Go USA!

We love the Olympics around here. I’ve got my faves: Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin, Megan Rapinoe, Kerri Walsh and Misty May Traenor, and LoLo Jones. There are others but THOSE are my true faves. But I love watching it all! Synchronized diving! Archery! Dressage!

Okay. I draw the line at dressage…but everything else! I LOVE!

We’ve been able to get the kids kinda into it too, which is nice. They’ve watched several events with us and have really enjoyed learning about the sports along with us. They also provide commentary that I think is sometimes better than the NBC commentators. Things like:

Why are they playing volleyball in their panties?

Why are those boys swimming in panties?

We helped get their enthusiasm up by cooking some patriotic dishes this weekend. It started with E’s new pancake making skills. He’s been making them – FROM SCRATCH – for the kids several times a week. We added food coloring to make red and blue pancakes to coincide with the plane pancakes which gave us the white color. Then we topped them with strawberries and blueberries. Red, White, and Blue for the win!

At Sunday dinner we made a red, white, and blue cake. I simply used food coloring again to color the white cake creating a blue layer and a red layer. Then we decorated it with a patriotic food display of more strawberries and blueberries. Patriotic desserts for the win!

What other patriotic dishes do you cook for your family?