Sunday, December 25, 2022


Even though the button shows how I really feel, I do wish all you peoples a Merry Christmas Day today.  No stressing allowed . . . only relaxing . . . and eating.

We're staying home again this year, just the three of us.  Wendell made prime rib last night.  Not sure what's on the menu for today.  Maybe leftovers. 



Anonymous said...

Mele Kalikimaka Jalna! πŸŽ„✝️πŸŽ…πŸΌπŸŽ❤️

Us too, just the 4 of us. Nice quiet time with no drama. LOL We ordered from Fukuya their Christmas Menu.


jalna said...

Izsmom, ho, didn't know Fukuya had a Christmas thing. Gonna try google it! Thank you for being here all these many years!!!

Anonymous said...


I love your blog!
Go on Instagram to see their Christmas Menu for this year. They also offered a Thanksgiving Menu too. A bit expensive but it feeds 10-12. I love leftovers. LOL


K and S said...

happy holidays! virtual hug

Anonymous said...

J, as I get older realize Christmas is all about children and the wonder they hold for the season. Maybe when I worked because of all the decorations but it's just another day for me. I'm a Grinch about it because of the traffic, the awful parking and the crowded stores when I just need a few supplies. And now the fireworks are starting in intensity. -N

Honolulu Aunty said...

I ordered the rib roast from Lanakila Kitchen this year - but wasn't that good. Last time it was prime rib and THAT was real ono.

The rib roast was huge and it said to cook at 300° until it reaches medium rare temp of 130° but it took forever - like 3 hours and the sage and rosemary topping got all burnt during the last few minutes of high heat. So it wasn't done until 9:00 pm - but the gravy on rice was good.

But I am a bah humbug kind of Christmas person and I am just very glad it is over.

Happy New Year, my friend!

Susan said...

Nice, Merry Christmas!

jalna said...

Izsmom, thank you!!

Kat, hugs to you and Satoshi!

N, I can totally relate.

Aunty, bummahs about the roast. And yes, am so relieved when it's over. Happy New Year to you too!!

Susan, thank you!

Anonymous said...

hoo mama! I hate from Thanksgiving until after new year! Did only 1/4 of my Christmas shopping so maybe I'll celebrate Chinese New Year! Yah, that's the plan and I'm sticking to it!!!
(sure hope Gerri makes her ozoni. I'm free this year, hehehe)
I last minute ordered the holiday pack from Side Street Inn and couldn't get a pick up slot for Christmas day so I picked up the evening before and reheated or flashed the next day.
Cannot go wrong with fried rice, garlic chicken, pork chops and kalbi! for 3-4 people but can easily feed 5-6!

But happy holidays to your and your family! Even though I love your blog, don't stress and take all the breaks you need!

jalna said...

V, thank you!! Happy New Year to you too! Sounds like that Side Street Inn pack is popular! I wonder if Geri is making her ozoni. She didn't mention.

Kay said...

I'm with you on this.
But Happy New Year, Jalna. Fingers crossed the fireworks aren't too deafening.