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Hawaii FIVE – 0


Hard to believe my hubby is 5-0!!!  We decided to celebrate in Hawaiian style, except the food was our favorite street taco guy :0)  I think it was a good time had by all. Any reason to try out some new cocktails and some comfort food.

What is a Luau without a mai tai?  Here are the items we used to create our version.  We actually ran out 3 times…thats a good mai tai!

We have this joke bottle of Hypnotique that we (ok Matt) were finally able to finish off with this very lovely cocktail. Almost too pretty to drink…almost!

A few appetizers to start off the evening..

Tiki?! Tacos?!  Same thing, right?!

Meats, Rice and Beans…

All the fixin’s…

Look at this yummy plate…

And what is a party without cupcakes?!

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A Beautiful Salad

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We were hungry and it was hot, so we decided on a wonderful cool fruit salad with a little protein from some left over chicken.  It tasted as good as it looks.

Look at those colorful blueberries!

And a little Tzatziki and Pita from the Local Farmer’s market.

Monday 7/9/12

Yet another slight variation on the beautiful salad, enjoyed on the patio.  No cranberries or strawberries this time, but still just as pretty and delicious.  Doesn’t even need dressing!

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The Fair and Sushi?!

We love sushi so why not make it at home?! Especially when your friend gets sold on a sushi maker at the fair..Then her and her husband were kind enough to invite us over to try out this new gadget. Not only did we have a blast, it was really yummy. We all had a turn and came up with some fun recipes…PB&J roll, cookie dough and nutella roll, yum!  Not so bad for our first time.

All the fixin’s…


The finished product….


One of the best rolls that night…PB&J roll.

Doesn’t look so appetizing, but was really good…Cookie Dough and Nutella Roll.