|grilled shiitake mushrooms in ponzu|
|must have the ikura sushi|
Because Halloween fell in the middle of the week, I was busy doing the treats thing. D1 made mini layered rainbow cupcakes, and my job was to frost them. I also ended up doing a lot of the cake mix portion too. D2 made it easy for me. She wanted to pass out bags of candy to her classmates. The only stipulation was there needed to be a dumdum pop in the bag. I went to 3 stores before I found the dumdums! The Ds went to a party with Mr. Dependable, and I went out to dinner. I was rather surprised to see children at the restaurant. I would've thought they'd be out trick-or-treating.
|an older pic, but it reminds me of fun times|
|mango crab salad roll|
|caramel apple tart|
I don't think I'll even get to go next weekend, so I'm not sure when the next window of opportunity will happen, but I'd love to post more pics of other favorites. I love the shrimp dynamite, Alaskan flower sushi, and crispy shrimp cake. Next time. Sigh.
I am soooo looking forward to all the holidays this month. I haven't been asked to host a Thanksgiving party yet, and I'm hoping I escape. Last year, I was under the weather, and The Help ordered one of those packaged Thanksgiving dinners from Sack N Save, which was delicious. I'm trying to decide if we should go with a packaged dinner again this year. I was told Safeway has a good meal (a little pricier than Sack N Save), and they were sold out when The Help tried to place an order last year.
Before I end my post for this week, I'd like to thank God for keeping my pals Maggie (New York) and Joe (Virginia) safe this past week when superstorm Sandy ravaged the East Coast. I'd also like to give thanks for sparing Hawaii from a devastating tsunami. In spite of all my bitching and rants, I do have a lot for which to be thankful.