Olympic Dinner!

August 15, 2008 at 8:40 am (Uncategorized)

The kids have had the Olympics on every minute that they can all week. Seeing all the different countries represented has made me hungry for exotic foods!  So here is my take on a Caribbean dinner!

We started out with Mango Salsa (The recipe is here – http://www.elise.com/recipes/archives/000473mango_salsa.php )
It was SO good!  I can’t wait to make it again!!!!

We also had fried plantains
YUM!!! The first time I had these I was in my 20’s and working at ABC TV.  They had them at the commissary on the buffet and I thought they were sweet potatoes!  LOL  I had never cooked them until now!  (Here are the directions I used –


We also had chicken grilled in lime and butter. (Probably not very Caribbean, but I knew my kids would eat this if they didn’t like anything else.)
The kids thought is was SO cool to have a dinner that was so different for us!  (They had never had plantains in their lives and I thought I had gone crazy cooking bananas!  LOL)  Now they want to have a meal from a different country every night for the rest of the Olympics! 

How do I get myself into these things? LOL



  1. JacqueDixonSoulRestES said,

    Hi Jamin-
    I have not been here in too long!
    Your blog name came up in the Large Family Homeschool tonight. Kate told me I need to check out your blog for great lapbook ideas!
    And here…. another great idea! My girls and Daddy are all sitting behind me watching the Olympics at 1am, as I type!! LOL
    Thanks for the great idea! I couldn't stop by without leaving a comment!

  2. kaenhu said,

    But where are the rice and peas??? You can't have a Caribbean dinner without the rice and peas? LOL Let me know if you want a recipe. It's super easy.

  3. Ana Dulce said,

    Hi Jamin!
    By any chance do you know how to watch the Olympics through the internet? (We don't have cable here.)
    Thank you!

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