I went home to visit the folks last week and discovered by way of my mother an awesome product--frozen mini taiyaki! Taiyaki are fish-shaped Japanese cakes, usually filled with red bean paste and baked in cast iron fish-shaped molds (taiyaki literally means baked sea bream). I love them and can't get enough of them when I manage to get over to Mitsuwa, where they have a stand that makes them fresh.
They come in a pack of 20, and you can see the approximate size of each fish; I'd say it's about 1/3 the size of a standard one that I get at Mitsuwa, which is probably good since I eat entirely too many of these. To prepare, simply microwave or toast briefly (or both). It's not quite the same as getting them hot off the grill, but it's a great option when I can't get to Edgewater. And besides, they're MINI taiyaki, and we all know mini=cute. The other thing I really like about these is that the red bean filling isn't totally smooth and has lots of whole red beans in it.
And finally...since this sudden snowstorm is depressing me (after the last few days of relatively warm weather!), here is a photo of my newest office plant. I think it needs a name. Suggestions welcome!