Biking didn’t happen today because I found 1,000 other things to do around the house. I finallllly cleaned out my closet and exchanged winter –> summer clothes. Then I vacuumed everything, cleaned out the guest room closets, cleaned the shower top to bottom. It took me all afternoon and I was sweaty, exhausted, and starving when Kelsey arrived at 5:00!
While I was organizing, Matt was out picking up smoked salmon and THESE!!! (Squeal!!)
I’m so happy with them. They are funky and modern yet still elegant – exactly what I was going for. Hope you like them too Gram! Thanks for sending them!
Kelsey came over tonight for a dinner we’ve been meaning to make for ages: SUSHI! Matt and I made it once before when we lived in our apartment and the nori I bought was gross, so we never attempted it again. I decided I needed to give the store-bought nori another try after hearing Kelsey tell me about some of her combos. She picked up some from an Asian store and it turned out to be perfect. Not sure what was wrong with mine last time!
I told her I was on cut-back from wine and desserts from a week straight of them, but somehow a bottle of white wine was opened and I ended up having a glass. Yum.
When I finished my mad day of organizing at 5:00 I was starving, so Matt made us an appetizer on the sour dough bread he made today and the hummus I made yesterday. I had 2 of these toasts to tide me through sushi making.
We also opened some snack mix Danica sent my way from Annie’s! Just had a few bunnies – they were cheesealicious
Then sushi assembly commenced –
- Bell pepper
- Toasted sesame seeds
- Smoked salmon
- And sauteed mushrooms
We toasted the seeds in a dry pan until they browned slightly
And cooked the shrooms in some tamari (like soy sauce) and more sesame seeds
Plus the required pot of sushi rice! 1.5 cups for our spread seasoned with rice wine vinegar
We used to have sushi mats (I promise Kelsey!!) but they were no where to be found. So instead KLM rolled them by hand and used this super tech silicone sushi mat as a helper when needed –
Each roll had a different combo of ingredients + flavors, some even with hot seasoning and capers. Kelsey did a fabulous job!
Dippers (Matt made a mayo aioli)
Plate 2 (that pile of veggies is just leftover filler).
For the first time EVER sushi really filled me up tonight.
Turns out both wine AND dessert snuck into this meal even though I didn’t really care for either tonight! But tomorrow is our wedding anniversary and we will be traveling to RDU for grampa’s funeral, so we had to eat our frozen cake saved from our 1 year anniversary tonight instead!
We cut the slice three ways and enjoyed it while we watched our wedding DVD 🙂 It was pretty darn good for being frozen for a year! French vanilla with raspberry chambord filler and vanilla buttercream.
My attire tonight was strategically planned – my rehearsal dinner dress! Here we are two years ago at our rehearsal dinner BBQ
And this evening in love!
I am very scared there might be a roach around the corner and it’s VERY hot down here at my computer so I’m headed up to the fan to read in bed. Nite!!
The Novice Berker says
Gorgeous sushi! And you and the hubs look ADORABLE. 😉
Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers) says
Homemade sushi rocks! Yours looks fantastic 🙂
I love your wedding cake.
Happy Anniversary in advance!
Oh She Glows says
Oh my gosh could those pics be any cuter?? 🙂 Love them and love your dress!
Lindsey (Mrs. LC) says
Aw happy 2nd anniversary tomorrow, Matt and Kath!! 🙂
My husband and I got married last July and we had the same wedding colors! Love it! 🙂
Wow, it doesn’t seem like that long ago that I was reading about your FIRST wedding anniversary! Congrats on 2 years already 🙂
Wow! Looks great! Happy anniversary!
Happy Anniversary Kath! I wish you and Matt many years of love and happiness together. BTW, did you notice you stopped calling him “the husband”? Good job!
The chairs are gorg!
Sushi making party with friends are the best… many of my senior yr (random) nights were spent that way… we have great memories (and scandalous pics lol)
Happy (almost) Anniversary… the first thing I thought when I saw your dress was omg… I adore that hot hot hot dress 😀
you guys are adorable and the sushi looks great!
Happy Anniversary – and your chairs look great!
i LLLLLLLLOVE the last photo!!
Happy Anniversary! You two are so in love. I love it 🙂
Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) says
The chairs turned out gorgeous! As did the sushi spread, how chic.
