Chirashi Zushi with special guests
The guests: our daughter, her boyfriend, and of course Mikey came to the table for this meal. This was the first time I met “the boyfriend” and of course I was apprehensive about making a good impression. My friends laughed and advised that it is his business to do so. In fact I believe that such a relationship, should there be such, must be approached as equals. Nonetheless I did not want to seem incompetent or foolish.

Chiarshi sushi, scattered sushi, is a good meal for a nervous hostess especially if one serves the component foods arranged over the table so that each diner can choose what to eat, what they each like best.