October 20, 2018
The boys were wondering what would make a good service project for October and they thought we needed to complete the sequel of Senior meals. We had a dinner, a breakfast, so we just need a lunch. We had their October planning meeting in the Ikea cafeteria and the boys settled on the Mexican theme for menus and games.
|Recipes, thank-you notes and prep materials|
|Piñata Construction night|
|Older boys complete the Menu to Grocery conversion list based on an estimate of 45 participants. Heavy math here.||A toast with a coveted and shared can of Spruce Beer.||
That hits the spot.
Do you think the YW will notice our breath?
|Off to SuperStore to get the groceries...|
|Groups have been split into 4 teams to apply their creativity to unique and theme applicable piñatas||It's all about the festive colors. Not an easy choice.||Things you can also do when you have a lot of tape. He is the lightest guy right?||Instead of pizzazz, lets go for super indestructible...|
|I see you're using some engineering techniques here with some angled supports.||The creative juices are now flowing. The hot and spicy Mexican kind.||And there you have it, Spiderman stuck in his own web.||and here we have Spiderman getting unstuck from his web.|
|Piñata to the nose. Ouch!||Chomper the girl dog, and Sponge Bob provide the easy piñatas||Jaws is our intermediate candidate||and Mr. Indestructible is our ultimate challenge. Pace Maker warning here.|
|Saturday morning starts early||We've loaded up all the goods and boys and hit the church by 10:30.|
|Fry bread crew starts right away on the dough...||Got some taco rolling and flouring in the front, with fry guys flipping tacos in the back. Meat sauce team to the left adjusting the spices.||Keep that meat sauce simmering now. Veggie cutting crew is almost done as well. Push to ramp up taco production.||Nothing like a happy cook.|
|Harder, faster...||Into the rhythm now.||Just the right shot of oil, don't want them greasy.||Finally, the last ones...|
|Piñata play off|
group of los Señor y las Señora sipping back a few lemon waters before
the big games.
We jacked up the thermostat in the gym to provide that out in the Mexican sun feeling and piped in some mariachi music.
Had to turn down the volume though.
|Ladies over 65 category...||Chomper took a real beating with this Jean gal.||She finished him off and went to the next challenge with Sponge Bob||Unfortunately she was no match for Bob.|
|Men's over 65 category...||Swinging Syd comes up to see what he can do to Spongy Bob.||Couple of direct hits, but Bob's still holding up.|
|Girls that think they're stronger than guys category...||Might Martha winds up||Bob pulls an evasive move and is still intact||He's taunting her now...|
|She's getting really steamed||Take that Sponge Bob. And he's down for count.||Oh, look, it's amazing, Bobs getting back up.|
|Guys that thinks they're stronger than girls that think they're stronger than guys category...||The Scottish slicer McNary come up and plants a solid hit.||Dueling Dahl now takes a crack, and Bob's starting to loose it.||Menacing Mike comes in and finishes him off. Grab the spoils folks.|
|Semi finals with Jaws||Jaws has a short life and got taken out early. Crowds are devouring him as we speak.|
|Finals are up, all against Mr. Indestructible||1st up is Veteran piñata smasher Razor Jerez. Mr. Indestructible holds up though with barely a dent.||Kamikaze Obha drives in with the samurai slash. Its unbelievable, but Mr. Indestructible is holding to his name.||Watch the effected of incessant samurai attacks...|
|Accordion Arms Peterson plows a few more blows into Mr. Indestructible, but still no effect||Crowds are all routing for McNary now, but even he eventually throws in the towel.||Mr. Indestructible, undefeated!|
|The Ringer's Round||Ace Ashton give it everything, still not good enough.||Black belt Wagner, wails on him, no effect.||Constable Badesso with guns blazing, still nothing.|
|Big Willie, the creator of Mr. Indestructible, winds up with an all out smash.||Big Willies final smash and he's done. Mr. Indestructible wins hands down.||Anyone want some really pulverized candy?|
|Hora de almorzar|
|We cater here. No need to get up from your chairs.||Main course is all done. Notice the china plates, steal cutlery, and actual glass glasses. Now we bring on dessert.||Very authentic flan. Made by a Venezuelan which is close to Mexican.||We provided the Texas sheet cake, but forgot to bring out the whipped cream. We then finished the meal with sample shots of Horchata.|
|Staff chow time and cleanup||There was a smoking big pile of dishes to go though, but we did our bit for the environment.|
|We estimated right guys, still enough for us.||In case you're interested, this is what a jug full of cell phones all playing different music sounds like.||Interesting music.||Almost back to normal.|