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08:06 pm: Deadlines can be rough
I was supposed to have two classes today, but I was let out of the second one to help the two students entering the speech contest. (There were originally three, but one dropped out.) The deadline for turning in their speeches, both written and recorded versions, is Friday. So today I helped them perfect and type their essays. They were supposed to record them as well, but they didn't feel ready...as might be expected since they only finished them today. ^_^; They made an appointment to do it tomorrow at lunch, so that hopefully their entries can be rush delivered before Friday.

I experimented with making vegetable tempura tonight for supper. (I bought a deep fryer a while ago, but I haven't tried it out until now.) Along with the vegetables, I thought I would try making camembert cheese-stuffed rolls, like I had when I went out to dinner with several of the female faculty members.

If I ever try this again, remind me to make absolutely certain the rice paper is closed so the cheese doesn't squirt out into the oil. Oh, sure, cheese deep-fried until it's crispity cruchity *tastes* good, but it makes one heck of a mess.

I also did satsumaimo (since it's Sweet Potato Day) and two different kinds of mushrooms. A Japanese person would probably be appalled at what it all turned out looking like, but it tasted okay. The cheese-stuffed tempura shiitake caps weren't bad.

...However, I wound up making enough to feed a whole family. I stuffed myself, and I still have a heaping bowl left over. It's times like this that I wish my friends lived a lot closer.


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Date:October 13th, 2004 05:09 pm (UTC)
It's times like this when I wish I could eat over at your house.

(BTW, are you a vegetarian? Because you've mentioned meatless dishes alot.)
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Date:October 13th, 2004 11:27 pm (UTC)
Yep, I'm vegetarian. And, boy, trying to avoid fish in Japan should be an Olympic event.
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Date:October 14th, 2004 07:30 am (UTC)
Yeah, I can imagine. It would be fine for me though since chicken and fish are the only meat I will eat.
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