Late last night my husband held my hands and looked at me. “I want you to take the weekend off and just relax” he said gently. I am the one who is always “holding down the fort”. Or in other words, I am multi-tasking between playing with my daughter, throwing in a load of laundry, and planning our next meal. I live for it and love it so very much. Most of the time I am just fine and run through my day like clockwork. But every now and then I’ll have a rough night of sleep, or a stressful day and my body begins to wear down a little. It’s those times that my husband jumps in and helps pull it all back together again. “I want to pamper you a bit” he said, and I happily agreed. After an afternoon nap, he set about to make the family a delicious lunch. My husband is Asian, (Filipino to be exact), so cooking with Asian flavors and lots of spices is something that just comes natural to him. Now normally I do almost all of the cooking, but today showed me that when a man is determined to make a beautiful meal, wow can he pull it off!
Here’s what was cooking in our kitchen today…
First there was a BBQ shrimp roll that included: BBQ shrimp, a thin slice of cooked spam, avocado, pickled yellow radish, diced carrot, and a sprinkling of nori komi furikake.
Next, he made a beautiful flower roll that consisted of: imitation crab, cream cheese, avocado, and yellow pickled radish and sprinkled with ancho chili powder.
Finally he made his own “caterpillar roll” which included: Shrimp, grilled spam, avocado, yellow pickled radish, cream cheese, and carrot.
Honey you did an amazing job <3 ! Being pampered today was such a beautiful surprise. I can’t wait to spoil you rotten tomorrow. I hope these pictures gives you all inspiration to make your own sushi rolls! Grab whatever veggies, and protein that you have in hand and get rolling! Have a beautiful night everyone <3