In cooking class today we made kimbap (see Day 91 – April 24, 2011), which is a common Korean food consisting of rice and an assortment of other ingredients wrapped in seaweed. The kitchen staff diced up ham, crab meat and yellow radish, which we mixed in with the steamed rice and a bit of salt and sesame oil. The kids flattened some of the mix out on their seaweed, added some cheese, and rolled it up. It may not look, or even sound, terribly appealing, but it’s an easy, delicious, healthy snack.
One of my students came to school and gave me a huge wrapped box as a Chuseok gift. I thanked her as I enthusiastically tore off the paper whilst wondering what such a large box would hold in store for Brent teacher. Was it some new shirts? Several pairs of new socks, perhaps? Maybe a gift certificate wrapped up in a large box to throw me off?
Nope. It’s a lifetime supply of seaweed. To go with my lifetime supply of plain white rice.
I gave Christine a big hug and thanked her for all the seaweed, in all it’s nutritional glory. Hey, it’s the thought that counts, right?