Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Deli

This was my first attempt at making home made sushi.
I finally didn't forget the sea

The sushi had sticky rice (which really is sticky) which is really needed
to hold the sea weed wrapped. Inside I had thinly sliced cucumber , avocado,
crab .celery, and of course fresh salmon.
After getting my orders as to who wanted what inside them, I made 5 sheets until I ran out of rice and avocado. I should have bought more than one avocado. The thing, is they were all green and I needed a ripe one.
My husband said don't make too much to try it out.
I have to say, it was a hit in my house.
Now my son is telling me to teach him how to make it.
Next time, my son the chef, will become a sushi pro.
He still did not make the ginger bread house and it is getting dangerously close to Christmas already.
Sushi goes great with hockey and midnight snacks :)

A wise old gentleman retired and purchased a modest home near a junior high school. He spent the first few weeks of his retirement in peace and contentment. Then a new school year began.

The very next afternoon three young boys, full of youthful, after-school enthusiasm, came down his street, beating merrily on every trash can they encountered. The crashing percussion continued day after day, until finally the wise old man decided it was time to take some action.

The next afternoon, he walked out to meet the young percussionists as they banged their way down the street. Stopping them, he said, "You kids are a lot of fun. I like to see you express your exuberance like that. In fact, I used to do the same thing when I was your age. Will you do me a favor? I'll give you each a dollar if you'll promise to come around every day and do your thing."

The kids were elated and continued to do a bang-up job on the trash cans. After a few days, the old-timer greeted the kids again, but this time he had a sad smile on his face. "This recession's really putting a big dent in my income," he told them. "From now on,

I'll only be able to pay you 50 cents to beat on the cans." The noisemakers were obviously displeased, but they did accept his offer and continued their afternoon ruckus. A few days later, the wily retiree approached them again as they drummed their way down the street.

"Look," he said, "I haven't received my Social Security check yet, so I'm not going to be able to give you more than 25 cents. Will that be okay?" "A lousy quarter?" the drum leader exclaimed. "If you think we're going to waste our time, beating these cans around for a quarter, you're nuts! No way, mister. We quit!" And the old man enjoyed peace.


Norma said...

Great story. Very clever man.

A Lady's Life said...

lol thanks Norma
Better than yelling and then having them make more noise.
The kids love to make things difficult for grown ups.

Better is Possible said...

Your sushi looks yummy. I've never made it myself. It looks like quite finicky to make. I love it, so maybe I should learn how to make it.
Good story!

A Lady's Life said...

better is possible - its so easy . Once you do it you will always do it. lol

George said...

I enjoyed the story of the wise old man. Sometimes we oldsters can come up with great ideas.

Your sushi looks delicious.

A Lady's Life said...

george - yup. nothing beats experience lol