Sometimes restaurants sit on my to-do list for months or even years. But if a sushi place hits my radar, DH wants to visit immediately.

I read about Sushi Tadokoro from mmm-yoso, and a week later, we were there. While there, we ran into Dennis of A Radiused Corner!

We arrived much later than I had originally wanted to, and because we were coming in so late, I thought there would be room at the bar. Unfortunately there wasn’t. Since we really wanted the sushi bar experience, we opted to wait. About 30 minutes later, we were seated.

Unfortunately, since we had come in so late, they were out of almost everything. I only wish they updated their board to let us know what they were out of. Most of the night was us ordering something, then being told a few minutes later by the head chef that they were out of that ingredient. The head chef was really apologetic though, apologizing to us several times.

We did manage to get a couple of things that night:

Tako

Boiled octopus. They were out of the fresh one so we settled for boiled. We had a really good boiled version at Sushi Bar Kazumi, this one was just alright.

Aji

Kanpachi

This was a pretty good piece of fish, one of our favorites of the night.

Peanut Butter Cups


I previously made homemade mini peanut butter cups, but I filled them with regular peanut butter, which while delicious, isn’t exactly like the Reese’s peanut butter cups of my childhood.

Recently I came across a recipe for Reese’s peanut butter bars on My Baker Lady.

Rather than make bars, I decided to make mini cups again. A little more time consuming, but super cute.

The paste looked like the Reese’s one, though it didn’t taste the same. It was similar but not exact. We had such a heat wave when I tried to unwrap these and photograph them. They were melting like crazy! On a normal day though, these stay pretty sturdy, though it’s best to keep them in the fridge until they are ready to be eaten.

Wedding Cake

Some girls immediately go to try on dresses after they get engaged. Me? My first thought was to go cake tasting.

There were a lot of aspects of my wedding that got pushed passed acceptable deadlines, but getting a cake was not one of them. We began cake tasting about two weeks after getting engaged. It ended up not being as satisfying and fun as I had always imagined though.

First we sampled several bakeries at various wedding vendor events. Our reactions were extreme disappointment. Sickeningly sweet, artificial tasting, overpriced. Most of the cakes I sampled tasted like a cake mix and I was not willing to pay $5-7 dollars a slice for some cake mix. Some cakes we sampled were also overly dry, almost inedible. Here’s DH’s interpretation of how our cake tasting experience went:

Choosing A Cake