When it was just Jason and I we would go for dinners out fairly regularly. Since having our daughter outings for dinner are definitely not as frequent. I can remember when I was pregnant with Evie that we had several date nights during the last month of pregnancy. The night before Evie was born, we went out to a local restaurant and I knew something was up, and that this was likely our last dinner as two. Contractions had started during dinner, but were nothing major. We enjoyed our last date night out as just a family of two… don’t get me wrong, Jason and I still enjoy the odd date night just the two of us.
Since Evie has joined the crew, going out is a bit more challenging. We can tell you which restaurants are child friendly, and even which have change tables in both the women’s and men’s washrooms. It’s amazing what you notice after you’ve had a child. If we go out as a family, keeping cost down is always on our minds. We often look for coupons, or great deals. Jason and I often share an item, and we order Evie a kids meal but we know she will only eat half and we hare the rest. It’s brilliant.
Just the other evening Jason took us out for an early dinner. We headed to our favourite local sushi place. Don’t worry this prego only eats two types of sushi rolls, both of which are perfectly find for pregnant women… I like california rolls and avocado rolls. The california rolls are made with imitation crab meat. I am still very cautious when it comes to fish while pregnant. It was a nice little time out as a family of three. I am already cherishing these last months as a family of 3. I’m having some moments of anxiety about what it is going to be like to add another little one to our family, but those moments are quickly over come with excitement.
Jason loves that Evie is much more adventurous when it comes to foods than I am. Thankfully it seems like she does not have my crazy long list of allergies. She is willing to try anything once it seems. At dinner yesterday she willingly tried a chunk of wasabi, and took it like a champ. She just shrugged it off like no big deal. Meanwhile I shutter at the very thought of how much Jason mixes in with his soy sauce to dip the sushi rolls in. BLAH!
If I’d known we were going to go out for sushi I would have packed Evie’s child training chop sticks, the waitress very kindly brought her over a fork without us even asking. I was thinking that I may have to use it too, but I have finally started to figure out how to use chopsticks. It’s not pretty, but I’m working on it!
We enjoyed california rolls, tekka, sake, and avocado rolls. We also got some yakitori which is basically chicken and peppers on a skewers. We knew Evie would eat that no problem if she didn’t go for the avocado rolls this time. She loved it though, and she ate lots.
Do your kiddos like to eat sushi, if so what do they like to eat? Are there other items they enjoy for the menu too?