It’s time to light up the pig roast, wear a few leis and crank some Hawaiian music for a hula. August 21st marks the 45th anniversary of the introduction of the Hawaiian Islands to the United States. Naturally, this calls for a celebration, and what better way to celebrate the end of summer than with an exciting luau?
Hawaiian food may seem like an exotic feat difficult to whip up in your personal kitchen, however, this is not always the case. I recently attended a birthday party, which featured a pig roast, right in their backyard. I asked how they managed to accomplish this and my friend told me it was rather simple; he even went to a local pig farm to pick out the perfect birthday meal. Check out Eat Wild: http://www.eatwild.com/products/florida.html to find farms close to you that can offer the perfect pig, and usually an abundance of helpful tips.
Poke is a classic Hawaiian appetizer that will complement the savory pig roast. This is a dish that uses raw fish along with fresh spices and herbs. Combine that with a homemade Mai Tai and your taste buds will be doing their own hula.
One last key component to a backyard Luau: games. Grab some grass skirts from the party store so everyone can join in a hula, or find a long rod for the limbo. Kids and adults will love both activities, making your celebration a hit.
I’m the first to admit, I’ll find any reason to throw a party, but this one is sure to be a ton of fun. Make it a habit and before you know it, all your friends will be marking their calendars for this annual celebration.