Jesse and I just attempted our first-ever attempt at homemade sushi, and all I have to say is...YUM! Definitely not professional grade, but sooo good. We bought the nori wraps, wasabi, rolling mat, sashimi-grade tuna (which is frozen so we're probably going to thaw it and use it in a couple days), hot sauce, and dried rice at the Japanese market, and then bought the crab, sesame seeds, pickled ginger, scallions, soy sauce, ready-to-steam rice, sushi vinegar, and avocado at a grocery store.
We bought more rice that was ready-to-steam because I hadn't eaten yet and we needed something in a hurry. We put it all together when we got home (thank you YouTube how-to videos!) and the hardest thing about it was the rice. When they call it sticky rice, they are not kidding! So, it's definitely a learning curve, but even if the rolls didn't look great they still tasted fantastic and really hit the spot.
The rolls we made used the crab (bought in a can from Costco), hot sauce, cream cheese, avocado, scallions, and rice. Neither Jesse nor I like lots of rice, so it was very nice that we could control the amount put in the rolls.
We're kind of kicking around the idea of maybe just renting again for awhile. We could probably find some cheapy apartment, but we're still debating on whether or not we should wait until I get a job. I went in this morning for an interview at a placement agency, and she said she would send my résumé to the company who is hiring. Hopefully I hear from them soon...