Repurposed Avery Elle & Sushi!
I was over at Make The Day Special Stamp Store today using a few sets from Avery Elle. I wanted a winter scene but didn’t have one. No fear- just re-purpose your sets!
Yesterday I had to go shopping.
We’d watched an episode of Masterchef where they’d had to make sushi Nygiri etc. Mine were quite captivated.
They asked,pleaded and cajoled ( I kid you not), until I agreed to let them have a go.
We went to the supermarket. and forgot what we needed.
Thankfully, we googled it whilst out, except that the versions and recipes differed wildly.
I put all the items in the basket; wasabi paste, nori seaweed, rice wine vinegar, sushi rice, raw fish, veg.
The total at the till was becoming perilously high.
We got most things and went to pay.
The lady looked at the items and we got chatting.
She raised her eyebrows (not a botoxed lady!) and asked if it was the kids that were making it.
‘Oh, yes,’ I replied. ‘They’re all really looking forward to having a go’.
‘What happened to making cupcakes?’ she wondered.
I’d wondered that too.
You do NOT want to know the final amount. Let’s just say that healthy eating is not always cheap!
We got home and realised we’d forgotten the Mirrin (rice wine). Amazingly, I happened to have some in.
As you do.
My eldest and I began to prepare the rice. Strictly speaking, I read out the instructions, she did them & I cleaned up afterwards!
We possibly slightly overcooked the rice, and one recipe stated that you needed to add Mirrin to the just-cooked rice. It’s alcohol right?
It’s not ‘lite’ either. We ummed and ahhed for a while and I hoped that the residual heat of the rice would somehow burn off the alcohol.
I stood there like a fool, ‘fanning’ the rice to quickly cool it with one of my craft magazines (ha!) & then the kids cut and sliced and filled and rolled and portioned and this is what some of them looked like.I think they did rather well. I got 2. The rest were consumed in dramatically quicker time than it had taken to prepare them.
Well, back tomorrow with some more crafty metal! xx