Hey Ma, What’s For Dinner?

March 3rd is a special holiday in Japan called Girls Day or Hinamatsuri. It’s not big-deal holiday, but it’s an interesting tradition you can read more about here if you want to know more. Our pastor’s wife, Eri, came over on Tuesday evening with a couple of her English students and we prepared a traditional dinner that her mother always prepared on this holiday. It’s not something that everyone in Japan does or anything, but it was really fun to make these little dolls for dinner. The ingredients include: sushi rice, a thin egg omelet for the kimono, a quail egg for each of their heads, sesame seeds for eyes, seaweed hair, a carrot fan and crown for the girl, and a cucumber sword and hat for the boy. Here are the two that Claire and I made:


They were really tasty too! Promise! But when we called the boys (Keith, Adam, and Benjamin) down to eat their Hina dolls for dinner, they all made very strange faces at us. Only Adam was brave enough to voice what the other two were undoubtedly thinking as well:

“Mom, those are really cute. But I want regular dinner.”

About cashclan

Lisa is a grateful, born-again follower of Jesus Christ who has spent her adult life on the Gospel in several global contexts. She is the wife of one wonderful, jungle-gym of a man, who is to her the single most ravishing piece of flesh on planet earth (stolen good-heartedly from Christine Caine). She is a dedicated home educator to their four beautiful children, ages 6 to 12, whom she would be happy to gush over any time. She is an avid reader and a storyteller, an aspiring writer, a missionary to the nations and a singer of His praises, a loyal friend, an obsessive-compulsive Googler, and comedienne extraordinaire on her best days. She would also like to think that she is a loyal and loving, truth-telling friend.
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2 Responses to Hey Ma, What’s For Dinner?

  1. Starr says:

    Those are so fun!!! Love it!!!

  2. Greg says:

    I don’t often right down any comments. Actually this may be the first one here.

    We miss you guys. The blog is so cool. Please don’t stop sharing your lives. You bless so many people.

    You have great kids.
    But, you are great parents!!

    God Bless,

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