Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sushi and Awards, anyone?

One of my favorite foods is sushi. I could seriously eat it at every single meal for the rest of my life and die a happy woman. My problem is that Tim doesn't like sushi.....or any type of seafood, for that matter. Thankfully, Bella and Cole enjoy seafood....they have become my sushi buddies.

But sushi can be expensive when eating it at a restaurant so we don't get to indulge in our favorite food very often. That is....until I read a post on Buckaroo Mama's blog, on how to make sushi at home! I honestly had no idea it was so easy to make!!

As soon as I read her post, I immediately commented on her blog that I was going to try making sushi with the kids! We went out the next day and got the ingredients for California rolls: imitation crab, sushi rice, Japanese rice vinegar, cucumbers and Nori (seaweed wraps) - we left out the avocado because none of us care for it). You'll also need a sushi mat to roll the sushi. Because I didn't take pictures as we made our sushi, click right HERE to go directly to her post where she gives directions step by step.

The kids helped me put all the ingredients on the seaweed and helped me roll them up. It was SOOOO yummy!!! Here's what our sushi looked like....



We made sushi 3 times last week! It's THAT good!

When I started my blog, it was mainly a way for me to keep in touch with family and friends while I was pregnant with Garrett and Landon. Then, over time, it morphed into what it is today....a place for me to record the kids' milestones, funny and interesting events that have happened, and some of my thoughts about the experiences I've had in my life. I never imagined I'd meet as many wonderful bloggers as I have....it's like its own little community. You start out reading these blogs and, before you know it, you feel like you've known them all your life....you really start to care about what's going on in their lives. And I'm so grateful for those who follow my blog and for the wonderful comments they leave for me!! You all rock!

This past week, I've received some awards....so exciting! Each one put a smile on my face and I truly appreciate the recognition!

Jen at TwinHappy Jen held the First Annual Twinny Awards contest and I won the Best Twin Comedy Blog award for funniest blog!!! How awesome is that! Not only is Jen the mother of twins but she's also the author of a children's book, Two Snowflakes. She's also the host of Twin Tuesday on Twitter. Thank you, Jen and thank you to the other bloggers who voted for me!


I was given this award by ShortMama at Family of Shorts ! Her blog is fantastic and I'm not just saying that because I'm a "short mama" too! She also has a wonderful cooking blog that you must check out. There's a recipe for fudge that she recently posted and it had me drooling!! Thank you, Short Mama!!



I was given this award by Amy at Keeping up with the Schultz Family. I've been reading Amy's blog for awhile now and I love her stories! She has an adorable daughter...and Amy's mom is the kind of grandmother I wish my kids had! Thank you, Amy!

I was given this award by Vicki at Frugal Moms Knows Best. She has the most amazing ideas on how to stretch a dollar and we all need tips like that with the economy being the way it is these days. She also gives wonderful Mommy tips, which help to make our lives a little easier. Thank you, Vicki!



This award was given to me by Halle at Housecapated. She shares awesome home improvement tips, as well as fun craft ideas. You have to check out her post where she revamped her living room....it's beautiful! Thank you, Halle!

Please stop by the above-mentioned blogs and check them out! I think you'll be happy you did!! And since I have a hard time making any kind of decision, I'm passing these awards on to anyone who follows my blog! I hope it makes your day, like it did mine!



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40 comments:

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

i love sushi too, and my hubby doesn't, but my daughter does. I will have to go and check out how to make it and try it with her...as soon as she gets over the porker flu!

Kristina P. said...

OK, I love seafood. Love it. But I can't do sushi. I have tried it many times and just don't like it. Seaweed is of the devil. Blech.

Mommy24cs said...

Ok now this is just sad because I am half japanese and my sushi never, seriously NEVER, turns out looking as great as yours! Mine come out square, which I have no idea how that is even possible! I usually just give up and form balls with seaweed slapped around it. The kids look at it like what the heck are these. They get excited when "Oba" (my mom) comes for a visit because they know they will get some decent sushi haha.

Mommy24cs said...

Forgot to add that my hubby doesn't care for it either, but that's ok, that just means there's more for the rest of us! ;p

The Mother said...

Give a kid a fish, he eats for a day.

Teach a kid to roll his own, and he'll be able to feed himself in college while all his buddies are eating junk food.

shortmama said...

I love seafood but sushi scares me lol...never even tried it, but those California rolls look good!

Thanks for the food blog mention too, thats awesome!!

KK said...

I do enjoy this little blogging community, but not sushi so much!

Amy said...

Wow your sushi came out great. I wonder if I could do this? Thanks for all of the kind words about my Mom that is sweet. She is the best. I am very lucky to have her and my MIL. I get to go to Texas in a few weeks to see her. I know Alyce can't wait either. Have a great day.

yonca said...

Congrats on your lovely awards! You so deserve them!!! Your sushi looks good. I never tried it before. Maybe it's time to give it a try:) Happy Sunday!

