One evening in February of 1993, I was walking home from work when something strange happened… Peanuts rained down on my head! I was very surprised! I looked up but saw only an apartment building. Nothing strange.
I kept on walking and just a few meters farther, there were peanuts all over the sidewalk! I love peanuts. I really wanted to pick them up and take them home with me. BUT, I was in Japan and not Canada so I did gaman.
That was my first experience of Setsubun. I went to work the next day and the staff at the school where I was working explained everything to me.
The End (of the story, not the blog)
Tomorrow is Setsubun in Kinder. I always feel left out because there is not much I can do for this event. This year, Maki suggested I make my bean salad (because beans are important on Setsubun). I agreed, because it’s Wednesday I had time.
As a child I hated bean salad (sorry mom). As I grew up I learned two things. First, I love beans. 2nd, I learned how to make a better bean salad than my mom (sorry mom).
It starts with a sautéed mix of onions, celery, bell peppers and spices.
I am pretty sure if food is colorful, kids will like it more! Also, when I was a kid I really didn’t like the crunchy veggies with soft beans. So I decided to sautée.
The finished product looks ok! Like always I’m hoping the kids will like it or, at least, try it…