2016/08/20

Homemade Korokke (croquettes) by my husband and daughter

I wrote that my 7-year-old son and I were diagnosed with epidemic conjunctivitis.

I also have a general malaise even though I don't have a fever and my son had a fever at first, but it had already gone down.

Since my husband is on his summer vacation until tomorrow, he helped me a lot.

He takes our 6-year-old daughter to the nursery school, picks her up from there, goes shopping, and sometimes prepares meals for us instead of me.

I do laundry, prepare breakfast, and clean rooms as usual, but I soon get tired.

When I feel tired, I take a nap.

He takes care of our children while I sleep.

I am really thankful of him.


He harvested potatoes from our garden yesterday afternoon and started making Korokke for dinner.

After he picked up our daughter from the nursery school, he asked her to help him.

Since she likes helping us very much, she was willing to help him.

I know to make Korokke takes a long time, as I expected, they didn't finish it until 6pm though they started at 4pm.

I also helped them, made bread crumbs, put a lot of used plates away, washed them and made room for making Korokke.

My daughter enjoyed the procedures, made balls with mashed potatoes, coated them in flour, dipped them into egg, and dipped them in the bread crumbs to coat all sides.

Then my husband deep fried them in oil.

"Have a taste!"

My husband told me.

I tasted it:

"It tastes great! Oh? It doesn't have any taste. Did you put salt and pepper into it?"

I asked him.

"Oh-oh! I forgot it!"

He said.

"No problem. It is good enough. We can season it by ourselves. Freshly fried Korokke is really fantastic!"

I told my husband and daughter.

The Korokke they made was really nice, so I ate them too many of them.

I was really happy that they prepared dinner instead of me.

I appreciate their kindness.



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  1. Hello Kumi-san,

    Sorry to hear that you were feeling under the weather, hope you get well soon. It was good of your Husband and Daughter to make you such a nice tasting meal. They certainly look very nice from the picture in your post.

    Here is a list of issues found in the rest of the post:

    This line:
    Since my husband is during his summer vacation until tomorrow, he helped me a lot.

    Should be:
    Since my husband is on his summer vacation until tomorrow, he helped me a lot.

    Reason: Changed during to "on" as this forms a common expression "xxx is (on/in/at) yyy":

    My husband is on his second beer, already! (Here "is on"/"is on to" translates to "is in the process of drinking")
    My husband is (at/in) his second meeting of the day. (Translation: My husband is currently in his second meeting.)
    My daughter is at her third birthday party of the month. She has many friends with birthdays, it seems!
    My son is on his second book for the day. (Translation: My son is in the process of reading a second book, after previously finishing to read his first book.)
    I am (on/in/at) the third chapter of the book I am reading.

    This line:
    I do laundry, prepare for breakfast, and clean rooms as usual, but I get tired soon.

    Should be:
    I do laundry, (preparations for breakfast/prepare breakfast), and clean rooms as usual, but I soon get tired.

    Reason: Removed some words that were not needed and also made some word order changes to make the sentence sound more natural.

    This line:
    I really thank him.

    Should be:
    I am really thankful (of him/to him).

    This line:
    After he picked our daughter from the nursery school, he asked her to help him.

    Should be:
    After he picked up our daughter from the nursery school, he asked her to help him.

    Reason: Adding missing word "up" after picked.

    This line:
    My daughter enjoyed the procedures, made balls with mashed potatoes, coated them in flour, dipped them into egg, and dipped in the bread crumbs to coat all sides.

    Should be:
    My daughter enjoyed the procedures, made balls with mashed potatoes, coated them in flour, dipped them into egg, and dipped them in the bread crumbs to coat all sides.

    This line:
    "No problem. It is great enough. We can season it by ourselves. Freshly fried Korokke is really fantastic!"

    Should be:
    "No problem. It is good enough. We can season it by ourselves. Freshly fried Korokke is really fantastic!"

    Reason: Good enough is a common expression used to express that something is done well enough to be good (but with the implication it could be better but is still acceptable). We don't tend to use the words "great enough" even though the meaning is clear.

    This line:
    The Korokke they made was really nice, so I ate them too much.

    Should be:
    The Korokke they made was really nice, so I ate (too many of them/more of them than I should/a lot of them).

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    1. Thank you Terry!
      Your explanation of "xxx is (on/in/at) yyy" is really helpful.
      How to use on/in/at properly is still difficult for me, so your corrections help me a lot.
      Thank you so much!

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