After subjecting my kids to various taste tests over the past 6 months I decided I needed some fresh meat. Last night my family was getting together to celebrate Erica and Jacob's birthdays with a hamburger cookout. I decided to add to the fun by bringing a little appetizer for everyone to try.
California rolls, Philly rolls with salmon, and spicy tuna rolls. I wasn't sure who had and who had not already tried sushi, but I was fairly certain there were a few sushi virgins among the bunch. I was not disappointed!
First up was my dad.
He'll try anything.
And pretend he doesn't like it! I should tell you that he tried all three types and said they weren't bad despite this look he gave the camera!
Next up was my brother, John.
He didn't mind trying it. He had tasted some before and wasn't crazy about it.
Not bad. I don't like the seaweed taste in it though. I've had some that had rice paper instead of seaweed, and it was better.
Next up are the outlaws...I mean in-laws.
Michelle and Paige are my lovely sisters-in-law. Paige loves sushi so she didn't mind it at all. Michelle was a little nervous but a great sport!
Down the hatch...
The seaweed is kinda chewy though. (I have to tell you that Michelle is adorably cute, and not one picture I took showed this. I must scour my files for an adorably cute picture of Michelle to post later to make up for these not so cute ones I am posting now.)
Who said something about how much he loved when we lived in Turkey.
But that he would rather try sushi than do that thing I made them do last time. Jeremy loves us! (He really does...he's a great sport and lots of fun!)
Next up...my mother.
My mom said she wasn't going to try it. I wasn't going to make her. (Like I could make my mother do anything!) After the others tried it and lived to tell about it she decided all on her own to try it. She even tried the spicy tuna. Raw fish and spices. Wowza!
Not a big fan. That's all.
Then we have my sister, Vanessa.
Vanessa was nervous.
She doesn't like dark meat chicken because of the sliminess of it. Here she is about to try some raw fish. On purpose.
She ate it. She didn't like it, but at least she tried it. What a good sport.
Then it was Matt's turn.
Matt is the youngest of the 4 of us. Matt is married. Matt has two beautiful girls. Matt is stubborn! "I'm not trying it. You can't make me. Neener-neener." Little brothers. Sheesh!
Vanessa's youngest tried it.
And she liked it!
Jacob tried it and thought it was pretty good.
Anna Grace loves sushi!
Matt's oldest daughter tried it.
Another one of Vanessa's kids tried it.
He actually went back for seconds!
She didn't. But at least she tried a bite.
She passed it off to her mother.
And we're back to Matt. "I'm not trying it. You're not the boss of me!"
If you missed any of the previous tastes tests and want to see what all the fuss is about here are the links.
Taste Test #1
Taste Test #2
Taste Test #3
Taste Test #4
Taste Test #5