Our church has been partnering with a program called CVS which brings Japanese university students to the United States. On Saturday night, they hosted an Iron Chef competition, so we decided to check it out. As indicated by the title, the ingredient to be featured was spinach. Smoked salmon also seemed to play a role in the majority of the dishes…including the dessert! The dishes were supposed to be inspired by Genesis. The pasta was supposed to represent the serpent. The smoked salmon represented the heart.
This dessert was quite “interesting”: avocado with spinach, smoked salmon, raisins, pomegranate seeds, honey and black pepper.
There was also a talent show portion, which featured singers, dancers, and a basketball spinner. This was one of the talented dancers. The students were quite eager to talk to us. We shared our stories about our visit to Japan and we told them how we liked Mr. Donut.
We decided to stop by McDonald’s on the way home. D had been wanting to try the limited edition Shamrock Shake.
However, the machine was having issues…we had stir it up at home. #shamrockshakefail (but the kids loved it, of course).