Ebi Sunomono: Japanese Shrimp Salad

Last week I was at a potluck where someone had brought a super yummy salad. So I had to find out what it was. Pretty tasty and actually quite easy. It’s a chilled salad so it’s a great thing to take to Potlucks or make ahead. I found a few recipes that looked similar with small differences and ended up with this one from Salu-Salo. She has lots of really great looking recipes on her site!!

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Ebi Sunomono: Japanese Shrimp Salad

Ingredients

  • 150 g bean thread vermicelli
  • 100 g cooked small shrimp
  • 1/2 English cucumber peeled
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp soya sauce
  • 1 lemon, halved and sliced thinly

Instructions

  1. Cut cucumbers into thin slices. Sprinkle with 1 tsp salt and set aside for 5 minutes.
  2. Rinse to remove salt and drain.
  3. Cook the noodles in boiling water until just tender. Rinse in cold water and drain.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine rice vinegar, sugar and soya sauce. Add the noodles, toss, cover and chill for one hour.
  5. To serve, divide cold vermicelli into 5 serving bowls. Top with shrimp, cucumber and lemon. Enjoy.

http://salu-salo.com/ebi-sunomono-japanese-shrimp-salad/

https://rhondasteed.com/ebi-sunomono-japanese-shrimp-salad

It’s different and that’s why I liked it! I used the shrimp we had which were jumbo not small at all ūüėČ

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Week in the Life 2016| Thursday Words + Pictures

I’m still plugging along on this week long project called “Week in the life” spearheaded by the amazing¬†Ali Edwards. This week I’m capturing and recording about our lives. This was¬†Thursday.

 

7:11 am: A year or so ago Oliver used to wake up screaming almost every day. He just took about 40 minutes to be happy. He would scream and thrash on the floor and just lose it for most of the time. And it was a TERRIBLE stage that we barely survived it. Unfortunately today he had a little relapse. And it was quite unfortunate. Apparently he is still working on it.
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7:20am: Eli is so funny about scripture study. Either he won’t read at all or he will just keep reading and won’t stop and then the other kids have to interrupt him to get a turn to read. Today it was the reading and reading and reading and not stopping. 23 verses in one day.

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7:22am: Norah wasn’t really paying attention during the scripture study. We’re still working on that.

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7:50am: Oliver was pretty proud of his sticker page.

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7:56am: Alden running off to the bus rather quickly.

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11:53pm: Appointment at the Physiotherapist. I’m hoping that it will help my near constant back pain. I’m working on that.¬†

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12:42pm: We ended up at Subway for lunch and there was crying and a big of gnashing on the floor. And it was lame. We’re still working on that.

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1:21pm: Norah fell asleep. Early mornings hit her too.

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1:23pm: Oliver passed out on the way home. That early morning grumpy wake up did it. He ended up only sleeping for 10 minutes which is good.

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1:44pm: We are trying to get rid of the soothers. And I heard a great idea from a friend to tell Norah that the soother fairy came and took all her soothers away and that she would get a special present for them all leaving. So she picked out walkie talkies. And her and Ollie are having tons of fun using them.

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1:47pm: They really enjoyed playing together with them. And I love it when they enjoy something together.

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3:43pm: Eli also enjoyed the Walkie Talkie’s too. HA!

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5:37pm: Lucy had a friend over Livi Sudo. And they enjoyed playing together and then she stayed over for a late over too.

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5:42pm:¬†I love this snuggling. So sweet. I’m thankful Regan could capture this.
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6:19pm: She was helping me clean up the game.

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6:25pm: Dad made supper so that I could go off to my Stake Relief Society meeting. He’s a good dad.

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That was Thursday.

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Week in the Life 2016| Wednesday Words + Pictures

I’m still plugging along on this week long project called “Week in the life” spearheaded by the amazing¬†Ali Edwards. This week I’m capturing and recording about our lives and then hopefully next week I’ll be putting together my album (but it’s more likely I will be doing it in a few weeks since this is crazy spring soccer, softball and end of school season.) But for today, here was our Tuesday.

Yesterday I took less pictures but in the end there are still lots of stories documented.

