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Dear friends and family,
When you come to visit and you think that I cook a lot while you are here, please realize that it is not really that unusual. I cook a lot more often than not. My boys routinely invite their friends over and that usually involves cooking…especially around their birthdays. I believe that for TJ’s and Tyler’s birthdays I made platters of sushi and boneless buffalo wings. There have been 12 layer birthday cakes and 12 pounds of ravioli which enabled me to use the bowl specifically reserved for our friend Lou’s cooking when he visits.
Tonight, we hosted the physics class for baked ziti, meatballs, homemade bread and chocolate croissants. Before you get too excited and have some type of breakdown (as I did when I was first asked to host the entire physics class for a pre-exam study session), the class is small, only about 8 kids, so it is by far not as monumental as it sounds.
Easily when my oldest invites “some” friends over, it could be at least twice that many. I love to cook and I love to see people enjoy the food, so it’s all good…..and it’s great to have all their friends come and visit.
St. Patrick’s Day isn’t a big holiday around our house. I don’t know exactly why, it was never a big holiday in my house growing up being a half and half child and my hubby has always been of the opinion that he’s a 100% so why does he need to make a big deal about it one day a year. In any event, no corned beef and cabbage around the T’s house today. In fact, we had sushi for dinner. The boys decided yesterday that in consideration of Japan, we should have sushi on St. Patrick’s Day.
Today marked my foray into the world of sushi making. Frustrated by the lack of good sushi around these parts and finally truly embracing why so many Vermonters make their own….whatever….I embarked on my own sushi experiment.
I made chicken teriyaki rolls and spicy tuna rolls. I must admit that for a first attempt, they came out pretty darn good. The boys gobbled them up and Tim was excited that he could try sushi for the first time, since most sushi already prepared have sesame seeds which he cannot have due to allergies. He, of course, being allergic to fish, had the chicken teriyaki version.
Here are the pictures and perhaps the next time around I can give a more detailed blow-by-blow. This time around I was too busy trying to figure out exactly what I was supposed to do and the sticky rice is pretty darn sticky, so the camera was definitely not a good idea during the process.