A few weeks ago I was in full crafting mode for Penny’s 5th birthday party, her first with her school friends, and I am happy to report that it went off without a hitch! I had made these DIY Kakamora and these Tissue Paper Table Flowers for the occasion. I also made some Tamatoa cupcakes and set 10 kindergartners loose in a local play place.
Keeping up with out monthly Disney for Dinner night, I reused our Moana DIY crafts to celebrate the big 0-5 on Penny’s actual birthday at the end of June. We watched Moana and dined on a Pineapple chicken stir-fry which I winged and came out really well as well as some “Consider the Coconut”, coconut cupcakes!
I set a super simple table for the occasion using the Kakamoras and some tiki paper plates and pineapple straws.
For the stir-fry you will need:
2-3 large chicken breasts
1 red onion sliced
1 green pepper sliced
1 can of pineapple chunks in own juice (drained)
1-2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 jar of VH Sweet and Sour Stir Fry Sauce
3-4 cups of rice (cooked)
Cook chicken with half of the oil in a deep pan until cooked through. Set aside. With the rest of the oil, gently soften the veggies and add chicken back into the pan and add pineapple and jar of stir-fry sauce and warm through. Serve over rice.
There are probably 200 ways to make this meal more interesting and flavourful. But I have a 5 and 2 year old who have told me soup is too dry and cheerios are too spicy so this dish is WILD for us.
The “Consider the Coconut” coconut cupcakes are even easier than the stir-fry. I made a box of vanilla cake and frosted the cupcakes with a can of vanilla frosting and dipped them in shredded coconut.
The meal and especially the cupcakes were a hit and Ethan spent the rest of the night telling me “No one goes beyond the reef”, which to me, is a perfect night!
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