Friday, June 20, 2008

Our Family's Frugal Summer Fun!


My family loves to play Mexican train!
This year for Father's Day, instead doing the usual restaurant thing, we decided to make our own version of a nice luncheon for our dear Dad. The meal was so colorful (and tasty too!) that I wanted to share it with you!
Here's the presents sitting on the table beside the flowers from Shabbat dinner. Every Friday night, it's traditional that either the husband or a guest bring fresh flowers to a home for the special Sabbath meal. Our lovely guests brought these on Friday evening...
And now for the meal! WARNING: These pictures may cause your mouth to water! Here are the beef and chicken skewers before they were grilled. My sister and I had so much fun assembling them. We put the meat, cherry tomatoes, green pepper, red pepper, red onion, and pineapple chunks. Grilled pineapple is the best! After assembling them, we let them marinate in teriyaki sauce and minced garlic for about 30 minutes before grilling.


Here's the skewers on the grill....
And here's the yummy finished product:
Here's the table. We also had Mom's special yellow rice with mixed veggies and my hubby's famous fried plaintains! I love when they're hot and fresh, with a little kosher salt sprinkled on top...yummmmm!
And for dessert....WOW!
Beth made erupting chocolate souffles with chocolate soup, served with vanilla ice cream dusted with dark chocolate shavings! Beth is the gourmet of the family! Maybe I'll get her to share her recipe with us on Tavita's Purse...


I hope you enjoyed these yummy pictures! Between Publix sales and coupons, this meal cost us much less than what eating out would have cost us, and we had so much fun cooking together. It really was a blessed day!
Head on over to Biblical Womanhood for more great Frugal Friday ideas!
Shabbat Shalom!




8 comments:

Sarah @ Fiddledeedee said...

Um, I think you should definitely share that recipe with all of us!!! Please :)

Bev said...

I was looking at the pic of dominoes, we love to play that here! I love shiskabobs! We do that for our birthdays every year. they are so easy to make. Those soufle's look so yummy!

Donna(mom24boyz) said...

I forgot about my shiskabob sticks. I have a ton in a bottom kitchen drawer--I need to pull those out, yours made my mouth water!

Audra Krell said...

I truly enjoyed your pictures and fun way to make a meal that tasted way better than any restaurant could have done!

BarbaraLee said...

It looks so good. I wish my hubby would like stuff like that.

Julie Stiles Mills said...

Love the photos! When I spend a little more on a home cooked meal, I can always justify it if I compare the cost to what we would spend at a restaurant. Always worth it! Great idea! And no waiting for a table.

wendymom said...

What a wonderful photo journal of a truly blessed day! Your father was so honored, and it was such a joy to prepare a beautiful day for him with my two lovely daughters and awesome son-in-law!

Jenny M said...

Thanks guys...Beth gave me the link for the recipe for that yummy dessert. Barbara Lee - what does your hubby like??