 

5:40am: Three kids are already up and asking for food. ¬†Norah woke us up first with her polite knocking on the door that she always does. And then when I went in I could 5 minutes later hear Oliver screaming for Dad. So I took Norah out for breakfast and found Eli had already gotten up to eat too. At least Oliver and Eli ate and then ¬†laid back in bed and were relatively quiet. Norah is a talker from the minute she gets up. Little bits of chit chat. Me and Regan laid in bed and chatted ourselves. It was a very early start to the day. One day no little voices or knocking will wake us up. And I’m trying to not let the early mornings make me grumpy. I’m still working on that.

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7:29am: Oliver loves to help “read” scriptures in the morning. Dad tells him the words and he proudly says them out loud. Soon hopefully he’ll be reading and be able to do it on his own. We’re working on that.

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7:58am: His great idea today for his lunch was a whole bag of popcorn, which he burnt a bit. He was popping it when he should have been running to catch the bus so there wasn’t time to redo the bag. He yelled running out the door “I LOVE burnt popcorn.” He pretty much always has a positive attitude. Something I am still working on myself.

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8:40am: Dad was a little late leaving this morning but he still did his usual run and throw the littles around hugs before rushing out the door. My kids love to say goodbye and hello to him in a big production.

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9:01am: He was supposed to be getting dressed. But instead was dancing in the doorway. And striking a pose over and over and over.

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9:04am: These two don’t always brush their teeth in the morning. We’re trying to do it every day. We’re still working on it.

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9:10am: Oliver is in a small simple Joy school group. He loves to go and loves to learn. Norah¬†has been wanting to go all year long too so today I just asked and Norah was SO happy that she got to go to school too. We walked down the street to the Depew’s house for school.

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11:08am: I am filling in for Alden’s lunch group today for another mom. I had a whole lot of bananas so I made some of our favorite banana chocolate muffins and nachos. I don’t bake every day but pretty close to.

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11:42am: These boys are lots of fun and oh so goofy. It’ll be interesting as they continue to grow into men.

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11:57am: I was late picking up the boys because I just couldn’t find any van keys. I had to borrow the neighbors van to even go get them. Half way thru the lunch hour I found them in the hanging basket in the hallway. Still haven’t found the other set. I hate looking for lost keys. I’m trying to make sure everyone always hangs them up when they come n the house. We’re all still working on that.

Week in the Life 2016 | Words + Photos | Just Rhonda12:05pm: “Stories on the couch PLEASE mom” I’m trying to stop what I am doing more and read to her when she asks me too. I do love it and I know it’s the most important I just get into my tasks sometimes and don’t want to stop. I’m working on it still.

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12:27pm: Dad was hungry at the hospital and I was trying to take him some food and Oliver didn’t want to go. He was too tired to walk apparently. I have a hard time with that kind of silliness. I’m trying to be patient thru it but definitely still working on that.

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2:27pm: Norah and I both needed a bang trim SO bad. They were in both of our eyes. So glad ¬†Carrie could quickly do it today. Ollie played across the street at Sage’s for 15 minutes¬†while we got it trimmed.

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3:38pm: He came home and immediately started on some homework. I was pleased he did it without me pestering him if he had any.

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4:01pm: I have enrichment and a Judo BBQ tonight so I have to plan ahead for the food to both of them. I’m taking Roasted Yams and Sweet Potatoes for my favorite thing recipe for Enrichment. Me planning head is definitely something I’m still working on.

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4:04pm: Lucy entertaining the little kids as always. She loves to do it and we all love it.

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4:14pm: Lucy has softball in Cardston tonight. I’m not going because of Judo and Enrichment (I got someone to coach tonight for me). She was packing some snacks and money and her ball glove.

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5:08pm: Now it’s time for Soccer for Eli. Wedneday’s are our busiest days of the week. (They’ll be better now that Judo will finish tonight.) Every night before soccer Eli asks if he has to go. We put him in it because he begged to be. Now he complains almost every day. We are doing it anyways because he made a commitment. That is something to learn and hopefully as young as possible. We’re still working on it.

