Olympics Fever

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My blogging and letter writing has fallen by the wayside thanks to the Olympics. No regrets though. These games are so much fun and the Adami-Hasegawa medal count competition is as close as it’s ever been (USA 12, Japan 10 as of this morning.)

I always throw a mini Olympics party, but this year the Olympics crept up on me and I didn’t have enough time to plan appropriately or come up with a theme cocktail. Party or no party I love decorating above our TV for the Olympics. Every year, I break out my flag banner and in 2016 I added an Olympic torch. (My guest room closet is pretty much the party prop room. I can’t save everything, but some things are small enough and took enough time to create that I figure they should be reused. If you ever need a sakura branch or some giant cacti, please give me a call.) This year I made some Olympic rings to hang. They’re a little small, but now that I’ve made them, I think I can probably work out a giant version for Tokyo 2020.

coffee brownies, patriotic browniesKaren came over for the Opening Ceremonies and we made a very simple menu: Korean beef tacos and Korean coffee brownies. (Disclaimer: these are probably not authentic foods.) Karen made the coffee brownies and I made these Korean beef tacos topped with this cabbage slaw and they were so good. 
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 Do you have a favorite Olympic event? I used to think mine was ice skating, but now I think it’s pretty much whatever is happening right now.

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3 thoughts on “Olympics Fever

  1. Donna Adami says:

    As usual looks awesome & so much fun!lib

  2. cath says:

    Team Hasegawa won this morning. Another gold medal. Of course we Dutch – I so much appreciated to see our flag in your flag banner- hoped for gold as well, but the Japanese ladies team skated together as one, so beautiful to look at. Dutch coach though;)
    I think we so far have watched all skating events. And now it looks like after having the Olympics we will also have skating on natural ice soon as we are awaiting a spell of very cold weather here. Not difficult to guess what the Dutch are talking about these days.

    • kimberly ah says:

      I always cheer for the Netherlands, along with Japan, when I watch the Olympics. Your country did so well this year, Cath! (I’ll respond to your letter soon! It was so fun to get mail from you again!)

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