I decided that paying $20 for some semi-professionally made Sushi was waaaaayyy to expensive and wanted to make my own. So I went to my local oriental store and bought the fixings. This was only around $10 and left me with enough leftovers for five times the servings.
It took me a while to find the correct oriental place, because apparently typing in oriental grocery store in the local restaurant brings up anything from nail salons, Wal-Mart, and nearly any culture of food not American. I decided to write down the few that actually seemed to match my search criteria and go see them. The first one was out of business. The second was Thai. I saved that one in my memory banks for a different set of dishes, but still wasn't the correct. The third one I struck gold. I walked into the store, and I'm not sure if it was because I was giggling at all the candy (I love Japanese candies) or that I was the only one in the store with Irish skin, green eyes and red/blond hair, but the lady asked me if I was wanting to make Sushi and promptly whisked me around the store to get everything that they carried for sushi. She offered me a rolling mat, but I declined. As sure as I am that this mat is well worth it, I am in no state to spend $30 on a mat. She offered me the fresh fish as well, but again I turned it down. As sure as I am that I can make sushi, I'd rather be safe and make it with precooked crabmeats, fresh veggies and cream cheese.
I got home and started in on the rice. That was the easy part. Then I added the veggies and other items to make my sushi. After that I rolled... with wax paper. I only had a little bit of it, so I had to use it sparingly, but it worked as a suitable substitute for making the sushi.
My ending product appeared as such:
I know, professional right?
After some thought and digestion I went looking for further inspiration online for sushi types and recipes that I might be able to make at home with pre-cooked or other sushi approved foods that don’t exactly need cooking.
I didn't find much but one thing caught my eye.
I'm in heaven.
via http://shellatin.blogspot.com/2010/06/sushi-pattern.html This young lady I was able to make this:
Sushi and crochet, who knew!I am going to try more. Ah, and I plan on making a tutorial for how to do Sushi, that is, if there's truly an interest.
Oh, and the title of the journal? The Fiancée likes to say that I'm female and therefore I love sushi... surveying my friends, he's probably correct.