First off, I would like to ask ya'll to pray for my nephew. He is 18 and was in a motorcycle accident this morning, He is in stable but critical condition. They have him in a drug induced coma as he is on a ventilator and his lung is badly bruised. He also has a severely broken arm and leg. Please pray for healing and peace for my SIL and BIL. Thanks!
Tonight we had our first ever Sushi Party!!!
We invited our staff and it was a blast.
If you are looking for a great, hands on type dinner party...this is it!!!
I had my dining room table all set with bowls for the soy sauce and chop sticks...
But we used the kitchen table to make the sushi.
I found a video on-line that taught you how to make perfect sushi rice and between the rice cooker I borrowed and that video, I made perfect rice!!!
(I will be heading out tomorrow to buy a rice cooker)
I made little name flags to put on each sushi roll so we could keep straight whose was whose!
I had all sorts of ingredients like...crab, shrimp, avocado, papaya, red peppers, asparagus, cream cheese, cilantro and quite a few others
First we watched a video I found on-line showing us how to roll the sushi. And then everyone dug in and got creative!!
The rice is super sticky, so you had to wet your fingers to move it around on the Nori.
Our worship pastor even made his own sauce......his roll won by the way!!
We had lots of fun figuring out what all we wanted in our rolls.
For it being everyone's first time, they turned out pretty darn good!!!
These two even have sesame seeds on the outside.
I was so impressed!
And then there was my husband....who used enough rice for two rolls and when he got done, his looked more like a burrito than a sushi roll!!!
It took up more than half the mat!
Actually, several of them ended up pretty big, but do you see his...the one at the top left...just a bit bigger than all the rest!!! I have to say though, it was one of my favorites for taste!!
Since he used so much rice, we wasn't allowed to make another one :) so he took the opportunity to snuggle our Youth Pastor's foster baby!
Once all the rolls were made and on the platters, we moved to the dining room and dug in!!! Oh my word, they were ALL good!!! But in the end it was our Worship Pastor's that won....he made his spicy with jalapenos and some Texas Pete's sauce!
here were the six different rolls
This was such a fun party and one I will definitely do again!!
I just have to get better at rolling the sushi!!
And once it was all over, I made a bee line for this sweet thing!!
What better way to end an evening than snuggling a sleeping baby?!!!