Misoyaki salmon and inari sushi. With all the other fish in Hawaii, Mom doesn't eat salmon much. Luckily salmon season started a couple of weeks ago and we have fresh salmon!
She also brought some ready-made sushi mix because "she" wanted to "make" inari sushi for us. She just needed "only a little bit" of help. All I had to do was make rice, finely slice and boil 19 green beans (to Mom's exacting standards), go to two Safeways in an unsuccessful attempt to get kamaboko, make some scrambled eggs to make up for the non-kamaboko, and mix the rice. Then Mom put the kids to work to stuff them. Subliminal delegation at its finest. However, to my sisters, I say, "Whoo-hoo! Mom made us sushi!"
Mediterranean Lamb Stir-fry. Mom wanted to eat lamb because this is not a staple of an Asian/Hawaiian food. For example, I challenge anyone to find lamb plate lunch options. You can have teriyaki beef, chicken, fish or pork, but who has eaten teriyaki lamb? While Parker Ranch is still an active cattle farm, I don't know of any sheep farming in Hawaii. After all, who needs wool sweater in Hawaii?! Tonight Mom was pleased. Life is good.
Mom loves flowers, so we took a field trip to the San Jose Rose Garden. It's well worth the trip. Right now. While the roses are in full first bloom. Staffed completely by volunteers, the Rose Garden uses no chemical pesticides and treats the soil with only organic materials. And it has the greatest number of varieties of roses of any public garden in the US. It is simply beautiful.