I have a confession; when I was a child I was (still am) bossy. I had no brothers or sisters and only 2 younger cousins I would see 3-4 times a year. My social skills were dramatically lacking, and I had but 2 best, and only, friends up through to Jr.High. I could attribute this to being an only child, or skipping 2 grades (which left me wildly out of place among my peers), or the fact Momma constantly filled my free time with academic projects and extracurricular goals. I was not, at all, a team player as a child; which is ironic, as I proceeded to graduate high school and go straight into retail, then food service, management.
As I entered my tweens it became clear to Momma that this poor etiquette, and lack of social tact, was flooding into my personality as a whole. When I'd help Pop make pancakes on the weekends I'd 'school' him as to how it was 'supposed to be done,' and refuse any help at all, leaving him sidelined. One day, after a particularly messy episode involving my opinions on Momma's cleaning methods (don't ever question a woman's cleaning methods), she sat me down with a frustrated sigh and summed it up in one sentence, "It's not your job to scrub the floors, cook the meals, or worry about the finances- It's your job to be a child."
What Daughter Says: Add a little smile to your day. Take a moment to be a kid again.
***click here for printable Sushi Krispies recipe
* 6 C Rice Krispies, or Generic Rice Puff Cereal
* 4 C Miniature OR 10z Regular Marshmallows
* 3 TBS Butter or Margarine
* Fruit Roll Ups with 'Green' Flavor/Color
* Swedish Style Fish
* Raspberry Parell Gumdrops
1.) In a large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
2.) Stir in krispies/rice puffs until evenly coated and press into pre-greased 9x9" pan.
3.) Cool 20-30 minutes in the fridge, until just chilled.
4.) Remove from fridge and slice into 1"x2" 'rolls.' Soften the edges into rounded corners with your hands and arrange evenly on a baking sheet.
5.) Slice green fruit roll ups into then 1/4" strips about 4" long. Place fish/raspberry 'roe' on top of krispie rolls and drape fruit roll up (seaweed) across.