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6:25pm: We’re 25 minutes late for the Judo bbq. I just finished baking the cookies for the dessert. I didn’t get around to them until now. Alden snapped this shot of me rushing into the van and I’m glad he took one of me today.

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The night kept going until way later  and that was our Wednesday.

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WEEK IN THE LIFE 2016| TUESDAY WORDS + PICTURES

All week long I’m participating in a documentary project about my family called “Week in the life” spearheaded by the amazing Ali Edwards. This week I’m capturing and recording about our lives and then hopefully next week I’ll be putting together my album (but it’s more likely I will be doing it in a few weeks since this is crazy spring soccer, softball and end of school season.) But for today, here was our Tuesday.

Kids were much happier today and I was grateful. The just started out playing with each other and kinda keep doing it all day.

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One thing I am trying to teach my kids is to clean up after themselves. One small step we are working on is putting away the cereal and their bowl in the morning. (And especially the milk!) We’re still working on it.

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A better shot of the morning before the bus routine between Lucy and the littles. Air pound-its.

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Boys off to the bus. Alden goes up early to the school often with Uncle Brad to shoot basketball. But today it didn’t work out. He’s working on improving his skills on the court.

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Norah helping me water my mother’s day plants. They always die in the first week but this year I’m trying to keep them alive. We’re working on it.

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I got in my shower and these two were doing the¬†“lights on, fan on, lights off, fan off” over and over and over. They finally just went away and I didn’t know what trouble they were getting into. They showed up with these (and I opened them and they left the room so I could get dressed) and then when ¬†I came out they had drank almost all of them. They were supposed to each have one. We’re still working on that.

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Norah wouldn’t get in the tub without a story. So Oliver brushed, she bathed and I read out loud.

Week in the Life 2016 | Words + Photos | Just RhondaEli is constantly bringing big piles of books to the bathroom. I have asked over and over and over for him not to do it. Especially not to drop them in the pee zone (the nasty area around the toilet where boys sometimes hit with their bad aim). We’re definitely still working on that still.¬†

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Prayer time before lunch. They asked to watch a movie while they ate today and so I said “sure why not.” Some days neither one of these two will close their eyes or fold their arms. This actually was practice after the prayer. Some days we have to practice again after the prayer is over. We’re still working on that.¬†

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They saw me working on my memory keeping presentation for this weekend so they got all excited to see their own baby albums. They also had a lot of fun looking through our wedding album. I’m done Norah’s up to one and Oliver’s to about day 5 of his life. I’m still working on both.

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More evidence of still working on the let’s clean up after ourselves concept. I’m trying to not let emotion get into the mix too. I’m still working on that a LOT.

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Lucy always loves to talk to everyone when she gets home. A chat about what she did and show us things she brought home. It’s totally cute.

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A screen is like a magnet around here. It was Lucy’s turn to use the iPad and everyone else was crowding around it. It’s not my favorite.

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Eli had to get his last filing filled. He had two other ones filled a few weeks ago. After that first dentist visit he was refusing to brush his teeth. When I¬†asked him why he wouldn’t he told me the dentist could just fix his teeth later. This kid is tricky. We’re still working on the teeth brushing thing (and the listening to mom thing).

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After school today was drive here, drive there, and back. Eli to dentist, and back, Lucy to cello and back, then to activity days and Alden and Dad to the temple.

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I love that she’s getting into the cello more. She’s working on it and I love it.

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These three little buddies have tons of fun together. I love it.

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A little help from dad and Eli’s double knot in his shoes.

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Her pink ruffle skirt, her messy hair and too long bangs, her sprinkle of freckles across her nose and cheeks, her fake grin. ? I love this sweet little girl so much.

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His prize from the dentist was this tent. He really wants to fly a kite and have a good experience. He almost had it tonight.

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I had to go out to do Relief Society visits this evening and Dad was at the temple with Alden so sweet Lucy had to do bedtime for me. When I came home Oliver was in my bed. At least everyone was asleep.

