My parents have been in Hawaii this week and
torturing entertaining us with emails like this: “The view from our room this morning!”
While I realize it’s not quite as satisfying, beautiful, or relaxing, we decided to have a Hawaiian-inspired dinner over the weekend.
The kids loved the Huli Huli chicken, which is a Hawaiian version of BBQ sauce. Of course they liked it–the sauce is mostly ketchup and brown sugar. I used half the sauce for basting the chicken, and saved the other half for dipping.
The adults preferred a cucumber-papaya salad. I don’t particularly love cucumber or papaya on their own, but this salad was quite tasty and refreshing.
For dessert, I made a lazy version of this gratineed pineapple. The presentation is much more dramatic with a whole pineapple, but it’s simpler and just as tasty to use pre-cut spears or chunks.
I didn’t make anything special to drink, but these lime squeezes would have been a delicious addition to the meal.
Finally I would like to leave you with a demonstration of what frequently happens when I try to take pictures of something. First, I’ve been spotted.
Second, “Take a picture of panda.”
Third, “Take a picture of my feet.”
Fourth, I think we’re done here.