Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Summer Friday Night Menu

Friday I was off work, so I stayed home and played housewife. It was so very gratifying! Although, I think if I did it everyday, I might get frustrated---but maybe not. I cleaned, cooked, walked downtown to the Post Office, Library and to my favorite antique store.

According to Jason, we finally had enough boxes unpacked to have everyone over. Don't get me wrong, there are still boxes. So many boxes. But they're mostly relegated to the spare bedroom and the various closets. I'm working on it!

Dinner for 8:
BBQ shredded beef: This was such an easy crockpot recipe, and was DELICIOUS! Enough food for probably a dozen people

Corn on the cob

Shish-kabobs: peppers, onions, pineapple and cherry tomatoes marinated in olive oil with rosemary and sea salt, then grilled.

Baked beans

Watermelon slices

Homemade ice cream: from Ben and Jerry's recipe. Mmmmm. I freakin' love my Cuisinart ice cream maker. I used my Tahitian vanilla from Trader Joe's.

And to drink: Watermelon lemonade. {via goodLife eats} YUM. YUM. YUM. So flavorful, tart, and watermelony. I used my immersion blender for the first time and it worked like a charm. I had so much of this left over that I think I'm going to make a sorbet in the ice cream maker.

So finally, the reason we bought our house came into good use. What a lovely inaugural run. Next we need to work on lighting and getting some chairs for a seating area on the lower portion. One thing at a time!

I spent all weekend printing my sister's wedding invitations. I'm wobbling on whether to post them or not. I may have to wait until she's sent them out so I don't spoil any surprises. I did 6 runs of 200 cards!!! Darn my tiny press.

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Posted by Blogger Tracy @ 1:23 PM #

So I hate to be THAT guest, but if I come over next Friday for some Friday night dinner on the back deck of the new house, can we grill some portabello mushrooms????

You are the best hostess.

Posted by Blogger Shona~ LALA dex press @ 8:24 AM #

Beth, don't you love being married? The fun starts with all the STUFF. Sounds like we have similar taste in electronic appliances. And of course I want to copy you in all your brave experimental artmaking... can I borrow just a TEENCY bit of initiative?


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