Love your wedding cake, so pretty 🙂
Awww – I LOVED this post and all the pictures! You all made a TON of sushi but it looks delish. I need to attempt it again….my first was not so great either 🙂
P.S. Glad you got your Annie’s pack – yeah 🙂
Those chairs are gorgeous and it was very nice of you to share your cake! 🙂
That sushi looks delish!
Nice fabric choice on your chairs…very pretty.
LOVE the chairs..they turned out great! Happy Anniversary! Our cake tasted fabulous after a year too! Amazing heh? I must say those pictures of you and your hubby are just adorable! 🙂
Ah sweet. Congrats on your anniversary. I’ve never tried the frozen cake thing but I’m glad to hear that yours turned out well! One of these days, I hope to have an occasion to try out this tradition.
Aww, that video looks so cute Kath! And I’m loving your dress… beautiful! 🙂 Happy Anniversary!!!
What a fun evening with Kelsey. You guys always crack me up! That sushi looks amazing!
You girls are CUTE!! SO are you and matt!!
Help Meghan Run says
Oh my gosh such cute photos! 🙂 And I have to ask…where did you get the dress?
WOW most beautiful homemade sushi I’VE ever seen! That really makes me want to give it a try one of these days… I have a feeling mine wouldn’t be quite as perfectly rolled up though… haha
Love the wedding cake and pics too! Lovely!
those chairs look great! and yay for homemade sushi! minus the smoked salmon those are really similar to korean style rolls called “kimbap”
Love: the chairs, your cake, and your RD dress!!
Glad to hear your cake was still good. Our anniv is next Sunday and I’m a little scared to pull out our cake. But tradition is tradition, right?!
I love the chairs! The sushi looks yummy, and the last picture is super cute 🙂
Sarah (LovIN My Tummy) says
We didn’t have any cake left to save! Booo…
I am totally whipping out my rehearsal dinner dress for our anniversary. I love it too much to only have worn it once. What a great idea!
AND don’t feel bad about the wine, I distinctly remember you saying that you needed to enjoy a glass at home a little more frequently.
I LOVE sushi, and ya’lls looks fabulous!
Happy (early) anniversary! <3
I tried making my own sushi once before–let’s just say that it didn’t turn out nearly as pretty as yours!
The chairs turned out great! Happy Anniversary!
love the dress, love the meal, love it all!! You two are just stunning!
oh and I love those chairs!
Christie @ BeadLuvah says
The chairs turned out great!!!
Happy anniversary! You guys are adorable. I love your chairs!
I am lovin those chairs! So pretty
The chairs look awesome! Good choice! You guys have also totally motivated me to try making sushi….!
Aw your dress is adorable! 🙂
Sushi night looks like so much fun. Glad to hear it turned out great.
Our 1 year anniversary is coming up and I have been contimplating the whole cake eating tradition. I have our top saved in the freezer, but I am really not too sure how this will turn out. I’ve heard good things and bad things, so I think we shall taste and see.
Happy anniversary and so sorry to hear about Matt’s g-pa. My thoughts and prayers are with you and his family.
Take care hun!
Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) says
Sushi looks delish! 😀
And the pictures are too cute for words…happy anniversary!
I remember saying last week that I was not sure how long I’ve been reading KERF but it was probably about a year. I remember your anniversary last year on the blog, so I think it’s been more than a year!
Marisa (trim the fat) says
Great looking sushi! Kudos to Kelsey!
Happy Anniversary 🙂
Shannon (The Daily Balance) says
happy anniversary!!!!! you two are SO adorable 😉
Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) says
How cute! Happy Anniversary!
Oh and that homemade sushi looks wonderful =)
I love making sushi at home but don’t get around to it much. If you want to avoid tasting the nori make the reverse roll…..after putting the rice on the nori flip it over (the rice should stick) and layer the ingredients on the paper…then roll as usual. I like the rice on the outside versus the nori….easier to bite through as well.
I love your blog….a newby to adapting to a healthier lifestlye….love the inspiration I get from your site…THANKS.
I’m confused…so it’s your 2nd anniversary, but you said you’re eating your cake one year later? …?
I had a bad store bought nori experience once as well. I haven’t tried making sushi since, but Kelsey did a fantastic job and now I want to try again. Congrats on 2 years! You guys are adorable together
1. Georgeous chairs! I hope one day I have the interior decorating bug too!
2. Happy Anniversary!
3. Awesome sushi! If you have an asian supermarket around, they’re a goldmine for inexpensive fruit and veggies, some exotic that you won’t find in your neighborhood supermarket!
