I got home with the girls at 5:45.
I had to have them fed, bathed in bed and preferably asleep before my JHS kids come to be tutored at 8:00.
K was working late so I was on my own.
But I wasn't going to let a little thing like that get in the way of a Girls' Day dinner.
I bought a sashimi variety platter, some boiled prawns, lots of nori, I have home-made pickled ginger here and I was going to make egg roll and turn it all into a beautiful chirashi-zushi scattered style sushi. This was to be served with hama-guri clear clam soup.
A pretty impressive girls day dinner me thought.
Unfortunately the girls were not so thrilled.
"We had clear soup for lunch at kinder."
"I don't want chirashi-zushi I want to make my own sushi."
"I only want to eat the prawns. Not the other fish."
Normally I would gently remind them that they should be grateful I feed them at all and that complainers can go get in the bath first- as in without taking the time to eat- but it was Girls' Day and I'm not going to bust a gut making fancy food in a hurry if no-one is thrilled so we revised the menu and everyone was happy:
(Amy wanted her hair tie in the picture....)
Egg, prawn and asparagus sushi rolls (a Fukase original I'm pretty sure...) strawberries, puffed rice, sakura-mochi sweets and it was all washed down with a bowl of tomato soup.
Not your average Girls' Dinner but these girls were thrilled to roll their own sushi and K and I got to eat wine steamed clams for our dinner later on.
A happy Girls' Day all around!