My first week back at school is over! Yaaay. Okay, fine, I only had two days of classes because my school is weird and we started on Wednesday. But still, it was tiring putting all those due dates in my calendar and starting to see my weeks fill up with homework homework homework. Somehow I swung Fridays off!
But anyway, I really should be cleaning my house but I’d much rather show you something silly Gaelen and I made way back at the beginning of December. My extended family has been getting together early for Christmas for the past couple years because my cousins (I’m the baby…well, I was) have children so it’s a lot easier to get everyone out the first weekend of December. This year my Aunt decided that us adults would play pass the present (don’t even get me started) so we were required to bring a small unisex present valued around $10.
So I decided that we’d make some dessert sushi! I actually got this idea somewhere off the internet, I saw someone else had made them out of cake and it was actually quite cute. Instead I made rice krispies and shaped them into the small rice shapes for the sushi and we flattened out some into “sheets” for the maki. The “nori” is fruit roll-up, (it was a pain in the butt trying to find green ones! I was hoping to find those striated green ones, watermelon flavoured or something if I recall correctly, but no luck. It ended up being the half and half ones in red/yellow and green/blue but it actually worked out okay) and the insides are various gummies. The two dark-ish sushi toppings are fruit-to-go strips, they were a pain to stick down so Gaelen put some fruit roll-up underneath and brushed them with a little water and let dry slightly to make them more tacky. The “salmon” one is fruit roll-up.
And for this one I guess you can see for yourself the silly gummies we put on top, my favourite is the octopus. For the “roe” we used jelly beans cut in half. The chopsticks are pocky sticks! They were exactly long enough though, if we hadn’t been making these the night before I would have folded some smaller wrappers.
Were we to make them again I probably would have made the wasabi out of icing…actually I tried but we apparently had no green food colouring so I melted some green gummies in the microwave and added icing sugar (disgusting blobby mess!). And for the “ginger,” I have no idea, maybe a pinker version…done nicer…Gaelen made that. :) oh! The soy sauce is chocolate sauce but made from hazelnut hot chocolate powder so I could make it a little runnier like soy sauce, it was actually really tasty!
Okay, clearly we went a little overboard, and I probably spent $10 on the candy alone, but it was well worth it to see my family fighting over it!