Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Aloha Lost- A Food Tribute!

Yes, we watched, we loved, we got headaches, we didn't get all of the question anwsered, we were lost, but it's time to say goodbye. After 6 years and a great show, it's time for the last show, and what better way to send off a great show than with a proper buffet tribute! Lots of thought and love went into this, some may laugh, some may think it's pretty cool. I had a blast! Enjoy and Namaste
Pineapple/Apricot punch: This is a punch that Grandma got from Hawaii and brought back, she would always make up some for a hot summer day. It's very simple, 1 part Sprite/lemon-lime, 2 parts pineapple juice & 2 part apricot nectar. It's very nice without the Sprite in a blender with some ice for Breakfast drinks.

Hawaiian Sweet Bread: A nod to the lovely island that they filmed at! And we needed bread!

Peanut Butter: When the airplane crashed a few days later we were introduced to one of the best couples, Claire & Charlie. Claire was pregnant and all she wanted was peanut butter, Charlie produces an empty jar and they pretend that it's wonderful. Later on, they do get ahold of peanut butter. I added some pretzel sticks, makes it easier to dip!

Orange Smiles: Who could forget Locke smiling with an orange smile?

Ranch Dressing: After they found the hatch full of food, Hurley found a vat of ranch, and ate it! Notice it took every bit of me to not arrange the veggies. I made it look like it was 'thrown together' A'la Hurley food binge!

Light & Dark Kebabs: There was a constant theme of good and bad, light and dark. Hence Chicken & Steak! The steak is marinated in a mixture of  2 parts honey & 1 part soy sauce with grape tomatoes. The chicken plain with pineapple niblets. Both are very yummy and toddler friendly. The boys love them!

Light & Dark Cupcakes: Again with the constant theme. Lots of fun!
Dharma Fish Biscuts: Kate & Sawyer spent some time in animal cages, and enjoyed these treats! Mine are a little more tasty. Easy peasy, take refrigerated sugar cookie dough, mix in orange food dye by hand. If you have a fish cookie cutter this will work, if not, hand shape the cookies. With a toothpick write 'DHARMA' in the cookie. Bake according to package directions. They do get puffy so we iced them to show the fish outline. They were very large but enjoyed by all!
Papaya: It was all over the island we had to have it on the table!
Little Airline Bottles of random drinks: They were on a plane! Sawyer hid them for a while.

Fried Rice: A nod to Jin & Sun another one of the best couples in the show.
I did a search for the best fried rice...of course it's Benihana's! I love that stuff! It's fun to watch them make it and oh so yummy!
4 cups cooked rice
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
2 Tblsp finely grated carrot (I just chopped baby carrots very fine, but rough cut)
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup diced onion (1 small onion)
1 1/2 Tblsp butter
2 Tblsp soy sauce
salt & pepper

Once the rice is cooked, cool competely in the fridge. Scramble egg in a small pan over medium heat. Seperate eggs into small pieces. Add peas, carrot, egg and onion to the bowl of rice. Toss all of the ingredients together. Melt butter in a large frying pan over medium/high heat. Dump the bowl of rice mixture into the pan and add soy sauce plus a dash of salt and pepper. Cook for 6-8 minutes over heat, stirring often. 
 This can be made ahead of time by cooking the rice, then adding the peas, carrots, egg & half of the soy sauce. Keep chilled until you are ready to fry it in the butter. Add the rest of soy sauce and salt & pepper.
I doubled the recipie, it made a TON of fried rice, would be nice with added chicken!
 Makes: 4 servings
From: a combination of many recipies from online Google search

Well there it is! Hope you enjoy. There are lots of fun foods to make and try

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