Love the chairs and your gorgeous dress! Happy 2nd anniversary! (Yesterday was my 7th!! Yikes! 🙂
Fabulous sushi, what a great friend Kelsey is!
that sushi made me hungry and it’s only 9am! yikes. happy 2 years! the pictures are great btw.
yum!! I’ve been wanting to make sushi but it seems so intimidating! I loved your wedding and I wasn’t even there!! lol!! the colors and everything seem so perfect and festive! I absolutely of your king and queen chairs!!
Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) says
the chairs look awesome! I love that fabric with the dark wood.
I hope you guys have a safe trip today and happy Anniversary!!!
Love the new chairs! Happy Anniversary! Wishing you many more happy years together!
Those chairs are fabulous! I love them. And the sushi rolls look great! Did I miss your recipe for sour dough bread? And the homemade hummus?
Mara @ What's For Dinner? says
How wonderful!!! Sushi, reminiscing… perfect!
Congrats on the one year!
You two are too cute – so is the sushi! That looks yummy!
LOVE the chairs!! Looks like you all had a great evening together!
You and hubs are way too cute!!
Melissa @ For the Love of Health says
Awwww! You two are so cute! 🙂
What a gorgeous wedding cake!! I love how you froze a piece for your anniversary- very romantic!
The sushi looks really good! Even better than you can get at a sushi place! You made it look so easy too! 🙂
The white wine looks amazing! Love white wine!
Safe travels to the funeral.
Great job on the sushi. Love the presentation.
Pretty white dress.
Happy anniversary! That cake looked amazing (love the colors!)
The chairs turned out great as well
The sushi looks AMAZING and I love that you spent your evening watching your wedding DVD and eating your cake 🙂 So cute!!
Love the sushi, looks so good.
Congrats on the wedding anniversary. The cake looked amazing.
Love the chairs. They are really cool.
Oh, and happy anniversary! Your cake was gorgeous.
We just celebrated our 10th last week. It goes by so fast! 🙂
I’ve read that homemade yogurt lacks vitamin D. Is this true? I always look for vitamin D fortified yogurt in the stores, but was thinking of making my own. If I just use vitamin D fortified milk, won’t the yogurt be fortified?
The chairs look so great Kath!
Happy Anniversary! I have heard more cake horror stories in the wedding mags, but I (and most of my friends) thoroughly enjoyed my one year old cake. It was delish!
Emily (Healthy Fit Mama) says
Happy Anniversary! I’m glad your wedding cake still tasted good. It must have been well wrapped. We tried to eat ours last summer for our first anniversary, but it definitely tasted old! Yuck.
Cake from one year? AWWWHH
And happy anniversary!
lol – yes I noticed!! I did that when he started his own blog earlier this year.
Help Meghan Run,
Dress Barn?! Some strange dress store. I had to have it altered to fit.
This was a piece of cake from our anniversary cake!
Congrats on 7 years!!
Sourdough recipe is going up in the next few days 🙂
I don’t really know much about homemade yogurt, but if you’re making it with vit. D fortified milk, I would assume it would still retain the vitamin?
I love having those spur-the-moment productive days, they are the best!!
Kori (All Things B.) says
The chairs look awesome Kath! Happy Anniversary and safe travels to RDU.
Nicole (dishin') says
What a fun night. I’ve always wanted to try and make sushi. You guys don’t make it look too hard!
Also, you and Matt are adorable. What great photos! Happy Anniversary!
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY : ) love the white sun dress and Matt you look handsome !
I adore the last picture 🙂 Congratulations Kath. It’s really something special when you see two people who just seem like they really are meant for each other.
Happy anniversary! The chairs look lovely, as does the cake.
Emily L. says
You guys might want to try out for So You Think You Can Dance next year 😉
Also, homemade sushi! Could you be any more impressive?
Mmmmm – Annie’s bunnies. You’ve gotta try the cinnamon ones 😉
Sushi night is a big hit at our house too – but not nearly often enough. You may be inspiring something….
Love the photo shoot of you & your groom. Precious. 🙂
Oh- and the chairs came out GORGEOUS! How could I have neglected to comment on that?S?