You have most likely read it here before, but if you missed it – Wednesdays are now Family Dinner night at our house. The nights change once in a while when Jeffry and Kerri begin new kickball seasons. For now, Wednesday it is. Tonight was Retro Diner themed. Max and I shopped at the local party store for some plates and napkins and mini banana split cups. (Okay, they are really plastic martini cups, but you make do with what you find. And since we are not a martini imbibing family, no one seemed to notice anyway!)
The announcement was made on the new family chalkboard mounted right on our front door. (Doesn’t everyone have a chalkboard on their front door??). And the most important part of the announcement – Bow Ties are required.
Max and I worked on making 5 bow ties from scrapbook paper and jewels! Max’s favorite part of this Camp Nana project was cutting paper. And then cutting some more paper. And, well, then cutting a bit more paper. He makes great confetti! We set the table with retro blue and pink plates and napkins and silverware, atop the 1950’s tablecloth we found the day before. We even put markers out for everyone to enjoy writing on the tablecloth. Dinner was finally served with hamburgers plated with lettuce, tomato and onion using the style of the Woolworth’s counter service on Main Street of Grand Junction. Home made fries (note: if you want to make homemade fries, google the recipe from Guy Fieri – but remember to add some prep time because these things take a while to brown up!)., cheese pizza and grilled cheese were also on the menu. Even Abby got to dine on some organic mac ‘n cheese, just like her big brother. Max had milk while the adults enjoyed old-fashioned bottled root beer and creme soda.
The evening ended with mini banana splits where Max was treated to his first ever spray of whipped cream right into the mouth!
I urge you to try a retro diner dinner – although this was more work than most of the other dinners, it was worth the fun.
Ser up your own retro dinner, and until then, HAPPY TRAILS TO YOU….UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN!