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Galley Notes: Cooking for $15 a day...on a sailboat!

Candy Sushi 
Sep. 27, 2010 4:59 pm 
Updated: Oct. 7, 2010 7:12 pm
I am not much into making sweets, but I sure made some this week! The artist community where my studio is located hosted an event, and all the shops made some finger food. My shop is called Water Candy, and I wanted to stay in theme... so to tell you about it this week I am sharing a blog post with my studio blog!
"This week in Tillett Gardens [where my studio is located], the Chamber of Commerce met for it's monthly Business After Hours, a networking and socializing event that is hosted by a different location each month. All of the shops here were open, and we all provided some sort of light appetizer.

We wanted to stay within theme, so we made Water Candy Sushi! This was a fun recipe that was found on the Mommy Knows blog<

We didn't document the process with photos, (because hers are so good)...and we're glad we didn't...up to our elbows in butter! If anyone wants to try this, truly, you can't use enough butter.
You begin by melting butter and marshmallows, then stirring in rice krispies. Instead of putting them in a pan, they are spread out thin on buttered wax paper. We cut them into rectangle sections, and laid 2 gummy worms end to end, and then two more on top. Butter your hands, and very gently roll the rice krispies over the worms one turn, and cut the roll off of the rectangle. We let them chill for a while, then rolled unwrapped fruit roll ups around them.

We let them chill until the event, then sliced them in the studio. How cute!

We made some as rolls, and some nigiri style, a little mound of rice krispies topped with a sliced candy orange, and wrapped with a strip of the roll up.

They weren't too hard to make, and if you don't mind smelling like butter and marshmallows for days after, it's a very clever idea. Husband says "Never again", though!"
If you would like to see more of my art and what we did for the event, please click here:
Otherwise, we did very good with the budget this week, and this is what we ate!:
Tuesday: Turkey sausage with broccoli and au gratin potatoes
Wednesday: Vegetable calzones
Thursday: Frozen pizza (the night of the event and we got home late!)
Friday: Teriyaki vegetables with rice
Saturday: Mushroom Chili Stew (out of the Vegetarian Times cookbook...husband says it was better than most meat!)
Sunday: Egg salad sandwiches with tomato basil soup
Monday: Tofu  favorite!
Definitely the highlight of the week was the mushroom chili...I am sure the recipe is on the VegTimes website if you don't have the cookbook. Did you notice we did vegetarian 5 of 7 dinners this week? Husband didn't!
We spent $79.50, the budget is $105, so $25.50 into Vacation Fund this week- yay!
Thanks for stopping by, and you can follow me here!

Sep. 28, 2010 3:06 am
These look so cool! I am going to try these one day. Way to go on being under-budget!
Sep. 28, 2010 11:17 am
Those are so cute!! Going to have to give them a try! Nice menu and easy on the budget :)
Sep. 28, 2010 11:26 am
That's a beautiful display and looks pretty tasty as well. Truly an imaginative idea that's unbelievably colorful and inviting. Well done, Barbara!
Sep. 28, 2010 12:26 pm
I saw this on my facebook wall...too cool:)
Sep. 28, 2010 2:06 pm
My daughter has requested candy sushi at her b-day party in a couple weeks, so your blog is perfect timing! Thanks for the instructions and pictures. They'll definitely be a HUGE help :-)
Sep. 28, 2010 5:20 pm
Thanks Keri! Follow the link from Mommy Knows Blog for more details, and use LOTS of butter!!
Oct. 7, 2010 7:12 pm
LOVE your glass art.
Oct. 7, 2010 7:12 pm
Oops..sushi looks tasty too!
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I live on a sailboat in the Virgin Islands with a tiny fridge, so there is no room for leftovers. I love the ingredient search on this site...I never waste anything! It's very expensive to live here, so we do a menu challenge-trying to spend less than $15 a day on food.
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I am a jewelry designer and work for myself, so I have the flexibility to make time-consuming or complicated meals, but I usually end up making something quick and easy or using the slow cooker.
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Oyster dressing is a must for Thanksgiving and Christmas! I keep Grandma's handwritten recipe and follow it exactly.
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My very first turkey for my husband! It's called a Black Turkey, and the best I've ever had!
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There was a Key Lime Pie that we do not talk about!
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