Tags: chambord, miso, mochi, peanut butter, soup
The avoidance of work continued by getting extra creative with the mochi poofy puffs today:
Yes, that’s peanut butter you see peeking out – I stuffed them with PB and sifted some powdered sugar on top!
After those, we headed to Best Buy to pick up a much-needed office chair, a cordless phone and an extra little something:
Can’t wait to see if it really makes a great cup of coffee, tomorrow morning! Me and the Chambord go way back. While shopping in Barnes and Noble shortly after the holidays, I saw this on a table and picked it up to show my boyfriend. I must have walked around with it for a good 30 minutes while looking at books. Every now and then, I’d stop and reread the box, I even googled reviews on my phone, I caressed it (ok, I didn’t do that), but after all that bonding, I ended up leaving it behind and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. So, when our paths crossed, yet again, in Best Buy this evening, I had to get it.
I was also drawn in by this guy:
I had seen this on the internet while Christmas shopping and made an instant “note to self” that I wanted one. I was surprised to actually see it live and in person at Best Buy. My boyfriend asked which one I’d prefer and I was seriously torn. I think the cold weather had a HUGE influence on my ultimate choice. I’m sure I’ll be looking for the Zoku again in the summer.
So, onto my greatest success of the night (since I didn’t get any work done) – MISO SOUP! This was not your typical miso soup from the japanese restaurant, it was hearty, warming and delicious. I found the recipe on Susan Voisin’s Blog.
Some of the ingredients…
It actually took a bit longer than I anticipated. I failed to notice the details in the recipe such as, “carrots cut into matchsticks” and the various times to add everything. I hardly minded the manual labor, as it was a very nice way to continue procrastinating:)
See, it even looks better than the standard restaurant miso!
Had to make a side of roasted asparagus since it was starting to get mushy
If you can see from the pic, it made two, huge bowls, and another little bowl which I plan to take for lunch. Not in the picture is the huge tupperware container filled with the remaining soup. It should be enough for two smaller bowls, as well. Pretty good for all that work:)
If you’d like to try the recipe for Hearty One-Pot Meal Miso Soup check out Susan Voisin’s blog!