Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tiki Weekend!

We sent the Boy off to his grandparents so we could enjoy a day with our friends from Fordyce. The wives attended Doane College together and have remained good friends since graduation. We introduced them to Mt. Fuji Inn in Omaha many years ago and decided to have a little get together at our place this weekend.


I had the bar ready to go and we made Mai Tai's, Reef's, Captain's Grogs, Flaming Coconaut's, Royal Hawaiian's and a couple I can't remember! I squeezed a mess of limes, lemons, oranges and a white grapefruit in the afternoon so I'd be ready to play bartender. I love playing mix-master as much as I love cooking. The only thing missing was a true tiki bar where I could create my magic like Blair.



We've always enjoyed finger foods while imbibing in tropical drinks so Mindy and I went a bit crazy with food. I prepared two kinds of baby back ribs, a sweet and smokey version on the grill, another with hoisin sauce, ginger, and other asian flavorings in the oven. A large chunk of roast prepared with more asian spices and seasonings in the dutch oven. And a grilled Thai chicken satay with a spicy peanut sauce with red curry paste and a "salad" of thin sliced cucumber/red onion/jalapeno in a tasty vinagrette. We picked up some spring rolls, crab rangoon, egg rolls and dumplings from two of our favorites in the city.
I neglected to take pictures of the food for you so you'll have to trust me that it was all great. I encourage you to enjoy what you like. No matter how silly or ridiculous it may seem to others, if you like it, do it. Then do it again!



Mr. Schieffer did a terffic job scarfing down those ribs and helping me drink those Fog Cutter's with the float of bristol cream sherry on top. Very tasty indeed and I look forward to your next visit so we can sample some of the bottles from the top shelf!

Have a great short week everyone and Happy Thanksgiving!

6 comments:

Potato. said...

I kinda lose my tiki mood A BIT in the cold winter months, but I'm glad to see you're at it.

Chris said...

It was a fun day, I even wore a new Hawaiian shirt my wife scored for just three bucks!

Anonymous said...

I read the blog from time to time and thought of you Saturday night. At the Pier One at SouthPointe there is a wooden paddle on clearance that says Tiki Hut.... I think it's down under $20 it's back with the wall art. I'm sure if you go the staff will be happy to help you find it!

Chris said...

Thanks for the tip Anonymous (don't be shy). I will check it out soon.

Potato. said...

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/02/dining/02rum.html?hpw

Tiki may be making a comeback!! According to the hipsters at the NYT...

Chris said...

Thanks for that link. Got a couple new recipes and ordered two bottles of Smith and Cross rum.