Thursday, January 6, 2011


I much prefer winter fare to summer, probably because we have such a shortened season here in Arizona so there's not enough time to get sick of anything. 

One thing our whole family enjoys is oden, a Japanese soup/stew. 

Supplies Cardstock: The Paper Company; Patterned Paper: Aitoh Co., Creative Imaginations, K&Company; Stickers: Pink Paislee; Chipboard: Colorbok; Trim: Making Memories (yellow); Ink: Clearsnap, Tsukineko; Cricut: Create a Critter; Other: thread, drywall tape, trim (black)

 Up until a week ago, it had always been made for special occasions by Obaachan, my mother-in-law.  I just assumed it was a labor-intensive, secret-recipe sort of thing.  Until she gave us the ingredients for Christmas and we undertook its making on New Year's Day.  Uh, nope.  Suuuuuper easy to make.  I can tell you this will be a regular in our menu rotation now!  Woohoo!!!! 

I realized there really is no exact recipe for this.  As my journaling says, "Oden is a Japanese winter dish consisting of several ingredients such as boiled eggs, daikon radish, konnyaku and processed fish cakes stewed in a light, soy-flavored dashi broth."  We started with an "oden set" which was a frozen package of various fish cakes and the base for the dashi broth.  We added some water to the broth base and then we included in ours the fish cakes, plus sliced up another fish cake our kids love which looks like half a log that's white on the inside and hot pink on the outside, taro balls, enoki mushrooms, konnyaku noodles, sliced daikon radish, and hard-boiled egg.  YUM! 

I happened to hit an awesome New Year's sale on Cricut cartridges and pretty much purchased the Create a Critter cartridge entirely for this adorable ramen bowl!

I'm not usually one for the cutesy but that's just too stinkin' cute to pass up. 

I used some StazOn ink to color that drywall tape you starts out white.  I love being able to alter the color of things!

This layout is based on this week's Sketchy Thursdays sketch:

Come play along with us.  This week we have a yummy prize from Nikki Sivils!!
Hope everyone had an awesome holiday!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!



Diana Fisher said...

I love this page! And super clever little touches all over it. So... when do we get that recipe? :)

lisa said...

I was just about to ask what Diana did? Are you planning to share this wonder recipe? LOL.
We love udon noodles. Very Cute. I love that little bowl and chop sticks. x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee this Heidi... I love love love love this little bowl! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Mo said...

oh heidi this is toooo cute! yummo...sounds oooo good! i love those cutesey mushrooms too!

thescrapmaster said...

Heidi!! I just saw your B-ball camp layout in CK!! WAY TO GO, girl!! Congrats :) Haven't talked to you in a while so I just wanted to stop by and say hi!


Jeanet said... sounds and looks yummy!! Love that bowl and your journaling strips with the stitching is so beautiful!