Sushi for the Kids

Yesterday I made the after school kids sushi.  None of them had ever had it before and some were dying to try it.  I made 150 pieces.  There was no raw fish; I thought that would be tough for the first try so I made it with shrimp, crab and tamago (Japanese omelet).  What an experience it was.  Some of the kids were afraid to try it but in they end they all ate some.  About half the kids loved it  A few kids only ate a couple pieces and they were dared by the other kids to try it.  There was a lot of laughter and they had lots of fun.  In the end, there wasn't a piece left.  I made a large shrimp cocktail with the extra shrimp and the kids really loved that.
 I made a vat of banana pudding which no one had trouble eating.

And look what they did!  As an end of the year thank you, they baked for me!!!  They signed their names in purple.  Click for a closer look.


Dee said…
That is wonderful - what a sweet bunch of kids who appreciate all you do for them!
Fiona said…
Your not just feeding them your teaching them, your a marvel!
Anonymous said…
I can't eat raw fish but what You made sounds delicious!
I think it is time to make another banana pudding again, it is my absolute favorite dessert!

How nice of them to bake You something!

Have a great day!

Linda said…
Everything looks great! :)
Fiona said…
I have nominated you for a Leibster Blog award.
Here is the basic information...I will have the questions on my post about the leibsters. You have such a wonderful place here!
The idea of the Liebster Blog Awards is

to discover new blogs and here's what

you need to do to take part:

Ensure you thank the person who has nominated you and include links back to their blog, after all it's important you share their lovely blog too!
Include a photo/badge of the Liebster Blog Awards logo on your blog post to show you've taken part.
Answer the 10 questions asked by the blogger who has nominated you
Nominate 5 bloggers that you want to share with your followers and blog viewers
Create 10 new questions to ask your nominees - have some fun!
Ensure you make your nominees aware that they have been nominated so they know to answer their questions!
HappyCrone said…
You will be remembered by these young people for the rest of their lives, may they all live to be 100!
You help to widen these kids' horizons through food. How wonderful that they baked something for you in return!
Guillaume said…
Sushi for kids? Very fancy!
Leeanna said…
Sushi is so darned expensive but I love it. My brother, who was in the navy was stationed in Japan and lived off base in Tokyo. He learned how to make it from a very old neighbor lady who he called Mama San. She also helped him with his Japanese. When he finally came home, he taught me how to make different Japanese dishes.

The was so nice of the kids to make you a cake like that. They are really great kids.
Ian's Girl said…
Oh this post made me teary eyed...that you would do that for them, plus them making you a cake!

They'll remember you for the rest of their lives.
sandra said…
I got a big kick out of them eating the sushi. When you said, some were dared by the other kids to try it... it reminded me of eating my first raw oyster on a school field trip. how sweet that they turned the tables on you and baked. A special moment for sure. A wonderful experience for all of you.
That cake they baked was worth all the work you went to . They won't ever forget this time in their lives.. You've made a lifetime memory..and by the way, you have for me too. :)
Sending love....
Jim said…
The influence your food will have on these kids, Joyce, and the experience/education they are receiving because of it, will be interesting to watch as they grow up and venture into the world. It is not measurable to see the effect that you have made on them. But it is permanent.
And a ckae for you! Perfect!
Anonymous said…
I'm so glad they showed their appreciation to you for all you do. This is teacher appreciation week, and although you are not an official teacher, you teach so much kindness and consideration in your cooking for the children.
Kay said…
Oh my gosh! That is such a sweet appreciation gift they made you. I love that you've introduced them to different kinds of food. That's fabulous!