Well we made it home! I never thought I would be so happy to be back in Northeast TN. When we moved here the only thing I knew about our town was that my college suitemate grew up here. Other than that it was all foreign land. Now it really feels like home. With my husband being a Methodist pastor we have lived in two different towns and two houses in the three years we have been married. As soon we felt at home in Chattanooga we found out we were moving. I never thought I would enjoy living in the small town we live in as much as Chattanooga but now I think I almost do. As we drove through Chattanooga this week I didn’t miss it quite as much as I used to. I have really adjusted to living in a small town.
Being home also means that regular blogging will resume tomorrow which also makes me really happy. This blog is a lot of work but I really enjoy it. Not being able to blog regularly these last few weeks has made me realize how much I get out of blogging and has helped me reflect on the dedication I want to put towards Ash and Lew Plus 2 in 2011. There are so many things I am thinking about adding to my blog in 2011 but for now I am just adding tofu…
My first experience with tofu was back in 2005 when a Moe’s Grill opened in my hometown. Some friends and I headed out to give it a try and I saw they had tofu on the menu. Having never tried tofu we asked for a sample and at the time I was less than impressed. I have only tried tofu once more since then and needless to say it was a complete failure. I had seen tofu used in so many ways I thought surely Lew and I would like it. I bought myself a block and decided to whip it up for dinner. Little did I know I needed to press all that water out or it was just going to be a spongy mess. Well tonight I decided I wanted a little tofu in my life so that is just what I ordered and it was awesome!
On our way home Lew and I (and LB and Daisy of course) stopped at a little Japanese Grill in West Knoxville. I believe it was called Kasumi. It was cozy inside and the staff were all very friendly. I love it when people interact with my babies instead of just staring at us like we are crazy for having two babies out at a restaurant (even though we probably are). They had a special that came with either chicken or tofu. Lew ordered chicken and for some reason I told the waitress “I’ll try the tofu” and I am very glad I did.
The dinner started off with soup, I chose Hot and Sour, and a cucumber salad.
Then came the strangest part of the dinner, a chicken tempura roll. This was part of the special and all I can say is that it was weird and I did not really like it.
All of the pre-dinner food was sub par but the steamed rice, tofu and veggies in their special sauce was awesome! I was very nervous after the chicken roll as to what my main course would be like but I loved it and will definitely be adding more tofu into my life.
Now I am home and exhausted and will be hitting the sack soon. My babies were so happy to be home and in their own beds. After we put their p.j.’s on they would not even eat their bottles they just wanted to lay down. Neither one of them made a sound when I put them in their beds. I love those kind of nights!