After having seen a video shiur where the woman stated that she made sure to have all the shabbos cooking by noon so she could enter shabbos in a more shabbosdik frame of mind, I decided to try to rise to the occasion. And I did! At 11:00 a.m. all the cooking is done, minus one more round of rice in the rice cooker (it's brown for tonight and white for tomorrow's sushi). Looks like being done by noon is actually possible, even for this last-minute kind of lady. Now for some learning, then maybe even early baths (?!?!?!?!).
And here's the menu...
Japanese braised chicken
green salad with honey sesame dressing
Japanese cole slaw
roasted sweet potatoes
baked potatoes (for the non-rice eaters)
strawberry kiwi sorbet
sushi (surimi/cucumber/avocado, egg/spinach/sweet potato, cucumber)
nikujaga (Japanese beef stew)
spinach puff pastry rollups
salads from dinner
same desserts + marshmallow squares, courtesy of guest!
Good shabbos, all!