So, after my early morning race, I had a BBQ to prepare for!
Or cookout. Depending.
In a nutshell: making dark and stormies (rum and ginger beer), burgers and brats, hanging out in the backyard with friends, playing badminton, and using a badminton birdie retrieval device when the birdie (or shuttlecock) went into the neighbor’s yard by accident.
(it was a pasta spoon taped to a broom.)
I made “chocolate eclair dessert” (link goes to basically my recipe) and Ina Garten’s potato salad. Both were delicious. I also made a 7 layer dip (avocadoes, beans, tomatoes, onions, olives, cheese, sour cream, salsa…that’s more than 7 layers already though…).
And now for some of Brad‘s pictures I ripped from his facebook page:
Hope you had a great holiday as well! That will be the last event that I host until my wedding, as far as plans go.