Tonight, we had one last Olympics-themed feast. Originally, we were going to have one last Brazilian meal, but I ended up making that last week. And then I thought about making a Japanese meal, to signify the passing of the torch from Rio to Tokyo. In the end, however, I decided that I wanted to do something simple, since our first day of school is tomorrow, and I’ve been busy getting ready for that. So I settled on an all-American meal!
We started with a snack, just like we did the day of the Opening Ceremony. This time, I made pretzel rod torches that symbolize the Olympic flame being snuffed out. I also made a red, white, and blue “mocktail” that was a huge hit with the children. I added some Olympics-inspired Hershey’s miniatures, just for fun.
For dinner, we went with a traditional American meal…hot dogs, corn on the cob, potato chips, root beer, and brownies with vanilla ice cream for dessert. Easy to make, and something everyone likes!
I’m going to miss the Olympics. We’ve had a fun time over the last 16 days, learning about Rio, sampling some new foods, watching lots of sports, and keeping track of the medal count. At least it’s only about 18 months until the Winter Olympics!
With apologies to Charles Dickens, who I must quote (badly), because I hope this could be said about my Olympic spirit:
“And it was always said of her, that she knew how to keep the Olympics well, if any one alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us!”