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Monday, September 26, 2011

Homemade Sushi & Layering

We love some sushi...so why not try to make it? We didn't try the raw stuff (I don't eat that kind anyways.) We sauteed the shrimp and added carrots, cucumber, avocado, cream cheese and a special homemade sauce.

Justin is the master at seasonings and sauces so he made what looks like shrimp sauce. But it's far from it, it was a little sweet but it had a hot flare at the end.

We made the Sushi rice and cooked the shrimp
Sushi rice can be found at most grocery stores, it's very sticky. You also need Rice Vinegar to mix in

This is the seaweed paper, found at Bilo

:) the experimentors

It takes more rice than you think, spread the rice evenly across the whole sheet

There are 2 ways to make a roll, rice in or rice out. This is the 'rice out' method
Put whatever ingredients you want and start rolling the paper, I should have put the ingredients a little more towards the middle of this particular roll. Use wax paper so the rice doesn't stick to your hands. Compress it as your roll.

This is the rice in method. It's easier to do it this way b/c you don't have to worry about rice sticking to everything.

Cut into slices

This is the easiest kind to make and eat, everything is contained :)

It was really really good and the sauce Justin made just topped it off.
We will definitely be making this again!


Lanie is getting to where she wants to pick out her clothes :( *wahhhh* So I'm taking this new step and teaching her some fashion 'do's and don'ts' ;)

She picked out her skirt that was a clearanced MJ skirt btw, $8.00 or something. And I had picked up this Gap collared striped shirt from Switcharoos Consignment. She fought me on it but once she had it on and I curled her hair she "felt beautiful" , she is so grown up!

It's hard to tell but she's also wearing a green "tank". While i'm teary-eyed that she is so big, I am LOVING every minute of her interest in 'big girl' things :) I think something that helps is knowing I have Addison who is still a baby, and I know she's always a few stages behind Lanie!