Sunday, August 10, 2008

Olympic Cooking Club: Let the Games Begin

Saturday we hosted our monthly Cooking Club. Since the Olympics were in Beijing, we decided to go for a Chinese-inspired menu. We had a costume contest where people could wear their favorite ethnic costumes in honor of the Opening Ceremony. Marcy Pusey stole the show with her outfit from Israel.

The menu included:
Wonton Soup
Sesame Crackers
Fruit Salad
Vegetable Stir Fry
Cashew Chicken over Brown Rice
Fortune Cookies with Pineapple Sherbert

We rolled wontons for the homemade wonton soup. Mia Vasquez looks on to make sure our wonton-rolling is up to par.

Corban Pusey and Niana Holman decided to get in on the cooking action. They stirred up their own concoctions at the kid kitchen. The best part: no mess at their corner of the kitchen to clean up.

This cooking club was a lot about the kids. Our house was crawling with 1-year-olds. Meilani enjoyed playing on the exercise balls with her "older" friend Angel. They tried out their acrobatic skills for the Opening Ceremonies party.
Our youngest cooking club member is Olivia Andrade, who is growing quickly. Meilani (in her Chinese pajamas) snuggled up next to the baby. Olivia's parents, Mary and Antonio, got the prize for the most Olympic trivia questions answered correctly. (Ericlee is the king of Olympic trivia.)
Cori Schmidt was the queen of the Vegetable Stir Fry, one of the faves of the evening. Cori and Darrel were good sports and stayed the latest to watch the athletes representing the different countries march in. We cheered especially for Rwanda, Haiti, and, of course, the United States.


Mary said...

I want that picture of Meilani and Olivia! So cute!!!
Love ya- Mary

The VM Family said...

What fun. We too hosted a little Opening Ceremonies party, but we just (uncreatively) ordered our Chineese food! And no one arrived in costume.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Allison Vasquez said...

That was really fun and you took some great pictures! I especially like the angles. You're becoming a great photojournalist!