Last weekend (I am playing catch up here, I will get to this crazy past weekend soon!) I watched Downton Abbey for the first time and I loved it.
Giorgia and I had been planning on having a sushi night for quite sometime. I teach a cooking elective at a local elementary school and I made spring rolls with the kids last Friday. This inspired Giorgia and I to finally order some sushi and roll our own spring rolls and watch some Downton Abbey. We ordered some salmon and avocado rolls and shrimp and asparagus rolls. We also got this wonderful crab salad with avocado, tomatoes and an awesome dressing. We were both rolling some spring rolls when we hear a knock at the door. We were surprised to find the delivery man on the otherside (how he got into the apartment building I don’t know, but I don’t mind seeing as this made for the ultimate lazy gourmet sushi night without having to change out of my pjs or leave the apartment.)
In case you have never made spring rolls…here is what you do.
Take your rice paper and put it in a bowl of warm water until soft and pliable (about a minute)
Lay on a cutting board and fill with lettuce, jicama, cucumber, carrot, mint, cilantro, basil, mushrooms…or whatever you would like
Roll up tight like a burrito.
Slice in half, dip in soy sauce or sweet chili sauce, or peanut sauce or whatever you want sauce and enjoy!
Once we started watching we were hooked. I think our favorite part is the fact that they sit in a waiting room before being called to dinner. Oh to be rich in England in the 1900s. When (If) I do finally buy a house, it will need to have a waiting room.
The next morning was Meg’s birthday and we celebrated at the most wonderful coffee shop around town. STELLA’s. I finally got my fill of amazing milk foam…it had been too long.
Their foam makes for the best mustaches
And paired with some delicious birthday cinnamon rolls, you just can’t go wrong…
After that it was off to Church. The perfect Sunday!