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!!