9:45  last night with a base incident...that would be an 11 hour work day on a day off. ::snort:: He's now been gone for 12 hours today....this is going to be a busy week.  The kids and I are trying to double up on school so we can go play next week. 

I was supposed to take Nolan to get labs drawn this a.m. but he woke with a headache and nauseated. I gave him some food in him and he felt fine the rest of the day. I do believe it was the lack of food which made him feel so crummy. He has an appointment tomorrow; we'll try the labs at 0730 tomorrow.
We took a giant step to normalcy when all this was hauled away from our home.  

We did a couple of hours of school and then raced across to base for a Homeschool Meet and Greet. The younger two knew many of the kids from PWOC  homeschool enrichment class. We all had an enjoyable time. We only stayed an hour as we "had" to be home for cardboard to be picked up and to receive delivery of our farm-fresh produce.  Our farm-fresh produce hasn't been delivered. I'm not sure this is going to work for us.  Missing fun to meet a driver who doesn't show is simply not cool. ::snort:: I have been given several other CSA farms to contact. I may do so. I'm still weighing if I want less ORGANIC/NON GMO produce or more produce.

Speaking of groceries...I found my marching orders for the week on the pantry door. What a hoot!  I was grateful for this after a couple more hours of schooling....I did indeed opt for number one on the list...Having the list saved brain cells.

Comfort food - Yakisoba. I wasn't the only one considering it to be comfort food. Stacia began to talk about the first time Akikosan showed us how to make Yakisoba with her first bite.

Arielle had the best comment of the night, "It's funny how one dish of food can take you back to so many places."  Yep - Akikosan, festivals, cold winter our yakisoba....and the 100 Yen store dishes too!

Choosing Joy!
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Linda said...

How DO you make Yakosobi? My kids love the stuff we buy at Publix that you just cook in the microwave but I'd love to know how to make it myself.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Honestly, I'm going to be looking for a better recipe. I bought at kit at the commissary and doctored it...not as yummy as I'd like. I added the cabbage, carrots and onions as Akiko showed me...but the seasoning was different. And you need to stir fry it and not nuke it. Just tastes better. LOL

I'll play with some recipes from scratch and get back to you.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Linda here's a start...and seeing all the sauces have oyster sauce in them I begin to understand why my tummy doesn't always feel great after eating......still researching.