For dinner I decided to make a Guatemalan meal. I spent a lot of time on the internet researching different meals and I settled on pollo en pina (chicken in pineapple), arroz Guatemalteco (Guatemalan-style rice), refried black beans, fried plantains, and pastel de tres leches (three milks cake). I am proud to say that I made this entire meal from scratch. It was DE-LISH!!! Definitely going to be cooking all these items again, though next time I am going to grill the chicken before simmering it. Now I am torn as to whether to make this same meal in April for Garrett's forever family day, or to try one of the other traditional meals. Maybe I'll even get brave and try tamales!
Here are some photos of our fun night. Unfortunately I didn't get any photos of Zach while he was over, so I included a photo of a few days ago when my girl and her new favorite guy were watching a video together.
Yummmmm -- cake! Let's just say that the kids didn't leave any of that on their plates!
Some Nathan cuteness
Some Elena cuteness Lena and Auntie Meg Lena and Uncle Rice (Meg said that my kids had a rice for an uncle -- Uncle Ben -- and so, of course, I have decided that the name will stick and my kids have been willing.)
Nathan and Uncle Chris hiding from the Daddy Dinosaur -- Nathan really thought he was hiding behind that tree. Kids crack me up!
Garrett carrying his cars around the house. Love how he clutches them close to his chest to carry or protect, I'm not entirely sure which.