In the past I wrote about our Country Dinners. In our imagination we arrive to the country we picked out and learn about it by making maps and flags and filling a jar up with interesting facts that we take turns reading. We listen to their cultural music, decorate, and eat a meal from that country.
We are in our third winter of having these monthly dinners and it continues to be a success; an evening that kids and adults enjoy.
We got smart. All of the kiddos are on one side of the table watching a tour show on the wall from the country we are visiting so that the adults can eat with a little bit of peace!
Liam is ready to serve us the escargot from France...
And we did it! We were brave and ate the slimy, runny snail. We didn't think to explain the process to our youngest and he stuck the whole shell in his mouth and started crunching! yuck!
None of this would happen without my talented sister-in-law. She makes up the menus and creates eye pleasing and delicious food for everyone to enjoy. And to top it off, she cooks everything from scratch!
For the decorations we think of someone we know from that country and borrow some items they have.
We will even call someone who has been to that country to visit and see if they brought back any souvenirs . (Thanks Christine for going to Australia for us!)
On the menu for Australia....Crocodile, Kangaroo, and Ostrich meat!!
Yesirree, we all had a helping of these interesting meats!
We even had a kangaroo join us for dinner to help remind us what we were eating!
After our Australian meal, we took turns playing the Didgeridoo.
Thailand's Spring Rolls and Sauces.
Eating sushi was an interesting experience when visiting Japan but the dessert turned out to be a big hit.