In an effort to add some levity and sunshine to our days, we have begun adding a themed dinner into our weekly menu. The idea sprouted with the girls and we decided to run with it. Trapped at home and living the same days over and over like the movie “Groundhog Day” we though a themed dinner once a week might be something fun to look forward to.
The girls led the charge with our first themed dinner. Building the night around supplies already on hand, they decided on a luau.
Earlier that week we added two coconuts to our grocery pick-up order, thinking it might be fun for Tyler to experience breaking open a coconut. Pairing this activity with food on hand and a box of luau decorations in the basement led to a fun night at Patchwork Farm.
They girls took responsibility for transforming the dinning room into a tropical paradise, complete with sand, shells, and Aquaman (of course!)
The finished effect of their efforts were charming and cheery!
Working with what we had on hand, I put together a dinner of rice, barbeque pork sandwiches and a pineapple melon salad with flower cut-out cookies for dessert.
As dinner was cooking everyone was sent to their rooms to dress for our trip to paradise. Hawaiian shirts were donned and everyone received a lei, including all the dogs.
We all came to dinner looking festive (at least those who opted to participate in the fun),
And we enjoyed a delicious dinner while listening to the sounds of the tropics.
After dinner we headed outside to open our coconuts.
Toby drilled out the eyes so we could drink the coconut water within,
And then cracked them open so we could enjoy the meat.
We ended the night by watching the musical, “South Pacific.”
We may be trapped at home, but thanks to the creativity and effort of Gracie and Molly we all got to escape to paradise for a few hours.