My family's thing is to throw a birthday dinner party at a hot spring hotel so we get to have a gorgeous dinner AND take a bath and unwind to the full capability. The hotels usually let us use a room for a half day so we get to hang out while we are not bathing or eating.
I love this family tradition because, not only we get to eat until we can't move an inch for hours after that, but it's something that we get to do together during our busy schedule and truly relax and laugh hysterically and talk endlessly. It was mom's b-day last week, so we used the national holiday (11th) for the event.
We all had a food comma for about four hours after the dinner. Lemme just give you some visual aids of what it consisted of.
Forgot to take pics, but we also had a miso soup of some kind and a rice dish. Back to my macrobiotic meals tomorrow...
Happy birthday, again, mom!
Until next time,