Dinner for Ten

Families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts. ~Author Unknown
My husband’s family (some of them) came to dinner before their trip up north to walk the Mackinac Bridge on Labor Day. While a meal is not only about the food, but the folks gathered around the table, I wanted a Japanese style meal without being frazzled. This menu includes easy prepare-ahead foods.

Tourists who travel to the top of the mitten (Northern Michigan) are called “fudgies” by the locals. Many spend money on fudge in the many gift shops around Mackinaw City, St. Ignas, Mackinaw Island…