So while Dan was off at Cedarkirk playing on the ropes course with Caleb and Joshua, Karen decided to have some fun with Hayden and Hannah. We spent some time at the Lakeside Village in Lakeland and then headed over to Applebee’s. We had a lot of fun and some very good food. First, we shared the appetizer trio platter as a starter. We shared mozzarella sticks, beer pretzel sticks with cheese sauce, and won ton chicken tacos. They were all very good. For the main course Karen had the French Dip, Hayden had a quesadilla burger, and Hannah had a mini-cheese burger. We were too full for desert right then so we stopped at Public and picked up some ice cream to go with the brownies we had at home. Below are the photos so you can see how great it all looked.
Last Tuesday Joshua asked me if I could run out and pick him up some salad spinach. Well it isn’t often a mom gets such a health request and I had to run an errand anyway so I picked it up for him. On Wednesday he created this very special lunch.
The base is Ramen soup. I believe he used the chicken flavored one. He cooked up some chicken and boiled himself an egg. As the soup was cooking he added the spinach to the water. The result with a tasty and health lunch. Good job Joshua.
On Saturday, Karen took Caleb and Joshua down to Homeland to the Alafia River Rendezvous. Now if you live anyway in this area you are thinking wait isn’t the Alafia River in Hillsborough County. Well it is and the rendezvous was original held over there but they were able to buy property here in Polk County so they moved the venue to this permanent site but the name stayed the same. Reenactors spend a couple of week living as if they are in pre-1840’s America. While on site they must wear period clothing and have period tents, etc. Some adjustments have to be made for the food vendors and port-a-lets are hidden behind fencing. Vendors can buy, sell, and barter among the participants. The final weekend they open up the Rendezvous for the public to join in.
Joshua and Hannah have been before with a school field trip but Caleb was in school and missed it so he really wanted to go this year. So even though Friday night was a late night Karen agreed to take them. They spent a lot of time window shopping and sitting in on some demonstrations. We finished up with some really great food.
Last Friday, Joshua and Caleb worked hard for Camp Fire making dump cake at Lakeland Pig Fest 2013. If you don’t know what dump cake is you will have to check with the boys because it is delicious and versatile. (Hint: stick of butter, box of cake mix, can of pie filling). It was hard, hot work because they cooked their cake in dutch ovens using pieces of charcoal. While we were there we also got to partake of some great tasting food. Who knew a moink was a meatball wrapped in bacon and fried.