I’ve been thinking a lot lately, about love, and dreams, and what it all means. Why do some people work their lives away in a job they hate, just to pay the rent, while others get to have the life of their dreams? Why do some marriages fail after only a few years, others go for decades then fall apart, and yet others can still be going strong after 70 years?
A week ago, Son and I went with my family to my great aunt and uncle’s 70th wedding anniversary and renewal of vows. You read that right – 70 years. And they’re still happy. The way they look at each other… it’s plain as day that they still love each other deeply. How can, after 70 years, two people still be so madly in love with each other? (To put that into perspective, that’s over three times my lifetime, or eighteen times as long as Son and I have been together.)
I may not know today what goes into a love story such as theirs, but it gives me a lot to think on and strive for in my own life.
This sushi? Bright, beautiful, and happy, just like my great aunt and uncle. Also, very delicious. Crunchy, smooth, cool, warm, salty, spicy, yum.
Happy Crab Roll
- 6 sheets nori
- 1.5 cups sumeshi
- 6 sticks imitation crab
- 3 oz cream cheese
- 1 small avocado
- 1/2 small cucumber
- 6 slices bacon
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tsp Sriracha sauce
- fried onions
- Cook sushi rice.
- Cook the bacon.
- Slice the cucumber into long, thin sticks.
- Cut the avocado in half, discarding the pit.
- Use a large spoon to scoop the avocado out of the hard skin, being careful to keep the avocado half as whole as possible.
- Slice the avocado into slices.
- Mix the mayonnaise and Sriracha sauce.
- With a bamboo rolling mat, roll the sushi inside-out, using the bacon, cucumber, avocado, imitation crab, cream cheese, and sriracha sauce as your fillings.
- Sprinkle with fried onions.