Fall is here, we can definitely feel the chill in the air. One food we enjoy during the cooler seasons is Mochi. Sweet (called that but it really isn't "sweet" at all) Rice, steamed then pounded till it's all sticky, then shaped. Luckily I have a machine that does most of the work, I still have to shape it, and the kids love helping. Freshly made mochi is sooo good. Even we've just eaten and are full, we can't help but eat one! Traditionally in Japan, this is considered New Year's Food. We like to eat them wrapped in nori (seaweed sheets) and a little soy sauce, in soup, with kinako (soy bean flour), or with some udon noodles. These make good snacks, and we even eat them for breakfast sometimes.