Last Friday evening, we decided to travel to Mexico – which meant we had Mexican food for dinner and watched a Mexican-themed movie (more on that later). For our Mexican-themed dinner, we ate taco salad.
For dessert, Isabella decided to make an apple pie from a recipe she found in her Nature Friend magazine. This recipe included mixing sour cream with the sliced apples and a crumb topping.
The apple pie tasted very good, especially with a side scoop (or two) of vanilla ice cream. Look out Aunt Ann, you have some competition. 🙂
Obviously, apple pie is an American staple. So how does this fit into our Mexican theme for the evening? Well, we decided to tie the two together by watching a movie about a Little League® Mexican baseball team, thus making it a “Mex-American” themed evening.
The Perfect Game is a movie based on the true story of the 1957 Monterrey, Mexico Little League® baseball team. The team was composed of a group of boys who believed, with child-like faith, that God wanted them to play baseball. One of the boys recruited the coaching services of a down-and-out former clubhouse attendant for the St. Louis Cardinals. The team overcame several obstacles, with some apparently Divine help, to become the first team from outside the United States to win the Little League® World Series in Williamsport, PA.
This inspirational movie portrays the classic underdog story. It deals with the themes of racial and sexual discrimination in a way suitable for young children to view. The movie also touches upon the difficulties of dealing with the death of a child, as portrayed by an angry and alcoholic father (a few intense scenes) and a broken-hearted mother and brother. We recommend this family friendly movie for inspiration, enjoyment, and a real-life example of child-like faith.
But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein. (Luk 18:16-17)