Eating our way through the weekend

Well, not the entire weekend. Just most of it. And the weather was perfect for it all.

Sunday evening, we hosted most of the Group o’ Friends at our house for a barbeque for those who didn’t go out of town this year. The only family missing were the CW clan – and we missed them! – and we ended up with eleven children at our house, along with all their parents, and A. and C., who don’t have kids. Granted, three out of the eleven couldn’t walk, so that did cut down on foot traffic a little bit. And we had the kids running around outside, where the rules were pretty simple – no shoving or pushing, no climbing the woodpile, and no brandishing sticks larger than yourself.

And the food… the food! The Webmaster and I had advertised hot dogs and hamburgers fresh off the grill, plus condiments, and then made it a potluck. I also tossed in peanut butter dinosaur-shaped sandwiches for those kids who are not fond of hot dogs or hamburgers (mostly just Tad), and the Webmaster sprung for some beer. Friend and I unintentionally ended up coordinating dessert – she made cake, I had ice cream and other assorted treats. But there was also fresh fruit and fruit salad, pasta salad, veggie kabobs, grilled veggies, and more beer.

We all ate very well and there were lots of leftovers.

Yesterday, we joined Obachan at Grandma and Gichan’s house for more food. Gichan was smoking ribs, and they were so good that even Ane said, “Gichan, your ribs are really tasty!”

I brought potato salad, tomatoes for the green salad, and my leftover treats from the day before (peanut butter squares and Rhubarb Cream Bars). Besides the ribs, there were Crock Pot Beans (Auntie had put them together), onigiri (rice balls – Obachan misses eating rice now that she doesn’t have to cook for herself at the new retirement community she’s living at), potato salad, green salad, grilled chicken, corn on the cob and Grandma had made rhubarb pie for dessert.

Is your mouth watering yet? It should be.

If you’re hungry, and can get to my house, I can feed you on leftovers. Our fridge is so full of different things that I could barely get it shut at different points over the weekend.

3 Responses to “Eating our way through the weekend”

  1. linda
    May 26th, 2009 05:21

    YUMMM!!! Put on the coffee and I will be right over!
    Shall I bring our left overs? we had pot roast that slow cooked while we worked on a new dresser!
    hugs to all!

  2. Dale
    May 26th, 2009 07:31

    are you up yet? It was a great Memorial Day Weekend, some of the better weather we have had.

  3. Doc
    May 26th, 2009 15:43

    Is it OK to have Rhubarb Cream Bars for breakfast? 🙂