Sunday, June 14, 2009

Party Animal! A taste of Hawaii in our neck of the woods!

It appears that the answerman is getting ready for some sort of Hawaiian get-together!!! The inspiration was a recipe find in Sandra Lee's new magazine (June/July issue) entitled Hula Burgers and Saturday was the perfect day for grilling. So off to the store went Ben to get his supplies along with some necessary ingredients that I needed.

Mr. Hula himself was in charge of the Hula Burgers and I decided to use a recipe from Coco for Pina Colada cupcakes. Coco mentioned that drained crushed pineapple could probably be added to the cupcakes or to the frosting...I opted to add a little pineapple to the frosting and it was a nice addition. For my cupcakes I needed little paper umbrella's and Ben found them at our local dimestore. May I mention that the dimestore is called Walenta's and believe me they have a little bit of everything!

We enjoyed a fruit salad, assorted chips and Cha made some delicious lemon bars!

A fun little Saturday with part of our family, including my Mom, Cha and Tyler. Missing was Coco and Mac who now reside in lower Michigan, we miss you guys tremendously and hope one day jobs will bring you north!


  1. Everthing looks delicious. I was so excited to see this, I have missed your posting!! Glad to know the pineapple worked out, I'll have to try that next time.

  2. We had a great time at the luau - everything was very tasty from the grilled hula burgers to the moist cupcakes! We are wondering, that a j.d. robb book that the answerman is reading while cooking out?