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Sorry about my lack of post last night but I was too tired! The barbeque was a success but it was crazy trying to barbeque for 23 people....yep, the count went up....again. I don't know where all these people kept coming from! :)

Friday night after all the prep work was finished, this is what my fridge looked like:

Crazy huh? :)

For breakfast yesterday morning, I pulled out the banana muffins I made earlier in the week bagels, some cereals, milk and juices and some English Muffin Bread that I found hiding in the freezer. I had made it almost a year ago and was worried it wouldn't be very tasty anymore but I was wrong!

I had three slices of it with butter and honey. YUM!! Where oh where did I get the recipe for that? I'll have to go back through my recipe collection to see! Must make this again!

Then it was time to get ready for my friend's bridal shower. It was at the Grand Colonial in La Jolla. I had never been to there before and it was a very cute hotel! The room for the shower was set up beautifully:

Look at the party favor cookies in the shape of a wedding dress silhouette:

Champagne :)

Lunch was buffet style and I had a bit of everything:

Salad with balsamic vinaigrette, grilled veggies, chicken picatta and penne pasta. I had some tiramisu for dessert. Guess I didn't get a picture? Then it was time to high tail it home to get the barbeque on. I was really started to get stressed out because I didn't have a ton of time to get it all done but somehow it all worked out. I worked my butt off! I didn't take many pictures because it was too crazy trying to cook like 18 burgers, 20 hot dogs and just as many ears of corn plus getting all the sides and dessert out. Whew!

My plate:

I had a a cheeseburger with chili and a side of cole slaw and that was it. I didn't eat any appetizers (too busy) and no dessert (shock!). I actually wasn't super hungry after eating all that food at the shower. The burgers I made tasted fabulous!! I used Barefoot Contessa's recipe for Niman Ranch Burgers but I didn't use Niman Ranch meat...just Trader Joe's. They were so moist, juicy and light which was great but they were hard to cook on the grill. They kept falling apart. I need to work on my burger technique for next time. :) I would definitely make those again though!

The cole slaw I made was Bobby Flay's recipe and it was also delicious! Another winner!

While everyone was having dessert: Rice Krispy treats, Monster Cookies, Chocolate Oatmeal Almost-Candy Bars, we also had champagne. I relaxed for about 3 minutes before I started the clean up. I had a ton of help so it wasn't too bad. Then it was bed time! Yeah!!!

So, here I am, waiting for the copious amounts of people staying at my house to wake up so I can go eat the rest of the English Muffin bread. :) My sister in law is taking my kids to Sea World today so hubby and I can meet some friends at the Del Mar Race Track. I'm excited!

What was the best thing you ate this weekend? Mine was definitely the burger!!


  1. Good job on the BBQ! That's a lot of people to cater too!!

    The best thing I've eaten is some raw chocolate cake. :-) Always yummy!

  2. You rocked the barbecue! I love english muffin bread! And your burger with chili made my tummy grumble... The best thing I ate was a lemon ricotta pasta...and a cannoli!

  3. The best thing I ate was grilled fish with mango salsa and wine (if that counts.) I was the same way with Ava's birthday party - I was to busy to have much to eat during the event. (although I kind pigged out as I was cleaning up and afterwards.) haha Burgers look spectacular!


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