Monday, May 30, 2011

Sushi Surprise

Today, May 30th, 2011, marks our five-year dating anniversary!

Nick grew up on the same golf course where the Memorial Golf Tournament takes place (hole 11, to be exact), but like he said last night, "This week no longer reminds me of golf, it reminds me of the time I found the love of my life"....awwwww, tear (sorry, kind of cheesey, but I thought it was cute!).

On Friday we went to the Dairy Queen where we literally bought ice cream every single night when we first started dating (dating causes weight gain, and this is why!).

Like we used to, we bought two medium hot fudge sundaes with the fudge sauce on the side so it wouldn't melt by the time we made it home.

And while I didn't get a ring, Nick surprised me by taking me to a new sushi place. He hates sushi, so this was pretty special.

Sushi with tempura inside is pure genius. I took one bite and felt like I was in heaven.

This sushi was wrapped with cucumber instead of nori (seaweed). Inside the sushi was white fish, salmon and tuna. The sushi was topped with calamari and a spicy mayo and served over a bed of romaine with a ginger soy sauce. Oh my gosh, I couldn't believe how tasty this was!

While at dinner I tried a Bud Light Golden Wheat beer. Nicole (Prevention RD) had talked about this beer in a previous post, and had mentioned how it tasted like Blue Moon. She was right! This beer is not only cheaper than Blue Moon, but it's also half the calories. What's not to love ?! I think I'm hooked.

Today I'm taking advantage of the sun and I'll be doing some yard work, laying out and reading a new book, and then grilling out with the family. On the menu: grass-fed burgers with avocado and Swiss on whole wheat buns, served with baked beans, quinoa salad, berries and brownies!

QUESTION: Will you be grilling out today?? If so, what will you grill?


  1. Sweet story! Grilling but not sure what yet!

  2. Aww, Happy 5 Year Anniversary :) I'm glad Dairy Queen was a part of it, I love that place.

    Nick is totally going to give you a ring when you least expect it now haha... it's going to be like a Wednesday night and you are going to be wearing your pajamas haha. I've predicted it. Unless Nick reads this, then it's going to be a Tuesday night just to throw me.

  3. Happy Anniversary!!! Such a sweet (literally, haha) tradition!

  4. Aw, congrats! Happy Anniversary to you two. Sounds like it was a good evening...sushi+ice cream, mm!

  5. Happy anniversary! This is my first visit to your site so I took some extra time to browse through your earlier entries. I'm so glad I did that. You've created a spot with lots of great information for your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  6. What a cute story :)

    The sushi looks awesome!

    I won't be grilling out today...but if I was, it would involve lots of veggies and seafood...

  7. Happy Anniversary!!!

    Have a great day!

  8. awwww congratulations! you guys make such a beautiful couple! :) Sushi and then sundaes for dessert---doesnt get better than that!

  9. Happy Anniversary :) Glad y'all had fun!!

  10. Happy anniversary, Gina! Love the dairy queen story! Hope you are doing great!

  11. Happy Anniversary!

    I'm grilling out too - the usual memorial day stuff - burgers and home made french fries!

  12. love that your boy took you to sushi even though he does not care for it. that my friend is true love-forget the ring ;)

  13. iiiiiiiiii thought you were gonna say you got a ring!!!! gahhhhhhh hahaha damnit! i feel like this was too obvious for nick but i KNOW it's coming realllllly sooon!! i can feel it hahaha i better be top 10 people to know! happy 5 years to you GORGEOUS couple with gorgeous sushi and icecream <3

  14. Nick is really cute and romantic! :)

    that sushi with tempura looks great, I bet the crunchiness is what makes it taste like heaven!

    no grill here, we didn't celebrate it, we spent 6 hrs I

  15. Happy anniversary! I'm glad ice cream was a part of it. :) I don't know they made sushi with tempura inside. Sounds great!

  16. He's such a romantic :) Awww! Where did you guys go out for sushi? The cucumber in place of the nori looks amazing!! I love sushi...Nick is crazy! :) Happy dating anniversary, and that ring is a'comin'!!! If not, that wedding sure is, haha! :)

    P.S. Glad you liked the BL Wheat! I trust your opinion in beer, so that's great!

  17. happy 5 year Gina (and Nick)! :)
    Your sushi looks amazing; so nice of Nick to sacrifice his preferences for you! :)

    We did grill out on Memorial Day, and it was so nice and sunny (finally)!

  18. Maybe sushi is better than a ring (or just as good). Funny my husband and I had a sushi/fro yo ritual when we first met. IT's the little things, right? Happy Anniversary and many more.