I baked a big fluffy coconut cake! I very rarely bake cakes because we prefer cupcakes, but they're so pretty when you do. And I found that shredded coconut covers a multitude of frosting sins. The cake is made with coconut milk and a coconut buttercream frosting.
Then we made kalua pig, which shouldn't be confused with Kahlua liqueur pig, which would be gross. But it's not true luau kalua pig, because I didn't dig a pit in my backyard and stick a whole pig in it. But I did plop 6 pounds of pork shoulder into my pretty Le Creuset and bake it at 200 degrees for 20 hours. Yes, 20.Then we have some tasty Hawaiian accoutrements, such as Sweet Hawaiian bread rolls, luau macaroni salad, fresh pineapple, passion-orange-guava juice, and pineapple-passion-orange juice.