Sunday, October 11, 2009
A Maui Cookout
Coming to you from Maui! Woohoo! How cool is that? I just had to say that :-)
We're visiting "Hawaii Chef" Tony, wife Michelle and baby Camryn. Only been here a day but we are having a blast! We got in late last night after a very exhausting day of travel. But it is so worth it!
Today we went to Ahihi-Kinau beach. It is a natural reserve so there is no fishing allowed. This means that the reef is beautiful and the fish are incredibly plentiful. And so many kinds! My favorite of course is the humuhumunukunukuapu'a. That is the state fish. It is so cool to see these for real and up close. Some others that we saw were parrot fish, puffers, goatfish, papio, surgeon fish, thread fish and more. I can't wait to go out again tomorrow!
We were so hungry that we couldn't even wait to get home to eat. We stopped at a really cool store, Whaler's General Store and picked up a few things to snack on til dinner. When we got home we packed a cooler and headed down to the pool. The pool at Tony & Michelle's condo is lovely. And they have two areas with grills. So we took our dinner with us to the pool and after about an hour and a half of pooltime Tony and Bob fired up the grill and cooked dinner!
Here you have it! And it was delicious! Tony grilled all natural beef burgers and served it with a sauce he made of mayonnaise, ketchup, bread & butter pickles and wasabi oil. Oh my goodness was it good! We had penne pasta with pesto and parmesan cheese and potato salad. It was delicious! Or did it just taste so good because we're in Maui?
And look at that smile! I think he might be happy we're here. And that's the reason we're having such a great time.