We've had two Japanese exchange girls with us since Saturday, so it's been a busy week! One of the things we wanted to be sure happened for them was the "American food" experience- or something like it. On Sunday night we stayed home and had grilled veggies over rice, and on Monday we went to..
Costco! The girls each had a piece of cheese pizza, but I was feeling like a Polish loaded with mustard and relish and onions. We thought it was a good intro to some "American" food. Haha.
On Tuesday we went to a picnic, and we took a pretty Jello salad we made with inspiration from an old issue of Taste of Home:
Blue Jello with crushed pineapple, and them graham cracker crumbs for the beach and frosted and sprinkled grahams as the towels. And peach rings, Swedish fish, and gummy sharks :)
On Thursday we rode the ferry and hit up Ivar's for dinner. Everyone else had fish and chips and clam chowder, but I wanted to try the salmon chowder, which was okay. I also had coleslaw, but then I ended up begging a fish and some chips off my mom. And some classic chowder.
On Fridays I volunteer at the hospital, and we always get vouchers for the cafeteria- today I had suchi/California rolls and a diet green tea. And there was money left on the voucher, so the lady who rang me up gave me a cookie too :)
So really I haven't been doing a ton of cooking/baking, but something fabulous did come out of the kitchen yesterday...
More to come!