We leave in exactly two weeks from today for our trip to Maui. To build on the excitement and to get us in a Maui frame-of-mind, I purchased a pineapple this week and baked a tropical cake with pineapple, coconut and macadamia nuts on top. Tonight I am marinating a small pork roast in Charsiu sauce that I found in our World Market store made by Hawaiian Pride Foods out of Honolulu. I will oven roast it tomorrow and make a salad with Papaya Seed Dressing Mix that I brought back from Longs Drug Store. This next week Shoyu Chicken is on the menu. For breakfast I am making strawberry/banana yogurt smoothies and pretending that they are Kula Strawberries and apple bananas, which will be my breakfast of choice on Maui.
I have updated my Maui journal to include new-to-us places to visit, restaurants, Upcountry sights. The suitcase will come out tomorrow and packing will begin. Minimal clothes although a jacket, wool socks, gloves and wool cap for Sunrise on Haleakala, snorkeling gear, my Pyrex pie plate to make a Hula Pie. Life is good!
What do you do to anticipate your Maui trip?