For the final night of the Int’l Family Meal Challenge, our girl drew Asian cuisine and she had some fun tricks up her sleeve. They didn’t quite work out the way she had envisioned but it was still super fun to see her in action giving it her best shot and giving us a full range experience of all different types of Asian food.
What’s For Dinner
She started us outside using an outdoor grill hibachi-style. The crazy winds of Colorado had other plans so we ended up having to move indoors.
Check out the menu/open-flame style:
- Her inspiration for this meal came from this video: “Hibachi Style Dinner“
- California Rolls
- Grilled Steak
- Grilled Shrimp (Midway through dessert, she realized she had forgotten to grill the shrimp – we never would have known)
- Grilled Chicken
- Homemade Yum Yum Sauce
- Fried Rice
- Stir Fry Veggies (Scallions, Onion, Squash, Mushrooms)
- Korean Banana Milk (her concoction of pureed bananas and coconut milk)
- Coconut Tapioca with Lychee and Pineapple – For this Thai dessert, she went in search of lychee which is especially hard to come by during a quarantine (surprise, surprise) but ended up with the most delicious passion fruit. We had some fun trying out a couple of other exotic fruits, one which made the final cut – pics below.
Quite the Vision
One Last Memory Run
Have to finish out this challenge with a memory run of our first born. She has blossomed into such a beautiful, grounded young woman. Even in the midst of quarantine chaos and finishing out her freshman year of college in a new kind of way with an unanticipated extended stay at home due to COVID-19, she has taken it all in stride.
Family, friends, training, school and life still keep on going in a new way shape and form.
“After all, time is a one way street.”
That’s A Wrap
Well that’s a wrap on this two week extravaganza of family meal challenges.
Truly believe something pretty unexpected and special has come up out of this and has been imprinted on our hearts and minds for a lifetime.
Here’s to continuing to find new ways of making the best of it and treasuring every minute.
P.S. The votes are in and much to mom’s dismay, she was declared the two-time champ, even though she thought Greek was the clear winner, ha!