The countdown continues, and we are getting closer and closer to our trip!!! This week’s meal (I’ll admit) was not my most creative, but it was awfully tasty and very easy.
Aladdin was one of the only Disney movies that I had growing up. In fact, I am pretty sure it was the only animated Disney movie I had as a child (or pre-teen to tell the truth). So, it is not one of my faves, mostly because I am just kinda tired of it. BUT it is one of B’s faves. In fact, you should hear him sing the opening song “Arabian Nights.” It is a hoot! So what did we eat?
This was one of the easiest meals I had planned. I mean does it get any easier than hot dogs, store bought cole slaw (the Diamond in the Rough-age), and sliced apples? The “beanies” aka baked beans were pretty easy. But (and that is a big BUT) the baklava was another story. Now don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t necessarily difficult to make. But it sure was time consuming and multi-stepped. And, holy moly, is phillo dough a pain to work with! And to top it all off, I was the only one who actually ate any of it!!! The hubby said it tasted like well flavored paper, and my kids wouldn’t even put it in their mouths! Nevertheless, the movie was a hit. And the baklava was a hit at the covered dish lunch that we had after church a couple of days after movie night! haha
I have looked forward to Tangled night since I decided to add it to the FFMN list. Tangled is my favorite Disney princess movie. I love the characters, the music is amazing, and the animation is top notch. And as you probably know, the story of Rapunzel has been told about a million different ways. And this particular one is unexpected and delightful! The scene at the end when she is hugging her parents . . . *tears*
So here is our menu for the evening:
Today marks B’s first tee ball game, and we were all pretty excited. His first game was supposed to be last Saturday, but rain postponed it to a yet to be determined time. Which meant that hubby had to miss B’s first tee ball game because he had a golf match to coach. He was pretty devasted, and by ‘he’ I mean hubby. lol It also meant that the kids got their jerseys and hats about 15 minutes before game time. B got to pick his number from the available jerseys when we got there. To quote B, “I’ll take 4 because I’m four.” My sweet literal boy . . .
I have to say, I was so proud of B. He is one of the oldest ones on the team, so he was able to stay focused pretty much the whole game without any meltdowns. He got three pretty good hits off the tee and ran the bases like a pro–or at least a 4-year-old pro.
He had such a wonderful time playing tee ball. When I had to break the news to him that he did not have another game until next Monday, he could barely hold himself together as he wailed, “But that is so far away!” Something tells me that I have many more days of ball games in my future.
I guess I should have technically said Cars 2 since that is what we actually ended up watching per B’s request. So here is the menu for the evening:
Now I can’t take full credit for all the menu ideas this week. While the Bacon, Lettuce, and Tow-Mater sandwiches were 100% yours truly, the rest actually came from the original source of my idea in the first place. You can read all about her countdown meals here.
So here is what the meal looked like. I was pretty proud of myself because I actually set the table, served it family style (as opposed to our typical buffet style service off of the counter/stove) and decorated with some of B’s toys. I also discovered that any child who owns FOUR Maters has enirely too many toys!