Friday, June 15, 2012

Sushi Chefs

 We've been lucky to make some great, new friends in the last year, all of whom share my enthusiasm for a fine meal. When my friend Katie suggested we make sushi together sometime, I knew we would get along just fine. So we got together one night to roll ourselves some sushi. Katie and Glen prepared the sushi rice and the nori, and we used their mats as well (I totally need my own!), and we all brought a wide variety of fillings: smoked salmon, cucumber, shrimp, cream cheese, avocado, sweet potato, carrots . . . and plenty more. They modeled their rolling techniques for us, and soon we were pros. In the end, we had way more than the 4 adults and 3 kids of us could ever eat, even after stuffing ourselves to the max. Now my mind is reeling with possibilities for fillings I can't wait to try!

(Of course after playing long and hard [putting every possible clip in her hair] with her friend Ada, this old soul was thrilled to chow down on some sushi.)

*did you know this is my 200th post? I'm amazed this blog even continues to be alive. thanks to all, oh, four of you who read. you're the best.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

food truck fest

 On Cinco de Mayo we celebrated by heading into a food truck fest in DC. We took a quick round of the trucks, examining lines, and stopping for a quick photo-op by a Hawaiian BBQ truck before settling in on our choices. I noticed some of the more well-known trucks and was a little bummed by the TaKorean truck that was a million miles long. I was jonesing for a treat, so Bria and I chose the Orange Cow for some ice cream cones. Sam needed a meal, so he chose Dangerously Delicious. He had the most amazing potato pie and chocolate cream pie. (The brick and mortar location is now at the top of my to-dine list.) Of course as we were winding down, Bria declared she was suddenly but overwhelming starving, so she chose an apple and gruyere grilled cheese from the Big Cheese. Overall we were very pleased with our choices-- I'm not sure we could have gone wrong. Now I need to hit up the next truckeroo to get another sampling.

(The only downside of the day came several weeks later when I received two speeding tickets in the mail from a photo radar on 295. Apparently I consistently sped on the way to and from the fest. So was it worth the $275 in speeding fines? Now that is a good question. Probably not. But I learned my lesson: next time I will metro.)