I was talking to Todd about dinner options for me to make this weekend. I led him to believe that we will be having grilled cheese & tomato soup for dinner on Saturday when he gets home from work.
Even though I was OK with this, I was thinking about something special I could make for him. Something different. I make the same things over and over again (spaghetti, chicken parm, , steak with taters & vegetable, pizza, chicken casserole, potato soup, chili, etc.)
I turned Todd onto sushi when we first met. One of our favorites is eel and rice (unagi-don). We have both tried our hand at making our own sushi rolls with not the best of luck. Unagi-don is a bed of rice with eel over it and eel sauce.We both really like eel sauce, and I finally found a recipe that doesn’t seem too difficult to make! So, I am going to try.
Todd bought cans of sardines from Ollies at $0.59/can. I have decided that instead of going out to purchase eel, I will use the sardines. I will marinate them in the eel sauce. I may do the bed of rice with eel, or I may try to make little rolls to eat with chopsticks. I’m not sure where we got some awesome chopsticks, but we have them in the cupboard (2 sets of them!) I also have some nori (seaweed) from when I tried to make sushi in the past.
So…instead of spending $40 at our favorite sushi restaurant, I will be using up what we have in the house. You cant beat it!
Todd always says when I cook a nice dinner, “You’ve really outdone yourself this time, honey.” I have a feeling he will say this at this meal. And I’ll take it!