Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Two Family BBQs

This past weekend was busy, but so fun!  We spent late morning and early afternoon on Saturday prepping side dishes, baking, and getting the yard set up for the BBQ we'd be having that evening.


Christopher's whole family came over in the late afternoon.  Snacks included the fresh bread with an herb spread, pico de gallo with tortilla chips, pepperoni sticks and cheese, chips, and candy.

After a couple hours of visiting, and watching the kids play, we fired up the BBQ for burgers (and veggie burgers).

The sides were baked beans, coleslaw, and potato salad.

Dessert was frozen cheesecake and monster cookies.

It was nice to spend some quality time with the family, and watch our nieces play together, and also rock out with uncle Christopher in the basement for a while.  Our almost-four year old niece Charlotte is a natural on the drums. 

Once our guests had left for home, we brought everything inside, cleaned up the yard, put the folding chairs into the garage, etc., and then made another batch of the dessert for the freezer, and whipped up another batch of the baked beans so they'd be ready for the oven the next day.

It stormed overnight, and we woke up to gloomy rainy weather, but were confident it would clear up in time for Sunday evening.

Breakfast on Sunday was a pico de gallo omelette.

After breakfast we basically had a re-do of Saturday.  We made another loaf of bread, set up the yard again, and got everything ready for another family BBQ.

Late afternoon on Sunday my family came over.  We had the same snacks as the day before (it was easy to just buy and make double of everything and keep it simple).

The only real difference in the food was that we had smokies on Sunday instead of burgers.

The two bigger kids tossed the football around quite a bit, and were hilarious and silly, as they always are.  The little ones ran around, got nice and grubby in the rocks and dirt, and kept everyone on their toes and entertained

We loved seeing all of our nieces and nephews this past weekend!

How was your weekend?  What did you do?  
Do you have any backyard BBQs coming up to attend this summer (or that you are hosting)?

1 comment:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Your backyard is really nice! How fun to see both sides of your family. And it totally made sense to make the same things both days to make it easier for you! We have had a couple of BBQs this summer. Phil's group of college friends is trying to get together one Sunday a month and it's our turn to host this month but only one other family can make it. But it's the couple we are best friends with so it will still be a fun afternoon. They have a baby that is 5 weeks older than Paul - I can't wait to watch them grow up together! I had to think hard to remember what we did last weekend! We had Phil's mom over for lunch on Saturday. We kept it easy. We grilled brats and asparagus and had that with potato chips. I'm all about easy meals these days! :) Then on Sunday we went over to a friend's house for brunch. It was beautiful outside so we sat on their back deck.