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Sunday, September 28, 2014

The creative inventor

Our last family night was all about inventing. Two children were involved in the planning of this party with each child clearly showing their own strengths. Shoun was in charge of the food theme and Eden - everything else. Together they decided on macaroni and cheese. Shoun googled "creative macaroni and cheese." He settled upon Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese. This idea was nixed by him and he didn't admit until it was too late that it was because he didn't know how to make pulled pork. Silly boy, if you know how to google the idea in the first place, maybe google can tell you how to make pulled pork.

No problem, though, because his partner is the master of creativity and ideas. She took over from here. Since they decided upon inventions as their theme, she decided that each family member could invent his or her own macaroni and cheese. Having a concert that day, I helped her with most of the work ahead of time so that we could start as soon as we came home from the 4PM concert.

We put the macaroni and cheese in the crockpot. She also cubed ham, baked the bacon ahead of time and crumbled it, cooked and cut hot dogs, cut scallions, crushed chips (regular, Bar-B-Q and Doritos for good measure), made sure we had extra cheese, salsa, hot sauce, and ketchup. There weren't any options in the way of vegetables but you have to take the inventor of the meal into consideration; Eden is my pickiest eater. We did add some left-over cooked broccoli at the last minute.

In between dinner and dessert she paired up the family members and gave them a quiz that she had prepared. They were given a time limit to look up the answer on the internet. Questions like, Who invented the toilet? For what purpose was bubble wrap originally invented? When were Crayola Crayons invented? She made this quiz all on her own as well as the prizes.

Dessert was, of course, Invent Your Own Ice Cream Sundae.

And her movie of choice was Meet the Robinsons.

1 comment:

  1. Great job Shoun and Eden! This sounds like a fun night for all. The movie is a great choice with the theme.