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Friday, December 25, 2009

Shabu Shabu with the Kubas...

Thursday, December 24, 2009
Christmas Eve in Pearl City...

We had Christmas Eve dinner at Randy's parent's house in Pearl City...Shabu Shabu was on the menu and Randy's brother Kenny must've brought enough food for the whole neighborhood! I'll start off with the desserts:

Oh yah, this blog goes out to Jalna...yes, I finally busted out my macro lens. I thought I'd give it a try. Not sure if I like it yet but it was easier than shooting those darn wedding rings!!

Mama Kuba's pineapple upside down cupcakes
I made pumpkin chocolate chip cupcakes
Before dinner I caught Josh practicing some skateboarding skills...
Johnathan wanted in on some of the action too!
Cute yah!
Now he's showing me all his gifts...
Johnathan and Jodie's gingerbread house
Here's the Argentinean nativity scene...except I don't know where those two ladies came from in the back! They weren't in Buenos Aires when we bought them! hahahaha!
Randy received this as a gift, he said it was pretty good
The official wine taster...
pupus...sorry, forgot to take pictures of the poke!
Even though he enjoyed the wine, this was Randy's beverage of choice...big surprise there. In case you were wondering, NO, he didn't finish off the bottle!
Time to make some shabu shabu!

The whole sha-bang...notice there are two pots? Yup, one for us allergic-to-seafood-pathetic ones, and one for everyone else
Kenny made some type of miso based broth. It was yummy!

9 comments:

susie said...

WOW, What a feast!!! And I had spagetti(: Great pictures. Love the action ones.

Betty Townsend said...

Great pictures, Les. And what a feast!! So ono!!

Les said...

Thanks Betty and Susie! It was ono! Randy had eaten so much he was in a coma for about 2 hours after dinner! Nobody could wake him up!

jalna said...

Love your photos Les!! Felt like I was there . . . except the stove on the table had me going "DANGER, DANGER, DANGER WILL ROBINSON!"

Les said...

Hahahaha! Oh yeah! I was gonna apologize to you in the blog that we gave in and used the portable burners!! Phew! No explosions that night! The thought did cross my mind periodically throughout the evening though...I kept my comments to myself, I didn't wanna freak everyone out.

Erick said...

That shabu shabu looks so ONO! I never had King Crab in shabu shabu. If you need people to help eat that mountain of food I can help, no problem. Great food shots!

Les said...

Thanks Erick...so you think this was chanko-nabe instead?? What's the difference?? I think you and the rest of the blogging community could've had a bowl of this!

Christine said...

OOHH!!! Yummy! Dosent the macro shots make the food look even tastier?!

Les said...

I tried! But I don't know how to make the shrimp and crab look yummy!! Esp the shrimp...looks gross yah?