Yesterday morning, after doing a bit of last minute Christmas shopping (nope, not done yet, still have to go out today… eek), I got a freebie in the mail!
I signed up for this free sample a couple weeks ago. Clearly I don’t get anything very fun or exciting in the mail for me to be excited about this, but whatever, doesn’t take much to amuse me!
I used to drink this Carnation Instant Breakfast stuff years ago when I didn’t like to eat breakfast but was trying to make myself have something in the mornings. Although it has 21g of sugar, the whole pouch is 145 calories and has 7g of protein so it’s not bad for a freebie and I remember it tasting pretty good too. I’ll bet it’ll make a mean chocolate-y shake. The sample also came with a notepad and $4.00 off coupon so I’m hoping I can stumble upon the Sugar Free version and buy that with the coupon!
Anywho, lunch was random leftovers including half a sweet potato with sour cream and salsa, and some cabbage slaw with balsamic vinaigrette and goat cheese.
Then I made some Butter Balls that Heather featured.
(I had already put the rest away, hence the lone singleton right here)
I only made half the recipe just so I could have a few of em but they seemed to turn out quite well, and they’re super easy to make!
Then my friend asked me if I wanted to go out for sushi and clearly I can’t turn down sushi so off I went.
We went to a place called Niko Niko which I had only been to once before but remember enjoying so I was pretty pumped for it.
All rolls come with soup and salad so we started off with miso and a garden salad with some really yummy dressing. Sadly I have no idea what it kind it was.
I’ve read enough “Guides to Sushi Eating” articles here and there that you would think I would know well enough that a spider roll is one of the main types to be avoided, but for some reason this completely slipped my mind and I ordered it anyway. Don’t get me wrong, it was delicious, but I kind of wish I had ordered something that didn’t include deep fried (aka tempura) crab throughout the entire thing. Next time!
My friends ordered three other rolls to split between them, so I tried a piece of each.
My friend decided she wasn’t as big a fan of the 911 as she thought so she was going to leave it there. Abandon sushi?! Heck no! I took it home :)
Then we went for a quick trip to the asian marketplace down the road. I’ve only been there once before but I’m always so intrigued by the selection of foods they have there, completely different than the typical grocery store fare.
I only took a bite of each one (had to see what was in the middle!)They were all quite different… pretty good though! My favourite was probably the dried mango balls (last picture). LOVE dried mango.
I did some more baking this morning, which I’ll show later on, but first I have to run out and finish up those last bits of shopping!