I know what you’re going to say: There is no such this as too much sushi.
I have a hard time arguing that, but here’s what happened over the weekend…
We were having our daughters over Sunday night to celebrate my youngest’s birthday, and she always requests sushi. That can get kind of expensive for 6 adults, but Nessa said she had something in mind, which I thought might have been a surprise “Menu Plan B”.
Saturday afternoon, Nessa heads out shopping, and arrives home with an armload of sushi ingredients. She’s made sushi before, and she’s great at it, so she sets to work on Saturday evening making miso and sushi rolls.
Come later yesterday afternoon, she’s still at work, refusing my many offers to help in some way. But she said she wasn’t sure if we had enough, so I suggested picking up a little take-out to make sure. Great idea, so says.
Everyone arrives and she starts rolling out tray after tray of her homemade sushi (bolstered by the 31 pieces I went out for).
We were all killing ourselves laughing – Nessa included, in spite of what we calculated to be about 15 hours of her weekend spent making it – at what was clearly WAY too much sushi for the group…by at least half.
Nessa sent the girls home with big containers of pieces, and 6 rolls that she’d made especially for Madi to take home for herself.
It was at that point that we realised that none of us had any idea how to do the sushi math to order or make the right amount of sushi for a given number of people.
For my wife’s sake (and anyone else who is as confused as we are)…if you’ve got a formula, please share!! (NOTE: Google is no help, because we’re gluttons, and also, when we’re out at a sushi restaurant, we get menu panic…so it would be great to have a plan locked and loaded!)