Its the shortest day of the year, Id think its supposed to get colder, but not this year. Actually, yesterday, it was raining and cold and slightly humid, but today is a sunny day and temperature jumps up about to ten degrees Celsius at high twenties.

Sesame and peanut big ones, assorted unfilled small ones, and azuki beans

It feels more like spring time had just arrived. According to forecast, its going to last about three days before the cold coming back, guess its the winters vacation.

Traditionally, we would have tangyuan, but I dont really care about the tradition except there is tangyuan to eat and its good to have them in cold winter days.

Since Ive stopped drinking coffee, tea, and sugary drinks around this past early November, although not strictly, but I rather not adding sugar if cooking the small unfilled tangyuan.

If not sweet, then flavor like from spices would do, unfortunately, I dont have those. Besides, I really dont like savory tangyuan. Surprisingly, milk is a quick solution. So, I cooked the azuki beans in pure water, than in milk to finish up with tangyuan.

Simple dessert and not too sweet. Now I do wish the weather went bad a bit, so I can really feel warm to eat.