Fresh sushi arrived via FedEx from Seattle to the prairie yesterday for a special birthday lunch. It arrived in cooler on dry ice.
I was tickled.
Sushi in the dead of winter is rarity on the prairie. Actually sushi in the geographical center of North America (just look up Rugby, North Dakota to learn that factoid) is a delicacy all together.
You don’t find it locally. And if you did, it would be walleye sushi rolls, not the crab, salmon and shrimp that we had yesterday.
Now 99.9% of the German from Russia heritage prairie dwellers would turn up their noses at my birthday lunch. They prefer strudels or sausage.
But my husband and I before our relocation to the prairie loved going out for sushi rolls and he wanted to surprise me.
Usually holiday or birthday meal include meat like the above prime rib made by my mom on New Years Eve. However, yesterday, instead of my meat eating man enjoying medium rare prime rib for my birthday, he thoughtfully ate sushi with me.
I was touched.
Early in the evening, my parents, brother Joe and Nathan’s parents joined our family as we watched our teenager play in his first school basketball game of the season. They lost but will try again for a win tonight.
We came home together to enjoy “Pinkalicious” cupcakes homemade by Miss E and Nana. It was a fabulously fun birthday. Thank you for your birthday wishes and to my husband for brightening my birthday lunch with sushi!
Beginning early tomorrow, I kick off 2011 business travel. For the next few days you can find me guest blogging from the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) annual meeting.
I’ll share a few blog posts here with you. But I need to know…
What are you interested in learning? Assuming you have never been to a national Farm Bureau meeting? Let me know and I’ll try to best answer questions you have while I am there.