It’s that time of year again. A new year has come, and like almost everyone, I’ve made a list of resolutions to change my behaviors in 2019. These are but a few of them that I’ve made in regards to food and cooking. We all come into the new year thinking to lose weight and eat healthier, but that's a goal I fail every time. These goals are those I think I can meet, applying to both eating habits and blog.
I had more than one month where I failed to cook my way through the books I chose. I don’t want to fail again. The good news is that I have more than one book on my shelf that still needs review. I want to be able to look back on a whole year not just a handful of months when December comes back around.
2. Grow my kitchen tools collection.
I have my dutch oven and my immersion blender, but I still find recipes where I need new tools and pans. Oven proof ramekins, etc, to help me expand into new and different types of baking: savory baking specifically. I’m eying a pot pie recipe hella hard, and I find myself complaining that I need new stuff to get it done.
The holidays are a time of great food and great company. We made sure to spend as much time on both of these things as possible with as many people as possible. Lucky for us, we got to spend the 26th with a pair of good friends from our days in Salem, IL at Sake Sushi Bar and Grill in O’Fallon, IL. We knew we wanted to meet for sushi, and all the online reviews in the area pointed us to a joint along interstate 64. My husband and I had never been.
I’ll start off with a small preface that I was not feeling great when we got there, much less after filling my stomach with some very spicy sushi. If you can’t handle spice, this may not be the sushi joint for you. More than half the rolls we got between the four of us had such a kick to them that we must have had to have our drinks refilled three different times. A lot of their rolls boast ‘spicy’ something, and they aren’t kidding. The spicy tuna was a spicy roll compared to every other spicy tuna roll I’ve had across the country.
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