I woke up on Saturday morning to seven degree temps, and decided that it was time to
BRING BACK SUMMER...inside our house, at least. We had plans to spend the evening with some friends who were coming over for dinner, so I declared a tropical-themed dinner party was in order. Here's how it went:
All signs of winter were banished for the evening, which also means that I finally took the NYE garland off of my mantle! I swapped out my "Winter" blocks for "Summer" and put up family photos of us fishing at the lake last summer. We resurrected the desert island decor from Steve's Birthday party last year: grass skirts, pineapples, and a grass umbrella. Cue the beach sounds from youtube. It was all very convincing actually. Our friends were such good sports...they showed up wearing SHORTS! Love it!
For dinner, I made Pampered Chef's cool and crunchy tacos which was our favorite meal of summer 2010. We had fruit salad as a side dish and made yummy fruit smoothies for dessert. The adults played games while the kids were downstairs (forever) swinging on our new indoor swings and climbing the ropes like little monkeys. (A note on the tacos: The recipe calls for jicama. If you cannot find jicama, just use some firm apples instead.)
We made "sandcastles" yesterday because the kids were having too much fun swinging to do it the evening of the get-together. (Thanks to my friend Marie for giving us the sand supplies!)
This morning, it is NEGATIVE FOUR degrees outside. Who is up for a tropical-themed LUNCH??? I'm going to go make myself a smoothie...
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Have a great Monday everybody...and STAY WARM!