Don't watch the video below before I explain,
or you may think we have no class.
Okay, so I learned something last month.
If you want the little grandkids to get excited about dinner....just
throw on any table cloth, use whatever paper plates.
But bring out the Dollar Store goblets
and serve Sparkling Cider in them left over from Christmas.
AND have your 5 1/2 year old grandson tell Alexa to
"play dinner restaurant music."
(SO thankful to Kris and Mike for giving Alexa to us last Christmas.
We continue to find new uses for her.)
It was SO exciting to me,
watching the kids get all happy about this.
The prep and excitement getting ready each evening
was as fun as experiencing it.
It was such a hit, we did this 3 of the 10 nights they were here.
First night, it was Chinese food.
Second "special restaurant" night was Italian.
Alexa was so good about playing Italian music at Richie's request!
I think there was also salad with this dinner, but we were having
too much fun to get the pictures right.
(The meatballs I bought premade in the frozen section of the grocery store.
Thanks for that idea Karen.)
And our 3rd special restaurant night was Mexican.
I ask Karen to make this Qunioa Black Bean Burrito Bowl
whenever they come to visit. LOVE it.
Here's the link to her recipe.
Picture off the recipe site
Complete with Mexican Restaurant music. Alexa is very diverse.
Okay, now you can watch my video.
I never said we were perfect.