Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sushi Birthday Night

On Friday night we celebrated Mom's birthday a little early with a sushi party! Mom and I made sushi about a year ago for the first time and have been itching to try again ever since. Thomas came over and he and Ryan really got into seeing who could make the best roll. Laura wasn't able to come and she's the sushi expert in the family so we really missed her!


We made spicy shrimp and crab rolls with avocado, green onions, cucumber and a crab dip (instead of cream cheese). 


Some of our ingredients...you can use whatever you like!


Basically, you cook the sushi rice, mash a thin layer on a piece of dried seaweed (I wish it wasn't called seaweed!), then quickly flip over the seaweed and fill with your preference of goodies. Then you roll up and use a bamboo mat to shape the roll. That's it! It doesn't take that long - we cooked the rice in the microwave and Mom and Thomas chopped everything up while that was cooking. 


We also sang "Happy Birthday" to Mom - her birthday is tomorrow! Her cake was, of course, chocolate and chocolate. This apple didn't fall far from the tree!


DeeDee, John Eric and Jane joined us for a piece of cake - and JE and Thomas were kind enough to help Ryan move some heavy furniture outside for my yard sale. I didn't even have to bribe them with cake! 

Happy Birthday, Mom!!!

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