Oh wait, I just blinked Friday and woke up at my desk today! What a busy weekend. Friday night was a blur of housecleaning and laundry in preparation for Sunday’s cookout. I got to try my new Mrs. Meyer’s cleaning products, which smelled so good I almost didn’t despise scrubbing the stove.
Saturday morning, I woke up bright and early to start food prep for Sunday. I started with dessert, an apple pumpkin tart, using the pumpkin purée I prepared last week.
While the tart was baking, I said hello to my sister-in-law as she popped off of her homecoming float as the parade passed my house and listened to the start of Moravian’s football game.
Next, I was off to my co-leader’s house to help our high school age Girl Scout troop sew Girl Scout themed travel pillows to sell as a fundraiser. I forgot my camera at home when I left! ME, without my camera! I felt naked, like if you are used to wearing a piece of jewelry or watch and for some reason you don’t wear it one day. So, to illustrate this afternoon portion of my weekend, I am resorting to using someone else’s image. Egads! I found this image on this awesome sewing/crafting blog: Knick Knacks and Ric Rac.
Getting back to the kitchen, I started to create marinades for the several varieties of meat my husband and his friends had requested for grilling.
I also marinated chicken (and forgot to take a picture—boy, I was off my game this weekend!)—One batch in honey garlic barbecue and the other in Asian soy-sesame.
After a bit more straightening of the house, we collapsed into bed, looking forward to all of our friends coming to visit the next day.
Sunday we woke up to breakfast from Jumbars, our favorite Sunday routine.
The food prep began again, with my husband jumping in to lend a hand.
Around one o’clock, people began arriving. We ran out of tin foil, so there was a slight delay in getting foil packs on the flame, but by two o’clock there was a stream of food and a porch full of hungry friends. Throughout the afternoon and night, thirteen of our friends (plus an adorable baby girl!!!) came by to chow down on some tasty food and have a great time.