As temperatures rise, so does my creativity level for indoor activities.
The creativity happened when a large Amazon order came in today. I saw the box, remembered pins I had seen before on Pinterest, and got to work during nap time.
Last November, we enjoyed a family vacation to Blue Ridge, GA. We stayed in a cabin in the mountains and experienced all that the small town had to offer. One of these experiences was a drive-in movie. We watched Big Hero 6 in a very pleasant temperature, requiring a light blanket. I wanted to recreate that moment, in air conditioning, in July.
I started by taping the flaps together on the inside, letting the front one attach at an angle (for the windshield). I cut off the corners along the line of the slanted flap.
Then I painted the car, complete with windows, headlights and door handles. I used fast-drying acrylic paints.
I grabbed a movie from Avondale Library. I love that library...it's in our community and we go all the time. Story time with Ms. Eve rocks! But Mountain Brook has a better selection of Disney movies. They know it too! It's $3.00 a day if it's overdue. I learned that the hard way when we first moved here. I racked up a $59.00 fine for several movies...one of those being "Room on the Broom", which is on Netflix and we watch for free all the time now. Thankfully, they do have a one-time fine forgiveness, so I didn't have to pay it. Wait, what was I talking about? Ah yes, the movie. I didn't want to, but I got "Up" for drive-in movie night. I just couldn't watch it. That movie makes me bawl my eyes out. The kids loved it though!
Popcorn and a movie in a boxcar.
Dinner was also fun. I used two recipes from Pinterest.
Mexican Street Corn
Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs
The corn recipe was really really great! The chicken dish was okay. I should have browned them more. But I love that you do the whole thing in a cast iron skillet. I also threw together a salad with whatever was in the fridge...spinach, tomatoes, olives, cucumber, red onion, queso fresco and honey balsamic vinaigrette.
My fun family, ready for a Thursday night dinner and a movie.