Shelle said...

We tried sushi recently too, but yours did turn out much better than ours. It was fun and my kids love it. If I ever have a sushi craving I usually eat it in the car while I'm out shopping alone, otherwise I wouldn't get a bite.

Morgan said...

Congrats on the awards!

The sushi looks cool! It's amazing how many cool things you can learn by reading blogs : )

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Can you believe I've never even tried sushi! But yours looks GREAT! Now I'm hungry :) And how fun that you can put it together with the kiddos. My girls love to be in the kitchen.

Yaya said...

Holy awards!


Seriously, making sushi isn't that hard? I've never tried. It sure seems like it would be hard.

kyslp said...

Our local cooking school offers a sushi making class every other month or so. I've thought about taking one. Now you have me convinced to try it. It looks like the boys would enjoy helping, too.

MamaHen Em said...

I am not a sushi girl, but it looks pretty :)

Christina said...

You know, I hate sushi. Ok, Ive never had it. But I will not eat raw fish. Simple as that. I don't even care of COOKED fish (except a big greasy fried piece!) but there is a new sushi place opening here in town, and my hubby is making me go. He thinks I'll try some..we'll see. ;)

Jen said...

I totally LOVE sushi too. I am going to go and watch how to make it!


Congrats on your awards!

KrysTros said...

I love sushi too. I will have to watch the video, it looks great!

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

You know I am totally afraid to try sushi. Just something about raw fish.

Please stop by my blog. I left you something.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I love sushi. And neither my toddlers/preschooler OR my husband would ever touch it (I am blessed with a husband who doesn't like ANY seafood - freak).

One of the hardest things about my pregnancies is that I craved sushi. The aversions to "brown liquids" (diet coke and coffee) were great - but craving raw fish? That was just cruel.

Just Breathe said...

Wow, lots of awards. I've received several lately. OMG 655 followers.
Does it excite you to get one more?
I'm just getting close to 100 and I can't imagine having what you have. I spend my entire day blogging and there isn't enough time. You go girl! I saw that Hearts Make Families just gave you another award. You should be very proud of yourself.

Buckeroomama said...

Congrats, Helene --on the sushi and the awards! Sushi gets to be such that it's become my "lazy" way out when making meals for the family now.

Thanks for the shout-out, too. :)

Mrs Montoya said...

Sushi three times in one week and a pile of awards. NOT BAD and it's not even Christmas yet. I wanna be you :) Hope the coming week is just as good

Theta Mom said...

That Sushi looks gourmet girl! I need to try that and it must be good if it's coming from Buckeroomama! Congrats on the awards, too. You rock!

twinmama said...

So weird...just this week I told my husband that I need sushi buddies. I used to work with some gals that loved it as much as me, but we moved away from there, so I now have no one to eat it with me. And sushi is just something you have to indulge in with a group, you know?

Your sushi looks AWESOME! Way impressed. I might have to give that whirl sometime. Peanut & Jelly Bean have never had sushi or much fish for that matter. I hope they are not like twindada because he doesn't like fish either. Boo! :)

Congrats on the awards! You so deserve them!

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Bethany said...

Congratulations on the awards! That sushi looks good- I'm not a huge fan of sushi, but sometimes I like it...hehe!

Eva Gallant said...

I'm with your hubby on this one! the thought of eating raw fish just grosses me out!

Eva Gallant said...

I'm with your hubby on this one! the thought of eating raw fish just grosses me out!

Jenny said...

Congrats on your awards!

I've never has sushi, but I'm not a fan of seafood.

Karen said...

Homemade sushi sounds divine!

I love that Cole and Bella love sushi, too. Kids after my own heart!

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh, we love sushi here too! I need to make my own, because you're right, it does add up!!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

I love seafood, but I don't really love sushi.
Nice pics. Thanks for passing by my blog.
Please come back!
:)

Creative Junkie said...

Move over on the bench, Tim ... I hate sushi. And seafood (except for crab cakes).

But I love to look at it - it always looks so pretty!

Why can't sushi be made with bread, past and potatoes? I'd be all over it.

Bev @ The 3 Clutters said...

Girl that sushi looks like it came from a restaurant! Great job.

Kim said...

I love, love, LOVE California rolls but always figured you had to be a sushi chef to make them. I am on my way to check out that link—THANKS!

Katie said...

I love sushi and never dreamed of making my own. How much did it cost you-- I wonder if it is a big savings or not. Yours look like a sushi chef made them-- made me drool!! ;)

Stacey said...

I really need to start making my own sushi. I miss it so much! It's just not in the budget anymore. You've inspired me!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

Yum-o! Great. Now I'm craving some sushi. I should try to make it, but our grocery store sells it.

MyMariboo said...

Congrats on all the awards!!!! You deserve them, super-mom! Oh, and when are you going to make me sushi again!??!

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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