My daughters enjoy their fish – whether they are dried, broiled, grilled, steamed, braised or raw. They ask for niboshi to snack on while I get their dinners ready in the evening – and they offer them to their grandparents in Japan during their skype session. An offering of a snack from this side of the laptop screen, across the ocean.
The older one also practices her songs for Japanese school with her grandparents. This week’s song, “Koinobori“ is a song about the carp streamers that are put up in honor of Children’s Day, or Kodomono hi , celebrated on May 5th. The little one pipes up, and the two quibble over whose turn it is to sing.
Thursday’s lunch included:
Pan seared salmon – over steamed multigrain rice. She asked for this again – so sure, here we go!
Blanched sugar snap peas, sliced
Roasted beets – heart-shaped
Boiled quail eggs, and grape tomatoes
Friday is pizza day, so a day off for me. However, on Saturday, she takes a small bento into school for a mid-morning snack, so I’ll have to think of something easy to pack up.