Friday, November 23, 2012

October 25 - 26, 1953 A Walk in the Mountains and Sukiyaki

View from the mountain

Diary Entry:  Oct. 25, 1953

"Bobby wistfully said, "I wish I could see Lynn".  Went for walk into the mountains & took a few pictures.  Gathered wild flowers including goldenrod--the seemingly universal flower.  Brays came for supper and stayed awhile to visit afterwards."


Diary Entry:  Oct. 26, 1953

"Helped Teruko-san wash.  Wringer still not fixed.  She cooked sukiyaki for supper.  Was real good!  Letter to Toni."

SUKIYAKI (Serves 5)

Prepare a sauce of 1 cup shoyu, 3/4 cups sugar, 3 cups water or water and sake mixture. Add sauce between ingredients as each cooks a little bit. 

On high heat, rub pan with beef suet until well-coated and leave 2-3 pieces of suet in pan.  Sear 1-1/2 lb. sirloin cut into thin strips, move to edge of pan.  Pour on a little sauce. Working quickly, add 1/2 lb. green onions,cook a short time,pour on sauce, add 1/2 lb. fresh spinach, cook briefly adding some sauce, add 1/5 lb. mushrooms, 1/4 lb. sliced bamboo shoots, 1 can yam threads and chunks of bean curd, cooking briefly between each addition. Pour over any remaining sauce.  Serve and continue adding ingredients to pan as guests are served. A slightly beaten egg is given to each person for dipping.  


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