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?

5 thoughts on “Go USA!”

  1. Hannie – Hey, i'm Hannah, Born and bred in Bedford, UK. I'm foster Mum to a teenage boy and mum to a small boy. I'm married to Chris and blog about our life as a crazy slightly random family.
    Han says:

    Hey! It’s all about Tom Daley, Hannah Miley and Rebecca Adlington. Zoe Smith is pretty epic too – she’s less than 58kg and can lift 90kg!

    Then again I’m biased! lol.

    Been cheering the Girls Beach Volleyball team on (I don’t know what is with the bikinis but clearly it works because they are doing so well!). I think the boys diving in speedos is to do with being streamline or something like that.

  2. Ryan Lochte is pretty darn cute 😉 An why DO they do everything in their undies? lol.

  3. Fruit pizza is easy to make patriotic. Shape sugar cookie dough into a rectangle. Bake. Ice with whipped cream cheese mixed with sugar and top with fruit in a flag design.

  4. Lochte is cute but his closet full of clothes and shoes seriously creeps me out. I need my men to have fewer items of clothing than I do. 🙂

  5. I don’t do patriotic for the Olympics, though i should, BUT, during the Opening Ceremonies, we have food from whatever country is hosting the Olympics. This year? Fish and chips!

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