I grew up in a fairly large family. As the oldest of four kids, there were days when I dreamed about being the only child. Things could get chaotic, they could get loud, and they definitely could get embarrassing (especially as a 13 year old).
As I got older, I began to embrace the crazy and actually realized how great chaotic, loud, and embarrassing could be. And that “unique” could actually be better.
One of the best things about moving back to Texas four years ago is being able to be closer to my family. All of my siblings live in Austin (my parent’s recently went on their own little adventure and moved to Colorado, but we try not to hold it against them) and I am thankful to actually call them my friends.
Every so often my family gets together for a little Family Fun Night (yes, that is an official title). We’ve played four square, competed for real prizes at bowling, hunted down the perfect Christmas tree, gone on a geo cashing adventure, celebrated my youngest sibling’s 21st birthday up right, and so much more.
But the thing my family does the best is food. We love food. We love cooking food. We love talking about food. We love eating food. So it’s no surprise that our most recent Family Fun Night was centered around preparing, making, and eating food.
With spring in full bloom and markets filled with fresh spring veggies and my garden brimming with fresh herbs, we decided to gather together to make our own sushi rolls.
Sushi making is a group effort. We cut and prepped all the ingredients together, then sat down and my brother demonstrated how to roll the sushi (he’d been to one sushi class some years ago and somehow became the sushi chef for the evening). We’d make a roll or two at a time and then eat our hearts out. Then someone else would make another roll and we’d repeat.
It’s definitely a full on evening affair. And I highly recommend getting together with your family or a group of friends for some full on sushi fun.
Things you will need:
How to Make the Sushi Rolls:1 Cut up all the veggies. Make sure to keep them long and skinny. And remember a little goes a long way.
Now, a sushi chef may read my instructions and cringe…I take no claim to be an expert. All I know is that it tastes delicious and it’s a blast, perfect for a springtime get together.
And as an added bonus, I thought I would share a little behind the scenes of the making of Family Fun Night: Sushi Edition.
All photos and the video in this post were taken by Breanna Granzow
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