While we all know that we need to stay at home for our safety from the deadly coronavirus, it is still difficult to let go of the things we usually do when we were still free of the pandemic. Doing things like eating out with the family or celebrating one’s birthday outside are some of the activities that we are not allowed to do these days.
Jeremy Tuck, a pastor from Atlanta, knew that he had to do something for his youngest son who’s about to celebrate his birthday. He also knew he won’t be able to bring his family to the restaurant to celebrate, so this dad brought the restaurant to his home!
The Atlanta pastor made his son’s birthday extra special by doing a make-shift Hibachi-inspired dinner wherein the chef is none other than himself! He shared the incredible and heartwarming moment on his Instagram account.
“When your family wants Hibachi but you can’t go out! So we made our own! My wife was on camera duty and I’m the Hibachi master,” Jeremy posted, along with a video of him serving his family of seven.
A hibachi grill is a Japanese-style restaurant where the chef cooks the food in front of the guests, making the wait as entertaining as possible by showing amazing cooking techniques.
To show his own version of a hibachi-inspired dinner, Pastor Jeremy wore a hat made of a paper bag and stepped in front of a griddle he placed on top of their dinner table and cooked dinner as his family watched. He made sure they were entertained while waiting for their food!
He cooked fried rice, fish, and shrimp for the birthday boy and the rest of their family, adding traditional flavors with the use of garlic and several seasonings. As it turned out, going to a Hibachi dinner is a tradition that the Tuck family does whenever someone is celebrating their birthday. Jeremy wanted to make sure that this tradition will not be broken despite and in spite of the pandemic.
“The idea came about [because] my sons love hibachi and we try to take them every time one of them has a birthday, but of course this time was different,” the Atlanta pastor told Because of Them We Can.
His wife helped Jeremy in preparing for the Hibachi-inspired dinner by ordering a griddle from Target. She also searched for Hibachi items and eventually announced to their kids that they were going to have a Hibachi-inspired dinner party.
Once his materials arrived, Jeremy got to work and presented in front of his family. He was like a professional chef, constantly striking his spatula with the knife and entertaining the kids and his wife with his antics.
After the sumptuous meal, the family is left with satisfied tummies and a happy memory that they will cherish forever, thanks to Jeremy’s heartwarming birthday present for his son.
For a pastor like Jeremy, cooking up a special dinner is no different than creating sermons every Sunday for his congregation. What you offer should always be a work made of love and this is what truly matters, especially in such a difficult time.
What Jeremy did for his family is definitely an inspiring thing. His creativity motivates all of us to find ways to make things happen in a positive light, rather than focusing on what we cannot do.
Are you curious about how Jeremy did a hibachi-inspired dining experience for his family in the comfort of their own home? Press play in the video below and prepare yourself for a heartwarming moment!
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Posted by FOX 5 Atlanta on Thursday, April 16, 2020