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New Sewing Machine

Originally uploaded by tokyo mommy

My new sewing machine arrived the other day and what a Joy. It is the Kenmore 110 stitch model and I must say I was a bit more than pleased with my self when I traveled to Yuzawaya the other day and played around with a Janome machine almost completely identical for close to $700 more than I paid for my machine from sears. I did quite a bit of research before I purchased my machine but I didn’t realize exactly what a great deal I was getting until I could physically compare my machine to the ones sold here in Japan.

I think people overlook the Kenmore brand but honestly their customer service has been great so far and feature for feature you can’t beat the price and the warranty is actually a bit better than what you get at a high end dealer a full 25 year parts warranty and a 90 money back guarantee. The machines stitches are so solid it reminded me of my friends 40 year old Viking. The machine is also incredibly easy to use any beginner could jump right on and start using it. I think the only pitfall if you could call it that is that the horizontal spool pin and bobbin winding system takes a bit of getting used to. But once you get it figured out its no problem whatsoever.

In other news I finally got my etsy shop up and running I am very excited and very nervous as well. I had my first sale this week and was a bit blown away at international shipping rates I ate quite a large fee and had to immediately fix my rates. Other than that I am very optimistic. Wish me well!

So as promised here is a pseudo recipie for one of my favorite japanese dishes.

The dish is called omuraisu and traditonally it is simple rice fried with ketchup and chicken with an omlette on top or the rice folded into the omlette.

But thats a bit boring for me and I am more fond of the dishes I have found here with an italian twist.

2 c. rice
3/4 c. tomato sauce
1/4 c. heavy cream
add in vegetable or meat of your choosing
4 eggs

cook rice as directed. pan fry your add ins. add in the rice sauce and cream. cook for a couple minutes and set aside.

take the eggs and make an omlette.

Place omlette on top of the rice mixture.

This recipie is so versatile and best of all its easily adapted to be vegetarian. It went over very well with My 2 year old he scarfed down a big plate full in minutes.
Maybe a bigger hit than mac and cheese with him.

Good Luck! Get Creative almost anything will work with this dish!
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