Saturday, July 28, 2012

Opening Ceremony Fun!

We have been anxiously awaiting the start of the 2012 Olympics in London . . . it's such an exciting time!  So we decided to make some yummy treats to enjoy during the opening ceremony - treats with an international flair!

Tostones (fried plantains) . . . Lael learned how to make these in her co-op cooking class and insisted that we include them in our menu!
 Spanikopita are little pockets of spinach and feta goodness surrounded by layers of phyllo dough . . . I'd never made them before, but we all loved them!
 Queso fundido - a hot cheese dip with roasted red peppers and chorizo sausage - another family favorite!
 For dessert, we HAD to have an Olympic flag cake - Lael and Jaden did a great job making the rings!
 (For the Beijing Olympics, we made the rings out of M&Ms - but we decided that we like the fruit version much better!)
Unfortunately, once the party - and the opening ceremony - started, we got caught up in all the excitement and I forgot to take any more pictures!  Ooops!


Grandma Betty said...

115 verreElWow, those foods look VERY yummy! Great work, Lael & Jaden! And Noah, I am sure you also did great in eating them! And it was fun to watch the Olympics, wasn't it!

Kerry Beck said...

Thanks for stopping by Homeschool Super Heroes.

What a yummy site! We made Olympic Donuts & Olympic cookies. Here's a link for next time:

I look forward to seeing what other yummy activities you have to share.