Hello my Lovelies,
Today is Hawaii day at Camp Funshine!
We’ve had so much fun already and it’s only going to get better as the day goes on.
For breakfast DD helped me in the Camp Mess Hall to make these fruit skewers for breakfast.
Then there were a few things we had to get done in the kitchen. I had 6 oranges that were on the wrong side of ripe. Probably still edible but I had other ideas. I decided to dry them in the oven to keep them for Christmas decorating. The house smells gorgeous with them slow baking in the oven. Of course DD helped me by using paper towel to dab the orange slices dry.
Once these were in the oven we had to marinate the ribs and chicken for the Hawaiian BBQ later on today. I got a recipe from the internet – I have no idea where now but it’s for a
Hawaiian inspired marinade
Meat of your choice – we are using pork ribs and chicken fillets
1 cup of light brown sugar
1 cup light soy sauce
4 cloves of garlic
1 1/2 t ginger (I used the jarred stuff from the supermarket)
In a bowl, mix the brown sugar and soy sauce togehter. Mix until almost all the sugar is dissolved in the soy sauce.
Add th garlic and ginger and mix.
Place the meat in a zip lock bag and add the mixture. If you are using a lot of meat you may want to double the recipe and use a few zip lock bags but ours fit nicely and once it was all in the bag I let the air out and sealed it. I then shook it lightly to circulate the marinade. Refrigerate and remember to turn it every now and then or shake lightly to coat the meat and marinate it evenly.
DD enjoyed mixing the marinade until the sugar was dissolved.
Once this was done, we had a water break and then we were ready for some crafting. I put on some Hawaiian music thanks to youtube playlists and we got making! Using some crepe paper that I had left over from DD’s first birthday (3 years ago!) we cut our two different sized circles and cut them in half. Then we rolled them up to make flowers and taped them to a headband.
As you can see she’s got a face on her because I got annoyed cos she wouldn’t sit still for a picture! She’s one of those kids who, as soon as you bring out a camera and ask her to stand still she becomes a jack in the box! LOL!
Then it was time to make lei’s. We just threaded long strips that we folded onto a piece of wool that was long enough to fit around her neck.
She already had a grass skirt that I picked up from a car boot sale ages ago and together she thinks she looks just like a real Hula dancer!
After lunch we learned to hula dance using a video I found on youtube.
In a couple of hours we’re going to a birthday party in the park and then it’s home for the Hawaiian BBQ.
What a lovely day!