Friday, November 09, 2007

Sushi and yay!

My girlfriend's kids are out of town for the next couple of weeks, which means a few things for us. For one, things will be alot more quiet around here. Secondly, it means we get the TV all to ourselves. And thirdly, well, it will be pretty much the same, just less messy.
We did decide to spend our first kid free night having some fun out on the town. As luck would have it, that night was also our 3 month anniversary. Aww. So, when Candy got off of work we went out for dinner at Kyoto, because I have been craving sushi. We split a veggie plate and some vegetable tempura.

From the top left- fried tofu roll, celery with sesame seeds, vegetable tempura roll, green bean roll.
The vegetable tempura- a huge slice of yam, yellow squash, zucchini, and a single broccoli floret.

When I told the waiter I'm vegan, he asked me to specify exactly what vegan was "so I can make it clear to the chef." I knew it would be slim pickings after that. Thankfully, it was all pretty good, and somewhat satisfied my sushi craving. I say somewhat because I know I can make better, and have. We plan to have a Japanese themed party soon, and I will be making sushi out the wazoo. Mmm, sushi!

The yay part is this: I got the job at Wheatsville!! YAY! I start my training next week, and then I will be part time for a while after Thanksgiving, becoming full time eventually. I'm going to try to keep my other job, since the holidays are coming up and I could use some extra money. Also, I'm still toying with the idea of starting school next year, so extra money in the bank would help. I can't wait to start my training. I think the thing I look forward to the most about the job (besides the coolness, the people, and great benefits) is the "freebox"- leftover goods from all departments of the store, free for the taking for employees. Woop!


Jody from VegChic said...

Happy Anniversary! The pumpkin granola is great. It is so much lighter than the stuff I buy from stores and it is raisin free. Woot!

Glad to see your sourdough came back to life. I think (though it is hard to tell from the photo) that the sourdough could have fed a little longer. This might have equaled fluffier pancakes. ---Though the finished product looks pretty dang good.

If you add an egg replacer they also get fluffier, but then they are more like regular pancakes.

Next time you whip up sourdough for breakfast, try slicing in some banana. ---You guys will love it!

Liz said...

Congrats on the co-op job! I've worked at my co-op for the last 6 years and it is awesome. You'll never go hungry!

Vegan_Noodle said...

Congrats on the job! Hope you love it. Very cool about the freebies....

And what a nice way to spend an anniversary! I feel the same way about sushi (that I can make it better on my own), but it's also nice to let others do the cooking sometimes...

Melody said...
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Vegan*asm said...

Yay! I'm glad you like the granola.

I wasn't sure what the starter was supposed to look like, but it had some bubbles so I went with it. I will try to let it go a little longer next time, and I'll try the egg replacer.

We haven't had bananas around for a while, but I will pick some up to try next time.

yomomma said...

Whoa! I am so happy you got the job. I knew they would hire you if you could get in to interview. I am so proud of you.