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Week in the Life 2016| Monday Words + Pictures

I started documenting my week yesterday for the week in the life project spearheaded by Ali Edwards. It’s my second year participating and I love love love my album that I ended up with last year and so I’m happily playing along again this year! These are my words and photos to document our day yesterday. Now it was a hard day. We were up in the night with two different kids and they were both crying a big portion of the day. I was very spent by supper time but I kept capturing even if it wasn’t a perfect day. It was one of “those” days that make mothering hard¬†that are certainly a part of motherhood.¬†And because of that completely worth documenting.
Night time wake ups were 2am with a peed in bed by Oliver. Dad took care of that one. And then at 3:30am with Norah who “just needed a little milk please”. And then everyone up for the day at 615am. We were both so tired.
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6:24am: I can’t remember the last time I got out of bed and Eli wasn’t up. He is ALWAYS the first one up in the house. He’s often here snuggled in his fuzzy blanket reading.

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7:12 am: The other kids are up for scripture study and breakfast.

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7:19am: We usually have scriptures all together at the table but today we were all feeling drowsy and tired so some were on the couch, Alden was eating his breakfast. We read loud and made it work.

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7:23am: Oliver was showing Norah how to meditate. I have no idea where even learns some of the things he knows.  Eli had to show how he did it next.

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7:40am: I couldn’t find Lucy and she wasn’t answering the calling for the bus so I went down to find her and here she was reading. This girl loves her books.

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7:47am: Eli: “Mom can you just PLEASE help me with my backpack. I can’t fit everything in it.”

Me: “Well then you must have something else in it.”

Eli: “No I don’t.” I dig around and find a sandwich container filled with dirty socks. Classic Eli.

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7:54am: Lucy has this routine with the littles. She does air high fives, air hugs and air pound its. And they all giggle while they do it.

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8:48am: It’s often a battle to get kids in the tub around here. And today I didn’t win with Norah. But Ollie had too. (peed the bed last night) After Ollie couldn’t walk (typical post bath behavior with him) because he was just SO COLD.

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8:52am: Still couldn’t get him to just get dressed to get warm.

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8:58am “Mom can I PLEASE call a friend?” (It’s been a constant question since about 8am)

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9:00am: She loves bouncing on that bed of hers. One day when we get it off the floor she might have even more fun ūüėČ

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10:19 am: There has been fighting all morning between these two today. And I am about at my limit. I was trying to take a picture of Oliver and she walked over and hit him. We’re all tired and it’s showing.

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10:28am: I especially need some extra help today from above.

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10:48am: Let’s try making something to distract the crying and be happy.

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10:50am: It didn’t work out.

Week in the Life 2016 | Words + Photos | Just Rhonda10:55am: He was only happy to listen to hers if he had his own.

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1:33pm: “Mom, I gotta go pee!” We race to the bathroom and then she yells “Wait, first I gotta do the pee dance. And it goes like this. You shake your knees!”

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2:38pm: Trying to be on top of supper since Monday’s are currently crazy around here. Making two kinds of soup (Minestrone and Grandma’s Chicken noodle) plus french bread.

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3:01pm: Sage always brings a little happiness to these two and I’m glad she came over!!!

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3:52pm: Let’s be honest here.¬†The only motivation for guitar practice is playing the WiiU.

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4:54pm: Mason came over to play but Eli has soccer soon so they only have a little time together.

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5:13pm: Eli: ” I just need a butter horn for when Im subbed off and I feel like snacking!”

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5:56pm: The noodles for the soup.

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6:05pm: Fresh bread for the new neighbors on the block.

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6:12pm: Everyone just quietly doing their own thing.

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6:12pm: Building lego and listening to the radio.

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6:31pm: Norah likes to sit on a stool at the table and we are not fans of it because she keeps putting her feet on the table. And it is a constant battle. She is really short so I can see wanting to be higher. Guess I shouldn’t have gotten rid of the booster seat.

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6:52pm : Off to his soccer game.

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7:31pm: Bed time stories with dad.

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7:39pm: She is doing so good with her cello practice lately. All on her own and I love it.

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12:00am: Friends came over for a book club meeting and ended up staying realllllllllly late (we actually went into this morning). It was so fun and so good to chat!

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That was our Monday.

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