Friday, November 13, 2015

Dinner Guests: The Meal

On Wednesday evening we had two of our closest friends, Christopher's brother Steve, and his wife Melody over for dinner.  We couldn't believe it had been almost a year since we had them over.  We all went to the same elementary school, and have been close friends since childhood.  The cute thing about Mel and Steve (besides everything) is that they were standing side by side in our grade four school picture, and now they're married.  Adorable.  I love love.  In case you haven't noticed. 

Okay, you've noticed

Anyway, they came over early and we ate for hoursThat's just what we do around here.

We started with homemade French fries:

Next up, bacon wrapped, stuffed jalapenos:

The next course was a mini Southern-BBQ snack, with two BBQ ribs, and a little piece of my fresh, buttermilk cornbread.  Christopher whipped up the BBQ sauce, without a recipe, but it turned out perfectly.  I'll get him to jot something down next time.  We did the ribs in the slow-cooker all day.

Next, was a cauliflower soup.  We made the soup the night before, because soup is always better the next day.  We then let it simmer, very, very low, all day.

The main course was a perfect combination of dishes:  fried chicken, coleslaw, mac & cheese, and baked beans.

Ahhhhh yeaaaah!  Talkin' 'bout comfort food.

Then, we had to save room for dessert.  That morning I whipped up a couple, including apple pie:

And berries on a cloud:

Well, I'm thinking our guests left full ... and that's always a good thing.

Happy Friday everyone!  What do y'all have planned for the weekend?
(I'm southern now, I can say y'all). 


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Wow, what a feast! All of it looks soooooo good!! That is so cute that this couple has known each other for so long! I have a friend that went to kindergarten with her husband! Just crazy@!

I have a pretty busy weekend ahead of me. Tonight I'm going to a book exchange party and will be bringing a layered greek dip (which is so good!!!). Tomorrow I'm volunteering in the morning, going to a jewelry party in the afternoon and then making/bringing lentil enchiladas and spanish rice to a friend who just had a baby. Sunday should be more low key, I hope!

Nicole | Culinary Cool said...

This weekend for us will include lots of gingerbread related recipes, and perhaps a curry. And lots of relaxation.

Allysia said...

This is a great dinner! Michael's also good at making things like that off the top of his head. This is a crazy amount of food, no wonder you all were eating for hours. Those are the best parties. :)