Monday, March 8, 2010

Great Idea for Baby Shower

Some friends and I hosted a baby shower a few weekends ago. If you are looking for a great baby shower activity decorating nursing cloths and onesies is a great one to try out. This was a great project for a group of women, they could still chat, which cannot often happen when you play traditional shower games, and if there are women who don't know each other its not awkward as some games could be. Everyone seemed to really get into painting. We also provided a few iron on's and stencils. 

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sushi with kids

Yes it can be done! You can make sushi... even with kids helping out. I did a very easy form of it though, and only veggies. The key to dealing with sticky rice is to keep your hands really wet. We made a water vinegar mix, here you see Marin getting her hands wet.

Here she is making a flat space to put all of our veggies before we roll it up.

And here is the final product! OK so there are a few other steps in the middle but all that matters is that we did it and she had lots of fun, and I got my child to eat a lot of veggies that night for dinner too.

For the health nuts out there, I used low sodium soy sauce for dipping.

If you want to try this out with your kids you need:

*parchment paper
*veggies cut in thin strips, I used: cucumbers, carrots, avocado, and a little cream cheese (In know that's not a vegetable!)
*Sushi rice (directions: 4 cups rice, 4 cups water, in same pot bring to boil, leave heat on low for 15 minutes, and then leave lid on rice with no heat for 15 minutes, mix in about 1/4 cup rice vinegar)
*Soy sauce
*Wasabi (we did not give this to my kid its to "piscy")
My directions came from a Cooking Light cook book I have.
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