Every year on New Year's Eve, our family makes a ton of food. We make everything from taquitos to buffalo chicken dip to assorted crackers and cheese balls. But the best part is the sushi.
I love sushi, in all shapes, sizes, and flavors. My dad makes really good sushi, and every New Year's Eve we make up our own sushi roll. Something besides your standard California roll or spicy tuna roll. It usually represents the past year in some way. My mom had the fantastic idea of making a "Rainbow Roll," which would represent the author Rainbow Rowell since we'd discovered her this past year.
We fell in love with the amazing book Eleanor & Park, and that is the inspiration for our Rainbow Ro(we)ll.
For the "Eleanor," we made an inside out California roll with shredded carrots on top to represent Eleanor's red hair (our sushi place was out of orange roe). For the "Park," we made a roll that had Kimchi inside since Park is Korean. We left the outside as seaweed, because Park's hair is jet black.
And there you have it. The Rainbow Ro(we)ll.
I should note that after coming up with this idea, we learned that her name is pronounced more like the word "towel," so I suppose I should also post a picture of a rainbow-colored towel to be truly correct, but we hope our tribute to one of our very favorite authors is appreciated just the same.
What do you think? :)
Saturday, January 4, 2014
The Rainbow Ro(we)ll
I am an 18-year-old homeschooler, author, daydreamer, voracious reader, introvert, feminist, klutz, fangirl, and overuser of tape. I love the impossible (which might explain my obsessions with fantasy novels and Harry Potter) but I dip into the real world . . . occasionally. I tend to get overly emotional over my OTPs and eat sushi or listen to Taylor Swift to soothe the pain. If all else fails, reruns of “Doctor Who” or “Supernatural” is sure to help. I’m a big fan of mismatched socks, Cheez-Its, and bittersweet endings. I believe anything Rainbow Rowell, Felicia Day, or Lin-Manuel Miranda touches turns to gold. If you want to win the way to my heart, help me adopt a baby elephant. Or a llama. Or both. I write to survive and will often yell at my characters if they aren’t behaving, which is always. It doesn’t usually help. I am a contributor to the "Fauxpocalypse" anthology. You can follow me on Twitter at @Magic_Violinist.