lunch is composed of leftovers from my Xmas dinner.
It starts out with thin-sliced (storebought & already
cooked) ham on steamed pole beans.
Then there's some of my first-ever sweet
potato casserole. On the side is a green
salad, and for dessert I have fruit
sushi with mango, persimmon, and anko, and a pair of roasted
As you can see, I tried a bunch of new things at
once. Surprisingly, they all turned out quite well.
The chestnuts were tricky; only a few ended up as
pretty as the ones in the pic. With the rest the meat
either split or the lining didn't want to peel cleanly
off, but, heck, they tasted fine. I found loads of sweet
potato casserole recipes on the Web, so I triangulated
between a few I liked the look of, and the results
were just as I'd hoped. The fruit sushi were inspired
Cute, and I would have used mamenori to wrap them
if any store around here carried it. The ham was a comparative
copout, as I didn't actually cook it. I'll save that
for a later challenge.